Registration is now open for UK EQUATOR Centre’s flagship PUBLICATION SCHOOL St Catherine’s College, Oxford 19-23 June 2017 Earlybird rates until 31 March. PLUS: All Publication Plan readers get a 10% … Continue Reading Registrations are now open: UK EQUATOR Centre Publication School 2017
By adopting data as the backbone of the company and overhauling entire business models across the lifecycle, some pharma companies are beginning to identify trends and opportunities before payers … Continue Reading See the Future: 5th Annual Real World Evidence Europe 2017
A recent meeting of stakeholders in the publication of scientific research sought to determine what can be done to advance the current model of publication in traditional journals. The meeting, … Continue Reading Can pharma improve the publishing of scientific research?
Many universities and academic journals now use plagiarism detection software, such as Turnitin®, to identify essays and research papers that have borrowed excessively from previously published work. However, in a … Continue Reading New paraphrasing tools make plagiarism harder to detect
Originally posted on Science Chronicle:
Contradicting Cabell’s tweet, Jeffrey Beall says he is not working as a consultant Contrary to what Cabell’s International, a publishing services company, had said in…
José Luis Ortega, a web researcher from the Cybermetrics Lab at the Spanish National Research Council, recently investigated whether author participation on Twitter influences the volume of tweets about, and … Continue Reading To tweet or not to tweet? Does author Twitter presence influence article citation?
The Times Higher Education magazine recently conducted an anonymous poll asking scientists what they would do if they discovered a serious error in one of their own high-impact publications. … Continue Reading How likely are authors to own up to mistakes?
Preprints have become an increasingly popular way for researchers to make their work immediately available to the scientific community. Non-peer-reviewed articles can be uploaded to platforms such as arXiv, bioRxiv … Continue Reading Journals look to preprint servers to source content
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On the local use and usefulness of Beall’s list of predatory publishing On the occasion of Jeffrey Beall’s list of possible predatory publishers being shut down…
The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has sponsored a new initiative to promote the responsible sharing of clinical trial data. The journal is calling for entries in the SPRINT Data … Continue Reading Call for entries: NEJM challenges you to help advance data sharing
“Medicine is a mess”. This is the view of Ben Goldacre, physician and author of Bad Pharma, in a recent article in the Times newspaper. It comes after the publication of … Continue Reading Association between principal investigators’ financial ties to pharma and published trial outcomes
Over two days last month (17-18 January, 2017), around 250 delegates and exhibitors attended the 2017 European meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) in London. The … Continue Reading Meeting report: Summary of Day 2 of the 2017 European #ISMPP Meeting
Over two days last week (17-18 January, 2017), around 250 delegates and exhibitors attended the 2017 European meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) in London. The … Continue Reading Meeting report: Summary of Day 1 of the 2017 European #ISMPP Meeting
The American librarian and blogger Jeffrey Beall, perhaps best known for his lists of “potential, possible or probable” predatory open-access publishers and journals, has been praised by many for shining … Continue Reading Jeffrey Beall and the disappearing blacklists of predatory journals/publishers
Peer review is often regarded as a flawed process, yet it remains a fundamental principal of scientific publishing. At its core, peer review relies on the availability of researchers to … Continue Reading Majority of peer review performed by a minority of researchers
The American Medical Writers Association (AMWA), European Medical Writers Association (EMWA), and International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) today released a Joint Position Statement on the Role of Professional … Continue Reading New Medical Writer Position Statement from AMWA, EMWA, and ISMPP