Sunday, October 20, 2019

3000 journals unfit for academic papers

The University Grants Commission has found over 3,000 Indian journals unsuitable for academic publication but has allowed higher education institutes to take a call on papers that have already appeared in...

UPSC Civil Services Main 2019: Reference books and journals referred by toppers for CSE...

UPSC CSE Mains 2019 would be conducted from September 20, 2019. UPSC IAS toppers share the reference books, journals and other publications that they referred for their preparations. UPSC CSE Mains 2019:...

Investigating ‘spin’ in scientific journals

A recent study investigated "spin" in psychiatry and psychology research papers. The study authors found spin in more than half of the abstracts they analyzed. What impact might this have on...

Lancet journals to adopt diversity pledge, ‘no all-male panel’ policy

Lancet editors acknowledged that women, people of colour, and colleagues from the Global South were vastly under-represented in author, reviewer and editorial positions across all scientific and medical journals. In a first,...

Turkey investigates company publishing 15 journals using fake academic titles

Turkey’s Scientific and Technological Research Council (Tübitak) has launched an investigation into a company that publishes articles in return for money in 15 different journals, including 261 articles written by the...

The best from the science journals: Story of sleep and sea stars

Here are some of the most interesting research to have appeared in top science journals last week Rock-a-bye baby Published in Current Biology Have trouble sleeping? Buy a rocking bed. Two studies published last...

10 Marvel planners and journals to make you feel like an organized superhero

These inspiring and stylish Marvel planners and journals will help you stay inspired and work towards your goals and resolutions for 2019. While it might be almost February, it’s still a good...

Few open-access journals meet requirements of Plan S, study says

Only a small proportion of open-access scientific journals fully meet the draft requirements of Plan S, the initiative primarily by European funders to make all papers developed with their support free...

Scientific societies worry Plan S will make them shutter journals, slash services

An existential threat. That's what scientific societies supported by journal subscriptions call Plan S. Introduced in September 2018 by European research funders and endorsed by others since then, the plan will...

Excess belly fat may shrink your brain: Study

Excess belly fat can probably shrink the grey matter volume in your brain, a new study finds. Grey matter contains most of the brain’s 100 billion nerve cells, while the white matter...