At The EMBO Meeting 2016, held in Germany earlier this week, EMBO and John Wiley and Sons, Inc. launched the ‘SmartFigures Lab’, a prototype online publishing website. SmartFigures are interactive … Continue Reading SmartFigures Lab launched at The EMBO Meeting 2016
As we recently reported, the Dutch government, which is currently holding the rotating presidency of the European Union (EU) has set the target of making all new scientific papers published … Continue Reading EU call for open access to all scientific papers by 2020
A recent blog from Nature highlights some of the current issues facing successful clinical-trial data sharing, including resource shortages, insufficient government regulation and incompatible reporting. Vivli, a new data sharing … Continue Reading The road to successful data sharing
The registration of clinical trials on public platforms such as clinicaltrials.gov has become commonplace in recent years and is now a prerequisite for the publication of clinical data in many … Continue Reading Access all publications related to a clinical trial at a click of a button
As readers of The Publication Plan, you will be aware of the recent rise in demand for open access publishing. But have you ever questioned the quality of the research that is being … Continue Reading Is the quality of open access and non-open access reporting comparable?
Data sharing must become routine argue Richard Smith and Ian Roberts in a recent opinion article published on F1000Research. They acknowledge that researchers are incentivised to publish papers rather than … Continue Reading Why do researchers refuse to share their data?
As the debate about access to scientific data and research rumbles on, scientists across the globe are increasingly turning to illegally downloaded sources as one-stop repositories for scientific literature. As … Continue Reading Illegal downloads: copyright theft or promotion of science?
An interesting article from Kalev Leetaru looks at the reluctance of academia to join the open access insurgence. The concept of open access is gathering momentum at a phenomenal pace, … Continue Reading The reluctance of academia to join the open access age
Since their foundation in the 17th century, medical journals have enabled communication amongst doctors and scientists and permitted the dissemination of medical knowledge. With thousands of titles available, covering all … Continue Reading Are medical journals fit for purpose in the modern world?
Open-access scientific literature is a hot topic that has been brought into the spotlight again recently, thanks to the current Dutch presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU). … Continue Reading Europe makes key move towards open-access
Springer Nature announced today that it will extend its year-long nature.com content sharing trial to enable its research articles to be freely shared with all researchers and the wider public … Continue Reading Springer Nature to Extend Content Sharing to Whole Springer Nature-owned Journal Portfolio
Author: Jo Chapman, PhD (Aspire Scientific Ltd) Over two days last week, around 250 delegates and exhibitors braved sub-zero temperatures to attend the European meeting of the International Society for … Continue Reading Meeting report: Summary of Day 2 of the 2016 European ISMPP Meeting
Want to know what the highlights were from the 2016 ISMPP European Meeting? See the #ISMPP tweet stream here
The 2016 European meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) has just finished. Hopefully, the tweet stream below will be helpful in providing highlights of what was presented at … Continue Reading Want to know what the highlights were from the 2016 ISMPP European Meeting? See the #ISMPP tweet stream here
A recent blog by Altmetric entitled “Open access publications get more media coverage” describes a paper written by McKiernan et al on the potential positive impact of open research on an … Continue Reading Open access (#OA) publishing may be linked to career benefits for researchers
Want to hear from one of the pioneers in scientific publications? Are you curious as to how the man who, almost singlehandedly, changed the way we read scientific journal articles … Continue Reading Vitek Tracz Visualizes the Future of Publications
A recent article in Nature News discusses the true costs of scientific publishing. In particular, the article focuses on the differences in costs amongst different publishing models, from traditional publishing … Continue Reading Open access: The true cost of science publishing