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‘Avoid Publication In Predatory Or Dubious Journals’: UGC To Academia

UGC asked the academia to use research publications only from journals indexed in UGC-CARE List. University Grants Commission or UGC, the national higher education regulator, asked the academic community to avoid publication in predatory or dubious journals or participation in predatory conferences. UGC’s direction is coming after, according to …

Springer Nature journals unify their policy to encourage preprint sharing

For more than two decades, Nature and its sister journals have supported pre-publication sharing of manuscripts on preprint servers. Nature’s first editorial on this goes back to 1997 — although, back then, the practice was common only among physicists. By making early research findings accessible quickly and easily, preprints allow researchers …

Should Publishing Journal Articles Be Mandatory for PhD Students?

A University Grants Commission (UGC)-appointed committee has recommended that it should not be mandatory for PhD students to publish journal articles (in addition to writing their dissertation) in order to earn their doctorates, Nature reported. UGC regulations currently require that: Ph.D. scholars must publish at least one (1) research paper in refereed …

Rethinking impact factors: better ways to judge a journal

Global efforts are afoot to create a constructive role for journal metrics in scholarly publishing and to displace the dominance of impact factors in the assessment of research. To this end, a group of bibliometric and evaluation specialists, scientists, publishers, scientific societies and research-analytics providers are working to …