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Authorship Skills' Web-Bibliography Overview

  1. 1. ‘ Authorship Skills’ Web-Bibliography
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Contains annotated links to WWW based, full-text information on how to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>conduct ethical research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>write a scientific paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>write a structured abstract </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>prepare manuscripts for submission </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>write footnotes and bibliographies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Links last checked – 03 2008 </li></ul>
  3. 3. African Malaria Network Trust: Web-Based Course On Health Research Ethics <ul><li>A research ethics course that is a joint project between AMANET and the European-Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted toward members of ethics committees, researchers and general health personnel in developing countries </li></ul><ul><li>Online registration is free and participants must complete five compulsory and two optional modules to obtain a certificate </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.amanet-trust.org / hrecoursedescription.htm </li></ul>
  4. 4. Blackwell Publishing: Author Services <ul><li>Documents to assist authors in preparing and submitting publications </li></ul><ul><li>Topics include: how to find an appropriate journal, how to prepare a document for submission, English language editing, optimizing and article for search engines and FAQs for multiple subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Designed to assist the submission of papers to this publisher </li></ul><ul><li>Information is relevant for the submission of papers to numerous Scientific/Technical/Medical journals </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.blackwellpublishing.com /authors/ </li></ul>
  5. 5. Blackwell Publishing: Best Practice Guidelines on Publishing Ethics <ul><ul><li>Reviews and suggests practices for a series of ethical issues related to scientific publishing: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Authorship acknowledgement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple publications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conflict of interest </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Acknowledgement of funding sources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Image manipulation guidelines </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online submission of supplemental data (datasets, videos) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Submission of clinical trials to Central Registry (health sciences) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Institutional review board approval (health sciences) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.blackwellpublishing.com/Publicationethics / </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Blackwell Publishing: Reference Styles - Harvard and Vancouver <ul><li>An overview of the two main methods of referencing articles in biomedical journals and book publications </li></ul><ul><li>Includes examples of both styles </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.blackwellpublishing.com/authors/reference_text.asp </li></ul>
  7. 7. British Medical Association (BMA): Reference Styles – Harvard and Vancouver <ul><li>An overview of the two main methods of referencing articles in biomedical journals and book publications </li></ul><ul><li>Includes examples of both styles </li></ul><ul><li>Contains links to more detailed sources </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bma.org.uk/ap.nsf/Content/LIBReferenceStyles </li></ul>
  8. 8. BMJ: Resources for Authors <ul><li>Full-text resources providing tools for authors </li></ul><ul><li>Topics range from how to submit an article for publication to a discussion of the publication process itself, including the peer review process, editorial policies and the BMJ style </li></ul><ul><li>Resources are geared toward one publisher’s journals </li></ul><ul><li>Information is relevant for the submission of papers to numerous Scientific/Technical/Medical journals </li></ul><ul><li>http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/advice/peer_review/ </li></ul>
  9. 9. ‘ Citing and Referencing: How to Acknowledge Your Sources’ <ul><li>A tutorial about proper referencing for research papers </li></ul><ul><li>Topics covered include plagiarism, terminology, style(s), electronic resources, citation composition and reference lists/bibliographies </li></ul><ul><li>Much of the material is relevant to biomedical research including examples from the APA, Harvard, and Vancouver styles </li></ul><ul><li>Developed by Monash University, Australia </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.lib.monash.edu.au /tutorials/citing </li></ul>
  10. 10. Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE): Flowcharts <ul><li>An organization for editors of peer-reviewed journals that works with the ethics committee of World Association of Medical Editors </li></ul><ul><li>Contains 14 PDF flowcharts designed as a practical step-by-step guide for journal editors and covers the most common breaches of publication ethics in scientific and biomedical journals before and after publication </li></ul><ul><li>Authors can apply the flowcharts to ensure that their research has been done properly and ethically </li></ul><ul><li>Includes link to paper titled ‘Promoting Integrity in Scientific Journal Publications’ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.publicationethics.org.uk/ </li></ul>
  11. 11. Council of Science Editors: Ethics and Editorial Policies <ul><li>Covers a number of relevant topics including promoting integrity in research, organizational policies and editorial practices </li></ul><ul><li>Free access to ‘CSE's White Paper on Promoting Integrity in Scientific Journal Publications’ </li></ul><ul><li>Useful for editors and prospective authors </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.councilscienceeditors.org/editorial_policies/policies.cfm </li></ul>
  12. 12. Elsevier’s Guide to Publication <ul><li>L inks to a series of documents to foster publication with the largest scientific and biomedical publisher </li></ul><ul><li>Includes how to edit a manuscript and draft a cover letter, a submission checklist and links to a guide to authors for individual publishers </li></ul><ul><li>Contains guides for one publisher </li></ul><ul><li>Information is relevant for the submission of papers to numerous Scientific/Technical/Medical journals </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/authorsview.authors/howtosubmitpaper </li></ul>
  13. 13. FAHAMU: Writing for Science and Effective Writing – Core Skills <ul><li>Basic overview of writing for science and skills for effective writing </li></ul><ul><li>Includes how to develop a concept, organize ideas, prepare an outline and write and edit a draft </li></ul><ul><li>Maintained by FAHAMU, a network for social justice based in the UK </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.fahamu.org/WFCEng/sitemap.html </li></ul>
  14. 14. Forum for African Medical Editors (FAME) <ul><li>The professional association and network for 15 African-based publishers </li></ul><ul><li>Contains several useful tools including guidelines for reviewers and editorial procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Would assist authors in preparing manuscripts for submission </li></ul><ul><li>FAME’s activities are supported by WHO/TDR and INASP </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.who.int/tdr/networking/fame/fame_guidelines.htm </li></ul>
  15. 15. Global Forum for Health Research <ul><li>Aims to improve the allocation of research funds and facilitates collaboration among partners, both in the public and private sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Contains the ‘10/90 Report’ (an estimated 10% of global biomedical research funds are used for research into 90% of the world's health problems), the Annual Forum on Health Research, and Communicating Health Research </li></ul><ul><li>Includes the ‘Bias Free Framework’ - http://www.globalforumhealth.org/Site/002__What%20we%20do/005__Publications/010__BIAS%20FREE.php - a practical tool that provides users with a user-friendly, rights-based tool for identifying and eliminating research biases deriving from social hierarchies </li></ul><ul><li>Also contains a valuable ‘Links’ page of organizations with an interest in health research and communication </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.globalforumhealth.org/site/000__home.php </li></ul>
  16. 16. Health Research Resources <ul><li>Part of the AED/SatelLife ‘Essential Health Links’ gateway </li></ul><ul><li>Contains annotated links to sites that facilitate health research in developing countries </li></ul><ul><li>Links include information ranging from the design of health research and a health research web-bibliography, to a guide to international and non-governmental agencies that foster research in this environment </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.healthnet.org/essential-links/health-research-resources.html </li></ul>
  17. 17. Instructions to Authors in the Health Sciences <ul><li>Links to websites that provide instructions to authors for over 3,500 journals in the health and life sciences </li></ul><ul><li>All links are to ‘primary sources’ - to publishers and organizations with editorial responsibilities for the titles </li></ul><ul><li>Access is via title/alphabetical listing or subject keyword or journal title searching </li></ul><ul><li>Maintained by the Raymond H. Mulford Library, Health Sciences Campus, University of Toledo, U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>http://mulford.meduohio.edu/instr/ </li></ul>
  18. 18. Office of Research Integrity (OR I ) <ul><li>Sponsored by the U.S. Public Health Service, ORI promotes integrity in biomedical and behavioral research </li></ul><ul><li>For 4000 institutions worldwide, the organization monitors investigations of research misconduct </li></ul><ul><li>Site contains links to guides and policies on responsible conduct of research </li></ul><ul><li>Valuable resource for ethical research </li></ul><ul><li>http:// ori.dhhs.gov / </li></ul>
  19. 19. ‘ Starting A New Scholarly Journal in Africa’ <ul><li>Published by the Public Knowledge Project, Vancouver, British Columbia in 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>50 page PDF file; details the benefits and challenges of starting a new scholarly journal in Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Contains extensive overview of the types of journals and publication methods and details the process of developing an online, open access journal </li></ul><ul><li>Good overview of all the components necessary for publishing a journal </li></ul><ul><li>http:// pkp.sfu.ca/files/AfricaNewJournal.pdf </li></ul>
  20. 20. ‘ The Structured Abstract: An Essential Tool for Research’ <ul><li>Structured Abstracts often are required for the submission of research proposals, reports and presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Key components are: objectives, methods, results and conclusions - which are explained in the site with links to examples and a bibliography </li></ul><ul><li>Developed by the Research Section of the Medical Library Association, U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>http:// research.mlanet.org/structured_abstract.html </li></ul>
  21. 21. Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication <ul><li>Detailed information on how to write and edit for a biomedical publication </li></ul><ul><li>Contains information on the application of the uniform requirements, responsibilities of one or multiple authors, peer review process, ethical issues in research, and privacy and confidentiality of research participants </li></ul><ul><li>Also includes a section on preparation of a manuscript - http://www.icmje.org/#prepare </li></ul><ul><li>Maintained and regularly updated by the International Committee for Medical Journals and the ‘Uniform Requirements’ have been adopted by many biomedical journals </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.icmje.org / </li></ul>
  22. 22. Virtual Learning Room <ul><li>A project of the International Food Policy Research Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Two free courses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ How to write a convincing proposal’ (how to write a concept note, a convincing proposal for non-technical readers and prepare a logical framework proposal) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ How to improve your writing skills’ (how to improve your writing skills, write good research papers, increase your chances of getting a research paper published and make an oral presentation) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Individuals can register for these courses - that are given periodically - and the related E-Learning Discussion Group - http://www.dgroups.org/groups/cgiar/IFPRI-ElearningWritingSkills/ </li></ul><ul><li>http:// learning.ifpri.org / </li></ul>
  23. 23. Webgraphy of Health Resources <ul><li>Guide to information useful on identifying priorities on global health research; getting access to databases and bibliographic resources; formulating research projects and providing links to potential collaborators </li></ul><ul><li>Criteria for inclusion in the web-bibliography were the scientific, social and technical relevance of each organization </li></ul><ul><li>Each cited source contains an annotation and hypertext link to the specific organization </li></ul><ul><li>Produced in 2005 by the Task Group on Building Partnerships, Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.ccghr.ca/docs/toolkit/webgraphy_e.pdf </li></ul>
  24. 24. World Association of Medical Editors <ul><li>A voluntary association of ~1000 publications fostering cooperation between peer-reviewed medical journals </li></ul><ul><li>Site contains discussions of many issues relevant to doing research and publishing in developing countries </li></ul><ul><li>Topics include plagiarism, ethical research, peer review, and small and non-English medical journals </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.wame.org </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>Questions/suggestions/comments? </li></ul><ul><li>Any additional websites? </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>updated 03 2008 </li></ul>

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