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
On February 29th 2016, the 15th Annual International Publication Planning Association (TIPPA) meeting convened in San Diego, CA for two days to discuss the evolving challenges impacting on the publications community. The … Continue Reading Meeting report: Summary of Day 1 of the 2016 TIPPA Meeting
Getting research published can be a long and laborious process with scientists often encountering numerous delays. Many researchers feel like these delays are getting worse but Daniel Himmelstein has looked … Continue Reading Are publishing delays getting worse?
BioMed Central are publishing a series of articles on “How to publish”. The first commentary in the series “Planning ahead – what to think about prior to submission” covers an editor’s … Continue Reading Blogs from BioMed Central: “How to publish”
Author: Jo Chapman, PhD (Aspire Scientific Ltd) Over two days last week, around 250 delegates and exhibitors braved sub-zero temperatures to attend the European meeting of the International Society for … Continue Reading Meeting report: Summary of Day 2 of the 2016 European ISMPP Meeting
Want to know what the highlights were from the 2016 ISMPP European Meeting? See the #ISMPP tweet stream here
The 2016 European meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) has just finished. Hopefully, the tweet stream below will be helpful in providing highlights of what was presented at … Continue Reading Want to know what the highlights were from the 2016 ISMPP European Meeting? See the #ISMPP tweet stream here
An interesting article by Julia Belluz explores whether high impact journals are more likely to publish ‘flawed research’ than lower ranked journals. The idea stems from a report written by … Continue Reading How reliable is the science published in high impact journals?
According to a major study of how research is shared, articles that feature in open access journals are more likely to be cited on Twitter. Kim Holmberg, a research associate … Continue Reading Open access papers ‘more likely to be cited on Twitter’ (@kholmber)
An article published in BMC Medicine in the past week examined the characteristics of predatory journals between 2010 and 2014. The study found that predatory journals have rapidly increased their … Continue Reading Rapid increase in ‘predatory’ open access journals/articles in the past 5 years
Sharing research results with the world is key to scientific progress. But with so many publications, how can you be sure you can trust a particular journal? A check list … Continue Reading Worried you might be about to submit to a predatory #OA journal? Help is at hand
A recent article in Nature News discusses the true costs of scientific publishing. In particular, the article focuses on the differences in costs amongst different publishing models, from traditional publishing … Continue Reading Open access: The true cost of science publishing
Registration is now open for the 2016 European Meeting of ISMPP (International Society of Medical Publication Professionals)
Registration is now open for the 2016 European Meeting of ISMPP (International Society of Medical Publication Professionals). The meeting title is: Publication Planning in Practice: Overcoming Challenges in the Age … Continue Reading Registration is now open for the 2016 European Meeting of ISMPP (International Society of Medical Publication Professionals)
A recent blog by Altmetric reviews some recent innovations that have taken place in scholarly publishing, and discussed their implications, including: Greater openness Greater diversity Greater engagement The author of … Continue Reading Scholarly communication’s only going to get better [Altmetric blog]