Scholarly Publishing Round-up September 2019

Learn more about CVs, scientific posters and the revised NEJM guidelines for statistical reporting.

The Office of Faculty Affairs provides a template and guidance for CVs for the faculty in the School of Medicine.

A new CV tool called WUPS  was recently launched by the Department of Pediatrics for all WU faculty. It is a free tool designed to document your research and clinical activities to create a CV. WUSTL Key is needed for access.

To Save The Science Poster, Researchers Want To Kill It And Start Over. Greenfieldboyce N. National Public Radio. June 11, 2019. Learn more about Michigan State University doctoral student Mike Morrison’s ideas for a for scientific posters (#betterposter) using big, easy-to-read letters to allow for a more user-friendly design. The templates for Morrison’s  #betterposter are in the Open Science Framework repository.

The Office of Medical Public Affairs at the School of Medicine also offers poster templates. There are four options and each includes the Washington University School of Medicine logo.

The New England Journal of Medicine recently issued revised guidelines for statistical reporting. See New Guidelines for Statistical Reporting in the Journal for more information.

Related Readings:


The following readings pertain to preprints and include the pros and cons.

Preprints: The What, The Why, The How. Speidel R, Spitzer M. Center for Open Science. June 4, 2018.

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, The Bone & Joint Journal, the Journal of Orthopaedic Research, and The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Will Not Accept Clinical Research Manuscripts Previously Posted to Preprint Servers. Leopold SS, Haddad FS, Sandell LJ, Swiontkowski M. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2019 Jan;477(1):1-4.

Biomedical Journals and Preprint Services: Friends or Foes? Annesley T, Scott M, Bastian H, Fonseca V, Ioannidis JP, Keller MA, Polka J. Clin Chem. 2017 Feb;63(2):453-458.

Scientific Research Shouldn’t Sit behind a Paywall. Schekman R. Scientific American. June 20, 2019.

Springer Nature Journals Unify Their Policy to Encourage Preprint Sharing. Nature. 2019 May;569(7756):307.

New Preprint Server Allows Earlier Sharing of Research Methods and Findings. BMJ. 2019 Jun 6;365:4110.