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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.
Google-funded research under fire; company and academics deny allegations
Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal and Campaign for Accountability accused Google of “paying academics to publish research favorable to the company’s policy and business positions—often without disclosure of the financial relationship.” However, the report has met with backlash from Google as well as the academics named in the report. Read on to know more about the controversial report and Google's response to it.    
Join upcoming webinar by Cabell's International on their new journal blacklist and whitelist
Register for Cabell’s International webinar "Cabells Whitelist & Blacklist Demonstration; New Web Interface and Features," to know more about their new features - the Journal Blacklist and Whitelist, and Altmetric Reports.  
China third-largest producer of academic papers with international coauthorship
A recently published report titled China’s International Scientific Research Collaboration Landscape, jointly produced by the Chinese National Center for Science and Technology Evaluation (NCSTE) and Clarivate Analytics, ranked China as the third-largest producer of academic papers with international coauthorship. Read on to know more about the steps China is taking to increase its global scientific and economic impact. 
Your chance to meet Editage at the next academic conference
Editage and Editage Insights (Editage’s author resource platform with an independent editorial team) will be part of these upcoming conferences - 4th Annual Conference of The Asian Council of Science Editors, CASE Europe Annual Conference 2017, 10th Annual North American Conference (ISMTE). 
What do researchers think about the publishing system globally?
Would you like to know researchers’ perspectives about the journal publishing system? Then download this free interim report of a large-scale survey Editage Insights is conducting. Don't miss the chance to learn what researchers think about the time to publication, publication ethics, open access, and many other important aspects of academic publishing.
Elsevier awarded $15 million in damages from Sci-Hub for copyright infringement
Sci-Hub, the site that provides free access to pirated academic papers, has been ordered to pay $15 million by a U.S. district court to Elsevier for “unlawfully accessing and distributing its copyrighted papers.”
Clarivate Analytics releases the 2017 Journal Citation Reports
Last week, Clarivate Analytics released the much anticipated 2017 Journal Citation Reports (JCR), which includes information about highly cited peer-reviewed publications. Read on to find out more about the details about this release. 
Editage announces grants for Asian editors to attend ISMTE’s North American and European conferences
Editage has announced travel grants for journal editors from East Asia to attend the 10th Annual North American and European conferences of the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE). Read on for details about the prize amount and the application process.  
US will pull out of Paris Climate Change Agreement, says Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump, announced last week that the US intends to pull out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement and would no longer fulfill the pledges it took as part of the Agreement. This statement has elicited a lot of strong reactions from the global business and research communities.
China takes pledge of zero tolerance to academic misconduct
China has declared a policy of zero tolerance towards academic misconduct following the mass retraction of 107 articles by Chinese authors from Tumor Biology last month, and some more recent retractions by another Springer journal, Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics. Read on to find out.