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 PLOS Blog yesterday authored by Hilda Bastian discusses several issues relating to peer review, including: Do attempts to mask the identity of authors affect acceptance or rejection of manuscripts, … Continue Reading Weighing Up Anonymity and Openness in Publication Peer Review
What can we do to increase trust in peer review? How can we encourage more researchers to take part in peer review? These were just some of the issues considered … Continue Reading Righting peer review: Are trust and incentives the key?
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)
In this short video from the ISMPP 2015 annual meeting, Daniel Shanahan (Associate Publisher at BioMed Central) discusses patient peer review and BioMed Central’s decision to include patients in the … Continue Reading Involvement of patients in the journal peer review process
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
Should peer reviewers receive training? Should there be accreditation? These topics and more were discussed at a recent BioMed Central roadshow in Sydney, Australia. One of the attendees, at this … Continue Reading Peer review: are early career researchers thrown in at the deep end?
How should scientists think about papers that have undergone what appears to be a cursory peer review? Perhaps the papers were reviewed in a day — or less — or … Continue Reading What to do when peer review feels inadequate?
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”
The Washington Post announced recently (Friday, March 27), that BioMed Central has retracted 43 scientific papers due to concerns about fake peer review. According to the article, this is evidently … Continue Reading Major publisher retracts 43 scientific papers amid wider fake peer-review scandal