Trial registration: the single most valuable tool we have to ensure unbiased reporting of research studies
An Editorial has been published this week in The BMJ to mark the 10th anniversary of the landmark decision by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) to make … Continue Reading Trial registration: the single most valuable tool we have to ensure unbiased reporting of research studies
Reading a paper and want to find out its Altmetric details? You can now install a free “bookmarklet” from Altmetric for Chrome, Firefox and Safari that makes this possible. The “bookmarklet” can be … Continue Reading The Altmetric Bookmarklet: instantly get article level metrics for any recent paper, for free
Scientific Data: ‘Where should authors deposit clinical datasets, and how should peer review of these be done?
An editorial this week in Scientific Data discusses the systems that are emerging for authors to be able to deposit clinical datasets – such as the Yale Open Data Access (YODA, … Continue Reading Scientific Data: ‘Where should authors deposit clinical datasets, and how should peer review of these be done?
The presentation below was given by Barrie Anthony at the recent “An Update: Publications in Practice” meeting.
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
In June, the Committee on Publication Ethics, the Directory of Open Access Journals, the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association and the World Association of Medical Editors provided an update to … Continue Reading Principles of transparency and best practice in scholarly publishing
2015 Asia Pacific publication meetings: “Collaborating for Ethical and Effective Publication Practices”
Medical publications from the Asia Pacific region are increasing… and coming under intense scrutiny. Proven and practical solutions for enhancing the speed, quality, and influence of these publication will be … Continue Reading 2015 Asia Pacific publication meetings: “Collaborating for Ethical and Effective Publication Practices”
John Hopkins University are running a free online course (via Coursera) on systematic reviews and meta-analyses. The free course will introduce methods to perform systematic reviews and meta-analysis of clinical … Continue Reading Free online course: “Introduction to Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”
A series of articles in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) recently questioned whether the conflict of interest movement has gone too far in its campaign to stop the … Continue Reading Justifying conflicts of interest in medical journals: a very bad idea
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”
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the formation of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP). To mark this occasion, ISMPP have developed a presentation that provides an … Continue Reading The International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP): a decade of achievements
A blog by Altmetric published yesterday, attempts to answer questions from researchers about Altmetrics, why the scores are useful, how the score is calculated and weighted, and also what is … Continue Reading Numbers behind numbers: The Altmetric Score and sources explained
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?
The AllTrials campaign calls for all past and present clinical trials to be registered and their full methods and summary results reported. At the recent Evidence Live congress, Sir Iain … Continue Reading Presentation on the #AllTrials campaign (to register and report findings from all clinical trials)
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)