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Academic publishing is an exciting and dynamic industry. In this section, we bring you, the latest updates and news about research publication from across the globe.
Experience of Editage Travel Grant winners at ISMTE 2017
Three Asian journal editors from China, South Korea, and Nepal won the Editage travel grant, and attended the European conference of the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE) in London, UK. For most of them, this was the their first exposure to an international conference. Read on to know what the winners had to say about the experience. 
F1000 to help launch open access publishing platform for South African researchers
The African Academy of Sciences announced the launch of an open access publishing platform called AAS Open Research early next year. This would be created with assistance from the London publisher F1000 and would be the first platform to adopt open peer review. Find out more about this exciting development. 
American Chemical Society wins lawsuit against Sci-Hub and could block it in the U.S.
Earlier this month, a district court in Virginia sided with the publisher American Chemical Society (ACS) that had filed a suit against Sci-Hub for copyright infringement and trademark violation. The court ordered Sci-Hub operators to pay U.S. $4.8 million in damages to the publisher. Additionally, it also ruled that search engines, hosting sites, internet providers, and domain name registries would have to discontinue providing access to Sci-Hub and its domains. Read on to know more details...
Springer Nature pulls down nearly 1000 papers in China citing censorship
Last week, publishing giant Springer Nature pulled down around 1000 articles from its Chinese website since these articles touched upon topics deemed sensitive by the Chinese authorities. This move has sparked several discussions about academic freedom and some academics are not in favor of the enforced censorship. Read on to know more about the publisher's stance. 
2017 Research in Film Awards to recognize science dissemination through film making
In recent times, research is being increasingly communicated using multimedia formats, film being a popular medium. To recognize the growing use of film to cover themes central to the arts and humanities and to start conversations on global challanges, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), which is based in the UK, has announced the 2017 Research in Film Awards. Read on to know the criteria for the awards and the films shortlisted for the prize. 
Editage Insights celebrates its 4th anniversary
Editage Insights turns 4 in November! We’d like to express heartfelt gratitude to you – our readers – for your continued support. Over these years, the Editage Insights community has grown bigger and each one of you has contributed to making it what it is today. Thank you! We are so happy that we plan to celebrate our birthday all through November! Watch out for special anniversary posts, exciting giveaways, and a few more surprises. Join us to celebrate this special occasion! 
Editage Insights celebrates Open Access Week 2017
Like every year, Editage Insights is participating in Open Access Week 2017, a global event dedicated to . The theme for this year’s event that spans October 23 to October 29 is  "Open in order for..." which wants the scholarly community to discuss on what openness enables. We have planned some great activities throughout the week. Join us to celebrate Open Access Week 2017!    
An open access journal is offering $500 to corresponding authors
Minimally Invasive Surgical Oncology (MISO), an open-access journal pays $500 in royalties to the corresponding author for each accepted original or review article. Read on to find out why the journal is making this unusual offer and whether authors are interested. 
Elsevier and American Chemical Society sue ResearchGate for copyright infringement
Publishing giants Elsevier and American Chemical Society have filed a lawsuit against ResearchGate for unlicensed paper sharing. Several scientific publishers had urged ResearchGate to modify its content-sharing policy, but did not get a favorable response, leading to this legal action. Read on for a detailed account of the issue. 
Richard Thaler wins the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced American economist Richard Thaler as the winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economical Sciences "for his contributions to behavioural economics."