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Beijing, New York and Boston lead scientific research says, latest analysis from Nature Index 2020 Science cities – 

In the Nature Index 2020 Science Cities supplement, Beijing is named as the top ‘science hotspot’, a position held since 2016, with Boston and New York retaining their standing in the top five. Alongside analysis of the global science hotspots, the Index also points to emerging… Read More

IET launches new Open Access Journal – IET Blockchain – 

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has launched a new gold open access multi-disciplinary journal – IET Blockchain. The first issue of the journal will publish in January 2021 and aims to attract original research and survey articles dedicated to theories,… Read More

IOP Publishing launches first-of-its-kind peer review certification programme – 

IOP Publishing (IOPP) is revolutionising peer review learning with the launch of the world’s first peer review certification programme dedicated to the physical sciences. ‘Peer review excellence: IOP training and certification’ will give early career researchers the ability to review with confidence, increasing trust and standardising… Read More

CARL releases final version of the Competencies for Librarians in Canadian Research Libraries – 

Reporting to the Canadian Association of Research Libraries’ (CARL) Strengthening Capacity Committee, the CARL Competencies Working Group (CWG) was struck in the summer of 2017 to refresh the 2010 publication, ‘Core Competencies for 21st Century CARL Librarians.’ The process has been highly consultative – with… Read More

CAST releases new paper, The Importance of Communicating Empirically Based Science for Society – 

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) has released a new paper, ‘The Importance of Communicating Empirically Based Science for Society’. The commentary paper is now available to download for free on CAST’s website. The paper discusses the crucial factors of… Read More

Charlesworth Author Services and Portland Press Limited partner to offer authors editing and publication support services through local-language web portals – 

Portland Press Limited has partnered with Charlesworth Author Services to provide Portland Press’ global biosciences author community with English language editing and publication support services through English and Chinese local-language web portals. Portland Press is the wholly owned publishing subsidiary of the… Read More

Latest edition of Blogspeak now online – 

The latest edition of Blogspeak is now online. Featured are: Sylvia Izzo Hunter, Igor Kleshchevich, Bruce Rosenblum (Guest post — What is wrong with preprint citations?); Dani Guzman (The impact of COVID-19 on academic researchers); Tao Tao (Gaps in academic communication); Molly Buccini (Making open access more approachable for researchers… Read More

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