A blog this week provides a useful tool for examining “real-world” publication and acceptance times for more than 3,000 journals. The author of the blog initiated the research based on … Continue Reading Publication and acceptance times for over 3,000 journals
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
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
A study at the University of Montreal shows that the market share of the five largest research publishing houses reached 50% in 2006, rising, thanks to mergers and acquisitions, from … Continue Reading Five companies control more than half of academic publishing
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
Some of the educational presentations are now available to download from the recent “An Update: Publications in Practice” meeting. These presentations cover subjects such as the impact of the Sunshine … Continue Reading Presentations available from the meeting: “An Update: Publications in Practice”
An article in PeerJ this week provides an overview and analysis of the currently available Mega Journals – including PLOS ONE, BMJ Open, PeerJ and others. The article summarises the … Continue Reading Overview of currently available mega-journals: have they reached their limits to growth?
How long does a scientific paper need to be? Do length limits have a detrimental effect on scientific reporting?
A blog this week by the London School of Economics and Political Science questions the current policy of many journals to restrict manuscript word count. In principle, length limits should … Continue Reading How long does a scientific paper need to be? Do length limits have a detrimental effect on scientific reporting?
A blog today in The BMJ provides further commentary on predatory journals. The blog provides a good overview of how to recognise predatory journals, and provides a variety of tips. … Continue Reading Predatory journals – a bad dream turning into a nightmare (BMJ Blog by @jocalynclark)
Revised guidelines relating to the development of medical publications to be published in the near future (GPP-3)
Most people involved in the development of medical publications – and particularly those from industry – are familiar with the Good Publication Practice (GPP)-2 guidelines, which were published in 2009. … Continue Reading Revised guidelines relating to the development of medical publications to be published in the near future (GPP-3)
An educational afternoon meeting will be held at Alderley Park in Cheshire on the 3rd of June, entitled: “An update: Publications in Practice”. The programme for this meeting is now … Continue Reading Free educational meeting on medical publications in Cheshire, UK on 3rd June
The World Health Organization (WHO) today issued a public statement calling for the disclosure of results from clinical trials for medical products, whatever the result. The move aims to ensure … Continue Reading WHO announces new statement on public reporting of clinical trial results
BioMed Central roadshow in London: “Making open access work for you: publishing, peer review and innovation”
BioMed Central the open access publisher Global Roadshow will be in London on Wednesday 20th May 2015. This FREE to attend one day event will take place at the Kingsway Hall Hotel giving delegates … Continue Reading BioMed Central roadshow in London: “Making open access work for you: publishing, peer review and innovation”
A blog by Nature Publishing this week explores various journal comparison websites that have sprung up over the past few years. These journal-comparison tools allow authors to search or filter journals by … Continue Reading Can’t decide where to publish? Ever tried a journal comparison site?