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Researcher Voice

We realize that while our resources help you understand best publication practices and stay updated about the latest happenings in research and publishing, it is also important for you to know the opinions of researchers themselves and people involved in scholarly publishing. This section literally captures the voices of researchers and publishing professionals from across the globe. Here, we invite them to share their own views and first-hand experiences on certain topics related to academic publishing. You may find that some of these views are aligned with your own thoughts and experiences as a researcher or a publishing professional. We hope that these posts encourage you to think deeply about the issues they discuss, and we invite you to comment with your own experiences related to these issues. Happy reading!
Why researchers should develop academic resilience
In this post, guest author Fouzia Nawaz talks about the concept of academic resilience and what it means in the academic research and publishing world. She also shares some tips to help you build academic resilience and become a successful researcher.
10 lessons I learned as a young research scientist
An inspiring post in which an early-career researcher narrates her personal story and takes us through the ups and downs of her on-going journey as a PhD student. She also shares some valuable life lessons she picked up along the way. 
3 Crucial mistakes researchers should avoid while conducting research
A series of unplanned events led me to a copy of Charlie Munger’s famous speech titled “The Psychology of Human Misjudgment” and got my brain whirring. In the speech he lists “24 Standard Causes of Human Misjudgment.” As someone who handles research manuscripts for a profession, the concepts Munger discusses in his speech made me think of their possible applications in research. So in this article, I want to present the three mistakes that researchers should be mindful of. 
The need for diversity in journal editorial boards
A strong ‘gatekeeper bias’ could trap researchers from countries like India in a vicious cycle that keeps them from securing more money or availing important opportunities, says Sarah Iqbal, a senior research fellow at the department of biochemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, India.
How journals make assertions
If you think that journals are in the content business, here is a different perspective. The author of this article believes that the journals are in the "assertions" business. Read on for an interesting discussion on how journals make various assertions about the quality of content they publish and use various tools to validate these assertions. 
Meet Editage Insights’ most engaged community members
Despite only four years under our belt, Editage Insights attracts 200,000+ monthly readers, and our community is growing every day. To mark our anniversary, we want to reach out and celebrate our most engaged and interactive community members. In this post, we introduce 4 of our most engaged community members. 
Do you feel the same way about us?
We love hearing from you! As part of our four-year anniversary celebrations, we reached out to many of you asking you to share your thoughts and opinions on Editage Insights. Here's what you had to say! 
Can we fix the reproducibility crisis that is plaguing science?
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. 
Researchers' Christmas wishes
What if there were an academic publication Santa who fulfills the wishes of researchers? What would you ask for?
Challenges faced by early-career researchers in Jordan
Early career researchers face countless challenges as they push their way through the academic publishing world. Most of these issues are experienced by many but are never openly addressed. In this post, a researcher from Jordan shares her experiences as an academician.