Chapter 4.     Authorship and Peer Review
 

Francis L. Macrina

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Selected instructions for authors or editorial policies


Journal of Bacteriology

    http://jb.asm.org/site/misc/ifora.xhtml


Nature

    http://www.nature.com/authors/gta.pdf


Phytopathology

    http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/userimages/ContentEditor/1173286505152/phyto_au thor_instructions.pdf


Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

     http://www.pnas.org/site/misc/iforc.pdf


Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Prior Publication Policy

    http://www.pnas.org/content/96/8/4215.full


Science

    http://www.sciencemag.org/site/feature/contribinfo/index.xhtml


Metrics


San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (hosted by the American Society for Cell Biology)

    http://am.ascb.org/dora/


Organizations and associations


Committee of Publication Ethics

    http://publicationethics.org/


Council of Science Editors (including CSE’s White Paper on Promoting Integrity in Scientific Journal Publications, 2012)

    http://www.councilscienceeditors.org/


Ethics Collaborative Online Resource Environment (Ethics CORE) website, a resource source for publications:

    http://nationalethicscenter.org/resources/publications


International Committee of Medical Journal Editors website, where the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals may be accessed:

    http://www.icmje.org/


The Office of Research Integrity website’s resources on publications and authorship:

    http://www.ori.hhs.gov/education/products/rcr_authorship.shtml


World Association of Medical Editors

http://www.wame.org/


Open access


Action Plan towards Open Access to Publications, from the Global Research Council:

    http://www.dfg.de/download/pdf/dfg_magazin/internationales/130528_grc_annual_meeting/grc_action_plan_open_access.pdf


Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities

    http://openaccess.mpg.de/Berlin-Declaration


Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing

    http://dash.harvard.edu/handle/1/4725199


Budapest Open Access Initiative Declaration

    http://budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/


Directory of Open Access Journals

    http://www.doaj.org/


Harvard Open Access Project website (Peter Suber, director):

    http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/hoap/Main_Page


Howard Hughes Medical Institute open public access policy

    http://www.hhmi.org/about/policies/open-access/


Scholarly Open Access: Critical Analysis of Scholarly Open-Access Publishing is a blog created and maintained by Jeffrey Beall:

    http://scholarlyoa.com/


Wellcome Trust open-access policy

    http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/About-us/Policy/Policy-and-position-statements/WTD002766.htm


Plagiarism detection software and use


CrossCheck

    http://www.crossref.org/crosscheck/index.html


Deja Vu: a Database of Highly Similar Citations

    http://dejavu.vbi.vt.edu/dejavu/


eTBLAST: a text-similarity based search engine

    http://etest.vbi.vt.edu/etblast3/


iThenticate: online plagiarism detection software

    http://www.ithenticate.com/


PubMed and related archives


PubMed, a biomedical literature citation database operated by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health:

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed


PubMed Central, a green, open-access, full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences research publications operated by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health:

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/


PubMed Central International, a collaborative effort between PubMed Central and organizations in other countries or areas (presently Europe and Canada) aimed at creating digital archives of the scientific literature at multiple global sites:

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/about/pmci/


Europe PubMed Central, the website of the European PubMed Central research literature archive:

    http://europepmc.org/


For funding agencies that require or encourage archiving of research articles supported by agency grants in Europe PubMed Central:

    http://europepmc.org/Funders/


PubMed Central Canada research literature archive; the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) requires that its grant recipients archive papers reporting their CIHR-supported research within 12 months of publication:

    http://pubmedcentralcanada.ca/pmcc/


Scientific societies’ guidance on authorship and publication ethics


American Chemical Society

    http://pubs.acs.org/page/policy/ethics/index.html


American Psychological Association

    http://www.apa.org/research/responsible/publication/index.aspx


Society for Neuroscience

    http://www.sfn.org/member-center/professional-conduct/guidelines-for-responsible-conduct-regarding-scientific-communication


Other online resources


ClinicalTrials.gov, a registry and results database of clinical studies of human participants:

    http://clinicaltrials.gov/


National Institutes of Health Office of Biotechnology Activities website, with links to the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity and Dual Use Research of Concern pages:

    http://oba.od.nih.gov/biosecurity/about_nsabb.html


Retraction Watch, an independent blog created and maintained by Adam Marcus and Ivan Oransky that follows retractions of papers published in the scientific literature:

    http://retractionwatch.wordpress.com/


Thomson Reuters Web of Science

    http://thomsonreuters.com/thomson-reuters-web-of-science/
 

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