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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.
Why you should be a skeptical scientist
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"Don’t take my word for it, but being a scientist is about being a skeptic," says Tim van der Zee in this post. Read on to know why he thinks scientists should be skeptical of what they read and the research they conduct. 
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I have submitted a manuscript to one of the PubMed listed journals and it was accepted. My article is listed in the online journal, but not listed in PubMed. Another article by my colleague which was accepted after mine was found on PubMed. Why is my paper not listed on PubMed?
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  • Mar 15, 2017
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Guidelines for Analytical Method Validation: How to avoid irreproducible results and retractions
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Is there a way to ensure that your results do not end up being irreproducible and you do not face retraction as a result? In this post, Ira Krull discusses all aspects of analytical method validation, giving detailed guidelines for researchers.   
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My manuscript got accepted and published online. But when I press on the DOI link for this paper, I get a message saying "Error DOI not found." My question is, what are the reasons for this and is there a problem in the published paper? If there is a problem, how can I fix it?
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I came up with a really good scientific study idea last year which had never been published before. It was a prospective study and I gathered all the required data throughout the year after the ethical approval. However, statistical analyses results turned out to be all negative and did not support any of my hypotheses. I feel very disappointed and I don't know if my paper will ever be published if I wrote the manuscript. What should I do now?
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Does Scopus have any rapid publication journals? Are there any Scopus indexed journals that give a decision within 3 weeks?
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  • Feb 8, 2017
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First of all, I would like to thank you for the information you are providing to beginner researchers like me. It helps us a lot. I have an article to be published in a journal listed in the master list of journals indexed in Thomson Reuters. I have already paid the publication fee. Somebody told me that the journals listed in the "Master Journal List - Clarivate Analytics" are not the journals indexed in Thomson Reuters but instead applicants for indexing, and that there is another official...
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I received from a certain Lambert Academic Publishing an invitation to publish one of my research articles published in a journal in the form of a printed book. The "acquisition editor" states that they are not a conventional publishing that is why they are soliciting articles from authors. She also maintained that I may avail of the following: free of charge publishing; simplified and fast publishing process;  worldwide sales of your work; no commitments; you and only you remain the copyright...
Can we fix the reproducibility crisis that is plaguing science?
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Lack of reproducibility is one of the biggest challenges facing science. In this opinion piece, Ira Krull discusses his views on whether there is a way to rectify this problem. 
What are the most worrying problems facing modern research?
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It a general assumption that fraud and plagiarism are some of the most concerning problems facing modern research, but are there more detrimental problems plaguing science? Read on to know what a group of researchers found when they surveyed 1353 attendees of international research integrity conferences about the problems that they thought were the most worrying.

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