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?
Salary surveys from the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) have served as useful sources of information for employers of medical communicators to set salary ranges and for employees and freelances/independent … Continue Reading Now running: 2015 salary survey from the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA)
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”
New course from the EQUATOR group on “The secrets of success in writing, publishing, and disseminating research articles”
The UK EQUATOR Network – who have brought us guidelines like CONSORT and PRISMA – are running a “Publication School” from the 6th to 10th of July in Oxford. The … Continue Reading New course from the EQUATOR group on “The secrets of success in writing, publishing, and disseminating research articles”