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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...

2011-10-26 12:51:58

Research: Honorary and ghost authorship in high impact biomedical journals - a cross sectional survey Just over one in five (21%) of articles published in six leading medical journals in 2008 have evidence of honorary and ghost authorship, finds a study published on http://www.bmj.com today. These results demonstrate that inappropriate authorship remains a problem in high impact biomedical publications, say the authors. Inappropriate (honorary and ghost) authorship and the resulting...

2011-10-02 07:00:00

Informa Training Partners (http://www.informatp.com) has launched a series of electronic versions, or âœeHandbooks,â of its top-selling, award-winning marketplace and clinical sales training handbooks for pharmaceutical and medical device sales representatives. Free sample available at http://www.informatp.com/eHandbooks Walpole, Mass. (PRWEB) October 02, 2011 Informa Training Partners (http://www.informatp.com) has launched a series of electronic...

2011-09-12 14:58:08

Scientific research may be in decline across the globe because of growing pressures to report only positive results, new analysis suggests Scientific research may be in decline across the globe because of growing pressures to report only positive results, new analysis suggests. A study by the University of Edinburgh examined more than 4,600 scientific research papers published between 1990 and 2007 and found a steady decline in studies in which the findings contradicted scientific...

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,...

2011-07-13 15:37:00

STAMFORD, Conn., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cenveo Publisher Services, a global full-service publishing partner that combines the technology, experience and end-to-end support of Cadmus Communications, KGL and Glyph, providing a full range of content and print services for publishers, announces the addition of enhanced Author Services to their STM (Scientific-Technical-Medical) suite of production tools. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070618/CENVEOLOGO) The easy-to-use...


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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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