Peter Lang converts eleven journals to Open Access publications

On 9th March, the publisher, Peter Lang has announced plans to make 11 of its subscription-based journals full open access. IngentaOpen, the new Open Access platform, will provide free online access to these journal articles, starting with each journal’s first issue of 2018 with a CC-BY license. Kelly Shergill, CEO of Peter Lang, has expressed his happiness about the step and hoped that the transition would benefit all parties.

Reference link: http://www.stm-publishing.com/peter-lang-converts-eleven-journals-to-open-access-publications/

How does one figure out which journals to submit a paper to?

There are several parameters to consider while deciding the journal where you wish to send your paper for publications. The parameter include alignment of the subject of your work to the aims and scope of the journal, the word count, impact factor, readership, indexing, and publishing fees. One might also opt for journal selection services provided by the publication support agencies.

Taiwan demands equal status with mainland Chinese

The Ministry of Education in Beijing has approached China’s universities to provide Taiwanese students and graduates equal status with mainland Chinese. It has appealed the mainland universities to moderate entrance requirements for Taiwan students so that Taiwanese high school graduates with a passing grade can apply- previously Taiwan students with high-marks were eligible, and the overall numbers were limited. Graduate salaries on the mainland are more than in Taiwan where salaries have declined over the past decade or more, causing a major constraint among educated people. Li Keqiang, the current Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, delivered at the first session of the 13th National People’s Congress that the mainland would grant Taiwanese companies and individuals’ better access to opportunities and facilities across the strait. He added that the aim would be to gradually allow Taiwanese to receive the same treatment as mainlanders while studying, doing business, working or living on the mainland.

Reference link: http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180301165622684

De Gruyter and Gorgias Press go into partnership

Gorgias Press and De Gruyter have come together to form a editorial and commercial agreement for Gorgias Press titles. This agreement will entitle eBook versions of all Gorgias Press titles to be available on degruyter.com. The contract includes the Gorgias Press output of 75 titles per year and a backlist of more than 3,000 titles, all well-known in their fields for their excellent level of quality.

Reference Link: http://www.stm-publishing.com/de-gruyter-and-gorgias-press-enter-partnership/

Study calls for reform of national STI policies

A study published today by the African Academy of Sciences is calling for reform of African national science, technology and innovation policies to augment development that drives progress in achieving Sustainable Development Goals. The study, Africa Beyond 2030: Leveraging Science and Innovation to Secure Sustainable Development Goals, is based on extensive literature review, surveys and interviews with scientists, policymakers and development partners between 2016 and 2017 and details specific policy measures that countries must-individually and collectively-take to leverage STI to achieve the SDGs.

Reference Link: http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20180302073559245

Tips for Writing a Dissertation

One may certainly ask what is so exceptional about writing a dissertation or why is a dissertation given so much importance. Well, the answer is simple enough. As long as you are an academic student, things usually do not come your way as tough as they would once you begin your final academic years as a student going into a professional field.

The present infographic on “Writing a Dissertation” will effectively guide you through the journey about what is a dissertation and how to prepare a dissertation.

Brexit: An opportunity to forge a stronger European Research Area

According to a new report from Wellcome, the European Research Area should be vitalized and broadened as part of the Brexit process. The recommendations by the Future Partnership Project propose that the UK should pay for and access European research funding and regulate scientific research between the UK and EU. It emphasizes full researcher mobility between the UK and the European Economic Area (EEA) to enable the scientific workforce and their families to move smoothly between countries.

Reference link: http://www.stm-publishing.com/brexit-is-an-opportunity-to-forge-a-stronger-european-research-area-according-to-new-consultation/

SpringerNature’s Frankfurt listing values 7 billion euro

To minimize the risks from volatile stock markets, SpringerNature, the publisher of science magazine Nature, has proposed a Frankfurt listing valued at 7 billion euros ($8.6 billion) including debt. The company, which also prints Scientific American, plans to launch its IPO in May. Bookrunners Goldman Sachs and BNP Paribas, and global coordinators JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley, have been appointed to help with the listing.

Reference link: http://www.stm-publishing.com/springernature-hurries-7-billion-euro-frankfurt-listing/

Tips for Formatting Works Cited Page in MLA Style

MLA-style formatted research or academic papers should have a ‘Works Cited’ page. This works cited page in MLA style should begin as a separate page at the last part of the paper.

Follow these basic tips to learn the proper and correct formatting of the Works Cited page in MLA style.

 

Islamic universities have role in combating the rise of extremism

Uzbekistan opened a new university named Islamic Academy of Uzbekistan in January. The university is meant for Islamic studies which will focus on scholarly knowledge about Islam and would create an atmosphere of religious tolerance in Uzbek society and beyond in Central Asia. It will also provide the highest and secondary special religious education institutions of the country with highly qualified scientific and pedagogical staff.

Reference Link: http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2018022307312293