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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.
Post-publication issues and peer review: A report from the 2017 Peer Review Congress
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Editage Insights is attending the 2017 Peer Review Congress. In line with the theme of innovations in peer review, the session on post-publication issues on day three of the conference included interesting presentations that went beyond the journal and looked at commenting platforms and indexing databases.
Exploring funding and grant reviews: A report from the 2017 Peer Review Congress
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Often when we talk about peer review, we focus on the various forms of journal submissions that undergo close scrutiny. The second day of the 2017 Peer Review Congress included a session on the less-discussed topic of funding or grant application reviews. The session, moderated by Trish Groves (Director of academic outreach and advocacy, BMJ), included four presentations on various aspects of grant application. Read on to know what was discussed during this session.   
Quality of scientific literature: A report from the 2017 Peer Review Congress
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Editage Insights is attending the 2017 Peer Review Congress and this is a report of some of the sessions from the second day of the conference. The sessions presented during the second half of Day 2 discussed the quality of scientific literature. Read the report to know more. 
Research integrity, misconduct, and data sharing in science
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Editage Insights is attending the 2017 Peer Review Congress and this is a report  of the first day of the conferece. In the studies presented by various groups during the first half, biases associated with conflicts of interest, peer review, reporting, and publication of research were discussed. Afterwards, the focus shifted to discussions about integrity, misconduct, and data sharing. Read the report to know the latest discussions in the scholarly community. 
Quality of reporting in scientific publications: A report from the 2017 Peer Review Congress
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Editage Insights is attending the 2017 Peer Review Congress and this is a report of some of the sessions from the second day of the conference. In the studies presented by various groups during the first half, the discussions revolved around the quality of reporting in scientific publications. Read the report to know more.
Biases in scientific publication: A report from the Peer Review Congress
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Editage Insights is attending the 2017 Peer Review Congress and this is a report of an interesting session on the the first day of the conference that involved discussions on the common problems in peer review and scientific publication.   
2017 Lasker Awards honor HPV vaccine developers, Planned Parenthood, and TOR protein discovery
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The Lasker Foundation announced the winners of the Lasker Awards for 2017. The Lasker Awards are one of the most prestigious awards in medicine. There is a lot of buzz around these awards because several recipients of the Lasker Awards have gone on to win the Nobel Prize. Read on to know about the winners of this year.   
Join Editage Insights in celebrating Peer Review Week 2017
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Editage Insights is participating in Peer Review Week 2017, a global event dedicated to peer review for the pivotal role it plays in scholarly publishing. The theme for this year’s event that spans September 11 to September 17 is Transparency. As one of the Organizing Committee members, we have planned some great activities throughout the week. Join us to celebrate Peer Review Week!    
German institutions push Elsevier for a fair deal in order to access paywalled research
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Since two years, a German consortium called Project DEAL has been negotiating with a few major publishers to create a new licensing agreement for Elsevier’s entire research publication portfolio. If the consortium succeeds in striking a deal on its terms, it could be a big step toward breaking down cost barriers to paywalled research. 
White House makes its science priorities known; climate change isn’t listed
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Donald Trump’s administration has issued this memo and its contents are vital in understanding where the U.S. government is headed. The memo, which has been written jointly by the White House and the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), makes five focus areas known to the agencies that intend to submit their budget requests. 

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