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Industry Hot Topics

Here, I share some personal observations and thoughts while attending the Eighth International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication in Chicago, which dedicated three days to intensive discussions about peer review and its role in scholarly publishing. ...Read more
I have written a physics paper titled “Origin of gravity." I have published it in a journal but only 7 people have read my paper. How can I promote my paper so that it's read by a wider audience? ...Read more
Peer review is regarded as the gold standard for evaluating scientific communication. Time and again, however, it has been targeted as a soft spot by researchers and, at times, even editors. This article takes a look at how transparency can help prevent peer review scams.  ...Read more
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Journal Publication Process

Some journal editors ask authors to include inappropriate or irrelevant citations in their papers in an effort to artificially inflate the journal's impact factor. If such a request is made before accepting a paper, it can easily feel coercive and the author might feel pressured to cite the recommended...Read more
Some journal editors ask authors to include inappropriate or irrelevant citations in their papers in an effort to artificially inflate the journal's impact factor. If such a request is made before accepting a paper, it can easily feel coercive and the author might feel pressured to cite the recommended...Read more
I submitted to the Journal of Water and Climate Change. The status shows "submitted to journal" for 1.5 months now, but still hasn't assigned a manuscript ID. Should I send an mail and inquire or submit to another jounal? If sending mail, what should I pay attention to? ...Read more
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Manuscript Preparation

Abstract is one of the first elements of your manuscript that both journal editors and readers will look at. It serves as a preview of your research paper, and plays a decisive role in whether people will go on to read your entire paper. So your abstract must be attention-grabbing and create a great...Watch the video
Please help me write a title. The topic is: Having less apparatuses in laboratory, that is why lots of activities/experiments could not be done. ...Read more
In a Masters thesis, is “Introduction” the name of Chapter 1? Does it refer to the entire Chapter 1 or is it a subheading inside Chapter 1 which has its own body like the Rationale and Statement of the Problem? What exactly does the Introduction and Background of the Study include? How do we write...Read more
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Quick Tips

It is very rare that two researchers from the same family receive the Nobel Prize. But what if the 2 researchers involved in the prize-winning research are both life partners as and research partners? This infographic lists five married couples where both partners have won the Nobel Prize, their prize-winning...Read more
What is the best citation tool? Can anyone help me with some examples? ...Read more
The department has been assigned to facilitate a seminar/workshop on international publication. I found the content of Editage Insights simple but extremely helpful in the preparation of manuscript for international publication. I want to share the knowledge I get from your team by using some of the...Read more
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