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)
The retraction of scientific papers has increased since the turn of the millennium, and a recent article published in Research Integrity and Peer Review aims to get to the bottom … Continue Reading Retracted data: how far do the ripples spread?
In a recent article published in Research Integrity and Peer Review, Dunn et al argue the benefits of having a fully-accessible, central database for researcher conflicts of interest. While improvements … Continue Reading Researchers argue for a central conflicts of interest database
Over 500 journals have endorsed the Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) guidelines, a new scheme aiming to improve the transparency and reproducibility of published research. The guidelines consist of eight … Continue Reading How to simplify manuscript submission
Accurate reporting of data is an essential part of the research process. However, the misreporting of results in biomedical research publications, whether intentional or otherwise, can and does occur. This … Continue Reading Inappropriate image duplication found in 1 in 25 publications
Springer Nature announced today that it will extend its year-long nature.com content sharing trial to enable its research articles to be freely shared with all researchers and the wider public … Continue Reading Springer Nature to Extend Content Sharing to Whole Springer Nature-owned Journal Portfolio
On February 29th 2016, the 15th Annual International Publication Planning Association (TIPPA) meeting convened for two days in San Diego, CA to discuss the evolving challenges impacting on the publications community. … Continue Reading Meeting report: Summary of Day 2 of the 2016 TIPPA Meeting