Predatory behavior is growing rapidly in the publishing industry: it is no longer just the predatory journals and publishers; even predatory conferences are on the rise. Organized by for-profit…
The only way to ensure that people understand science is to communicate it in a way that enables them to absorb it easily and comprehend how it impacts them.  A 1985 Report published by the Royal…
On Dec 21, Elsevier announced that it is in the process of retracting 26 papers across six of its journals due to peer review manipulation and authorship irregularities. 13 of the papers have already…
With the evolving nature of the scholarly landscape, researchers now have access to many different tools to manage different aspects and stages of their workflow and communication. This article gives…
This is our anniversary month, and as part of this year’s celebrations, we bring you the team’s favorite picks for different content formats. In this post, let’s take a look at the team's favorite Q…
Open access is the way forward for scholarly communication as it gives research maximum outreach. However, many researchers are not keen on publishing open access largely due to some misconceptions…
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Open access is steadily gaining momentum in academia, but many young researchers are still unclear about it. What is open access? What are the different venues for publishing open access? This…
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Over the last few years, numerous digital tools have made their way into the scholarly world to help researchers juggle with the multiple roles they have to play. This post introduces some of the…
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Apart from prestige and recognition, the Nobel Prize confers on its winners a significant cash award. What do the Nobel Laureates do with their prize money? Do they make expensive purchases for…
When a peer reviewer receives an invitation to review, they are expected to disclose potential conflicts of interest. But some reviewers fail to be transparent and misuse the system to serve their…