Despite many journals now requiring an author contributions statement, the relative involvement of each co-author in a publication is not quantifiable. Researchers calling for a quantitative approach have proposed a … Continue Reading Quantifying author contribution in scientific publications
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?
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
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
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, 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
Data from more than 34 million research articles drawn from Scopus have been reviewed to determine how the number of authors on scientific papers has changed over the past two … Continue Reading New investigation reveals the number of authors named on research papers is increasing
Publishing research with negative or neutral results can be difficult in traditional scientific journals. Similarly, non-typical articles such as those reporting methods may also be overlooked in favour of papers … Continue Reading Innovative publishing platforms encourage sharing of ‘grey literature’
The Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) initiative, a not-for-profit, member-fee sustained organisation, was launched in 2012. Its mission is to ‘provide open tools that enable transparent and trustworthy connections … Continue Reading Wiley now requires ORCID iD for manuscript submission
Caroline Halford, Publishing Manager at Adis, reviews the evolution of patient-centered outcomes research and the direct involvement of patients in publications. This recording was made on 2 November 2016 in … Continue Reading [VIDEO] The evolution of patient-centered outcomes research
The British Medical Journal (BMJ) recently published an article titled ‘Ghostwriting: the importance of definition and its place in contemporary drug marketing’. In the article, the author, Alastair Matheson, describes … Continue Reading Defining ghostwriting: ISMPP and GAPP respond to controversial BMJ article
A study by Vera-Badillo et al., recently published in the European Journal of Cancer concluded that inappropriate authorship is prevalent in publications reporting systemic cancer therapy. Two-thirds (40/61) of evaluable … Continue Reading Is inappropriate authorship prevalent in oncology trial reporting?
In a blog published last month in Naturejobs, PhD student Andy Kay offers five pieces of advice, based on his own experiences, to avoid potential authorship issues with collaborators: Carefully … Continue Reading Five steps to avoid authorship conflict with collaborators
The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) clearly define four criteria that must be fulfilled for an individual to be credited as an author of a scientific paper. Those … Continue Reading International Rheumatology Editors announce new policy to combat ghost authorship
Ghostwriting within the scientific community is when medical writers make substantial but undisclosed contributions to published manuscripts. Guidelines from a number of professional organisations have tried to clarify the role … Continue Reading Is ghostwriting on the decline? Findings from a survey among AMWA and EMWA members (2005 to 2014)