Authors of all clinical trials published by the BMJ must now agree to make individual patient data from the study available to other researchers upon reasonable request. Among major medical journals, … Continue Reading Should medical journals make researchers share data from clinical trials?
The peer-review system is one of the cornerstones of quality, integrity and reproducibility in research, and its existence has enabled the scholarly publishing system to function for hundreds of years. … Continue Reading Innovations in scholarly peer review at Nature Publishing Group and Palgrave Macmillan
Scientific Data: ‘Where should authors deposit clinical datasets, and how should peer review of these be done?
An editorial this week in Scientific Data discusses the systems that are emerging for authors to be able to deposit clinical datasets – such as the Yale Open Data Access (YODA, … Continue Reading Scientific Data: ‘Where should authors deposit clinical datasets, and how should peer review of these be done?
An editorial in the BMJ in the past week questions the current paradigm of research institutions rewarding academics for seeking publication above all else, including quality of teaching, peer review, … Continue Reading Are prolific authors too much of a good thing?
The presentation below was given by Barrie Anthony at the recent “An Update: Publications in Practice” meeting.
In June, the Committee on Publication Ethics, the Directory of Open Access Journals, the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association and the World Association of Medical Editors provided an update to … Continue Reading Principles of transparency and best practice in scholarly publishing
In a blog this week, the outcomes section editor for the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery provides tips on how authors should address peer review comments and also what they … Continue Reading How to submit a manuscript revision and tips on being a good peer reviewer
A study was published in PLOS ONE this month to examine whether risk factors for scientific misconduct could predict the occurrence of retractions (which are usually the consequence of research … Continue Reading Misconduct policies, academic culture and career stage affect scientific integrity
2015 Asia Pacific publication meetings: “Collaborating for Ethical and Effective Publication Practices”
Medical publications from the Asia Pacific region are increasing… and coming under intense scrutiny. Proven and practical solutions for enhancing the speed, quality, and influence of these publication will be … Continue Reading 2015 Asia Pacific publication meetings: “Collaborating for Ethical and Effective Publication Practices”
A recent blog by the London School for Economics and Political Science provides an interesting commentary on the importance and relevance of authorship decisions. The blog also provides several useful … Continue Reading Recommendations for deciding who gets authorship credit.
In the past few days, the New York Times has published an article about the recent increase in the retraction of papers from journals. The article is focused on the … Continue Reading Retractions: science under scrutiny
The scientific publishing community is currently awaiting the announcements on new journal impact factors. With this in mind, a post-doc researcher has written a BioMed Central blog this week that … Continue Reading Impact factors and academic careers: insights from a postdoc perspective
The 4th World Conference on Research Integrity recently took place in Rio de Janeiro (from 31 May-3 June). The main theme for the conference was “How to improve the research … Continue Reading Presentations now available from the 4th World Conference on Research Integrity
“We need to transform the academic system so that integrity and honesty are the norm in terms of authorship as well as data and results”
An article in the Guardian newspaper last week starts: “Scientists are meant to be scrupulously honest and objective. Acting unethically or misrepresenting information could spell the end of a career. … Continue Reading “We need to transform the academic system so that integrity and honesty are the norm in terms of authorship as well as data and results”