A study published this week – which gathered information about the retraction policies of the top 200 scientific journals, ranked by impact factor – found that 3 times as many … Continue Reading Three times as many journals have retraction policies now vs 2004
Registrations now open for the 2015 Annual Conference of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA)
The American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) Annual Conference is now open for registrations. The meeting will take place between September 30th and October 3rd in San Antonio Texas. The organisers … Continue Reading Registrations now open for the 2015 Annual Conference of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA)
In an unprecedented move, a group of 85 asset managers and pension funds is teaming with a U.K. non-profit campaign (AllTrials campaign) to pressure pharmaceutical companies to disclose clinical trial data (i.e. get … Continue Reading Pharma company investors call for clinical trials transparency
In recent decades, the reproducibility of numerous scientific studies has been called into question. What we’re going to do about the reproducibility ‘crisis’ is a question for everyone involved in … Continue Reading Reproducibility: what are we going to do about it? New checklist from BioMed Central
Seeing Data: Visualisation design should consider how we respond to statistics emotionally as well as rationally
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?