In recent years, the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) has been striving to make widespread data sharing the norm. In January 2016, the committee published a proposal to … Continue Reading ICMJE announce new data sharing requirements for publication of clinical trial reports
Working with multiple authors to develop and submit a manuscript, while adhering to best practice guidelines, is a complex process. In a free webinar, provided by ICON plc, medical communications … Continue Reading [FREE WEBINAR] Evolving best practices for working with authors – authorship and beyond
Jan Seal-Roberts, Publishing Director at Adis, provides an update on predatory publishing and its risks. Recorded 4 October 2017 at a MedComms Networking event in Oxford. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv. Jan’s presentation (PDF format) is … Continue Reading [VIDEO] Predatory publishing: an update
Predatory journals and publishers are characterised by questionable, often unethical, publication practices. This was confirmed by results of a new survey-based study, which were presented at the 8th international congress … Continue Reading Authorship in exchange for payment: new study into predatory journals and publishers
Is self-citation getting out of control and do we need to keep a closer eye on it? A recent article suggests that it might be time for the creation of … Continue Reading Do we need to keep an eye on self-citation?
Sponsors of clinical trials are required to provide result summaries in a format that is understandable to laypersons, as outlined in the EU Clinical Trials Regulation 536/2014 (Article 37) (EU … Continue Reading Guidance and important steps to consider when writing lay summaries
Crossref is a not-for-profit organisation that interlinks a variety of online academic content including articles, conference proceedings and data sets using Digital Object Identifier (DOI) technology. By doing so it … Continue Reading Crossref to manage DOIs for peer review content
At the recent Eighth International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication, Harlan Krumholz a cardiologist from Yale, outlined MedArXiv, a forthcoming preprint server for the medicine and health sciences. … Continue Reading Will the medical community embrace a preprint server?
Last month saw the Eighth International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication take place in Chicago, Illinois. Journal editors, peer reviewers, publishers and researchers gathered to explore the quality … Continue Reading Roundup of the Eighth International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication
The Dizzy Awards – named after the baseball player and announcer Jay Hanna “Dizzy” Dean whose poor grammar and syntax became almost his trademark – are given for examples of … Continue Reading The medical writing award you don’t want to win!
In a recent issue of “The MAP Newsletter” from the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP), Karen King and Jason Gardner from Complete Medical Communications discuss how publication planning … Continue Reading The impact of regulatory changes on publication planning
Healthcare research has always been dependent on the willingness of patients and volunteers to take part in studies. But in addition to being study participants, patients and members of the … Continue Reading Getting to GRIPPs with reporting patient and public involvement in research
This week (11–17 September) marks the return of Peer Review Week. Now in its third year, the theme of Peer Review Week 2017 is Transparency in Review. Some 29 organisations, … Continue Reading It’s Peer Review Week!
In 2007, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the US FDA Amendments Act (FDAAA), in which it stated that all clinical trials of FDA-regulated products must be … Continue Reading Has the FDA Amendments Act improved clinical trial registration and publication?
In a recent letter to The Lancet, Andrea Manca and colleagues called for PubMed to act over the increasing number of predatory journals indexed in the biomedical database. This followed … Continue Reading Predatory journals increasingly indexed in PubMed: A call for action
In a new paper published in the BMJ, Ben Goldacre and co-workers suggest that pharmaceutical companies have variable policies on the reporting of clinical trials. While some have clear procedures … Continue Reading Audit of pharma policies on the reporting of data from clinical trials
What drives scientists to publish their research? The furtherance of science? The recognition? The advancement of one’s career? At many universities in China, researchers are financially incentivised to publish their … Continue Reading What are the implications of China’s cash-for-publications policy?