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The academic community is actively trying out new models, signaling hope and change in the way peer review is conducted. This article lists some of the initiatives and new trends in peer review.
Plan S, an open access publishing initiative, was launched in 2018 and is a major step toward making research readily freely and readily available to everyone. Here's a timeline of all developments…
Opportunities for AI in publishing are expanding rapidly. AI provides exciting opportunities for designing intelligent products and devising novel service offerings. Aided by an array of AI solutions…
"Paper mills" pose an increasingly serious threat to research integrity, especially in China. Find out what they are and what is being done to address this problem by authorities in China. 
Hijacked journals have come back into focus recently, and they can cause more damage than predatory journals to the scholarly record. Learn what they are and how to identify them.
Dealing with negative peer reviewer comments can be a tough experience, and if the comments are harsh, they can be even more dispiriting. This article will help you understand how to cope with and…
Literature search, in general, is quite a time- and effort-intensive task. It is therefore quite likely that researchers and clinicians involved in interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary projects end…
A concept paper is a preliminary document that sets out to explain what a proposed study is about, why it is being undertaken, and how it will be carried out. Find out how to write it in using this…
Only one in three researchers in the world is a woman, according to recent estimates by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS). Men continue to dominate science, technology, engineering, and…
The refrain of “peer review is broken” or “science is broken” is reaching a crescendo. Researchers often ask, “If papers with flaws pass peer review, why am I struggling to publish?” If this sounds…