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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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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?
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  • Mar 15, 2018
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Can blockchain change the face of scholarly communication?
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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?
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  • 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...
Linking statistical significance to clinical importance of trial data: A paradigm shift
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In evidence-based medicine, statistical information is critical for investigators to interpret observations and make treatment recommendations. A dichotomous way of looking at the world of clinical trials in terms of results being statistically ‘significant’ or ‘non-significant’ often distorts the broader interpretation of data. This article takes a look at how clinical trial data can be reported more robustly.  
Who are the real predators in predatory publishing – journals or authors?
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Whenever we think about predation in the context of scholarly publishing, we habitually point a finger at publishers and journals that are willing to publish any piece of “scientific” literature with the intent of making money. But what if you were told that some authors are the actual predators damaging the fabric of science? This article explores another side to predatory publishing wherein some authors are willing take the predatory publishing route. To know why they choose predatory...
Social media tips for journals, publishers, and societies
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Because social networking is so intimate, it also represents a massive opportunity for academic journals and publishers to make their presence felt. This posts talks about the potential traps and mistakes journals, academic societies, publishers, and funders could avoid when engaging the academic community via social media platforms.
Why are researchers choosing open access journals?
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Why are researchers choosing open access? A growing realization of the benefits of switching from the traditional subscription model to the open access model has prompted many researchers and publishers to embrace this publishing model. Dispelling the myths surrounding open access, this article takes a closer look at the positives of opting open access. 
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Open access is the way forward for scholarly communication as it gives research maximum outreach. However, many researchers are not keen on publishing open access largely due to some misconceptions they have about it.  Often, when authors are in doubt about open access publishing, they approach Editage Insights for guidance. Here we bring to you the 8 most frequently asked questions.

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