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?
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 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”
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”
Professional medical writing support improves the quality of clinical trial reporting, according to a study presented at the 2015 European Meeting of ISMPP in January 2015. The research shows that … Continue Reading Professional medical writing support improves the quality of clinical trial reporting
The ISMPP annual meeting will be held in Arlington, USA on the 27-29th April. The meeting will provide attendees with the opportunity to choose from 8 parallel sessions and 9 … Continue Reading The 11th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) is fast approaching
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