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(February 20, 2017; Seoul, South Korea) Editage, a global leader in author services, and Argonet, a South Korean powerhouse in the information management space, have partnered to provide customized information management technology to South Korean universities. Argonet offers customizable scientific data repository solutions based on DSpace to South Korean universities and institutes in both Korean and English. Through this partnership, Editage will offer Argonet’s customizable information management solutions to its partner universities at a subsidized cost.
 
Although Argonet offers many services, S2Journal and R2RIMS are two solutions that are the most useful for universities. S2Journal is a one-stop journal information aggregation service that not only helps researchers in selecting a journal, but also helps other university administrators in evaluating a researcher’s performance by analyzing various performance indicators of various journals. R2RIMS is a research performance management solution for institutions that collects, registers, manages, analyzes, and utilizes scholarly performance information based on the research output of institutions. Every university in the world can benefit from the use of these open source scientific data repository solutions.
 
“Empowering universities, policy-makers, and funders is crucial for the progress of research and development in Korea. Through Agronet’s S2Journal and R2RIMS solutions, our partner universities can access crucial information and analyze the performance of journals and researchers with relative ease. ” said Basil D’souza, Vice President, Publisher and Academia Relations at Editage, Cactus Communications. JongJin Park, CEO of Argonet, also expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership with Editage, “Editage’s partner universities can now obtain our tailor-made information management systems and access crucial information about research articles, journals, funding bodies, and publishers with ease. I am certain that our solutions will not only save time and effort for universities, but will also go a long way in guiding researchers in the right direction.”
With the number of published research articles increasing exponentially over the last few years, the time has already come when big data solutions can help guide researchers, funders, and policy-makers worldwide. This partnership between Editage and Argonet aims to provide comprehensive support to Korean universities, which will eventually enable them to increase their research output and compete with the best universities in the world.

About Argonet
Argonet has been working in the area of Institutional Repositories since 2007 and are developing Scientific Data Repository solutions based on DSpace, Fedora, and other open source products. DSpace has become the software of choice for academic, non-profit, and commercial organizations building open digital repositories. In addition to being free and easy to install, it is completely customizable to fit the needs of any organization. DSpace preserves and enables easy and open access to all types of digital content including text, images, moving images, mpegs and data sets. Argonet has served many institutions in Korea, including KAIST and Seoul National University. Argonet offers the following repository services in Korean as well as English: Analysis, Design, Development, Installation/configuration, Integration, and Training. Visit http://www.argonet.co.kr/ for more details
 
About Editage
Founded in 2002, Editage (a division of Cactus Communications) is a fully integrated, global scholarly communications company with offices in Japan, South Korea, India, China, and the United States. Employing a global workforce of over 500, Editage has served 182,896 authors and has edited 706,268 papers across 1,200 disciplines to date. Editage aims to help scholars break through the confines of geography and language, bridge the gap between authors and peer-reviewed journals, and accelerate the process of publishing high-quality research. Apart from working with individual researchers, Editage partners with publishers, journals, academic societies, and pharmaceutical companies worldwide to assist them in creating compelling, high-quality scientific publications. Editage is also dedicated to author education through its comprehensive author resources site Editage Insights.
Please visit www.editage.co.kr to learn more.

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Manager, Public Relations, Editage
Phone: +1(877)334-8243
Email: PR@cactusglobal.com
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(February 8, 2017; Seoul, South Korea) Keeping abreast of the latest trends in scholarly publication is necessary for researchers, especially ESL authors. Therefore, Editage recently conducted eight workshops on ‘Trends in Academic Journal Publishing & Research Integrity’ at reputed South Korean institutions, including universities and hospitals. In total, over 500 doctors, researchers, journal editors, as well as university and hospital administrators attended these workshops.
 
The eight workshops were conducted over 6 days, with one each at the following institutions: Chosun University College of Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Sookmyung Women's University, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea Association of Medical Journal Editors, Asan Medical Center, and Soonchunhyang Hospital. One workshop was also conducted for the Korea Association of Medical Journal Editors. 
 
They were delivered by Dr. Elizabeth Wager, an academic publication trainer who has given training on behalf of Editage Insights for over five years. As an independent consultant, Dr. Wager has trained doctors, journal editors, and medical writers on six continents. She was Chair of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) between 2009 and 2012 and is a member of the ethics committees for the BMJ and the World Association of Medical Editors; she is therefore an internationally recognized authority on ethical publication practices.
 
Dr. Wager observes, “The rules and conventions of scientific publishing are complex and changing. it can be difficult for researchers to keep up-to-date. I am delighted that Editage provides opportunities for so many doctors, scientists, and journal editors around the world to take part in these workshops and discuss best practice. In order to publish their work effectively in international journals, researchers not only need to ensure their articles are in correct English but also that they have followed current guidelines and journal requirements.”
 
Dr. Wager conducted similar workshops organized by Editage in Japan in late 2016. Prioritizing educational outreach activities for ESL authors shows that Editage is undeterred in its mission to empower the Asian research community.  
 
About Editage
Founded in 2002, Editage (a division of Cactus Communications) is a fully integrated, global scholarly communications company with offices in Japan, South Korea, India, China, and the United States. Employing a global workforce of over 500, Editage has served 179,398 authors and has edited 690,240 papers across 1,200 disciplines to date. Editage aims to help scholars break through the confines of geography and language, bridge the gap between authors and peer-reviewed journals, and accelerate the process of publishing high-quality research. Apart from working with individual researchers, Editage partners with publishers, journals, academic societies, and pharmaceutical companies worldwide to assist them in creating compelling, high-quality scientific publications. Editage is also dedicated to author education through its comprehensive author resources site Editage Insights. Please visit www.editage.co.kr  to learn more.

(Philadelphia, PA, USA; February 6, 2017)—Cactus Communications is proud to rank 12th in FlexJobs’ annual list of the 100 Top Companies with Remote Jobs in 2017, up from 15th place last year. This list is based on an analysis of over 47,000 companies and their telecommuting job posting histories during 2016. Only companies offering full- or part-time telecommute jobs were considered for this list. Cactus Communications has finished among the top 20 companies for remote jobs for two years in a row.

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“CACTUS is proud to be recognized by FlexJobs as a leader in telecommuting opportunities for the second consecutive year,” said Daniel Rosario, Associate Vice President, Editorial Talent Acquisition, at Cactus Communications. “At CACTUS, we facilitate the sharing of scientific knowledge and best publication practices on a global scale. In line with this mission, we understand the importance of engaging the brightest talent across the globe to provide our clients with the best combination of editorial skill and subject-area knowledge. Workplace flexibility allows us to overcome geographical constraints. Moreover, scientific editing and translation are creative processes that cannot always be boxed into an eight-hour day, so our freelancers and contractors have greater flexibility to pace themselves. In 2017, in addition to freelancing, CACTUS will offer several more fulltime work-from-home opportunities, especially in the medical and scientific editing space.”

 

CACTUS ranked 15th in last year’s list of companies offering remote jobs and is proud to have gained 3 positions in this year’s list. There has been notable growth in telecommuting in recent years and the movement towards a more remote and mobile workforce is growing stronger. Sixty-eight percent of U.S. workers say, in the future, they expect to work remotely instead of commuting to an office every day. FlexJobs experienced an 11 percent increase in the number of telecommute-friendly jobs posted in its database from 2015 to 2016 and a 52 percent increase over the last two years.

 

 “The results of this year’s list are in line with the overall growth trends we’re observing in the flexible job marketplace, with increasingly diverse companies turning to the ‘TRaD’ (or telecommuting, remote, and distributed) model of work  as an integrated business practice,”   said Sara Sutton Fell, founder and CEO of FlexJobs. “From an even broader perspective, more people are now professionally engaged in the knowledge economy, which naturally supports jobs that can be done from home. And as more companies embrace remote work in meaningful ways, more people will have greater access to broader career and employment opportunities, creating a positive ripple effect on our economy.”  

 

About Cactus Communications

Founded in 2002, Cactus Communications (known to authors worldwide through its flagship brand Editage) is a fully integrated, global scholarly communications company with offices in Japan, South Korea, India, China, and the United States. Employing a global workforce of over 500, CACTUS has served 179,398 authors and has edited 690,240 papers across 1,200 disciplines to date. CACTUS aims to help scholars break through the confines of geography and language, bridge the gap between authors and peer-reviewed journals, and accelerate the process of publishing high-quality research. Apart from working with individual researchers, CACTUS partners with publishers, journals, academic societies, and pharmaceutical companies worldwide to assist them in creating compelling, high-quality scientific publications. CACTUS is also dedicated to author education through its comprehensive author resources site Editage Insights. Please visit www.cactusglobal.com OR www.editage.com to learn more.

 

About FlexJobs

FlexJobs is the leading online service for professionals seeking telecommuting, flexible schedule, part-time, and freelance jobs. With flexible job listings in over 50 career categories, and opportunities ranging from entry-level to executive and freelance to full-time, FlexJobs offers job seekers a safe, easy, and efficient way to find professional and legitimate flexible job listings. Having helped over two million people in their job searches, FlexJobs has appeared on CNN, CNBC and Marketplace Money and in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME, Forbes, Fortune, Fast Company and hundreds of other trusted media outlets. FlexJobs' Founder & CEO Sara Sutton Fell has also launched two additional partner sites, Remote.co and 1 Million for Work Flexibility, to help provide education and awareness about the viability and benefits of remote working and work flexibility. Sutton Fell is also the creator of The TRaD* Works Conference (*Telecommuting, Remote, & Distributed), dedicated to helping companies leverage the benefits of telecommuting, remote and distributed teams.

(January 23, 2017; Seoul, South Korea) – More universities in South Korea are turning to Editage for editorial support that can make research from Korea available to scholars worldwide. Editage’s author services will now be available to authors from the following four universities: Eulji University, Korea’s only university that specializes in healthcare and medicine; Catholic Kwandong University (CKU), known for the state-of-the-art International St. Mary’s hospital, one of Korea’s leading hospitals; Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea’s first research-oriented university; and The Korean Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Korea’s first science and technology research institute. With these partnerships, Editage is now associated with over 50 South Korean universities.
“We are continuously striving to work with Korean Universities to help Korean researchers get published and make sure that their work is accessible to a global audience. All our partnerships and services are geared toward ensuring that researchers in Korea have complete access to our educational resources and experienced editors,” said Basil D’souza, Vice President, Publisher and Academia Relations, Editage. He continued, “We are always looking to work with universities and organizations to offer customized solutions in terms of editorial as well as training support to enable their researchers and authors publish and compete internationally.”
Authors from Editage’s partner universities can now setup their accounts on the Editage website by using their institutional email addresses and submit their manuscripts with ease.
About Editage
Founded in 2002, Editage (a division of Cactus Communications) is a fully integrated, global scholarly communications company with offices in Japan, South Korea, India, China, and the United States. Employing a global workforce of over 500, Editage has served 179,398 authors and has edited 690,240 papers across 1,200 disciplines to date. Editage aims to help scholars break through the confines of geography and language, bridge the gap between authors and peer-reviewed journals, and accelerate the process of publishing high-quality research. Apart from working with individual researchers, Editage partners with publishers, journals, academic societies, and pharmaceutical companies worldwide to assist them in creating compelling, high-quality scientific publications. Editage is also dedicated to author education through its comprehensive author resources site Editage Insights. Please visit www.editage.com to learn more.
Media contact:
Hridey Manghwani
Manager, Public Relations, Editage
Phone: +1(877)334-8243
Email: PR@cactusglobal.com 
SOURCE: Cactus Communications
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(January 18, 2017; Shanghai, China) - Editage announced that it has moved its Chinese website to Aliyun, China’s biggest cloud service provider owned by Alibaba, and signed a contract with DNSPod to obtain faster DNS resolution for its Chinese website. In addition to better security, this move to the Aliyun cloud will enhance the stability and performance of Editage’s Chinese website.
 
Enumerating the benefits of this move, Nishchay Shah, Vice President, Engineering, Technology, Cactus Communications said, “Hosting our website on the Alibaba cloud and shifting to DNSPod were fairly easy decisions for us. With this move to Aliyun, the stability and performance of our website is better, and their customer support resolves issues promptly.” He continued, “We take security and performance very seriously because our clients spend years on experiments before drafting manuscripts full of sensitive information. Hosting in China helps us cater to our Chinese authors faster and hosting with Aliyun helps us understand technology in China better.”  
 
The need for ethical author services is expected to grow exponentially in China. A high-performing website will enable Editage to cater to their Chinese clientele more efficiently. Cactus Communications is focused on staying abreast with technological advancements and is actively growing its technology department to tackle any challenges that the business might face in the future.       
About Editage
Founded in 2002, Editage (a division of Cactus Communications) is a fully integrated, global scholarly communications company with offices in Japan, South Korea, India, China, and the United States as well as local representatives in Brazil, Taiwan, and Turkey. Employing a global workforce of over 500, Editage has served 179,398 authors and has edited 690,240 papers across 1,200 disciplines to date. Editage aims to help scholars break through the confines of geography and language, bridge the gap between authors and peer-reviewed journals, and accelerate the process of publishing high-quality research. Apart from working with individual researchers, Editage partners with publishers, journals, academic societies, and pharmaceutical companies worldwide to assist them in creating compelling, high-quality scientific publications. Editage is also dedicated to author education through its comprehensive author resources site Editage Insights. Compared to other companies in its segment, Editage has the largest number of Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (BELS)-certified editors and Certified Medical Publication Professionals (CMPPs). In addition, Editage’s systems are certified by ISO / IEC 27001: 2013, which guarantees the safety of manuscripts. Please visit www.editage.com to learn more.

(January 9, 2017; Philadelphia, PA) - The Rockefeller University Press (RUP) and Editage have launched http://editage.rupress.org/ to provide pre-submission services to authors aiming to publish their research in The Journal of Cell Biology (JCB), The Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM), or The Journal of General Physiology (JGP).
 
The author services available at http://editage.rupress.org/ include copy editing, translation, and publication support by Editage’s professional editors who are PhDs, MDs, or BELS-certified and have experience in more than 200 life- and medical-science subjects. In addition to checking for spelling, punctuation, and grammar, the editing packages on offer include reference checks, word reduction, re-editing support, and guidance through the publication process.  
 
Translation services available at http://editage.rupress.org/ pair bilingual experts with Editage’s senior editors to help international scientists accurately express their research in English from Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Turkish, and Brazilian Portuguese. Additional publication support services include technical review, artwork preparation, and plagiarism check.  
 
“Editage has gained a solid reputation in our industry for the quality of its editors and resources,” RUP Executive Director Susan King says. “We are pleased to partner with Editage to offer these services, and provide authors with more confidence in the quality of their manuscripts before submitting them to our journal editors for consideration.”
 
Nikesh Gosalia, Director, Publisher and Academic Relations at Editage, Cactus Communications adds, “We are proud to be associated with RUP, which has been publishing impactful journals for over a century. I am certain that our subject-matter experts from the biomedical sciences will make the publication process smoother for all authors who choose our services.”
Explore the author services at http://editage.rupress.org/
 

About The Rockefeller University Press (RUP)
The Rockefeller University Press (RUP) publishes The Journal of Cell Biology (JCB), The Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM), and The Journal of General Physiology (JGP). JCB features peer-reviewed research on all aspects of cellular structure and function. JEM features peer-reviewed research on immunology, cancer biology, stem cell biology, microbial pathogenesis, vascular biology, and neurobiology. JGP features peer-reviewed research in biological, chemical, or physical mechanisms of broad physiological significance, with an emphasis on physiological problems at the cellular and molecular level. All editorial decisions are made by research-active scientists in conjunction with in-house scientific editors. RUP is a department of The Rockefeller University, a leading biomedical research university dedicated to conducting innovative, high-quality research to improve the understanding of life for the benefit of humanity. Learn more at http://rupress.org 

About Editage
Founded in 2002, Editage (a division of Cactus Communications) is a fully integrated, global scholarly communications company with offices in Japan, South Korea, China, and the United States. Employing a global workforce of over 500, Editage has served more than 179,398 authors and has edited more than 690,240 papers across 1,200 disciplines. Editage aims to help scholars break through the confines of geography and language, to bridge the gap between authors and peer-reviewed journals, and to accelerate the process of publishing high-quality research. Apart from working with individual researchers, Editage partners with publishers, journals, academic societies, and pharmaceutical companies worldwide to assist them in creating compelling, high-quality scientific publications. Editage is also dedicated to author education through its comprehensive author resources site Editage Insights. Please visit www.editage.com to learn more.
Media contact:
Hridey Manghwani
Manager, Public Relations, Editage
Phone: +1(877)334-8243
Email: PR@cactusglobal.com
SOURCE Cactus Communications
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Cactus Communications launched Editage Insights in November 2013 with the dream of providing a platform for bringing the scholarly community closer. Since its inception, Editage Insights has become much more than a platform; it is now a comprehensive educational resources portal for authors from all over the world. A small team of passionate writers and editors has grown into a much larger group of experts, who are trusted advisors to ESL authors worldwide. Over the past three years, Editage Insights has successfully gained global readership and built a strong community of researchers, editors, publishers, and medical professionals.
 
By October 2016, Editage Insights had reached 170,000 readers globally, published over 1400 posts, and received over 1700 questions and comments from its readership. With over 50 guest contributors, Editage Insights has conducted more than 545 workshops and webinars, reaching over 38500 researchers in more than 40 countries. However, Clarinda Cerejo, Editor-in-chief, Editage Insights, insists that this is just the beginning and her team has bigger plans for the future, “We want Editage Insights to become the largest and the most trusted community of researchers globally. We received some amazing anniversary wishes from authors that show that our efforts are clearly making a difference.”  
 
On turning three in November 2016, Editage Insights launched an in-depth survey with the aim of gathering the opinions of all researchers worldwide and presenting them to publishers and important decision makers in the industry. Editage Insights aims to level the playing field for ESL authors in the publishing industry, and the anniversary wishes received from authors reflect the special equation they share with the Editage Insights team. With e-books, workshops, webinars, and many more resources, Editage Insights is determined to expand its global reach and help authors in all corners of the globe. The Editage Insights team plays an integral role in helping Editage achieve its goals of breaking through the confines of geography and language, bridging the gap between authors and peer-reviewed journals, and accelerating the process of publishing high-quality research. Apart from working with individual researchers, Editage partners with publishers, journals, academic societies, and pharmaceutical companies worldwide to assist them in creating compelling, high-quality scientific publications.
 
Since its foundation in 2002, Editage has become a fully integrated, global scholarly communications company with offices in Japan, South Korea, India, China, and the United States as well as local representatives in Brazil, Taiwan, and Turkey. 'Employing a global workforce of over 500, Editage has served 179,398 authors and has edited 690,240 papers across 1,200 disciplines to date. With worldwide educational activities planned for the future, Editage Insights is growing to be a pioneer in the world of academic communications.

(January 05, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA) - Editage has been conducting educational seminars about good publication practices for the academic community in China. Dr. Donald Samulack, President, U.S. Operations, Editage/Cactus Communications recently visited Beijing, China to share information with authors and journal editors about irresponsible publication practices. This tour is timely as retractions globally are on a rise with plagiarism and data fabrication being the main reasons.
The lecture series began at China Science Press, where young professional editors attended a presentation by Dr. Samulack about how they can apply global best practices to spot irregular and in some cases unethical author behavior. Later, at the Library of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), managing editors of journals published by CAS got together for a talk on the damage that predatory journals and fraudulent publication practices inflict on the integrity of the scholarly literature.
The final stop was at the Workshop on Scientific Publishing for Clinical Microbiologists in China hosted by the Society of Microbiology and Immunology of the Chinese Medical Association in collaboration with the American Society for Microbiology. The three-day workshop was conducted at the Peking University Health Science Center and was attended by 234 editors, scientists, and clinicians from 24 provinces across China. Besides author resources and microbiology-specific discussions, fraudulent practices such as ‘authorship for sale’ and bogus impact factors of predatory journals were discussed at length with this large group. Other prominent speakers included Professor Alexander McAdam, editor-in-chief of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, who spoke about ‘The publication process and priorities at JCM’ and Professor Barbara Goldman, director of the American Society of Microbiology, who spoke about ‘Publishing ethics – The ASM journals’ approach.’
The Chinese government has taken a tough stance on scientific misconduct. Recently, the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) has disclosed information about 117 cases of scientific misconduct and reaffirmed that it has zero-tolerance for such practices. Moreover, the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) has been proactively implementing a regulatory framework to prevent behavior that might lead to misconduct in the future. Editage is committed to helping researchers globally deal with the pressure to publish and to overcome language barriers in scholarly communication. By conducting an increasing number of webinars and workshops in over 40 countries each year, Editage aims to assist the academic community in communicating their science effectively.
 
About Editage
Founded in 2002, Editage (a division of Cactus Communications) is a fully integrated, global scholarly communications company with offices in Japan, South Korea, China, and the United States. Employing a global workforce of over 500, Editage has served more than 175,000 authors and has edited more than 674,000 papers across 1,200 disciplines. Editage aims to help scholars break through the confines of geography and language, to bridge the gap between authors and peer-reviewed journals, and to accelerate the process of publishing high-quality research. Apart from working with individual researchers, Editage partners with publishers, journals, academic societies, and pharmaceutical companies worldwide to assist them in creating compelling, high-quality scientific publications. Editage is also dedicated to author education through its comprehensive author resources site Editage Insights. Please visit www.editage.com to learn more. 
 
Media contact:
Hridey Manghwani

Manager, Public Relations, Editage
Phone: +1(877)334-8243
Email: PR@cactusglobal.com
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