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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!
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. 
Researchers' Christmas wishes
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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
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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. 
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The impact factor has for a long time been a measure of journal prestige. Most authors wish to publish their papers in the so called high impact journals, even though it means added costs in terms of time and effort. Is this trend of chasing the impact factor worth all the trouble?