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
Join ICON plc at this webinar, featuring Jeffrey Beall, to learn tips and tools to enhance your medical publication efforts and to help avoid so-called “predatory journals”. The webinar will discuss the … Continue Reading [FREE WEBINAR]: Optimise Medical Publishing and Avoid “Predatory Journals”
In a recent article Andrew J. Hoffmann, from the University of Michigan, argues that academia’s focus on publication in top-tier ‘A’ journals as a measure of success, for both an … Continue Reading Does a focus on top-tier journals narrow the impact of research?
A recent meeting of stakeholders in the publication of scientific research sought to determine what can be done to advance the current model of publication in traditional journals. The meeting, … Continue Reading Can pharma improve the publishing of scientific research?
Over two days last week (17-18 January, 2017), around 250 delegates and exhibitors attended the 2017 European meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) in London. The … Continue Reading Meeting report: Summary of Day 1 of the 2017 European #ISMPP Meeting
Caroline Halford of Adis explains how a judicious approach to presubmission enquiries and discussions with journal editors can aid successful article submissions. This recording was made on 4 January,2017 in Oxford, UK at … Continue Reading [VIDEO] How to get the best out of journal presubmission enquiries
A recent editorial from The EMBO Journal demonstrates the publisher’s support for preprints, a version of a manuscript that proceeds its publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Bernd Pulverer, Chief editor … Continue Reading Preprints: support from EMBO and big biology
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 process of peer review is not perfect. However, it is essential for the publication of reliable and high quality science, and for this reason, some journals have taken steps … Continue Reading Trial of transparent peer review yields positive results at Nature Communications
Jan Seal-Roberts, Publishing Director at Adis, talks about the rapid growth of “predatory” publishers and the dangers they pose for the STM publishing community. This recording was made on 2 … Continue Reading [VIDEO] The perils and pitfalls of predatory publishers
The open-access journal eLife is to start charging publishing fees from 2017. Expenses have been covered to date by three of the largest private research funding organisations (Howard Hughes Medical … Continue Reading eLife to start charging publishing fees from 2017
On 30 August 2016, the US patent office granted a patent entitled “Online peer review system and method” (US Patent No. 9,430,468) to the publishing company, Elsevier. In the patent, … Continue Reading Elsevier granted patent for online peer-review system
Predatory journals exploit the open-access model, charging authors publication fees in return for fast publication, without the associated editorial and publishing services expected from legitimate journals. The number of articles … Continue Reading “Sting” operation exposes predatory publisher
Since their foundation in the 17th century, medical journals have enabled communication amongst doctors and scientists and permitted the dissemination of medical knowledge. With thousands of titles available, covering all … Continue Reading Are medical journals fit for purpose in the modern world?
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