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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.
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
Is scholarly communications ready for innovation?
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
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?
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
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?
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. 
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.
Why academic journals, publishers, and societies should have a social media presence
If you are a publisher who has not yet explored social media, it’s time you reconsidered that decision. If you thought that being on social media only benefits individual researchers, you are mistaken. Networking and posting updates via social media has several benefits for scholarly publishers, journals, and organizations as well. 
Inadequate representation of women in STEM research: The leaky pipeline
Most of us are aware that women are underrepresented in academia. At different stages of life, distinct social-psychological factors contribute to the high attrition rate of women in STEM fields, often called the leaky pipeline. This article takes a look at three important developmental periods in a woman's life and describes how specific learning environments, peer relations, and family characteristics pose as obstacles in each period, leading to gender differences in STEM participation and...
Open access vs subscription model: Which model do journals prefer?
There is a definitive shift in the publishing industry towards open access. The share of open access journal publishing is steadily increasing through the launch of new open access journals as well as a phenomenon called ‘flipping,’ wherein toll access or subscription-based journals are making a switch to gold open access. Why and when do publishers decide to flip to the open access model? What the consequences of this decision for the various stakeholders? This article analyzes these questions...