Last month saw the Eighth International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication take place in Chicago, Illinois. Journal editors, peer reviewers, publishers and researchers gathered to explore the quality … Continue Reading Roundup of the Eighth International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication
The Dizzy Awards – named after the baseball player and announcer Jay Hanna “Dizzy” Dean whose poor grammar and syntax became almost his trademark – are given for examples of … Continue Reading The medical writing award you don’t want to win!
In a recent issue of “The MAP Newsletter” from the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP), Karen King and Jason Gardner from Complete Medical Communications discuss how publication planning … Continue Reading The impact of regulatory changes on publication planning
Healthcare research has always been dependent on the willingness of patients and volunteers to take part in studies. But in addition to being study participants, patients and members of the … Continue Reading Getting to GRIPPs with reporting patient and public involvement in research
This week (11–17 September) marks the return of Peer Review Week. Now in its third year, the theme of Peer Review Week 2017 is Transparency in Review. Some 29 organisations, … Continue Reading It’s Peer Review Week!
In 2007, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the US FDA Amendments Act (FDAAA), in which it stated that all clinical trials of FDA-regulated products must be … Continue Reading Has the FDA Amendments Act improved clinical trial registration and publication?
In a recent letter to The Lancet, Andrea Manca and colleagues called for PubMed to act over the increasing number of predatory journals indexed in the biomedical database. This followed … Continue Reading Predatory journals increasingly indexed in PubMed: A call for action
In a new paper published in the BMJ, Ben Goldacre and co-workers suggest that pharmaceutical companies have variable policies on the reporting of clinical trials. While some have clear procedures … Continue Reading Audit of pharma policies on the reporting of data from clinical trials
What drives scientists to publish their research? The furtherance of science? The recognition? The advancement of one’s career? At many universities in China, researchers are financially incentivised to publish their … Continue Reading What are the implications of China’s cash-for-publications policy?
Organised by JAMA and The BMJ, in association with METRICS at Stanford, the Eighth International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication will be held on 10–12 September 2017, in … Continue Reading Registrations now open: The Eighth International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication
The ongoing push towards increased transparency around clinical trials has seen the evolution of regulatory requirements for data reporting and sharing in Europe and the US over the past decade. … Continue Reading The evolution of regulations for improved clinical trial transparency
Russell Traynor, Platform Strategy Director with Envision Technology Solutions, describes how iEnvision will facilitate information flow and access across medical affairs functions to extend the capabilities of their existing Datavision … Continue Reading [VIDEO] iEnvision for publication planners
Russell Traynor, Platform Strategy Director with Envision Technology Solutions, explains how routes of access to medical information and consumption of content has shifted to multimedia channels. Recorded 6 July 2017 … Continue Reading [VIDEO] Publications in a digital world
Gavin Sharrock, Business Development Director at John Wiley and Sons, provides insights on medical publishing, and how the pharma industry and medcomms agencies can work effectively with societies. Recorded 6 … Continue Reading [VIDEO] Working with medical societies
Gavin Sharrock, Business Development Director at John Wiley and Sons, explains how to use content consumption behaviour to inform a medcomms publications strategy. Recorded 6 July 2017 at a MedComms … Continue Reading [VIDEO] Using content consumption behaviour to inform your publications strategy
In a recent survey of UK researchers, 93% of respondents said that they considered open access to be important, but only 41% had published an open access article themselves. Researchers … Continue Reading Open access more popular in principle than in practice