FOR Medical Affairs Professionals. BY Medical Affairs Professionals. Collaborate and network with a growing community of global Medical Affairs Professionals at the MAPS 2018 Annual Meeting, taking place February 25-27 … Continue Reading Collaborate and network with global Medical Affairs Professionals at the MAPS 2018 Annual Meeting
Gain insights into medical publication trends through engaging expert presentations and interactive peer-to-peer discussions at the 2018 European Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP). Join us … Continue Reading Join Us at the 2018 European Meeting of ISMPP!
Intimate in scale and in-depth in nature, the 17th Annual International Publication Planning Meeting represents a convergence of hot-button issues and unique networking opportunities, all in beautiful San Diego (February … Continue Reading Register now for the 17th Annual International Publication Planning Meeting
It can be difficult for the busy research scientist to find the time to sit and write manuscripts while also completing experiments, managing funding applications and handling teaching responsibilities. Yet, … Continue Reading Can computers really write manuscripts?
Following the tenth anniversary of Open Access Week, the Director of the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group, Virginia Barbour, has written about the evolution of open access and the obstacles … Continue Reading Infrastructure development is required to realise the full potential of Open Access
A major factor in the under-representation of women in research, gender bias is widespread in scholarly activities, including publications. A report published earlier this year by the American Geophysical Union … Continue Reading The ‘networking effect’: how author networks can cause gender bias in peer review
Predatory journals are a hot topic among publishing professionals, however the issue is now becoming more widely known outside of academic circles. A recent article in the New York Times … Continue Reading A “new and ugly symbiosis”? Why do some scientists choose to publish in predatory journals?
Three steps to transparency in clinical research: a new white paper from the Collaboration for Research Integrity and Transparency
Integrity and transparency are paramount to the accuracy, accessibility and credibility of medical research. Given that clinical evidence informs market approval of medical products, missing or inaccurate clinical trial data … Continue Reading Three steps to transparency in clinical research: a new white paper from the Collaboration for Research Integrity and Transparency
Fake reviews continue to be a serious concern in medical publishing, putting data integrity and trust in the scientific community at risk. As recently reported by Retraction Watch, a new … Continue Reading New tool to identify fakes in the peer review process
According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), patient and public involvement is necessary if clinical practice guidelines are to be reliable and of the highest standard. As part of “Clinical … Continue Reading Are patients participating in clinical practice guideline development?
Recently, F1000Research published the first article of their new Registered Report initiative. The publisher is the first to go a step further with this publication format, combining the Registered Report … Continue Reading Registered Reports: enhancing transparency and reproducibility in scientific publication
BMC Research Notes has launched a new article type in the form of data notes, as introduced by the journal’s editor, Dirk Krüger, in a recent blog. Data notes are … Continue Reading Data notes: a new initiative to improve data visibility
A group of experts from the medical communications and pharmaceutical industries has put together new guidance for the development of conference materials: Good Practice for Conference Abstracts and Presentations (GP-CAP). … Continue Reading New good practice guidance for conference abstracts and presentations
Last week (23–29 October) saw researchers, scientists and publication professionals from across the globe take part in the 10th annual International Open Access Week, with discussions taking place online (#openaccessweek) … Continue Reading Highlights of the 10th annual International Open Access Week
Open access and open source are cited as increasingly important alternatives to the traditional subscription models of academic publishing. While they represent very different approaches, both have the potential to … Continue Reading Open source publishing for all, or for investment?
The importance of effective communication between researchers and the public is evident. Patients and the public are becoming increasingly engaged in research, clinical studies and treatment choices, and many major … Continue Reading Approaches to improve the quality of plain English in lay summaries