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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.
Detection of gravitational waves wins 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics
The detection of the universe’s gravitational waves was a groundbreaking discovery in the field of physics. In recognition of this, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences honored Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish, and Kip Thorne "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves." Read on to know more about the prize they will share and their research. 
Who will win the 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics? While there have been several speculations and predictions about the winners, the Nobel Committee is announcing the prize shortly. Please check the video above to watch the announcement. Recommended reading: 2017 Nobel Prize in Medicine awarded to research on circadian rhythm        
2017 Nobel Prize in medicine awarded to research on circadian rhythm
Three American researchers – Jeffrey C. Hall of the University of Maine, Michael Rosbash of Brandeis University, and Michael W. Young of Rockefeller University – have been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in medicine “for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm.” Read on to know more about their work. 
Are you gearing up for the 2017 Nobel Prizes?
The winners of the Nobel Prize 2017will soon be announced, and the air is rife with predictions and discussions. Are you as excited as we are?   
Massive survey by Nature Publishing Group reveals authors’ preference for single-blind review
Which form of closed peer review do authors prefer – single-blind or double-blind review? A new large-scale study conducted by Nature Publishing Group (NPG) in London concluded that few authors choose double-blind peer review when given an option.
13 Takeaways from the 2017 Peer Review Congress in Chicago
Here, I share some personal observations and thoughts while attending the Eighth International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication in Chicago, which dedicated three days to intensive discussions about peer review and its role in scholarly publishing.
Usage of p values sparks heated debate among academics
P value is the most commonly reported statistic in research papers, and is probably the most misunderstood and misused of all statistics. Now academics are divided on whether or not the threshold of p value, which is 0.05, should be reduced to avoid its misuse. Read on to know what prominent researchers think about this issue.   
A report of posters exhibited at the 2017 Peer Review Congress
Editage Insights attended the 2017 Peer Review Congress and this is a report of the poster sessions from the last two days of the conference. The posters were categorized under 14 broad topics such as authorship and contributorship; conflict of interest; integrity and misconduct; and editorial and peer review process, etc. Read the report to know more.
2017 Ig Nobel Prize honors cats’ fluid dynamics, study on why old men have big ears, and more
The Ig Nobel Prizes honor “research that makes people laugh and then think.” Read on to know who were the winners of the prize for the year 2017 and what their curiosity-arousing research was. 
Pre-publication and post-publication Issues: A report from the 2017 Peer Review Congress
Editage Insights is attending the 2017 Peer Review Congress and this is a report of some of the sessions from the third day of the conference. The sessions presented during the second half of Day 3 discussed pre- and post-publication issues. Read the report to know more.