P values are commonplace in the reporting of biomedical research, with a value lower than 0.05 generally considered by most as an indication of a statistically significant result. However, with … Continue Reading The significance of p values
Jayne Packham, a Medical Information, Medical Affairs and ABPI Code of Practice trainer and consultant, talks about the challenges of writing well for patients and the public and provides her … Continue Reading [VIDEO] Writing for patients and the public – top tips for medical writers
Caroline Halford, Adis Publishing Manager, reflects on the use of social media (and digital features) to maximise the impact of your research and presents case histories using articles published in … Continue Reading [VIDEO] Use of social media (and digital features) to maximise the impact of your research
Manuscript publication is an essential component of scientific research but the process can be complex and prolonged. The critical peer review stage is not perfect and there has been much … Continue Reading Authors’ views sought on the publication process
The World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) has published guidance on how to differentiate legitimate journals from predatory ones. The rise in predatory journals is a real problem and a … Continue Reading A new framework to help identify predatory journals
A recent meeting of stakeholders in the publication of scientific research sought to determine what can be done to advance the current model of publication in traditional journals. The meeting, … Continue Reading Can pharma improve the publishing of scientific research?
Registration is now open for UK EQUATOR Centre’s flagship PUBLICATION SCHOOL St Catherine’s College, Oxford 19-23 June 2017 Earlybird rates until 31 March. PLUS: All Publication Plan readers get a 10% … Continue Reading Registrations are now open: UK EQUATOR Centre Publication School 2017
Many universities and academic journals now use plagiarism detection software, such as Turnitin®, to identify essays and research papers that have borrowed excessively from previously published work. However, in a … Continue Reading New paraphrasing tools make plagiarism harder to detect
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Contradicting Cabell’s tweet, Jeffrey Beall says he is not working as a consultant Contrary to what Cabell’s International, a publishing services company, had said in…
José Luis Ortega, a web researcher from the Cybermetrics Lab at the Spanish National Research Council, recently investigated whether author participation on Twitter influences the volume of tweets about, and … Continue Reading To tweet or not to tweet? Does author Twitter presence influence article citation?
The Times Higher Education magazine recently conducted an anonymous poll asking scientists what they would do if they discovered a serious error in one of their own high-impact publications. … Continue Reading How likely are authors to own up to mistakes?
Preprints have become an increasingly popular way for researchers to make their work immediately available to the scientific community. Non-peer-reviewed articles can be uploaded to platforms such as arXiv, bioRxiv … Continue Reading Journals look to preprint servers to source content
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On the local use and usefulness of Beall’s list of predatory publishing On the occasion of Jeffrey Beall’s list of possible predatory publishers being shut down…
The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has sponsored a new initiative to promote the responsible sharing of clinical trial data. The journal is calling for entries in the SPRINT Data … Continue Reading Call for entries: NEJM challenges you to help advance data sharing
“Medicine is a mess”. This is the view of Ben Goldacre, physician and author of Bad Pharma, in a recent article in the Times newspaper. It comes after the publication of … Continue Reading Association between principal investigators’ financial ties to pharma and published trial outcomes
Over two days last month (17-18 January, 2017), around 250 delegates and exhibitors attended the 2017 European meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) in London. The … Continue Reading Meeting report: Summary of Day 2 of the 2017 European #ISMPP Meeting