April 01, 2020

Cactus Communications’ research promotion brand Impact Science gets accreditation from Japan’s MEXT

Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) awarded Impact Science with the Accreditation of Partnership on Research Assistance Service (A-PRAS) certificate. Impact Science is the research promotion brand of Cactus Communications, a global scientific communications company with one of its offices in Tokyo.


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March 30, 2020

Workflow management app for CACTUS freelance editors registers over 1700 downloads

Cactus Communications, a global scientific communications company, launched a first-of-its-kind app for its freelance editors in September 2019. As of March 26, 2020, the app registered over 1700 downloads across Android and iOS platforms.


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March 24, 2020

Cactus Communications processes close to 200 manuscripts on COVID-19 research pro bono

In February 2020, Cactus Communications, a global scientific communications company, had started offering pro bono manuscript preparation and research promotion services to authors researching the 2019 novel coronavirus, now named COVID-19, outbreak. These pro bono services were made available in all our markets with the aim of promoting COVID-19 research.


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March 19, 2020

Editage to provide manuscript editorial services to authors submitting to Common Ground Research Networks under new partnership

Editage, a Cactus Communications brand that offers manuscript preparation services and author education and training solutions worldwide, has partnered with US-based not-for-profit Common Ground Research Networks (CGRN) to support their authors with translation, language editing, and formatting for research manuscripts and books.


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March 16, 2020

Cactus Communications and Cadmore Media collaborate on solution for scientific event recordings

Cactus Communications (CACTUS) and Cadmore Media announced today an end-to-end media capture and publication solution for societies wishing to expertly publish the output of scientific conferences, whether they are being held virtually or in person.


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March 12, 2020

Cactus Foundation partners with several research-associated institutions to focus on mental health in academia

The Cactus Foundation global survey on mental health in academia, launched in October 2019 by Cactus Communications, a global scholarly, medical communication, and technology solutions company, has already received over 5,000 responses. The survey has also received the support of over 10 prestigious academic societies and global STEM and mental health advocacy organizations, including IndiaBioscience, India Alliance, SciELO, STEM Advocacy Institute, CASE, and Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative.


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March 09, 2020

UNSILO, a Cactus Communications company, announces full integration of technical checks tool Evaluate with ScholarOne

UNSILO, a Cactus Communications company, today announced that its AI-supported technical checks tool Evaluate is now fully integrated into ScholarOne, the comprehensive workflow-management system from the Web of Science Group, a Clarivate Analytics company.


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March 04, 2020

Sourav Dutta joins Cactus Communications as Senior Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development

Global scholarly communications major Cactus Communications (CACTUS) announced the appointment of Sourav Dutta as Senior Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development. Dutta will be responsible for developing CACTUS’s strategic roadmap, including mergers and acquisitions, investments, and partnerships.


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February 19, 2020

Editage partners with Emerald Publishing to offer enhanced language and research promotion support to authors

Authors submitting to Emerald Publishing will now have access to Editage’s language and research promotion services that will help them better communicate their research and make it more consumable.

Editage, a leading global scholarly communications brand by Cactus Communications (CACTUS), has partnered with Emerald Publishing to help researchers across the world access their expert services.


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February 12, 2020

Cactus Communications offering pro bono services to promote research on the 2019 coronavirus outbreak

In light of the deadly coronavirus outbreak and the need for timely information, Cactus Communications has started offering pro bono author support and research promotion services to researchers studying the outbreak.

The 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, which was first identified in December 2019, has claimed over 900 lives, with the number of people infected touching 40,000 as of February 10, 2020. While Mainland China has been affected the most, isolated cases have been identified in around 27 countries.


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January 28, 2020

Cactus Communications announces acquisition of UNSILO, a Denmark-based technology solutions company

Cactus Communications acquires a Denmark-based AI solutions company to scale up its technology offerings.

Cactus Communications, a global scientific communications company, announced that it has acquired UNSILO, a Denmark-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) company that specializes in text analytics, linguistics, and data science.


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January 13, 2020

Cactus Communications opens new workspace in Hyderabad, India

Close on the heels of setting up a workspace in Bengaluru, Cactus Communications has opened a new workspace in Hyderabad.

In the last 10 years, Hyderabad has emerged as the pharmaceutical and biotechnology hub in India. The government is investing heavily in research and innovation in the pharma sector and plans on implementing initiatives to attract investments in the industry. With business districts like Genome Valley, Medical Devices Park, and the upcoming Hyderabad Pharma City, Hyderabad will become home to the biggest infrastructure and talent base in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industry in India. Cactus Communications (CACTUS) plans on tapping into this infrastructure and talent base through its new workspace in Hyderabad.


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January 07, 2020

Conquering mental health demons: Editage Insights to host motivational talk for STEM academics

As part of efforts to promote discussions around mental health in academia, Editage Insights will host a free online talk by motivational speaker Prasha Sarwate Dutra.

The pressures that researchers are subjected to on a regular basis and the impact this has on their mental health are topics that have been typically discussed in silos. Research on this area on a global scale is scarce. In October 2019, Cactus Communications (CACTUS), a global scholarly, medical communications, and technology solutions company, launched a large-scale survey to shed light on joy and stress triggers and overall mental health in academia. The survey – powered by Cactus Foundation, an initiative aimed to help researchers grow into leaders and create global impact with their work, and supported by Editage Insights, a CACTUS solution offering resources and advice to researchers worldwide – has thus far garnered responses from over 2,000 researchers. To give impetus to this novel initiative, several new collaborators and two participating organizations (Moneague College and IndiaBioscience) have come on board.


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December 17, 2019

Bright Future for Nuclear Energy—Editage conducts first workshop at the Homi Bhabha National Institute

Scientific publication in burgeoning atomic energy research gets a boost with pioneering strategies by Editage

Over 150 researchers and doctoral students at the Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI) attended a workshop conducted by Editage that offered extensive insights into scientific publication. The four-hour workshop was helmed by academic experts who spent two hours each detailing a wide range of topics like research manuscript preparation, ethics, and strategy.


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December 10, 2019

Blank:a—a unique resource sharing university best practices globally—now online!

An online version of the print magazine Blank:a has been launched by Cactus Communications with the aim of disseminating university best practices globally 

With the increasing globalization of academia, researchers and universities are now more connected than ever, and the issues faced by universities around the world are becoming very similar. Most universities are plagued with the same challenges such as improving reputation and visibility globally, attracting international students, improving world rankings, showcasing their research prowess, increasing diversity, and improving researcher wellbeing and impact. Yet, the opportunities for cross-learning and information sharing in the higher education community—globally and even within the same country—are limited.


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December 9, 2019

Cactus Communications to offer research communication services to help create Impact for recipients of European Young Researcher Award

Cactus Communications has announced that it will be offering the winners of the European Young Researcher Award a service package aimed at disseminating their research globally.

Encouraging young scientists to follow the path of research is ensuring the future of scientific advancement. In this spirit EuroScience— the European Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology and Europe’s most prominent grassroots organization for science, technology, and innovation in Europe—founded the European Young Researchers’ Award (EYRA). The award recognizes young scientists that show outstanding scientific performance on a European level. The award ceremony traditionally takes place every two years at the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), the largest international conference dedicated to open dialog on scientific research and innovation in, with and for society in Europe.


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December 5, 2019

Editage Hosts Workshop on Data Curation and Science Communication at NIMHANS

Editage, a Cactus Communications (CACTUS) solution that provides author and publication support to universities and research institutes, hosted a workshop on data curation and science communication for researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) on November 28.


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December 2, 2019

Cactus Communications Recognized as One of the Best Companies for Millennials in India

Cactus Communications wins big at conference recognizing organizations that are pioneers of integration and empowerment of millennials.

According to a Forbes article, in 2015, millennials overtook baby boomers to constitute the largest talent pool in the world and they are predicted to account for 75%  of the global workforce by 2025. Against this background, it has become crucial for organizations to understand the mindset, motivations, and work ethic of millennials in order to make it an attractive workplace for this employee segment.


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November 25, 2019

#BlockchainResearch: Editage Announces Partnership with British Blockchain Association to Expand Support Services to Journal Authors

Blockchain is one of the most revolutionary technologies of the 21st century, enabling transparency and trust in transactions and in a manner that guarantees privacy and security. According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), about 10% of the world GDP will be stored on blockchain by 2027. It is in this context that research into blockchain and its applications become very important.


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November 22, 2019

Cactus Communications Welcomes Katsuhisa Arai as Head of Medical Communications for Japan

Cactus Communications (CACTUS), a global company that provides communications and technology solutions to academia and life sciences segments worldwide, welcomes Katsuhisa Arai as Head of Medical Communications for Cactus Life Sciences. Cactus Life Sciences is a division of CACTUS that offers high-impact medical communications for pharmaceutical, medical devices, and biotech companies globally. Arai will oversee the Japan operations of the medical communications team.


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November 20, 2019

Cactus Communications has been recognized among the "Top 10 Safe Places to Work" 2019

In a recent pan-India survey to determine safe workplaces for women in the country, Cactus Communications emerged as one of the top companies.


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November 19, 2019

CACTUS hosts workshop on science writing and research communication for over 200 research scholars at IIT Bombay

Cactus Communications (CACTUS), a global science communications organization, hosted a workshop on November 13 at IIT Bombay on science communication. The objective of the workshop was to equip participants with skills needed for strategic science publication and outreach for wider impact of their research and academic careers. The workshop was conducted in partnership with Central Library at IIT Bombay and was attended by over 200 research scholars from the institute.


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November 14, 2019

Cactus Communications Supports the Open Scholarship Initiative

Cactus Communications (CACTUS), a global scholarly, medical communications, and technology solutions company, is proud to have offered financial support to the Open Scholarship Initiative (OSI). OSI is a diverse, inclusive, global network of high-level experts and stakeholder representatives who work together in partnership with UNESCO to develop acceptable, comprehensive, and sustainable solutions to the future of open scholarship.


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November 13, 2019

Editage partners with ReviewerCredits to offer peer review training and author services

Editage, a leading science communications brand by Cactus Communications (CACTUS) has partnered with ReviewerCredits, a spinoff company endorsed by the University of Milano-Bicocca. Through this collaboration, Editage and ReviewerCredits will launch a service platform that will cover key areas such as reviewer education, English editing, manuscript formatting, and translation.


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November 11, 2019

Impact Science and Vertigo Ventures Join Hands to Help Research Institutions in the UK Provide More Robust Support for Research Impact

Impact Science, a division of Cactus Communications that provides end-to-end support for the research impact life cycle, has partnered with Vertigo Ventures (VV), a UK-based company that offers innovative technology solutions for impact measurement, to provide research institutions with services and systematic support for more efficient and productive impact management.


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November 5, 2019

Wiley Partners with Editage to Enhance and Expand Services for Authors

John Wiley & Sons Inc. is pleased to announce a new partnership with Editage, a leading global scholarly communications brand by Cactus Communications (CACTUS), to enhance and expand the services available from Wiley Editing Services. This partnership enables Wiley to provide comprehensive support to authors for publishing and promoting their research with an enhanced range of article preparation, journal selection, and article promotion services.


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October 18, 2019

Editage and Tsinghua University Press release a book on common mistakes in manuscript writing for Chinese researchers

Editage, a leading science communications brand by Cactus Communications (CACTUS), has partnered with Tsinghua University Press to publish a book on common errors in writing manuscripts in English for Chinese researchers. The book is a Chinese adaptation of Editage’s best-selling Japanese version published by The Japan Times in 2016, which has sold over 14,000 copies and has been well-received in Japan.


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October 29, 2019

Cactus Communications Joins Hands with ScienceNet to Launch Science Talks, an Online Forum for Issues that Impact the Academic Community

Cactus Communications (CACTUS), a leading global scholarly, medical communications, and technology solutions company, has partnered with ScienceNet.cn, one of China's most influential academic news and blogging platforms, to start Science Talks, an online forum that will host discussions on breakthrough developments in science and academia and issues plaguing the academic community.


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October 22, 2019

CACTUS sets up Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru

Cactus Communications (CACTUS) is a global science communication organization that collaborates with STEM, life sciences, social sciences, and humanities researchers, universities, publishers, and organizations to accelerate research impact. CACTUS has expanded its footprint in India by setting up a new Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru. With its headquarters in Mumbai, CACTUS has offices in the US, the UK, Japan, China, South Korea, and Singapore.


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October 10, 2019

Cactus Communications invites researchers to participate in global survey on mental health in academia

Princeton, October 10, 2019: Cactus Communications, a global scholarly, medical communication, and technology solutions company, has launched a large-scale survey that aims to shed light on joy and stress triggers and overall mental health in academia. Researchers are at the forefront of creating knowledge, often working in hypercompetitive environments with higher levels of anxiety and stress than other professionals. Mental health in academia has been a widely discussed topic recently, both in academic journals and personal blogs. However, research on this topic at a global scale is starkly lacking.


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September 25, 2019

CACTUS ties up with Scholarcy to speed up the scholarly communication process

Cactus Communications, a leading global scholarly, medical communication and technology solution company is proud to announce a partnership with Scholarcy. This partnership will explore ways to speed up the scholarly communication process for researchers.


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September 10, 2019

SAGE Publishing partners with Editage to offer author services

Authors can avail of pre-submission and research dissemination services through the new platform

SAGE Publishing announces its partnership with Editage, a leading global scholarly communications brand by CACTUS, to offer high-quality pre-publication and research dissemination services. The pre-publication service portfolio includes Manuscript Formatting, Translation with Editing, English Editing, Plagiarism Check, and Artwork Preparation to help authors traverse publication deadlines in a cost-efficient and timely manner.


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September 5, 2019

The first AI-powered manuscript submission marketplace connecting authors and journals

Cactus Communications launches the world's first marketplace allowing manuscript and journal selection on one platform

Cactus Communications, a global scholarly, medical communication and technology solutions company, launched PubSURE -the first marketplace that brings together researchers and journals across all STEM and HSS disciplines to make global scholarly publishing more efficient.


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August 29, 2019

TIFR ties up with CACTUS to offer training in scientific writing to its students

This is the second time in a row that CACTUS has been invited by TIFR to train their students in scientific writing

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) partnered with Cactus Communications, a global scholarly, medical communications and technology solutions company, to offer training to budding researchers in scientific writing. Founded in 2002, CACTUS has helped over 345,000 researchers, doctors and scientists publish about one million papers across 173 countries.


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May 23, 2019

New report based on comments from over 2,500 global researchers captures what they want from the academic publishing industry

Read actual comments from global researchers on how scholarly publishing can be improved

A few months ago, Editage—a leading global scholarly communications brand by CACTUS — released a comprehensive report based on a global author survey capturing the views of almost 7000 researchers on different aspects of scholarly publishing. In the last question of the survey, researchers were asked to provide comments on what they would like to change about the academic publishing system. As a qualitative follow up to the survey report, Editage has now released a report that analyzes all comments received in response to this question.


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April 17, 2019

New Editage Report Shows That Pre-Submission Language Editing Can Improve Acceptance Rates of Manuscripts Written by Non-Native English-Speaking Researchers

A significant proportion of global research output is produced by English-as-a-second-language (ESL) researchers. These researchers often feel they are at considerable disadvantage because of their low English proficiency level and experience considerable stress when preparing their manuscripts for submission to international journals. Hence, many seek professional pre-submission language editing support.

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February 15, 2019

Launch of BMJ Author Services in collaboration with Editage

BMJ partners with Editage to offer language editing and translation services. The partnership will enable medical researchers worldwide to achieve their publication goals.

Healthcare knowledge provider BMJ has partnered with Editage, a leading global scholarly communications brand by CACTUS, to offer language editing and translation services to medical researchers who seek to publish in healthcare science journals. BMJ Author Services will enable medical researchers across the globe to clearly communicate their research, potentially in one of BMJ’s 70 medical and allied science journal titles.


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January 23, 2019

Cactus Communications Named Among the Top 20 Companies for Remote Jobs in 2019

Cactus Communications is proud to announce that it has been named among the top 20 on FlexJobs' global list of the Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2019. This list is based on an analysis of over 51,000 companies and their remote job posting histories in the FlexJobs database. To be considered, the jobs offered by these companies had to be remote-friendly, either allowing for candidates to telecommute entirely or part of the time. Overall, the list represents more than 15 industries and are headquartered across 11 different countries.

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August 26, 2018

Editage Training Academy completes training for over 65,000 researchers globally

The rapidly changing scholarly publishing space has been seeing higher submissions from non-native English-speaking authors, and as a consequence, the need for focused training in all aspects of academic publication has seen an upward spike.

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May 18, 2018

Ada—the Automated Document Assessment Solution for Academic Publishers

Unlike other automated language assessment tools, Ada has specifically been designed to assess scientific content and offers unmatched levels of customization

The scholarly communications landscape is quickly adopting new technologies and integrating automated solutions to make things easier for publishers. CACTUS launches Ada, an Automated Document Assessment solution specifically designed to assess scientific content in research papers. Ada is named after Ada Lovelace, who worked on Babbage’s Analytical Engine and is regarded as the first computer programmer. Ada automatically assesses the quality of a submitted research manuscript vis-à-vis its readability and adherence to certain ethical requirements, saving time and effort required at multiple stages of the publication process. Unlike other automated assessment tools, Ada has specifically been designed to assess scientific content and offers unmatched levels of customization.

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January 11, 2018

EuroScience and Editage announce partnership to support European Young Researchers

Every year EuroScience, the European grassroots organization of scientists and other stakeholders in science, selects winners of the European Young Researchers Awards (the EYRAwards) for PhD candidates and postdocs in alternate years. Editage is a leading global scholarly communications brand by CACTUS, providing services in areas such as language editing, publication support, and research communication to broad audiences.

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August 14, 2017

Cactus Communications tops the list of India’s Great Mid-Size Workplaces

In a study conducted by Great Place to Work® Institute in association with MINT, by HT Media, Cactus Communications ranked 1st among India’s Great Mid-Size Workplaces in 2017. The study was conducted on 34,501 people from 219 mid-sized organizations, employing 100 to 500 people. The global scholarly communications company has been a forerunner in employee engagement and satisfaction over the years. In addition to flexible work timings, freedom to express ideas, and fun events, CACTUS has created an atmosphere that motivates talented professionals to be passionate about their work.


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June 19, 2017

Editage announces grants for journal editors from Asia to travel to ISMTE’s North American and European conferences

Editage, is a leading global scholarly communications brand by CACTUS, announced travel grants for journal editors from East Asia to attend the 10th Annual North American and European conferences of the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE). ISMTE’s 10th Annual North American Conference is being conducted on August 10-11, 2017 in Denver, Colorado, and the 10th Annual European Conference is to be held on November 9-10, 2017 in London, UK. After the huge success of ISMTE’s 2017 Asian-Pacific Conference in Beijing, Editage wants to continue to support ISMTE in its mission to facilitate a continued open dialogue between editorial offices in the East and the West. Editage Travel grants will be reserved for journal editors from East Asia (China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, North Korea, Mongolia, Hong Kong, and Macau)

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