Gender bias is inherent in scholarly systems. Men publish at higher rates and receive more peer review invitations than women, while male PhD-educated scientists are more likely than their female … Continue Reading Gender bias in publishing
Despite many journals now requiring an author contributions statement, the relative involvement of each co-author in a publication is not quantifiable. Researchers calling for a quantitative approach have proposed a … Continue Reading Quantifying author contribution in scientific publications
It can be difficult for the busy research scientist to find the time to sit and write manuscripts while also completing experiments, managing funding applications and handling teaching responsibilities. Yet, … Continue Reading Can computers really write manuscripts?
Gain insights into medical publication trends through engaging expert presentations and interactive peer-to-peer discussions at the 2018 European Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP). Join us … Continue Reading Join Us at the 2018 European Meeting of ISMPP!
A group of experts from the medical communications and pharmaceutical industries has put together new guidance for the development of conference materials: Good Practice for Conference Abstracts and Presentations (GP-CAP). … Continue Reading New good practice guidance for conference abstracts and presentations
Intimate in scale and in-depth in nature, the 17th Annual International Publication Planning Meeting represents a convergence of hot-button issues and unique networking opportunities, all in beautiful San Diego (February … Continue Reading Register now for the 17th Annual International Publication Planning Meeting
The importance of effective communication between researchers and the public is evident. Patients and the public are becoming increasingly engaged in research, clinical studies and treatment choices, and many major … Continue Reading Approaches to improve the quality of plain English in lay summaries
John Dixon, independent medical writer and trainer in scientific writing skills, assesses readability tools for screening biomedical text and their value to medical writers and editors. Recorded 4 October 2017 … Continue Reading [VIDEO] Readability tools: are they useful for medical writers?
Working with multiple authors to develop and submit a manuscript, while adhering to best practice guidelines, is a complex process. In a free webinar, provided by ICON plc, medical communications … Continue Reading [FREE WEBINAR] Evolving best practices for working with authors – authorship and beyond
The Dizzy Awards – named after the baseball player and announcer Jay Hanna “Dizzy” Dean whose poor grammar and syntax became almost his trademark – are given for examples of … Continue Reading The medical writing award you don’t want to win!
Gavin Sharrock, Business Development Director at John Wiley and Sons, provides insights on medical publishing, and how the pharma industry and medcomms agencies can work effectively with societies. Recorded 6 … Continue Reading [VIDEO] Working with medical societies
Here at The Publication Plan we want to make sure that our freely accessible, central online news resource continues to be an invaluable tool for everyone interested in the development … Continue Reading We need you! The Publication Plan Survey 2017.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is already being used in scientific publishing for a range of functions: from identifying peer reviewers and detecting plagiarism, to checking for poor reporting, data fabrication and … Continue Reading Is artificial intelligence the future of scientific publishing?
Josh Brown, of ORCiD describes their vision of a world where all who participate in research, scholarship, and innovation are uniquely identified and connected to their contributions across disciplines, borders, … Continue Reading [VIDEO] An introduction to ORCiD
Ben McLeish of Altmetric explains how this data science company is dedicated to tracking and analyzing the online activity around scholarly research outputs, and how you can use their tools … Continue Reading [VIDEO] Altmetric data, services, and platform: An overview
Caroline Struthers of The EQUATOR (Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research) Network describes how this international initiative promotes transparent and accurate reporting and wider use of robust reporting … Continue Reading [VIDEO] The EQUATOR Network: supporting writers to publish high-impact health research