Tips for NIH Public Access Compliance: The NIH Public Access Embargo Period

The word embargo is often in the news but it comes up in the academic publishing world, too. “Embargo” can have different meanings depending on the context and that can create confusion. Embargo periods related to the media The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Nature and other journals have embargo policies that allow qualified  [Read more]

Empathy: A critical skill for patient-centered communication

Patients highlight listening and empathy – “the ability to understand the patient’s situation, perspective, and feelings and to communicate that understanding to the patient”1 – as two of the most important qualities they look for when choosing a physician. Despite this, studies of patient-physician communication show that physicians interrupt their patients, on average, within the  [Read more]

Scholarly Publishing Round-Up July 2018

Authorship is the topic of July’s Round-Up with a look at multiple first authors and corresponding authors.