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Springer survey highlights research and academic usage of eBooks -

STM publisher Springer Science+Business Media, Germany, recently conducted a survey highlighting prominent research and academic usage of eBooks. The survey, conducted in conjunction with five leading academic institutions, aimed to better understand the adoption of eBooks, the use of eBooks, and user perception of eBook advantages… Read More

Side effects of surgery/medicine under-reported in ENT medical journals, says study -

A new research presented at the 2008 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO, in Chicago, revealed that harms and adverse events (untoward side effects of surgery or medicine) have been under-reported or poorly described at an alarming low rate by the publishing… Read More

Medical journals mount criticism on pharma industry influence on medicine -

Articles and editorials in recent issues of US medical journals have been accusing the pharmaceutical industry of misleading the public, manipulating doctors and putting profits before patients. Physician groups medical schools and teaching hospitals are reportedly changing rules to limit the influence of pharmaceutical sales reps. Last month, three top… Read More

Electronic medium boosting growth of publishing industry, says GIA report -

Off-the-shelf market research publisher Global Industry Analysts, Inc. (GIA), US, has published a report titled 'Publishing Industry: A Global Outlook'. The report provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs and summaries of research findings. It is seen to offer a condensed overview of the… Read More

New survey to identify shifting challenges and priorities for scholarly societies -

A recently launched international survey 'Meeting the challenges: societies and scholarly communication' aims to gain insight and understanding of the professional challenges facing scholarly societies across the world in the 21st century. Aimed at top-level society executives, the survey seeks to address critical issues for societies with regard to membership… Read More

UK may witness extinction of fungal taxonomy, warn CABI scientists -

Within the next decade, fungal taxonomy, the science of describing and identifying fungi, risks extinction in the UK unless the government immediately intervenes, CABI scientists warn. A recent House of Lords Science and Technology Committee report, 'Systematics and taxonomy: follow-up', concluded that an absence of government leadership is damaging the… Read More

Increasing collaborative efforts seen between Indian and Chinese scientists -

Indian and Chinese scientists are increasingly working together, but it might still take a few more years before it becomes significant or sets the pace for South-South scientific collaboration. This is according to a study recently published in Current Science, an Indian science publication. The study, titled 'South-South cooperation: The… Read More

Physicians will conduct majority of their pharmaceutical research and information access online, says study -

Pharmaceutical and healthcare market research company Manhattan Research has released an ePharma Physician study. According to the study, physicians report that they will shift a significant amount of time currently devoted to offline professional sources to their online counterparts in the coming years. The study focuses… Read More

Experts examine consequences of scientific misconduct -

Specialists in science ethics, Barbara Redman and Jon Merz, recently examined the records of scientists who were officially found guilty of misconduct by the US Office of Research Integrity (ORI) between January 1994 and December 2001. In a report, recently published in scientific journal Science, the… Read More

Open access boosts readership but does not impact citations, says study -

Open access (OA) or free online articles get read more often, but do not get cited frequently in academic literature, according to a new Cornell study. The findings of the study, published online in the British Medical Journal, are particularly relevant to academic researchers, because the frequency with which a… Read More

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