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Unlocking the Power of Altmetrics: Maximising Research Impact Beyond Traditional Measures

In the world of academic research, the impact of a study is traditionally measured by metrics such as the number of citations it receives or the impact factor of the journals in which it is published. However, these traditional measures have limitations and fail to capture the full scope of a study’s influence. This is …

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Changing Trends in Academic Publishing: A Glimpse into the Future

Academic publishing is a dynamic field that is constantly evolving to meet the changing needs of researchers, scholars, and readers. As we step further into 2024, certain trends, in particular, are poised to reshape the landscape of academic publishing. This blog will briefly dip into and provide a synopsis of some of these, from the …

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Trailblazers of Academia: the women who changed the landscape

Education is undoubtedly one of the key foundations of societal progress. For centuries, many individuals have devoted their lives to advancing the scope and reach of education around the world. Among these pioneers, certain women stand out for their outstanding contributions, breaking barriers and paving the way for future generations of women. This year’s International …

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Publish or Perish: Navigating the Academic Landscape

The phrase ‘publish or perish’ is a term used to capture the pressure faced by academics to either publish their research or instead risk professional stagnation. There is much debate surrounding who first coined the term and when. Rawat and Meena [1] suggest that it was Coolidge in 1932 [2], while others have attributed the …

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PA EDitorial Academic Writing Series: Part One — Integrity

Throughout 2024, PA EDitorial is providing a twelve-part series on academic writing, ranging from the fundamental and ethical values we should be guided by, to the practical processes of writing, using citations, editing and proofreading. Our series starts by exploring ‘integrity’, what it is and how it should influence our approach to research and writing. …

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Reflecting on Success: A Heartfelt End-of-Year Message

As 2023 draws to a close, it’s a time to reflect on the journey we’ve undertaken together as a team and the incredible partnerships we’ve forged with our clients. This year has been nothing short of remarkable, filled with challenges that we turned into opportunities, successes that we celebrated collectively, and growth that speaks volumes …

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Research integrity: its importance and principles

‍Integrity is fundamental to research because it promotes trust, credibility and confidence in both the research process and its outcomes. Upholding its principles is crucial for maintaining the reputation of researchers and their institutions. It also ensures the reliability and impact of research findings. What is research integrity? Research integrity can be defined as the …

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PA EDitorial & Peer Review Week: The future of publishing

Here at PA EDitorial, we are looking forward to Peer Review Week.[1] The annual event celebrates the crucial role of peer review in scholarly publishing and research. It runs during the week of September 25-29. The event brings together researchers, publishers, editors, and reviewers globally. It aims to raise awareness about the importance of peer …

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Diversity and inclusivity in academia: current challenges and opportunities

Diversity and inclusivity’s historical past In 1851, the Catholic academic and theologian John Newman gave a series of lectures on the state of Catholicism in the United Kingdom.[1] Newman was a convert to Roman Catholicism and wrote at a time when Catholics held fewer rights and privileges in English society than their Protestant counterparts.[2] It …

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