Tag Archives: research papers

Competition heats up in the world of high quality scientific research

(7 June 2018) The United States is the world’s largest contributor to high-quality scientific research papers, followed by China and Germany, according to the Nature Index 2018 Annual Tables released today. These tables track by country and institution the research published in 82 high-quality journals each year, counting both the total number of papers and […]


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How to write a good scientific paper: A handy guidebook for early career researchers

(24 May 2018) Many authors consider lab work easier than writing a research paper. The main challenges they face while doing the latter include structuring the research paper and following the relevant style conventions. Apart from this, authors are often confused about the language to be used in scientific papers and look for guidebooks or […]


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Monitoring the transition to open access: December 2017

(5 December 2017) The proportion of UK research which is available via open access is increasing at a considerable rate, with 37% of research outputs freely available to the world immediately at publication. ​​This report, the second in a series commissioned by the Universities UK Open Access Coordination Group, aims to build on previous findings, and to […]


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China’s problem with fake research papers

(11 August 2017) Writing for the Globe and Mail, Frank Ching, a Hong Kong journalist  considers fabricated papers in medical journals with fake peer reviews written by fabricated specialists. In April, Springer Nature announced that it was retracting 107 research papers by Chinese authors after discovering irregularities in the peer-review process of articles published in […]


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Nature Index: over 50% of China’s high-quality research involves international co-authors

(24 May 2017) The Nature Index 2017 China supplement, published today, reveals that as China’s total number of articles included in the Nature Index increased since 2012, the percentage of articles with international co-authors has continued to rise year-on-year. By 2016, papers with international co-authors comprised more than 50% of the country’s articles in the […]


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Unpaywall due for release 4th April

(22 March 2017) Get full-text of research papers as you browse, using Unpaywall’s index of ten million legal, open-access articles. Scholars upload their papers to free, legal servers online but getting links to them can be onerous. By using a browser extension, Unpaywall searches the web for the papers you want, bringing open access direct […]


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Recommended: Connecting researchers with the research that matters to them

(23 February 2017, London | Heidelberg) Recommended, a new service which connects the research community with the most relevant content, is launched by Springer Nature today.  The service has been developed in response to the extensive and rapid increase in published research which makes it difficult for researchers to keep up to date with developments […]


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Kudos and Clarivate Analytics announce results of successful pilot and plans for further integration

(17 October 2016)  Kudos the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications, and Clarivate Analytics, formerly the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, have announced the results of a pilot integration between the Kudos platform and the ScholarOne publication workflow system. The companies partnered earlier this year to collect […]


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Kudos announces pilot integration with PaperHive, helping authors track and manage conversations about their publications

(30 August 2016) Kudos (growkudos.com), the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications, has partnered with PaperHive (paperhive.org) to facilitate annotations and conversations around research articles. Like Kudos, PaperHive supports copyright-compliant sharing of research articles. Through PaperHive, researchers can read collaboratively, annotate and share research articles, with access rights managed by […]


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The ASEAN group nearly doubled its share of the world’s research papers since 2006

(25 August 2016, Singapore) The Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN collectively almost doubled its share of the world’s research papers (scientific literature), and increased its patenting activity, a common industry measure of innovation, by more than 40% in the last three years. These are just some of the key findings from the “ASEAN […]


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Rapid growth in high-quality research outputs shows China is consolidating position as scientific powerhouse

(27 July 2016) The Nature Index 2016 Rising Stars supplement identifies the countries and institutions showing the most significant growth in high-quality research publications, using the power of the Nature Index, which tracks the research of more than 8,000 global institutions. These are the players to watch. It shows that Chinese institutions are leading the […]


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Thomson Reuters announces the world’s most influential scientific minds

Citation analysis reveals a who’s who of researchers with global scholarly impact (14 January 2016, Philadelphia)  The Intellectual Property (IP) and Science business of Thomson Reuters, announces the release of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds,” a citation analysis identifying the scientists—as determined by their fellow researchers—who have made the  most significant global impact within their respective field […]


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How to reach a wider audience for your research

(21 December 2015)  In recent years academics have shown a growing interest in non-traditional ways of evaluating their scholarly ‘impact’. These altmetrics allow researchers to gauge the impact and reach of their research in the social web beyond traditional citation counting. While much of the conversation around altmetrics has become about alternative measures for research […]


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Springer Nature and the Confederation of Indian Industry partner to release the first ever Nature Index report on science in India

(3 December 2015, London)  The Nature Index analytics report Indian Science Ascending is the first of a new style of reports that further probe data from the Nature Index http://www.natureindex.com/) to answer questions about India’s place in global science, especially when compared with countries that have similar volumes of index output in 2014 and with […]


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Springer and Université Joseph Fourier release SciDetect to discover fake scientific papers

(23 March 2015) After intensive collaboration with Dr. Cyril Labbé from Université Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, France, Springer announces the release of SciDetect, a new software program that automatically checks for fake scientific papers. The open source software discovers text that has been generated with the SCIgen computer program and other fake-paper generators like Mathgen […]


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