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A hand writing conflict of interest on clear screen Avoiding pitfalls in conflict of interest disclosure

Concerns about ethics in publishing are not new. Surprisingly, even experienced authors find themselves making ethical errors in their manuscript submissions. Read full article >

Close up of the word mandate in a dictionary Understanding funder mandates and policies

The Open Research Funders Group creates resources to assist in developing, managing, and assessing open policies.  Learn more about it today. Read full article >

Woman looking at steps leading up into an arrow pointing to the left with the word authorship up the steps Authorship: an evolving concept

The definition of an “author” has become increasingly complicated in recent years. In most other forms of publishing—social sciences, humanities, legal—we assume that three, perhaps four, authors collaborated in the writing of the work. However, the nature of scientific research and reporting means that “authorship” no longer fits into a neat category. Read full article >

Two blue pins with green arrows leading from one in the foreground to the other in the background What it takes to be a published author

Are you a nurse author looking to publish? With more nurses working in healthcare organizations seeking to showcase quality improvement initiatives, or nurses in school pursuing advanced degrees that require publication, it’s not surprising that journal editors have reported an increase in author submissions to nursing journals. This article reviews the basics: How to get ready to write, how to properly present your work in a written manuscript, and how to submit that manuscript to publishers for possible publication. Read full article >

Woman sitting at desk with Mac and writing tablet in front of her Communicating with the editor

Correspondence with authors is an important activity in the day-to-day work of editors. The exchange of information and ideas facilitates the publication process from the pre-submission phase through production and publication of accepted articles. Correspondence with the editor creates opportunities to clarify uncertainties and provide essential information about an article or other work under consideration for publication or accepted for publication. This article looks at the content of various types of correspondence that can help you establish efficient and clear dialogue with an editor as you work to get your manuscript published. Read full article >

Meta Science logo Using Meta Science to streamline researcher workflow systems

Every 20 seconds, a new scholarly article is published in biomedicine. Over the course of a year, that number swells to more than 1.5 million. While this surge in research is exciting, it comes with a price. Read full article >

Word cloud with a magnifying glass over the word transparency Transparency in research and reporting

A premise of science is that research is meticulous and objective, so the results are valid and credible. Published articles should provide clearly written, transparent descriptions of how the research was conducted, results were obtained, and conclusions were reached based on appropriate uses of analytical tools. Read full article >

Close up on person erasing something on lined paper What authors need to know about errata, expressions of concern, and retractions

How serious is an erratum, expression of concern, or a retraction? They should all be avoided as they do not reflect well on your research if it needs to be corrected or a statement is issued that calls your article’s integrity into question. Read full article >

Equator Network logo The Equator Network and research reporting guidelines: What does it mean for authors?

Submitting compelling and novel content to a journal is only one element in having an article accepted for publication. The presentation and organization of your manuscript is essential in convincing editors and reviewers that your work has been thoroughly prepared and able to withstand scrutiny. Read full article >

Squire, promoting excellence in healthcare improvement reporting logo Writing manuscripts about quality improvement: SQUIRE 2.0 and beyond

When writing a manuscript about a quality improvement study, it’s always a good idea to develop your manuscript following the Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence, or SQUIRE, guidelines. Read full article >

Spotlight pointing towards empty ground Shining a light on editorial integrity

In the face of growing distrust of science and facts, and the erosion of editorial quality by dishonest publishers, credible journals must be increasingly transparent. Read full article >

Open access lock logo A quick guide to open access publishing

Simply put, open access describes unrestricted access to peer reviewed scholarly research. Unrestricted access most frequently refers to an online version that does not require payment or subscription. Read full article >

The words reality and myth with myth circled in red by a red pencil laying nearby Benefits of publishing your work open access: debunking myths

As an author, are you interested in whether or not to publish your research in an open access (OA) journal? Read full article >

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