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2012-04-11 23:03:00

AllMed Healthcare Management says challenges that most facilities face can be overcome through best-practice steps that focus on improving peer review committee operations. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) April 10, 2012 Hospitals continue to find it challenging to evaluate the performance of their practitioners and improve the quality of the care they deliver. According to AllMed Healthcare Management, it is a problem that can be linked to a breakdown in the peer review process. In a recent online...

2012-03-15 17:13:26

It can be difficult for someone outside of a specialist field to identify subject experts and the ever increasing amount of available data can be bewildering. New research, published in BioMed Central's open access journal, Journal of Biomedical Semantics, describes a method of social network analysis, similar to finding friends on Facebook, able to sift through scientific literature and news articles to identify opinion leaders and media experts. Pharmaceutical companies and public health...

2012-02-14 14:34:52

Over their 3.8 billion years of evolution, living organisms have developed countless strategies for monitoring their surroundings. Chemists at UC Santa Barbara and University of Rome Tor Vergata have adapted some of these strategies to improve the performance of DNA detectors. Their findings may aid efforts to build better medical diagnostics, such as improved HIV or cancer tests. Their research is described in an article published this week in the Journal of the American Chemical Society....

2012-01-24 22:01:41

As scientific researchers become evermore competitive for scarce funding, scientific journals are increasing efforts to identify submissions that plagiarize the work of others. Still, it may take years to identify and retract the plagiarized papers and give credit to the actual researchers. "We need a better system," said Harold Garner, executive director of the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech. Garner discussed the problem and solution in a Comment in the January 4, 2012...

2012-01-02 12:04:48

Pioneering electronic publication of new plant species The changes to the publication requirements of new names for algae, fungi and plants accepted at the XVIII International Botanical Congress in Melbourne in July 2011 initiated several important challenges to scientists, publishers and information specialists. To address practical questions arising from the Congress decisions, the open access journal PhytoKeys will publish a series of seven exemplar papers, one each day for the first...

2011-12-10 02:22:25

More peer-reviewed scientific studies of the effects on wildlife of large-scale solar energy developments and operations are needed to adequately assess their impact, especially in the desert Southwest, according to a scientific literature review conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey and published in the journal BioScience. In their literature review, the authors of the paper, USGS scientist Jeffrey Lovich and Maryville College scientist Joshua Ennen, found that out of all the scientific...


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Journal of Applied Polymer Science
2012-07-13 19:44:54

The Journal of Applied Polymer Science is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Wiley. As of July 2012, the editor-in-chief is Stefano Tonzani, PhD (University of Colorado, Boulder). The journal covers all applications of synthetic and renewably sourced polymers, including batteries and fuel cells, organic electronics, biomedical implants and drug delivery, coatings and packaging. It also covers composites, blends, elastomers, films and membranes, fibers, emulsions and latices,...

Information Systems Journal
2012-07-13 19:33:47

The Information Systems Journal is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1991 by David Avison and Guy Fitzgerald under the name Journal of Information Systems. It was changed to its current moniker in 1994. The journal publishes papers on any aspect of information systems, but has particular emphasis on the relationship between information systems and people, business, and organizations. The journal is abstracted and indexed in the following databases: Science Citation...

International Journal of Quantum Chemistry
2012-07-13 15:02:28

The International Journal of Quantum Chemistry is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1967 by Per-Olov Lowdin. The journal moved to an in-house editorial office model in 2011, enlisting a permanent team of professional editors. It publishes original, primary research and review articles on all aspects of quantum chemistry, including an expanded scope focusing on aspects of materials science, biochemistry, biophysics, quantum physics, and quantum information theory. Image...

Aquatic Botany
2012-06-04 18:11:37

Aquatic Botany is a peer-reviewed scientific journal founded by Cees den Hartog, who serves as consulting editor. The journal’s official title is: Aquatic Botany “An International Scientific Journal dealing with Applied and Fundamental Research on Submerged, Floating and Emergent Plants in Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems.” The journal is dedicated to research on structure, function, dynamics, and classification of plant-dominated aquatic communities and ecosystems. It also covers...

Applied Physics B
2012-05-29 11:25:33

Applied Physics B: Lasers & Optics is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Springer. It is a continuation of Applied Physics, which ran from January 1973 to August 1981, and Applied Physics B: Photophysics and Laser Chemistry, which ran from September 1981 to December 1993. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is Frank Trager (University of Kassel). Journal topics include laser physics, linear optics, nonlinear optics, photonic devices, optical & laser materials, and...

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