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A hand writing copyright on clear surface, the C is a copyright symbol Navigating copyright when you publish a manuscript with Wolters Kluwer

Even though you wrote and edited your manuscript, did you know that once you submit it to a journal for publication and the journal accepts your paper, the journal owns the copyright? One exception to this rule is when you publish a manuscript via open access. So what does this mean for you if you want to reuse your work? Read full article >

Close up on pencil eraser on paper with eraser bits Correcting the scientific record: introduction

The relation between errors in the published literature and publication ethics remains in many ways something of a contested concept. Not only is there little agreement as to the scope of the problem, there is also lack of consensus as to what activities, by definition, count as misconduct, particularly in the reporting of research. Read full article >

Pencil eraser erasing the word error on a paper Correcting the scientific record: errors in the scientific record explained

How serious is an erratum, notice or expression of concern, or a retraction? They should all be avoided as these errors do not reflect well on the authors, editors, editorial board, peer reviewers, journal, and publisher. Read full article >

Keyboard with changes to middle letters written to say impact factor The impact factor and other measures of journal prestige

It is a well-known fact that academics worldwide face pressure to publish in prestigious English language journals. And the journal impact factor (IF) is the most widely recognized indicator of journal prestige and influence. Read full article >