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
A survey of 22,000 academic researchers by Nature Publishing Group (NPG) and Palgrave Macmillan has found that a decreasing number of authors are concerned about perceptions of the quality of … Continue Reading Perceptions of open access publishing are changing for the better
A recent blog by Altmetric reviews some recent innovations that have taken place in scholarly publishing, and discussed their implications, including: Greater openness Greater diversity Greater engagement The author of … Continue Reading Scholarly communication’s only going to get better [Altmetric blog]
A BioMed Central blog published in the past week provides insights into the growth of open access in China, and explain the reasons behind it. The blog can be found … Continue Reading A window into open access publishing in China
As part of the move to make clinical trial results more accessible, Elsevier is launching a new open access journal to provide an outlet for negative or less impactful trial … Continue Reading New journal will publish results from all scientifically sound clinical trials
The 4th World Conference on Research Integrity recently took place in Rio de Janeiro (from 31 May-3 June). The main theme for the conference was “How to improve the research … Continue Reading Presentations now available from the 4th World Conference on Research Integrity
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”
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?
There are obvious benefits associated with open data policies for the scientific community. As a consequence, research organisations are increasingly adopting open data policies as a requisite for publication. However, … Continue Reading What is the impact of open data policies on participation in clinical trials?
A Max Planck Digital Library Open Access Policy White Paper published this week makes a case for a large-scale transformation of the current corpus of scientific subscription journals to an … Continue Reading Transforming the subscription journals’ business model to facilitate the necessary large-scale transformation to open access
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 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
In a blog today, Iain Hrynaszkiewicz – the Head of Data and HSS Publishing at Nature Publishing Group and Palgrave Macmillan – provides a publisher’s views on improving the reproducibility … Continue Reading The role of openness and publishers in reproducible research