Monday, February 22, 2010

B- Quality and integrity in scientific writing: prerequisites for quality in science communication

Roland MC. Quality and integrity in scientific writing: prerequisites for quality in science communication. Jcom 2009;08(02):A04

Standards and good practice guidelines provide criteria for maintaining quality and integrity in science. This paper shows that most scientific papers and researchers' writing practices provide evidence that they do not conform to quality criteria. A majority of researchers tend to ignore them and to conform to the model that circulates within their communities. The review process obviously does not play its role in maintaining quality and integrity of the sources. Then both researchers and reviewers of scientific papers are responsible for quality in the first place. As solution, the whole system of science communication must be reconsidered.

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