Monday, November 25, 2013

B - BMJ Case reports

Dobbins M. BMJ Case Reports. Journal of the Medical Library Association 2013;101(1):80
(doi: 10.3163/1536-5050.101.1.016)

BMJ Case Reports is an electronic journal that provides a collection of peer-reviewed case reports in all disciplines for health care professionals and researchers. Cases come from 70 countries and articles cover both common and rare diseases. The resources available through this journals are easy to find and are presented logically. All its characteristics and functions are described in detail. 

B - Defending against plagiarism

Bailey J. Defending against plagiarism. The Scientist Magazine June 1, 2013

Retractions in academic publishing have skyrocketed-up 10-fold in the past three decades, with plagiarism and duplication at the root of about 25% of those retractions. Why doesn't every organization (government agency, research department, or academic publisher) employ active defenses against plagiarism? There is no reason why readers should discover plagiarism before a publication's editor do. Publications that use plagiarism-detection software tools (that are well tested, available, and simple to use) have seen retractions decrease.

B - Internationalization of Chinese STM journals

Xu L, Fang Q. Internationalization of Chinese STM journal publishing. Publishing Research Quarterly 2013;29(2):190-196
(doi: 10.1007/s12109-013-9309-4)

Over the past two decades, China has witnessed an international development of its scientific, technological and medical (STM) journals. This has enhanced journals' editorial forces, it has established a quality-control mechanism centered around peer reviews, and it has internationalized both the journal publishers’ productions and services. Under the above-mentioned endeavors, Chinese STM journal publishing has achieved its initial internationalization progress.

B - National vs international journals

Lakhotia SC. "National" versus "international" journals. Current Science 2013;105(3):287-288

According to the author, the existing Indian classification into "national" and "international" journals is misleading as it presupposes that the former group of journals publishes articles only from authors in India, and that those articles are not so good as those published in "international" journals. This discourages scientists to submitt their best manuscripts to Indian journals. The scientific community in India should ensure that any assessment need not distinguish between "national" and "international" journals and that selection committees for academic jobs or promotions begin to appreciate the nature of science rather than the journal impact factor.,%20S.%20C.