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
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
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
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!
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
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?
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
Researchers are increasingly expected to demonstrate the “scholarly impact” of their work, for career progression or for approval by funding bodies. As such, they may refer to Altmetric scores … Continue Reading Keep an open mind when assessing online research metrics
In an age of rapid sharing of online information, authors are becoming increasingly frustrated with the lengthy timeframes associated with scientific peer review. But what if artificial intelligence (AI) could … Continue Reading Is artificial intelligence the key to speedier peer review?
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
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
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!