Good Publication Practice for Communicating Company-Sponsored Medical Research: GPP3


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What are preprints? Α video by ASAPbio


Learn more at Preprints are a way in which a manuscript containing scientific results can be rapidly communicated from one scientist, or a a group of scientists, to the entire scientific community. This video by ASAPbio (Accelerating Science and Publication in biology) explains what preprints are and their benefits, how they differ from journal publications, and how scientists can use both mechanisms to communicate their work.

How British and American Spelling Parted Ways


“A history of the evolution of guidelines for reporting medical research” by Altman DG and Simera I (2015)


Altman DG, Simera I (2015). A history of the evolution of guidelines for reporting medical research: the long road to the EQUATOR Network. read more here “Concern about the quality of medical research has been expressed intermittently over a century, and quality about reports of research for almost as long. At last, in the 1990s, serious international efforts began to promote better reporting of medical research. The emergence of the EQUATOR Network has been both a result and a cause of the progress that is being made. This James Lind Library article has been republished in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 2016;109:67-77  “

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PLoS Medicine: All trials should be registered before enrollment of the first participant.

PLoS Medicine

“What is PLoS Medicine’s policy on trials registration?” by Emma Veitch, Senior Editor, PLoS Medicine :  

“My result has a p value less than 0.005!”

P value


Maturitas journal

Recognition, reward and responsibility: why the authorship of scientific papers matters. Wager Elizabeth. Maturitas. 2009 Feb 20;62(2):109-12. Epub 2009 Jan 14 URL :   Abstract Author lists should inform readers about who did a piece of research. If authorship attribution is incorrect, the wrong people may take the credit or the blame. Correct authorship of medical papers is also important because the research and publication process relies on trust. If scientists or clinicians are prepared to lie about who was involved with a research project why should we believe their findings? Groups of journal editors, notably the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, have tried to establish criteria for authorship but these are not universally…


EQUATOR logo “Too often, good research evidence is undermined by poor quality reporting. The EQUATOR Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve reliability and value of medical research literature by promoting transparent and accurate reporting of research studies.”

Committee on Publication Ethics


COPE- Committee on Publication Ethics: “COPE is a forum for editors and publishers of peer reviewed journals to discuss all aspects of publication ethics. It also advises editors on how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct”

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