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
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?
Organised by JAMA and The BMJ, in association with METRICS at Stanford, the Eighth International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication will be held on 10–12 September 2017, in … Continue Reading Registrations now open: The Eighth International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication
The ongoing push towards increased transparency around clinical trials has seen the evolution of regulatory requirements for data reporting and sharing in Europe and the US over the past decade. … Continue Reading The evolution of regulations for improved clinical trial transparency
Russell Traynor, Platform Strategy Director with Envision Technology Solutions, describes how iEnvision will facilitate information flow and access across medical affairs functions to extend the capabilities of their existing Datavision … Continue Reading [VIDEO] iEnvision for publication planners
Russell Traynor, Platform Strategy Director with Envision Technology Solutions, explains how routes of access to medical information and consumption of content has shifted to multimedia channels. Recorded 6 July 2017 … Continue Reading [VIDEO] Publications in a digital world
Gavin Sharrock, Business Development Director at John Wiley and Sons, provides insights on medical publishing, and how the pharma industry and medcomms agencies can work effectively with societies. Recorded 6 … Continue Reading [VIDEO] Working with medical societies
Gavin Sharrock, Business Development Director at John Wiley and Sons, explains how to use content consumption behaviour to inform a medcomms publications strategy. Recorded 6 July 2017 at a MedComms … Continue Reading [VIDEO] Using content consumption behaviour to inform your publications strategy
In a recent survey of UK researchers, 93% of respondents said that they considered open access to be important, but only 41% had published an open access article themselves. Researchers … Continue Reading Open access more popular in principle than in practice
Here at The Publication Plan we want to make sure that our freely accessible, central online news resource continues to be an invaluable tool for everyone interested in the development … Continue Reading We need you! The Publication Plan Survey 2017.
Jackie Marchington, Director of Global Operations at Caudex, describes how Open Researcher and Contributor (ORCID) IDs have the potential to streamline manuscript submission/publication processes. Recorded 14 June 2017 at a MedComms … Continue Reading [VIDEO] Growing ORCIDS, tips for agencies
Jackie Marchington, Director of Global Operations at Caudex, talks through a common sense approach to assessing the credibility of an academic journal, prior to submission of a paper for peer review. … Continue Reading [VIDEO] A forensic examination of a possibly questionable journal
Jackie Marchington, Director of Global Operations at Caudex, explains how life as a corporate author can be tricky, but it’s easier if you plan ahead! Recorded 14 June 2017 at … Continue Reading [VIDEO] The corporate author
Individuals from leading journals and scientific organisations met earlier this year to discuss ways to improve the transparency of author contributions to research papers. The group made a number of … Continue Reading Recommendations to improve transparency of author contributions
In January of this year, Beall’s online list of ‘potential, possible, or probable’ predatory publishers was taken down. Cabells International, a Texas-based firm, has now stepped in to fill the … Continue Reading New blacklist of predatory publishers launched
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) inadvertently triggered a recent twitterstorm when it banned those attending its annual meeting from photographing or tweeting meeting slides. A blog post from Pharmaphorum published … Continue Reading Should live tweeting of conference slides be allowed?