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2010-08-10 14:35:00

PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomson Reuters today announced that BMJ Group has selected ScholarOne Manuscripts as the peer review workflow management system for all of its journals. BMJ Group publishes 33 leading specialist titles, and the British Medical Journal, one of the world's most influential and widely read journals. ScholarOne Manuscripts is an innovative, web-based peer review and submission application for scholarly publishers. ScholarOne Manuscripts...

2010-06-10 23:00:00

PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomson Reuters today announced that it has donated two ScholarOne Manuscripts sites to the newest members of the African Journal Partnership Project -- the Medical Journal of Zambia, John S. Kachimba, Editor; and the Ethiopian Journal of Health Services, Abraham Haileamlak, Editor. Since 2005, Thomson Reuters has worked with the Council of Science Editors to assist editors of sub-Saharan medical journals increase the visibility and quality...

2010-03-24 13:43:05

Research: The quality of reports of randomized trials in 2000 and 2006: Comparative study of articles indexed in PubMed New guidance to improve the reporting of trial findings is published simultaneously today (24 March 2010) by the BMJ and eight other leading journals around the world. Full and transparent reporting of trials is crucial to ensure that decisions about health care are based on the best available evidence. The guidance, known as the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials...

2010-03-11 02:00:00

LONDON, March 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 100,000 practitioners now have access to Best Practice, the latest product from the BMJ Evidence Centre, which provides information for healthcare professionals at the point of care. It has been adopted by over 250 institutions in 25 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Users range from individual clinicians to national health libraries, medical associations, health care consortia, hospitals and GP practices. Leading...

2010-03-10 15:00:00

LONDON, March 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A campaign of financial incentives to help quit smoking; a project to help change attitudes of doctors to patients; and research into the prevention of death from severe malaria in children scooped three of the top prizes at the second international BMJ Group Awards ceremony held tonight. The winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award went to Professor Marleen Temmerman for her commitment to improving women's reproductive and sexual health...

2010-01-29 14:09:50

Research methods and reporting: Preparing raw clinical data for publication: guidance for journal editors, authors, and peer reviewers New guidance published on bmj.com this week sets out how personal information from clinical trials should be shared to help minimize risks to patient privacy. Many peer reviewed journals now require authors to be prepared to share their raw, unprocessed data with other scientists or state the availability of raw data in published articles, but there has been...

2009-12-16 06:30:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Derycz Scientific, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: DYSC), a company that is pioneering a fresh way of facilitating the flow of information from content publishers to enterprise customers and their constituents, today announced that wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk, Inc. has signed distribution deals with seven additional scientific, technical and medical (STM) journal publishers, expanding the pay-per-view content available to...

2009-11-30 08:16:00

BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Good Publication Practice 2 (GPP2), a key guidance document for the publication of company-sponsored medical research, has been published online today by the British Medical Journal (BMJ). "The publication of GPP2 in BMJ is strong recognition of the importance of providing support and guidance for industry sponsored research and the publication of study results in the peer-reviewed medical literature," said Chris Graf, Associate Editorial...

2009-11-25 14:20:36

Senior doctors from across the globe have come together to form the International Climate and Health Council. Their aim is to mobilise health professionals across the world to help tackle the health effects of climate change. The Council will be officially launched on Wednesday 25 November 2009 to coincide with a series of papers being published by the Lancet on the public health impact of strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen....

2009-09-16 07:32:47

Editorial: Health and climate change An editorial and letter, published simultaneously by the BMJ and Lancet today, warn that failure to agree radical cuts in carbon dioxide emissions at the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen this December spells a global health catastrophe. The scientific evidence that global temperatures are rising and that man is responsible has been widely accepted since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's report in 2007, write Lord Michael Jay and...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.