Role of Identity in Peer Review-  Moving Towards a Reliable System
September 16 2021

Role of Identity in Peer Review- Moving Towards a Reliable System

Considered as one of the pivotal processes in the publishing industry, the peer review process involves profound evaluation of academic, scientific, or professional research work conducted by peers in the same and allied field. To celebrate the process and unfold facts and insights about peer-review

Writing a Data Availability Statement: Expert Guidelines & Illustrations
July 21 2021

Writing a Data Availability Statement: Expert Guidelines & Illustrations

Research thrives on the legacy of nourished and deeply rooted literature. While building on this strong knowledge base, researchers challenge themselves with goals set higher in the quest for reaching the skies! A strong foundation or knowledge base puts us in a solid position to continue this journ

Navigate Sharing Your Research Data with DataSeer
April 23 2021

Navigate Sharing Your Research Data with DataSeer

This guest post is drafted by an expert team from DataSeer. It is an intuitive interface that assists in streamlining the process of sharing and preservation of research data.Science advances on the incremental discoveries of thousands of people working through difficult problems. This advancement i

Top 10 Ways to Avoid the Problem of Missing Data!
April 13 2021

Top 10 Ways to Avoid the Problem of Missing Data!

What is Missing Data?“Missing data” is a pervasive concern amongst the entire research community! It refers to the situation where observations or information for a parameter of interest in an experimental data set is not recorded. Nearly all researchers encounter this problem of “missing data” at s

Simple Step-by-Step Guide on How to Get Copyright Permission
March 18 2021

Simple Step-by-Step Guide on How to Get Copyright Permission

It is a well-known fact that when authors submit their work to a journal, the latter owns the copyright to the article. In simple words, the creator licenses the copyright to the publisher and now cannot claim any rights (unless specified in the copyright agreement) while the license is in force. Ho

Paper Mills- A Rising Concern in the Academic Community
March 4 2021

Paper Mills- A Rising Concern in the Academic Community

This article is also available in JapaneseA good publishing record is one of the essential criteria for promotion, tenure, and grant acquisition for future projects. The pressure to publish more papers drives researchers towards unethical practices such as purchasing fictitious research papers. Acad

5 Simple Tips on How to Patent Your Research
February 2 2021

5 Simple Tips on How to Patent Your Research

Securing patent protection is one of the most important ways of safeguarding your intellectual assets. In order to succeed and stay on top of the game, companies must distinguish themselves from their competitors based on their intellectual property portfolios. Patent protection stops your contender

Want to Get Your Research Published Faster? Here’s What NOT to Do!
January 27 2021

Want to Get Your Research Published Faster? Here’s What NOT to Do!

During the COVID-19 pandemic, new research is being published more quickly than ever before. Getting new research results out there as soon as possible has clear benefits. Important discoveries can be shared with researchers and the general public around the world; at its best, this will aid efforts

How Would Authors be Affected if Journal Editors Change Reviewer Comments?
November 25 2020

How Would Authors be Affected if Journal Editors Change Reviewer Comments?

As a young researcher, every article you publish means a big deal. It takes a lot of time and effort to prepare an article for publication. If one of your papers reaches the peer review stage, you would wait anxiously for the outcome. After reading through all the comments very carefully, you would

Should Researchers Publish or Patent First?
November 23 2020

Should Researchers Publish or Patent First?

It’s D-day! Finally, years and years of hard work have paid off – the invention you were working on is a success! You are extremely eager to unwrap and reveal your “creation” to the world. You gear up to write that cutting-edge paper and publish it in a top-notch journal. But wait! Are you ruining y

The Perfect Research Co-author: How do I Find You?
November 2 2020

The Perfect Research Co-author: How do I Find You?

Multi-author papers are on the rise in several academic disciplines. Science done in large teams widens the scope of knowledge sharing. Collaboration and co-authoring with other researchers have several benefits. It makes the research more efficient and productive as every co-author brings his/her e

Open Access Publishing – Busting the Common Myths – Part 2
October 23 2020

Open Access Publishing – Busting the Common Myths – Part 2

Open access publishing accelerates the advancement of scientific knowledge by making it freely accessible to all the stakeholders. Furthermore, sharing of research facilitates greater communication across disciplines and assists in finding innovative solutions to traditional problems. The research c

Open Access Publishing – Busting the Common Myths – Part 1
October 22 2020

Open Access Publishing – Busting the Common Myths – Part 1

Open access (OA) publishing works on a simple concept: ‘Unlimited access to scholarly work without fees or subscription for its readers’. OA research levels the scientific field for all the key players of the research ecosystem, ensuring fair play. These include independent scholars with limited res

Restarting Clinical Trials: The Way Forward
September 1 2020

Restarting Clinical Trials: The Way Forward

The COVID-19 pandemic has “paused” many clinical trials. Moreover, it also delayed potential medical treatment for many diseases. There was a substantial shift in resources such as healthcare facilities and staff, to help COVID-19 patients. Eventually, with “stay-at-home” restrictions, trials in-pro

How Should Researchers Read Papers During the Pandemic?
August 23 2020

How Should Researchers Read Papers During the Pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost every industry, around the world. The academic publishing industry is no exception. Whether it is dealing with the sudden change in research priorities, or the influx of COVID-focused articles, publishers have been forced to adapt – and fast.The pandemic has

The Complete Guide to Study Designs (Part 1: 10 Important Terminologies)
August 17 2020

The Complete Guide to Study Designs (Part 1: 10 Important Terminologies)

Study designs are of utmost importance in research. Right from ideation to testing the hypothesis, researchers need to plan and develop a strategy that aptly fits their experimental goals. Although scheming a study is an exciting process, it is often challenging as well. Many factors such as financi

Why Scientists, Not Investors, Should Drive Technological Progress
August 3 2020

Why Scientists, Not Investors, Should Drive Technological Progress

Whether it’s the car you drive, the computer you’re reading this article on, or the vaccine that kept your child from getting measles this year, one thing is clear—science has been our pillar of strength. Scientific research has always been the cornerstone of the modern world and solves real-world p

Does Self-Retraction Affect a Researcher’s Career?
July 20 2020

Does Self-Retraction Affect a Researcher’s Career?

That sinking feeling in your stomach when you realize the cell lines you have been working on were not the ones you thought. You discovered there was a labeling error. The conclusions of your experiments, which you published in a paper, are incorrect. You realize the ramifications: you have unintent

Women in STEM: Challenges Faced During the Pandemic
June 13 2020

Women in STEM: Challenges Faced During the Pandemic

How are you coping with lockdown during this pandemic? Like many people, I have had good days and bad days. Compared to many others, I have been lucky. I am well, I still have a job and I have a comfortable place to spend the lockdown.Recently, during a Zoom catch-up, I asked some of my colleagues –

Here’s How You Can Identify Errors in Your Research Data
June 7 2020

Here’s How You Can Identify Errors in Your Research Data

Imagine you are a young, keen PhD student. Deep in the research for your thesis, you decide to take a break by browsing the latest news in your field. That’s when you spot a story on article topic similar to your own research: the paper has been retracted by the journal due to scientific misconduct.

How to Effectively Search and Read Patents – Tips to Researchers
May 10 2020

How to Effectively Search and Read Patents – Tips to Researchers

Patents have two purposes: awarding rights to the inventor and preventing others from claiming ownership. In research, patents encourage innovation by ensuring that work focuses on new ideas. Patent searching can help researchers to avoid wasting valuable time and money on unoriginal work. This is v