Scientific Publishing

A promising year ahead for scientific publishing

2023 emerged as a landmark year for scientific publishing, characterized by widespread calls for reform from researchers, journal editors, funding agencies, government and non-governmental entities alike. As we reflect on the year, there are more voices within the academic community speaking to the need of the existing publishing and research evaluation systems to change.


Peer-reviewed preprints: Benefits and limitations for young Indian researchers

In response to the evolving dynamics in scientific publishing, the Indian National Young Academy of Sciences (INYAS), in partnership with the International Science Council (ISC) and the Department of Science and Technology's Centre for Policy Research (DST-CPR), conducted an online workshop to create awareness about peer-reviewed preprints and their potential benefits for young researchers, and to further the efforts to combat predatory publishing in India.


Open science round-up: May 2023

As we hit the year's midpoint, we actively stay updated with the rapidly advancing open science landscape. In this edition, Moumita Koley captures the pivotal events, opportunities, and readings from the previous month. Concurrently, Ismael Rafols brings our focus to a vital but often neglected facet of open science - promoting activities that strengthen citizen involvement.


Open science round-up: April 2023

As we move on to yet another month, Moumita Koley summarizes the top stories, opportunities and readings in the world of Open Science. Through our guest editorial, Dr Rajesh Tandon, Founder-President of Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) and Co-Chair of the UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education, reflects on the importance of Open Science in knowledge creation.


The road to normalizing preprints in the MENA region

The International Science Council in collaboration with the Forum for Open Research in the MENA region (FORM) organized a regional event on 28th February to create awareness on open science with special emphasis on normalizing preprints. In this post, Jenice Goveas and Moumita Koley share some key takeaways from the event.


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