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”
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the formation of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP). To mark this occasion, ISMPP have developed a presentation that provides an … Continue Reading The International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP): a decade of achievements
It’s time for academic writing to evolve – “Science is exciting, so why do we write about it in such a dull way?”
A blog by Elsevier published in the past week authored by Dr. Filipe Branco dos Santos, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Amsterdam, argues that we could … Continue Reading It’s time for academic writing to evolve – “Science is exciting, so why do we write about it in such a dull way?”
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?
A blog in MedPage Today this week, F. Perry Wilson (an assistant professor of medicine at the Yale School of Medicine) provides a very interesting overview of how statistics can … Continue Reading Lies, damned lies and statistics (relating to medical publications)
The Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education (JMBE) have released a video in the past week relating to publication ethics. The video (see below) discusses the importance of scientific ethics … Continue Reading Ethics in science: trends in research misconduct on the rise (video)
Within the last week, the BMJ has published an official extension of the CONSORT 2010 Statement for reporting N-of-1 trials. This guidance from the EQUATOR Network (www.equator-network.org) provides a set … Continue Reading CONSORT extension for reporting N-of-1 trials (CENT) 2015 Statement
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?
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 editorial in the Cochrane Library from the last week argues that clinical trial information from regulators should be included in systematic reviews of treatments. In 2014, the authors of … Continue Reading Should regulatory data from the EMA and the FDA be included in systematic reviews?
What exactly is a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) and how does it help in the management and long-term preservation of research? A blog by The London School of Economics and … Continue Reading Digital Object Identifiers: stability for citations and referencing, but not proxies for quality
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
An article published in this week’s Trials argues that it is time to design a new model of research publication, with modern technology embedded at its heart. The abstract of … Continue Reading Is it time for the research article to evolve?