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July 2024

Japan will require immediate open access publishing of certain nationally funded research from 2025. See details.


June 2024

New AI-powered papermill detection service unveiled by Wiley. See details.

COPE introduces new guidelines and flowchart to improve research integrity. See details.

The University of Tokyo is the first Japanese university to sign the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). See details.


May 2024

The International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) releases a position statement on the use of AI in medical publications. See details.

Japan’s university standings in Asia announced for 2024. See details.

“Forensic scientometrics” proposed as a new field to safeguard research integrity. See details.


April 2024

Read ThinkSCIENCE’s official Japanese translation of the Good Publication Practice (GPP 2022) Guidelines. See details.


October 2023

Deadline for entries to THE Awards Asia 2024 is October 16! See details.


August 2023

Journal Impact Factor assigned to over 9000 journals for the first time. See details.


July 2023

Over 101,000 ChatGPT accounts have been compromised, mainly from the A-P region, potentially putting users’ sensitive information at risk. See details.


June 2023

Authorship criteria and other updates to the ICMJE Recommendations. See details.

Are you a journal editor or guest editor? See COPE’s new guidance and checklist for managing guest edited collections. See details.

Presenting at conferences is good for you! See details.


April 2023

A new paper mill detection tool was just released, enabling publishers to check submissions for indications of potential fraud. See details.

Use of AI tools in research publications: New guidance for authors from the Committee on Publications Ethics (COPE). See details.

Do you need to report inferential statistics in your research? The free online tool statcheck helps authors detect reporting errors before submission. See details.


February 2023

For all journal editors and editorial office staff, check out the new ethics toolkit from The Committee on Publications Ethics (COPE). See details.

A new tool to detect the use of AI-written text and AI chatbots has been released by the developers of ChatGPT. See details.


January 2023

Are you interested in publishing your research in journal special issues? Elsevier has introduced a simple search tool that identifies all current calls for papers for special issues in Elsevier journals. See details.

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) will begin accepting nominations for the 39th (2023) International Prize in Biology from late January. See details.

A new integrity hub is bringing together online tools to help publishers detect violations of publication ethics such as manuscripts from paper mills and duplicate submissions. See details.

The Dilemma Game is now available as an app for researchers to see how they might handle different problems and questions about research integrity and professionalism. See details.


December 2022

Helpful insights and practical tips for researchers who want to commercialize their research and need to attract investors. See details.

WHO reducing stigma by changing the name “monkeypox” to “mpox”. See details.


October 2022

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