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2011-11-10 12:53:58

Peer review of scientific research is an essential component of research publication, the awarding of grants, and academic promotion. Reviewers are often anonymous. However, a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that greater cooperation between reviewer and author can improve accuracy of the review. Their study is published in the Nov. 9 edition of the journal PLoS ONE. To examine the accuracy of different review processes, the Johns...

2011-11-10 12:15:01

Peer review is crucial for evaluation of scientific work, but it could be much more effective if it were not anonymous, according to a study published in the Nov. 9 issue of the online journal PLoS ONE. The researchers, led by Jeff Leek of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, developed a theoretical model for the peer review system, as well as an online game that was used to test the model and provide further insight into the social dynamics involved. The results...

2011-10-07 10:09:16

Strong, incompatible views are common in biomedicine but are largely invisible to biomedical experts themselves, creating artificial barriers to effective modeling of complex biological phenomena. Researchers at the University of Chicago explored the diversity in views among scientists researching the process of cancer metastasis and found ubiquitous disagreement around assumptions in any model of the progression of cancer cells from their original location to other parts of the body. The...

2011-08-29 08:46:00

New study examines the growing problem of republishing and repurposing content in scholarly research OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- iParadigms, the leader in plagiarism prevention software, today announced a new study titled "The Ethics of Self-Plagiarism," an area of growing concern in the world of scholarly research. This study offers a definition of self-plagiarism and how the reuse and repurposing of research by its originator can run afoul of copyright...

2011-08-25 21:07:36

S. Stanley Young, assistant director for bioinformatics at the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS), and Alan Karr, director at NISS, have published a non-technical article in the September issue of Significance magazine pointing out that medical and other observational studies often produce results that are later shown to be incorrect, and–invoking a quality control perspective–suggest ways to fix the system. Their central point is that the current system of...

2011-08-04 00:57:00

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N. J., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An independent Expert Panel of interdisciplinary scientists is calling for information on fragrance ingredients from the RIFM Human Health Group Summary on alkyl cyclic ketones. The Expert Panel will review this group in September 2011. Materials representative of this group are: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101215/DC17717LOGO ) 1-(3,3-Dimethylcyclohexyl)ethan-1-one - CAS# 25304-14-7 Methyl...

2011-08-03 09:28:00

iPeerReview provides mobile access to submitted papers MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AIP Publishing, a division of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) (www.aip.org), announces the release of its new app, iPeerReview. The new app allows authors and reviewers to use their iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices to access a broad range of information on papers submitted to any of AIP's journals in Peer X-Press, AIP's manuscript submission and review system....

2011-07-30 00:01:02

The first research paper with a video abstract has just been published by Dove Medical Press Auckland, New Zealand (PRWEB) July 29, 2011 Dove Medical Press is delighted to announce the launch of video abstracts in their 100+ open access peer reviewed medical and scientific journals. The first of these was published last week by authors Jean B Nachega, Michael J Mugavero, Michele Zeier, et al for their paper "Treatment simplification in HIV-infected adults as a strategy to prevent toxicity,...

2011-07-11 00:00:29

Dr Xing-Cong Li has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of the new open access journal Research and Reports in Medicinal Chemistry, published by Dove Medical Press Auckland, New Zealand (PRWEB) July 09, 2011 Dove Medical Press has announced the appointment of Dr Xing-Cong Li as the Editor-in-Chief of the new journal Research and Reports in Medicinal Chemistry. This international, peer-reviewed open access journal will publish original research, reports, reviews and commentaries on all areas of...

2011-06-17 07:00:00

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- University of the Rockies today announced that Quality Matters(TM), a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer-review process that certifies the quality of online courses, has recognized University of the Rockies for its long-term, systematic approach to course quality assurance. The Quality Matters Academic Advisory Council (QMAAC) has approved the University of the Rockies Implementation Plan, which includes training faculty in...


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PLoS Medicine
2012-05-17 15:12:48

PLoS Medicine is a peer-reviewed medical journal established in October 2004. It is the second journal of the Public Library of Sciences, which publishes open-access material. All material in PLoS Medicine is published under the Creative Commons license. To fund the journal, the publication’s business model requires that authors pay publication costs. PLoS Medicine provides an innovative and influential venue for research and comment on the major challenges to human health worldwide. It...

PLoS ONE
2012-04-30 14:56:25

PLoS ONE is an open-access peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Public Library of Science (PLoS). It was established in 2006 as a beta version. In August 2008 it moved from a weekly publication schedule to a daily one, publishing articles as soon as they became ready. In October 2008, it came out of “beta.” In September 2009, PLoS ONE made full online usage of every published article publicly available. The founding managing editor was Chris Surridge. He was succeeded by...

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