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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.
White House makes its science priorities known; climate change isn’t listed
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. 
Institutions around the world offer publishing incentives to researchers
Chinese institutions have been known to offer incentives to faculty upon successful publication in reputed, peer-reviewed, high-impact-factor journals. It has recently come to light that, researchers from several other countries are enjoying similar benefits too. Read on to find out which countries incentivize researchers to get published in high impact factor journals. 
University of Tokyo declares prominent Japanese researcher guilty of misconduct
The University of Tokyo investigated for almost a year the allegations of scientific misconduct on that Yoshinori Watanabe, an eminent researcher affiliated with the institution. The university’s investigative committee declared Watanabe, a cell biologist, as well as his former lab assistant Yuji Tanno guilty of committing scientific misconduct in five papers. Read on to find out more about the case.
ISMPP announces Second Asia Pacific Meeting, 5 September 2017
The International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) announces its second Asia Pacific Meeting, being held 5 September 2017, at the Hilton Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan. Read on to know more about the meeting's agenda and registration details. 
North Korea’s Pyongyang University concerned about U.S. travel ban
Last week, the U.S. government announced that it plans to bar its citizens from traveling to North Korea. This move is being contemplated due to the risk of "long-term detention in the country.” If the ban comes in to effect, North Korea’s Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) will face major repercussions as PUST’s President and about 40 faculty and lecturers are U.S. citizens. 
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). 
Author perspectives on academic publishing - Interim Survey Report
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.