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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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Does a commentary article have a DOI? While calculating impact factor, is this kind of article included in the denominator?  
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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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This infographic is a checklist of the criteria that would indicate to authors whether a particular journal is predatory or legitimate. Researchers ought to consider these criteria before submitting their manuscript to a journal.
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Which social science journals are included in the recent Thompson Reuters' Journal Citation Reports?
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Recently, while I was uploading a manuscript in a journal website, I found a field where I can put my ORCiD. That website gave me the option to put my ResearcherID too. Yes, I have both. However, I am not fully aware about utility of these two IDs.
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For getting a PhD equivalent qualification one must have published 5 papers in journals with cumulative impact index of not less than 2. This is the criteria laid down by the All India Council for Technical Education. Kindly explain what is cumulative impact index of a journal.
Make 2017 the year of the ORCID
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You may have been asked for something called an “ORCID iD” when submitting a manuscript for publication consideration or signing on as a peer reviewer for a journal. But do you know why you should have one? This article takes a look at this identification number for authors and what it means for you.  

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