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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 the advocates of open science stress on transparency and accessibility, there is a growing sentiment among some scientific folk about the need for nondisclosure of certain details in publishing, to counter the the “status over merit” culture of academia. This article explores the role anonymity plays in scientific publication and whether removing all indentifiers from a published work would help science. 
Retraction notices
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While the phenomenon of retraction has received a lot of attention from the scientific community, what has not received enough eyeballs are retraction notices. Most journals do not provide the reasons behind retraction, and thus, the negative connotation about retraction continues to prevail. Apart from this, ambiguous reraction notices are damaging to scientific progress. Questions about what an ideal retraction notice should look like, what journals and authors can do to bring more...
Snippets from the most interesting goings-on in research and academic publishing in December 2015
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December has been an eventful month for science. This post lists some of the most interesting news items handpicked by our team of editors. From the historic climate summit in Paris to interesting developments on the scholarly publishing scene, we bring you some snippets from the goings on in academia this month.
ORCID Survey 2015
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ORCID (Open Research and Contributor Identifier), a non-profit, community-based initiative aimed at creating unique identifiers for researchers, conducted a survey to understand researchers’ awareness and perceptions of ORCID. 
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Researchers scramble to boost their publication record by targeting to publish in high impact factor journals as their career advancement depends on it. Consequentially, most researchers face a dilemma while choosing a research question: choosing a novel idea is risky as it may or may not yield positive results whereas a conventional idea anchored in established areas is more likely to lead to desired but not exciting results. What do most researchers end up choosing? Does their choice affect...
Let’s talk science
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Science has seldom been a topic of drawing room conversations. The general public tends to believe that science is a complex subject that is best left to its stakeholders – the researchers. Moreover, they perceive researchers as an elite and reclusive crowd that sits in ivory towers. This communication gap between researchers and the public has given rise to several problems that have impacted science and public welfare. Is it time for researchers to break the bubble and reach out to the public...
Twitter live Q&A
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Use #DearDrEddy on Twitter to join Editage Insights on December 17 and 18, from 14:00 to 15:00 UTC, for a live Q&A session with Dr. Eddy, who represents the collective knowledge and expertise of our team of publication experts. This is your chance to tie up all those loose ends before the holidays and ask Dr. Eddy ANY question related to academic publishing.
Good reads
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November was an interesting month for the scholarly communication folks. This month was marked by discussions around irreproducibility, authorship conflict, and costs of publishing among others. Our editors followed all of these deliberations and would like to give you a glimpse into the most engaging perspectives on research
Authorship: An evolving concept
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The role and definition of authorship in scientific and medical publishing has become increasingly complicated in recent years. With a proliferation of collaboration and co-authorship in academic writing, it has become harder to differentiate between a “contributor” and an “author.” This post takes a closer look at the evolving concept of authorship.
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Undergoing the process of scientific publication is inevitable for researchers, but most find this a daunting task as it is long drawn and effort intensive. After submitting their paper to a journal, researchers not only have to follow the author guidelines, but also have to ensure that their paper meets the expectations of the journal editor

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