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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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My paper was published in the journal Edorium, but it is not found in PubMed. The publisher of this journal looks rather new. Could this situation indicate some kind of problem?
  • Anonymous
  • May 30, 2018
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4 Statistical errors researchers should avoid at all costs
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Although statistics is one of the primary tools of biomedical research, its misuse and abuse, whether intentional or unintentional, is widespread. It is, in fact, increasingly being identified as one of the chief factors for manuscript rejection. This article looks closely at the reasons behind misuse of statistics and ways to fix this widespread problem in biomedical research. 
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 I wish to submit my article in a journal. While selecting my target journal, can I check the terms of nal, that is, if the journal is indexed in Scopus, ISI or Scimago database.
The importance of reproducibility in scientific research
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A published paper is not the end, but a means to the larger picture – the actual research itself – which is broader in scope than the paper. This post talks about the how the propositions in research do not cease to exist once a theory is supported or when a paper is published and how researchers can ensure that their work can be replicated.
4 Actionable tips to protect your crucial research data
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Managing research data is integral to the successful completion of the research project at hand. This article takes you through some of the key aspects of data management for researchers and provides actionable tips to ensure that your crucial research data remains secure. 
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Is embargo period meant only for open access option of journals? Is it possible that  subscription-based articles also have an embargo period?
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I am preparing to submit my paper, which is already rejected by two journals, to a third journal. The Editor in Chief of the third journal was also the editor of the first journal. (His rejection comment stated: “you may be able to publish your paper if it would be revised successfully.) In such a case, is there any custom to convey any message to the Editor in Chief in the cover letter?
  • Anonymous
  • Mar 15, 2018
  • 1,346 views
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Some stakeholders of scientific research believe that the problems that plague scientific research and scholarly communication can be resolved to a large extent with the adoption of blockchain. Late last year, Digital Science published a report Blockchain for Research: Perspectives on a New Paradigm for Scholarly Communication that explores how blockchain could help overcome the challenges the publishing industry and scholarly communication is facing. This article provides an overview of the...
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Is it acceptable for the supervisor to be one of the examiners for doctoral thesis? Usually the examiners have a right to vote to make the final judgment, but could a supervisor be given such a right too? If there are countries which adopt such a system, can you please mention some?
  • Anonymous
  • Feb 12, 2018
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Is scholarly communications ready for innovation?
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When talking about the state of innovation in the scholarly communications industry, it is pertinent to mention that the researcher life cycle continues to be bookended by sameness. This article brings forth interesting questions such as: In scholarly communications, why is change so often incremental and so seldom on the scale of an epidemic? What does this modest pace of adoption mean for the next wave of innovation? Will it simply weed out the innovations that cannot create value at the...

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