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
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