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Mandating the use of Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) by submitting authors

Jan 05, 2017

ORCID provides a unique identifier for all researchers that can be linked to their different research works and activities across multiple platforms. It also serves to distinguish authors with similar names and simplify searching of publications databases (suchas PubMed, Scopus, etc.) to avoid retrieving articles by authors with similar names. Close to 1.8 million researchers have already created their ORCID iD. The service is non-profit and community driven.

From 1 April 2017, we will require the submitting author to provide an ORCID identifier as part of....

Scientists distinguish themselves with ORCID

Jan 01, 2017

Skyfox Publishing Group encourages authors to register with ORCID to finally,unambiguously link themselves to all their research activities and outputs

The scientific literature is growing and – with it – the confusion about who’s who.In his blog post, Benjamin Thompson poignantly demonstrates this in trying to find his own ....

IICPT targets youngsters with trendy food stuffs-Tamil Nadu, India

Sep 18, 2016

In a bid to popularize traditional food grains, particularly minor millets, among the youth, the Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology (IICPT) in Thanjavur on Saturday introduced four novel and nutrient-rich convenience food products.

The food products, the consumption of which reportedly lowers the risk of diabetes, were launched during an event held to commemorate the 114th birth anniversary of IICPT founder-director Dr V Subrahmanyan.

"As an output of several research initiatives taken to meet the c....

Newly discovered bacteria can eat plastic materials.

Mar 11, 2016

A bacterium species capable of breaking down plastic — poly(ethylene terephthalate), or PET — has been identified by a team of Japanese researchers. The bacterium uses two enzymes in sequence to break down the highly biodegradable-resistant polymer PET. The results are published on Friday (March 11) in the journal Science.

Except for rare instances of two fungi that have been found to grow on a mineral medium of PET yarns, there are ....