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ISSN (Print) 0258-3127 - ISSN (Online) 2518-3354
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  • Equity in reporting settings of studies

    • Abstract: European Science Editing 48: e87545
      DOI : 10.3897/ese.2022.e87545
      Authors : Duleeka Knipe, Rachel Jewkes : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 7 Sep 2022 11:00:00 +0300
       
  • Stop paying to be published Open Access -  a French perspective

    • Abstract: European Science Editing 48: e90113
      DOI : 10.3897/ese.2022.e90113
      Authors : Olivier Pourret : Commentary on open access HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 22 Aug 2022 10:25:00 +030
       
  • How much do Romanian medical students know about research ethics' A
           survey

    • Abstract: European Science Editing 48: e76261
      DOI : 10.3897/ese.2022.e76261
      Authors : Octavian Andronic, Alexandra Bolocan, Dan Nicolae Păduraru, Daniel Ion, Florentina Musat : Background: Although scientific research in Romania has continued to expand over the past 20 years, it is unclear how prepared the country’s students are to be involved in research and to publish the results of their work.Objectives: To assess Romanian medical students’ level of knowledge about research integrity and research ethics.Methods: A cross-sectional survey of 187 medical students (of which 70% were women) from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania, was performed between September 2017 and June 2018. The survey consisted of self-evaluation with respect to three aspects, namely knowledge of research in general, that of research integrity, and that of publication integrity. The self-evaluation was followed by a set of 17 questions that tested the respondent’s knowledge.Results: On average, the proportion of correct answers was 34% (range, 12%–65%). Whereas those who had assigned low grades to themselves (a score below 5) fared poorly (fewer correct answers) in the test that followed, those who rated themselves highly (a score of 5 or higher) did not fare as well as they were expected to. The majority of respondents (83%) were willing to learn more about research integrity through courses, workshops, training programmes, etc.Conclusion: The respondents showed a low level of knowledge related to both research integrity and current standards of reporting scientific research. This lacuna demonstrates the need to train students at the beginning of their academic life because more and more of them, both undergraduate and postgraduate, are likely to be involved in scientific research. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 21 Jul 2022 09:30:00 +030
       
  • Trends in the proportion of women as reviewers, editors, and editorial
           board members of 15 North American and British medical journals from 2014
           to 2019: A retrospective study

    • Abstract: European Science Editing 48: e80709
      DOI : 10.3897/ese.2022.e80709
      Authors : Roxanna Wang, Robin Roberts, James C Fredenburgh, Mary Cushman, Jeffrey I Weitz : Background and objective: There is persistent men-dominated gender disparity in medical academia. Predominance of men in the editorial makeup of medical journals might contribute to this inequity. This retrospective study (2014–2019)sought to evaluate gender representation in reviewers, editors, and members of the editorial boards in 15 leading medical journals from the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.Methods: We surveyed lists of reviewers, editors, and editorial board members from seven journals of internal medicine, a specialty dominated by men; three journals of obstetrics and gynaecology and two of paediatrics, specialties dominated by women; and three journals of psychiatry, a gender-balanced specialty. Information from publicly available resources was used to infer gender, and the percentages of women were calculated. Trends over time were characterized by changes in these percentages from year to year through the linear regression line fitted to the data for each journal.Results: Journals of women-dominated specialties had significantly higher proportions of women reviewers than those of men-dominated or gender-balanced specialties, with mean percentages (95% confidence interval) of 45.8% (40.5%–51.1%), 28.0% (22.3%–33.7%), and 33.8% (27.6%–40.1%), respectively (p
      PubDate: Tue, 5 Jul 2022 11:00:00 +0300
       
  • CiteScores of cardiology and cardiovascular journals indexed in Scopus in
           2019: A bibliometric analysis

    • Abstract: European Science Editing 48: e73949
      DOI : 10.3897/ese.2022.e73949
      Authors : Zahra Zolfaghari, Nasrin Shokrpour, Leila Ghahramani, Pooneh Sarveravan : Background: Citations are considered a measure of the scientific impact of research articles. CiteScore is a standard metric, based on the Scopus database, of the number of times articles in a given journal were cited during a given period relative to the number of articles published by that journal during that period.Objectives: To investigate the factors associated with CiteScores of journals on cardiology and cardiovascular diseases and indexed in Scopus in 2019.Methods: This cross-sectional, descriptive-analytical study examined 338 journals to analyse the correlation between CiteScore and such other variables and parameters as coverage by indexing services (databases), type of access, language, type of published articles, age of the journal (year of establishment), H-Index, Scimago Journal Rank, and the quartile of the journal.Results: CiteScore of a journal was positively correlated to the following variables or parameters: coverage by PubMed, Web of Science, and EMBASE (p < 0.001), articles in English (p < 0.001), age of the journal (p = 0.001), publishing review articles (p = 0.23), H-Index (p < 0.001), and Scimago Journal Rank (p < 0.001).Conclusion: Coverage of a journal in international databases, especially in PubMed, Web of Science, and EMBASE, is critical to increasing its visibility. Publishing review articles, which tend to be cited more often because they serve as comprehensive sources of information, can increase the CiteScore of a journal. Also, publishing more articles in English contributes to the number of times articles in a journal are cited. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 9 Jun 2022 16:00:00 +0300
       
  • Style-free references rather than standardized citation styles

    • Abstract: European Science Editing 48: e83943
      DOI : 10.3897/ese.2022.e83943
      Authors : Libor Ansorge : In this communication, the calls for standardizing citation styles are discussed. Instead of standardizing citation style, I consider efforts to introduce style-free references to be more beneficial to authors. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 3 Jun 2022 09:00:00 +0300
       
  • Compliance of abstracts of randomized control trials with CONSORT
           guidelines: A case study of Balkan journals

    • Abstract: European Science Editing 48: e71240
      DOI : 10.3897/ese.2022.e71240
      Authors : Necdet Sut, Zafer Koçak, Selcuk Korkmaz, Cem Uzun : Background: Published reports of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are not compliant with the CONSORT checklist as much as they should.Objective: To assess the quality, in terms of the level to which they are compliant with the CONSORT checklist, of abstracts of RCTs published in general medical journals in the Balkan region.Methods: Two observers assessed the abstracts of RCTs published in five general medical journals of the Balkan region between 2012 and 2018 to determine the level to which the abstracts were compliant with the 16-item CONSORT abstracts checklist.Results: Of the 183 studies that were identified for evaluation, 124 (67.8%) were excluded from the evaluation. The average compliance level was 44.5% (95% CI: 41.9%–47.1%), the lowest being that for randomization (1.7%), funding (1.7%),numbers analysed (11.0%), blinding (13.6%), and trial registration (18.6%). However, the compliance level was very high for conclusions (99.2%), objectives (96.6%), interventions (95.8%), and primary outcomes (83.9%). The length of the abstract (word count) and the level of compliance were positively correlated (rs = 0.43; p = 0.001). s of trials published in journals that endorse CONSORT in their publication policies were more compliant than those published in other journals (47.5 ± 10.4 versus 40.8 ± 8.0, p = 0.024).Conclusion: The overall level of compliance with the CONSORT checklist was below 50%. To improve the quality of abstracts of RCTs, authors should be encouraged to use the CONSORT checklist, and editors should check compliance with the CONSORT guidelines as part the publishing workflow. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Jun 2022 09:00:00 +0300
       
  • Needs of early-career professionals in STM: Findings from two surveys

    • Abstract: European Science Editing 48: e79315
      DOI : 10.3897/ese.2022.e79315
      Authors : Erin Foley, Rachel Moriarty, Kerys Martin : Background: The Early Career Publishers Committee (ECPC) of the STM Association (the International Association of Scientific, Technical, and Medical Publishers)’s Early Career Publishers Committee (ECPC) aims to engage, and provide tools and resources for, early-career publishers (ECPs) and professionals. The committee believes it is important to survey the community regularly to understand the background, needs, and concerns of its members to better achieve the committee’s goals.Objectives: Early-career professionals were surveyed in 2014 and 2020: the first survey was undertaken to get a baseline understanding of the community and to guide the newly formed ECPC whereas the second not only sought to review some aspects of the first survey but also to identify and explore ways to improve engagement and support through new or revised survey questions.Methods: The two surveys were conducted online through the ECPC mailing list and social networks. The surveys were voluntary, with the option to skip some questions, and responses – some in the form of a rating scale – were collected anonymously. Each survey remained open for over a month to maximize responses, but neither was pretested. Some questions in the first survey were revised in the second in the light of learnings from the first survey.Results: Most of respondents were women, 25–54 years old, from the UK or the US, with higher degrees, and working in editorial roles. In the second survey, many respondents were interested in developing their career either in their current role or in a different one, and nearly half were actively seeking a new role. Over half said that finding the right role was a challenge. Many had never participated in a publishing-related mentoring scheme, and most had not heard of the STM mentoring scheme before.Conclusions: More tools, resources, and outreach for entry-level and younger industry members, for those from countries outside the UK and US, and for those seeking to develop their careers may be useful in the future. The mentoring scheme could be publicized more prominently to drive engagement. A new survey will be needed in the next 2–3 years, given the potential impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic on the number of respondents in the second (2020) survey and their motivation. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 26 May 2022 09:00:00 +030
       
  • A model text recycling policy for publishers

    • Abstract: European Science Editing 48: e81677
      DOI : 10.3897/ese.2022.e81677
      Authors : Cary Moskovitz, Michael Pemberton, Susanne Hall : Because science advances incrementally, scientists often need to repeat material included in their prior work when composing new texts. Such “text recycling” is a common but complex writing practice, so authors and editors need clear and consistent guidance about what constitutes appropriate practice. Unfortunately, publishers’ policies on text recycling to date have been incomplete, unclear, and sometimes internally inconsistent. Building on 4 years of research on text recycling in scientific writing, the Text Recycling Research Project has developed a model text recycling policy that should be widely applicable for research publications in scientific fields. This article lays out the challenges text recycling poses for editors and authors, describes key factors that were addressed in developing the policy, and explains the policy’s main features. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 29 Apr 2022 09:00:00 +030
       
  • Academia's challenges in the face of the 2022 Russia-Ukraine war

    • Abstract: European Science Editing 48: e83864
      DOI : 10.3897/ese.2022.e83864
      Authors : Jaime Teixeira da Silva : The European Union (EU), and Europe more widely, is facing its largest socio-political threat in a generation. As the political events between Russia and Ukraine, which have been festering since at least 2014, have now turned into a war, with many major Western and EU companies barring business with Russia, and with most Western Governments imposing increasingly stiffer sanctions on Russia, where do non-Russian academic publishers stand' This commentary takes a brief look at what we know, and where we stand. A humanitarian response is needed, but so too is a decision regarding treatment of Russian and Ukrainian academics. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 15 Apr 2022 10:00:00 +030
       
  • European Association of Science Editors statement in support of Ukraine

    • Abstract: European Science Editing 48: e84992
      DOI : 10.3897/ese.2022.e84992
      Authors : Duncan Nicholas : The European Association of Science Editors statement on the invasion of Ukraine includes details of support for the Association's Ukrainian members and all peoples of Ukraine, condemnation of the Russian invasion, and advocacy for research and scholarly publishing industry initiatives to support continued academic activity. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 14 Apr 2022 10:00:00 +030
       
  • Challenges of qualitative data sharing in social sciences

    • Abstract: European Science Editing 48: e77781
      DOI : 10.3897/ese.2022.e77781
      Authors : Tanja Vuckovic Juros : Open science offers hope for new accountability and transparency in social sciences. Nevertheless, it still fails to fully consider the complexities of qualitative research, as exemplified by a reflection on sensitive qualitative data sharing. As a result, the developing patterns of rewards and sanctions promoting open science raise concern that quantitative research, whose “replication crisis” brought the open science movement to life, will benefit from “good science” re-evaluations at the expense of other research epistemologies, despite the necessity to define accountability and transparency in social sciences more widely and not to conflate those with either reproducibility or data sharing. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 4 Apr 2022 09:30:00 +0300
       
  • Citation styles of references: a weakness of academic publishing

    • Abstract: European Science Editing 48: e79945
      DOI : 10.3897/ese.2022.e79945
      Authors : Daniel Rozell : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 16 Mar 2022 09:00:00 +020
       
  • The new ICMJE disclosure form

    • Abstract: European Science Editing 48: e76113
      DOI : 10.3897/ese.2022.e76113
      Authors : Christopher Baethge : Effective 30 June 2021, the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, ICMJE, has updated its disclosure form. It is now public on ICMJE’s web page, and member journals have started using the form. In the ICMJE, editors of general medical journals discuss and adopt proposals to address important problems in medical publishing, such as authorship definition, trial registration, data sharing, and the declaration of conflict of interest. All of ICMJE’s proposals are summarized in the “Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals”, a 19-page document containing advice on a wide variety of topics related to manuscript writing and publishing. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 4 Mar 2022 08:00:00 +0200
       
 
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