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?
Trial registration: the single most valuable tool we have to ensure unbiased reporting of research studies
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
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”