Monthly Archives: June 2016
The CONSORT guidelines outline the minimum reporting items that should be included for the complete and transparent reporting of randomized controlled trials. New research published today in Trials looked at the current status of its endorsement across 168 biomedical journals and here, lead author Larissa Shamseer discusses the results.
Following the successful relationship between BioMed Central and Peerage of Science, we have extended our partnership by signing up an additional four journals; BMC Genetics, BMC Genomics, BMC Plant Biology and the soon to be launched BMC Zoology. Founder and Managing Director Dr Janne-Tuomas Seppänen explains more about what Peerage of Science is and how it works.
How to convey information was an emerging theme of the Council of Science Editors Annual Meeting that I have recently attended. This year about 450 professionals responsible for different aspects of scholarly publishing from around the globe met in Denver to debate diverse issues ranging from managing journals, to scientific misconduct and the future of publishing.
There has been a lot of discussion and attention on reproducibility in science. To try and overcome this issue, particularly for cancer research, the Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology was announced and those working on the project talk more about it in this blog.