Societies Research Libraries September 2nd, 2015

Ten truths about leadership

Following are the foundational ideas about leadership that influenced the development of Emotionally Intelligent Leadership (EIL). These are excerpted from.Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: A Guide for Students, 2nd Edition by Marcy Levy Shankman, Scott J. Allen and Paige Haber-Curran; Leadership is art and science. Like any other domain of knowledge and practice (e.g., medicine, law, engineering),…

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Societies Research Libraries September 1st, 2015

The ever-expanding world of peer review: takeaways from ISMTE 2015

ISMTE’s annual conferences are ideal spots for editors, managing editors, and publishing professionals to come together to share ideas and learn about what’s going on in the world of editorial management and peer review. This year’s US meeting, held from August 20-21st in Baltimore, was the society’s largest yet, with over 200 attendees. Each year, there…

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Societies August 28th, 2015

Society journals and the future of advertising

In 2014, Outsell interviewed 20 scholarly and professional societies and found that 61% of their revenue was derived from publishing. The sources of that revenue, which are primarily driven by subscriptions, are under a great deal of pressure however, and societies are increasingly looking for other ways to make income. Advertising can be a great…

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Research August 26th, 2015

The rise of open research data

As a junior researcher in the UK, it has given me great pleasure over the last few years to see the dramatic development of open access publishing. Most major research funders in the UK now require public access to published research articles in one form or another, and many other research intensive nations across the…

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Research Authors August 25th, 2015

A conversation with Lachlan Coin of Academic Karma

Lachlan Coin completed a Bachelors degree of Science at the Australian National University in 1999, and a PhD at the University of Cambridge, in bioinformatics in 2005.  He worked as a research fellow in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Imperial College London and in 2012 took up a position as group leader at…

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Societies Research Libraries August 21st, 2015

Reporting all clinical trial results: AllTrials comes to the US

Only half of all clinical trials have ever reported results; the useful information that was gleaned from these experiments has never been made available. What does this mean? It means all of us are at risk of being exposed to poor treatment decisions. It means doctors and researchers are missing opportunities for new and better…

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Authors August 20th, 2015

8 reasons why journals reject manuscripts

You’ve put a great deal of time and effort into your manuscript, so you want to make sure that it stands the best possible chance of getting accepted into the journal of your choice. However, too many manuscripts are rejected because of easy to avoid errors or oversights. This infographic from Editage Insights (used with…

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Societies Research August 18th, 2015

Why it’s time for GPP3

Last week saw the publication of the third version of Good Publication Practice for reporting company-sponsored research (imaginatively, we’re calling it GPP3). To be useful, guidelines must reflect the current situation so they need periodic updating. The first GPP guideline (called GPP for pharmaceutical companies) appeared in 2003 and was revised to form GPP2 in…

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Societies August 14th, 2015

That’s a wrap: important themes from ASAE15

As Tom Reiser, Executive Director of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, mentioned in our last post; ASAE’s annual meeting is a time for association executives to be stimulated and inspired and speaker Josh Linkner did just that. He talked about not becoming complacent. Don’t become complacent In his Keynote speech, Josh Linkner used…

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Authors August 13th, 2015

What to do when you’re late with a peer review report: advice from an editor

So, you’ve agreed to review that paper from so-and-so et al. From the title and abstract, it sounded worth your time, and you really were going to do it before July 15th. But now you’ve received a reminder from editorial that you’re overdue with your report. Worse still, you’re sitting at the departure gate waiting…

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