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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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While working on a Masters Degree in Data Analytics I submitted two original research papers (quasi-opinion pieces) to my then University's digital repository. Both were accepted. I am the sole author. I would now like to publish them formally. Can I submit them to journals or deposit them in other repositories as well?
Open access policies and mandates around the globe
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This infographic presents the number and distribution of open access policies and mandates acrosss the globe. The data has been sourced from the Registry of Open Access Repository Mandates and Policies (ROARMAP) database.
Anticipation of high APCs deters author from publishing OA
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Authors often avoid publishing in open access journals as they are under the misconception that all open access journals charge high APCs. But what if one of the co-authors is keen on publishing open access? The reluctance of the other could then lead to a dispute between the authors. Read on to find out more.
Benefits of publishing your work open access: Debunking myths
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As an author, are you interested in whether or not to publish your research in an open access (OA) journal? OA publishing has come under a lot of scrutiny in the scholarly community with the ever-increasing growth in the number of predatory publishers and the concern over the quality of OA publications. This article will debunk some of the myths surrounding OA and provide you with some benefits of publishing your research under an OA model. 
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Basically I don't know how I can get my journal indexed in data bases related to my field such as Master file, EBSCO, Scopus, Ulrich, Cooper nix, ERIC, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, Proquest, etc.  How can I decide which indexing agency I have to choose?  I am working for a journal titled: Journal of Management and Research (JMR).
An overview of SSP’s survey
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Early career professionals face various challenges while trying to carve a successful career path for themselves. To understand their requirements and problems and help them overcome those, the Society for Scholarly Publishing conducted a survey that focused on areas relating to industry experience, professional development, and organizational benefits. This post shares some of the most significant findings of the survey.
Is being a peer reviewer a kind of recognition in itself?
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Discussions about peer review usually revolve around incentivizing peer review, acknowledging reviewers, and making their contribution count. But isn’t being a peer reviewer a form of recognition in itself? This post explores this line of thought and questions whether recognition is the strongest motivational factor behind accepting invitations to review. 
Should research misconduct be considered a criminal offence?
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Typically, after researchers are accused of misconduct, the institutions they are affiliated with conduct further investigations. Instances where misconduct leads to prosecution are rare. However, some science professionals state that research misconduct should be criminalized. Would considering academic fraud a criminal offence be fair to researchers? Would such a step encourage researchers to be ethical and honest? Is it possible to deal with research misconduct in a courtroom?
Have you ever fallen prey to “gotcha reviewing”?
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Journal rejection is considered a natural part of the publication process. However, top-tier journals are more inclined toward rejecting a paper than accepting it, which Neil Herndon, the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Marketing Channels, calls "gotcha reviewing." What does this phenonmenon mean for academic publishing? Why do journals indulge in mass rejection of manuscripts? This post discusses these issues in depth. 
7 Major problems science is facing: A survey overview
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What are some of the biggest concerns facing science? A recently conducted survey by one of the leading news websites Vox involving 270 researchers provides answers to this question and serves as a wakeup call for academia. The science community needs to take notice of these issues and fix them in order to avoid the stagnation of scientific progress.

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