Getting research published can be a long and laborious process with scientists often encountering numerous delays. Many researchers feel like these delays are getting worse but Daniel Himmelstein has looked … Continue Reading Are publishing delays getting worse?
Confused as to which guidelines you should be following to write up your research? Well help may be at hand. There are over 280 guidelines available on the EQUATOR Network … Continue Reading Which reporting guidelines should you use when developing your publication?
The 12th Annual meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) will be held at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center, National Harbor, MD, USA from Monday … Continue Reading The ISMPP 12th Annual Meeting is approaching: “Medical Publications in a Data-Rich World”
It is established best-practice that all clinical trial outcomes should be pre-specified in a trial protocol and on a clinical trial registry and then reported once the trial is complete. … Continue Reading Fixing the problem of outcome-switching in clinical trials
The next COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) forum is on Friday 12th February 2016, when the subject of data sharing will be discussed. Data sharing, as an indication of improving … Continue Reading Data sharing and transparency – COPE would like your views?
Incorrectly analysing data can have serious implications. In a recent blog, Jeff Leek brought together some of the more common mistakes that researchers can make and provides guidance on how … Continue Reading Statistical analysis – get it right
The standard of peer review has recently come under scrutiny after several investigations discovered suboptimal procedures and in some cases fraudulent behaviour. In an article in PLoS ONE, Jelte Wicherts … Continue Reading A tool to measure the transparency and quality of peer review
Webinar summary: “Adventures in Manuscript Development: Good Publication Practice in the Real World”
On Wednesday 27th January 2016, the International Society of Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) delivered a webinar entitled “Adventures in Manuscript Development: Good Publication Practice in the Real World”. The speakers … Continue Reading Webinar summary: “Adventures in Manuscript Development: Good Publication Practice in the Real World”
BioMed Central are publishing a series of articles on “How to publish”. The first commentary in the series “Planning ahead – what to think about prior to submission” covers an editor’s … Continue Reading Blogs from BioMed Central: “How to publish”
In general, scientists laud the concept of transparency and data sharing but a recent article “Don’t let transparency ruin science” by Stephan Lewandowsky and Dorothy Bishop highlights that care is … Continue Reading Harassment – a potential unwelcome consequence of transparency?
Data transparency is a hot topic at the moment and there are many different views, not only on the best way to proceed, but also on the advantages and disadvantages … Continue Reading Individual patient data sharing – have we considered all angles?
Planning to write a systematic review? New publication strategy announced by the journal Systematic Reviews
Planning to write a systematic review? If so, then the following editorial “Implementing PRISMA-P: recommendations for prospective authors” published in this month’s edition of Systematic Reviews is a must read. … Continue Reading Planning to write a systematic review? New publication strategy announced by the journal Systematic Reviews
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