Last week in scholarly publishing
If you’ve missed important updates from the scholarly publishing industry, we’ve got you covered! Here are the top 4 industry updates for this week.
Women academics more likely to win an award not named after a person
According to a study conducted by two UK researchers and presented at the European Geoscience Union (EGU) general assembly in Vienna last month, female scientists have higher chances of receiving an award when it is not named after men or after any person at all. Approximately 9,000 recipients from around 350 award categories (mostly in the field of Earth and environmental sciences, and cardiology) were analyzed, and the full study is yet to be published.
Visit Nature to read more.
The Global South receives fewer citations than the Global North for similar research
A recent paper published in Nature Human Behavior highlights a concerning issue that the research conducted in established research-producing countries are cited much more often than the ones conducted in other countries. These findings were based on an analysis of roughly 20 million papers across 35 years and 150 disciplines.
Read the full paper on Nature Human Behavior.
First-ever ethical compliance organization officially launched in Africa
Africa, a region in dire need of an organization to monitor ethical publication, got its first such organization on May 31, 2022. The African Research Integrity Network (ARIN) will be working to promote ethical research practices across the continent, and protect and sustain research integrity in Africa.
Check out the full coverage on University World News.
Another step into isolation by the Russian Science and Higher Education Minister
Russia is set to pull itself out of the Bologna Process, a framework standardizing higher education across Europe, and set up a domestic framework. The move will lower the chances of Russian students to qualify for higher education degrees or find employment opportunities in Europe.
Read the full news report on The Moscow Times.
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