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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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I have completed my PhD in Physical Chemistry from the Institute of Physical Chemistry, Peking University. I have applied for a fellowship in a prestigious American university. The competition for the position is likely to be intense. As a female candidate, are my chances of getting the position the same as those of equally qualified male applicants?
  • Anonymous
  • Oct 16, 2013
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The impact factor is the most popular measure of research influence. But my colleagues have recently been telling me to start calculating my h index. I find this quite troublesome. Can you tell me if the h index is better than the impact factor?
  • Anonymous
  • Oct 16, 2013
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