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Calling all East Asian journal editors to apply for the Editage-ISMTE conference travel grant
Editage is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to East Asian journal editors to be a part of the ISMTE 2018 North American Conference (August 2-3, Baltimore, Maryland) or ISMTE 2018 European Conference (November 8, London, UK) through travel grants that cover the conference registration fee. Read more to know how you can get a chance to attend an ISMTE conference in 2018.
India’s new four-tier system to counter plagiarism meets with mixed responses
The Indian government recently announced the drafting of a policy, which includes a four-tier system, to penalize researchers engaging in academic plagiarism. This announcement has elicited mixed responses among researchers, some applauding the country’s first attempt to hold researchers accountable for research misconduct, some viewing it skeptically, and some others declaring it inaccurate. Read on to find more details. 
Editage workshop marathon at top universities in Beijing
The final week of March was an extremely busy time for Editage in China. Starting from March 26 and all the way up to March 30,  Editage Academic Trainers Prof. Yang Gan and Aditya Vadrevu conducted workshops in seven different university labs in Beijing, China. The workshops received a great response and the attendee turnout was great. Editage had the privilege of conducting the workshops in the most eminent universities such as: Institute of Geographical Sciences & Natural Resources...
China mandates its researchers to share all scientific data in open national repositories
China has announced the adoption of new measures that will require all researchers in the country to share the data they generate on national repositories. Read on to find out the highlights and possible repercussions of the mandate. 
A report of the 2018 Asian-Pacific Conference of ISMTE
Editage Insights' Editor-in-Chief Clarinda Cerejo attended the 2018 Asian-Pacific Conference of the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors on March 26-27, 2018, at Singapore. Here, she captures some of the highlights from sessions at the conference and live video clips of interesting conversations with conference speakers and attendees. 
Editage workshop at MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bengaluru
On February 22, 2018, I received an opportunity to represent Editage in partnership with Wolters Kluwer as a trainer and conduct a workshop on how to effectively write scientific manuscripts at the MS Ramaiah Medical College (RMC) at Bengaluru, Karnataka. RMC is a premier medical institution in Karnataka. The workshop was geared towards students. However, what appealed to me and was most interesting was the presence of an equal number of medical students and senior faculty members, the latter...
Academic publishing and scholarly communications: Good reads, March 2018
March has been an eventful month for the scholarly publishing community. Tributes poured in from all parts of the world when the news of the demise of Dr. Stephen Hawking broke. In addition, several developments were discussed by the academic publishing community, such as how the irreproducibility issues may not be  crisis, open access could be the future of research and publishing, and how children visualize scientists. This month we bring you these discussions as well as some interesting...
Most memorable moments in the world of academia during March 2018
In March 2018, academic Twitter was buzzing with hashtags and conversations around topics such as International Women’s Day and the need for presenting a more current and realistic image of what scientists of today look like! Apart from this, academics and non-academics alike tweeted to pay tribute to Dr. Stephen Hawking who passed away earlier this month. We’ve followed several hashtags and trends throughout the month to give you this quick roundup of academic discussions on Twitter you may...
Robert Langlands wins Abel Prize 2018
Canadian-American mathematician Robert P. Langlands has been awarded the 2018 Abel Prize for introducing a theory that would bring together diverse areas of mathematics. Read on to know the reasons behind Langlands being chosen over 100 other candidates. 
Stephen Hawking’s demise leaves a gaping hole in the cosmos of science
Stephen W. Hawking, the scientist who captured the world’s imagination with his genius mind and exceptional grit, died at the age of 76 on March 14. While battling a rare, progressive neurological disease for a good part of his life, Dr. Hawking shaped the field of cosmology and went on to become one of the most well-known scientists in the world.