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Publication Buzzwords

From the earliest days of the printing press to speedily disseminating scientific knowledge online through open access journals, academic publishing has come a long way. What are the most important topics of discussion in scholarly publishing today? Stay tuned to this section to know more about the buzzwords in the scholarly publishing industry: journal impact factor, scientific paper retraction, research impact metrics, and more.
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The first Nobel Prize was awarded more than a century ago. With time, the scientific landscape has changed significantly and some academics feel that the rules for selecting Nobel Prize winners now warrant reconsideration. Should the Nobel Committee revisit the old rules and make amendments that would make the Nobel Prize more accommodative of the changing research landscape? Read on to find out. 
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Apart from prestige and recognition, the Nobel Prize confers on its winners a significant cash award. What do the Nobel Laureates do with their prize money? Do they make expensive purchases for themselves, spend it for further research, or use it for a charitable cause? Read on to find out.
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I have a question about how to cite the reference on the manuscript writing. If I read a review paper and want to cite the reference, should I make only the original text to be a reference? Or, should I make both the review paper and the original text to be a reference? If the former option is correct, I wonder the review papers are seldom cited. Is my understanding correct?
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When a journal's title has changed, there is no IF in the first year, and usually, the IF is low in the second year. How do papers published during this period get recognition?
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Top 10 questions authors have on peer review
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Peer review can be a long-drawn process that involves long waiting periods, understanding the various stages of the review process, dealing with reviewer comments, responding to those comments, and making revisions to the paper based on the comments. Over the years, we have dealt with numerable questions from authors about peer review. Here we present to you the 10 most frequently asked questions. 
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Does a commentary article have a DOI? While calculating impact factor, is this kind of article included in the denominator?  
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  • Sep 13, 2017
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How transparency can abate peer review scams
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Peer review is regarded as the gold standard for evaluating scientific communication. Time and again, however, it has been targeted as a soft spot by researchers and, at times, even editors. This article takes a look at how transparency can help prevent peer review scams. 
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All prestigious journals use some form of peer review, and most academics believe that the purpose of peer review is to maintain the quality and integrity of the scientific literature. Peer Review Week is a great time to think about whether you as an academic would prefer the traditional system or would like a paid peer review model.  
China's investigations into the 107 retracted papers case
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Chinese authorities recently held a press conference to share updates on the 107 retracted papers case involving Chinese authors and institutions. This infographic presents the overall picture of the retraction case, the major reasons behind the 107 papers being retracted and how many of the 521 implicated authors were actually guilty of misconduct.
What do researchers think about the publishing system globally?
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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.

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