Three alternative ways to assign credit for bioscience authors working in collaboratives. By Drea Burbank MD, consultant specializing in disruptive medical technology Science is changing. Trends such as authorship reform and increasing numbers of multidisciplinary studies indicate that scientific authorship may need to evolve. Three alternative authorship structures that could gain traction in future include […]
In the early twentieth century, scientific publications in French, German and English were held in the same regard internationally. After World War II, the United States government began a major economic expansion that allowed it to become the richest and most influential country in the world. This gave the English language further prominence in many
TALKING ABOUT AUTHORSHIP IN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH Two simple practices to improve the quality of biomedical research and authorship. By Drea Burbank, MD and consultant specializing in disruptive medical technology The reproducibility crisis has made authorship reform a priority for scientists. There is evidence from “meta-research” — a field of research
As we saw in our last post on the Top Ten Reasons Papers Get Rejected, errors in statistical analysis are among the most common grounds for rejection. Errors in the interpretation of the p-value, in particular,
Articles published in most open access journals are immediately and permanently free for anyone to read and download. Some even allow researchers to re-use material dependent on their Creative Commons license. For authors and researchers, this translates into the increased visibility and impact of their work. Published
Reporting guidelines help and guide authors in the preparation and accurate reporting of research studies, e.g., CONSORT for randomized trials, STROBE for observational studies, PRISMA for systematic reviews, STARD for diagnostic accuracy studies, and CARE for case reports. Editors of biomedical journals will
Except for the title, the abstract is the most widely read part of your manuscript, and therefore must be both effective and attractive. Your abstract must provide a coherent, concise, and convincing summary of your research objective, methodology, results, and conclusions.
When a manuscript is submitted to a journal, it enters an intensive revision process. It has to pass through several checkpoints on the road to publication, and rejection lurks around every corner. If you are in the business of publishing scientific papers, chances are you’ve had at least one of your papers rejected by a
The journal impact factor (IF) is the most ubiquitous metric used to evaluate research nowadays. It is a measure of the average number of citations a paper published in a given journal has received over a two-year period. It is calculated by Thomson Reuters, and is published yearly in the Journal Citation Reports.
Fiddling with citations and organizing an ever-growing number of files can be a source of great distress for researchers. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Reference management software, or reference managers (RMs), are intended to facilitate these tasks.