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Scholarly Publishing Round-Up March 2018

Sharing of clinical trial results, the ORBIT project and scientific review are the topics for the March 2018 Round-Up. Who’s Not Sharing their Trial Results? Check out the new FDAAA TrailsTracker Tool. The tool was built by the Evidence-Based Medicine DataLab from the University of Oxford. The FDA Amendments Act 801  (FDAAA) is a law that requires certain clinical trials to  [Read more]

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Invitation to Submit a Manuscript for Peer Review: What Should Authors Do?

Authors on campus report they are receiving emails inviting them to submit a manuscript for peer review. Some invitations may be from credible journals; others may be from unscrupulous journals seeking to exploit authors. In most instances, an invited publication is solicited by one’s peers and known colleagues, and from an established journal.

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Scholarly Publishing Round-Up December 2017

The NIH issued a notice: Statement on Article Publication Resulting from NIH Funded Research on November 3, 2017, that encourages authors to publish in journals from professional scholarly publishing organizations that follow best practices. Some indicators of journals that do not follow best practices are: misleading pricing (e.g., lack of transparency about article processing charges)  [Read more]

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Spotlight on Washington University from SciVal

SciVal offers access to the research performance of 8,500 research institutions and 220 countries using publication, citation and usage data from Scopus. Scopus is a large database of peer-reviewed literature that contains 38 million publication records representing 21,915 journals worldwide covering the Sciences, Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities. SciVal is built on an integrated  [Read more]

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Selecting a Journal for Publication – New Online Guide and Presentations Available

Recently the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) revised its instructions for authors stating that "authors have a responsibility to evaluate the integrity, history, practices and reputation of the journals to which they submit manuscripts.” The new instruction specifically calls out so-called predatory journals and decisively puts the onus on the author to be  [Read more]

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