Understanding data visualisations is an essential skill in today’s data-driven society. But beyond technical considerations like accuracy and consistency, what makes a good visualisation and what should researchers consider when looking to communicate … Continue Reading Seeing Data: Visualisation design should consider how we respond to statistics emotionally as well as rationally
The Good Publication Practice (GPP3) guidelines are now published. If these guidelines are going to have an impact on you – and you are UK or European based – then you may be … Continue Reading FREE evening panel discussion: new Good Publication Practice guidelines (GPP-3) in practice
A one day training course is being run by the National Clinical Guideline Centre in the UK that will give participants the basic skills to enable them to design and … Continue Reading One-day training course: systematic reviews and meta-analysis in action
Guidelines for Reporting Health Research is a textbook that provides a practical guide to choosing and correctly applying the appropriate guidelines when reporting health research to ensure clear, transparent, and useful … Continue Reading New textbook: Guidelines for Reporting Health Research
From multi-stakeholder platforms like ORCID, to commercial services like Google Scholar, academic profiles exist in a complex landscape of information flows. A recent blog by the London School of Economics and … Continue Reading What will the scholarly profile page of the future look like?
Last week, the International Society of medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) ran a webinar concerning: The current landscape of conduct of clinical trials in India. The importance and significance of increasing … Continue Reading Waking the Sleeping Tiger: Overview of Clinical Trials and Publication Practices in India
In a recent article in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, Ben Goldacre discusses the importance and need for improving the availability/publication of clinical trial data – particularly from the perspective … Continue Reading Fixing flaws in science must be professionalised
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An article published in the past month by Anna Sharman provides useful tips on the factors to consider when selecting an appropriate journal for a manuscript. Factors covered in the … Continue Reading Where to publish: tips on selecting a journal
Authors of all clinical trials published by the BMJ must now agree to make individual patient data from the study available to other researchers upon reasonable request. Among major medical journals, … Continue Reading Should medical journals make researchers share data from clinical trials?
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
The peer-review system is one of the cornerstones of quality, integrity and reproducibility in research, and its existence has enabled the scholarly publishing system to function for hundreds of years. … Continue Reading Innovations in scholarly peer review at Nature Publishing Group and Palgrave Macmillan
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?