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
Scientific Data: ‘Where should authors deposit clinical datasets, and how should peer review of these be done?
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?
A blog this week provides a useful tool for examining “real-world” publication and acceptance times for more than 3,000 journals. The author of the blog initiated the research based on … Continue Reading Publication and acceptance times for over 3,000 journals
An editorial in the BMJ in the past week questions the current paradigm of research institutions rewarding academics for seeking publication above all else, including quality of teaching, peer review, … Continue Reading Are prolific authors too much of a good thing?
The presentation below was given by Barrie Anthony at the recent “An Update: Publications in Practice” meeting.
As part of the move to make clinical trial results more accessible, Elsevier is launching a new open access journal to provide an outlet for negative or less impactful trial … Continue Reading New journal will publish results from all scientifically sound clinical trials
In June, the Committee on Publication Ethics, the Directory of Open Access Journals, the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association and the World Association of Medical Editors provided an update to … Continue Reading Principles of transparency and best practice in scholarly publishing
In a blog this week, the outcomes section editor for the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery provides tips on how authors should address peer review comments and also what they … Continue Reading How to submit a manuscript revision and tips on being a good peer reviewer
A study was published in PLOS ONE this month to examine whether risk factors for scientific misconduct could predict the occurrence of retractions (which are usually the consequence of research … Continue Reading Misconduct policies, academic culture and career stage affect scientific integrity
A Wiley blog this week discusses the potential pitfalls associated with Altmetrics, including “the misappropriation of the term impact, the narrow scope of focus, and the potential goal displacement of … Continue Reading Challenges associated with #altmetrics: “attention is not impact”
As one of a number of changes designed to make the journal more patient-centered, The BMJ announced in 2014 that it would recruit patients to peer review research articles. In … Continue Reading The potential benefits of patient peer review
Clinical trial transparency update: an assessment of the disclosure of results of company-sponsored trials
A study published in June in Current Medical Research and Opinion assessed the timely disclosure of results of company-sponsored clinical trials related to all new medicines approved by the European … Continue Reading Clinical trial transparency update: an assessment of the disclosure of results of company-sponsored trials
2015 Asia Pacific publication meetings: “Collaborating for Ethical and Effective Publication Practices”
Medical publications from the Asia Pacific region are increasing… and coming under intense scrutiny. Proven and practical solutions for enhancing the speed, quality, and influence of these publication will be … Continue Reading 2015 Asia Pacific publication meetings: “Collaborating for Ethical and Effective Publication Practices”
A recent blog by the London School for Economics and Political Science provides an interesting commentary on the importance and relevance of authorship decisions. The blog also provides several useful … Continue Reading Recommendations for deciding who gets authorship credit.