The year 2016 was super exciting for the Editage Insights team! In our third year, we continued to assist researchers, editors, and publishers across countries and fields in reaching out to fellow academics and sharing their views and problems. As the year is drawing to a close, our team of editors have compiled for you the best content that most of the readers found useful as well as interesting. The curated list includes some thought-provoking articles, great tips from the industry experts, guidance to help researchers tackle some of the commonly encountered problems, and answers to questions that bother many researchers. We’re sure that reading this content would be a great way of welcoming the new year, armed as you would be with more knowledge, confidence, and motivation! We wish you a very happy new year!
If you are a researcher looking for some guidance to advance your career or if you want to some exciting reading material, here are some of the best articles we published:
- The basics of converting your PhD thesis into journal articles
- Sci-Hub: The ongoing debate over piracy versus universal access to research
- How to create an academic CV
- Challenges faced by early-career researchers in Jordan in relation to bad publication practices
- Foul play in scientific publishing: The phenomenon of academic papers being held hostage
We’re approached by researchers with questions they find difficult to get answers for. And our team of publication experts is only happy to help them. These are some of the prime concerns that bothered researchers in 2016:
- How do I write an inquiry to the editor about my manuscript's current status?
- Can I present my paper that has been accepted by a journal at a conference?
- Is it acceptable to publish a conference abstract and an article based on it in two different journals?
- What can I do if the journal is delaying the publication of my article?
- How should a change of institute reflect in the author's affiliation?
Industry expert interviews
Interviewing industry experts is part of our efforts to make their views and experiences accessible to our readers. Here are some of the most remarkable interviews we conducted this year:
- Nobel Laureate Takaaki Kajita: In my days, nobody felt rushed just because research was making slow progress
- Axios Review: Solving the submit-reject-resubmit problem for authors
- Impact factors are not a direct measure of a journal's success
- ScienceOpen: Inviting researchers to openly participate in the process of research communication
- The Federal University of ABC: Pioneering research education in Brazil
Videos and SlideShares
For some quick tips, take a look at this curated list of videos and SlideShares that includes some of the best tips and strategies we shared this year: