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NEJM alters disclosure policy due to conflict of interest allegations -

Conflict of interest allegations have reportedly caused American medical journal New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) to change its policies regarding such disclosures. The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education has criticised the journal for not revealing a financial conflict of interest with one of… Read More

Skillset funded project to update UK’s National Occupational Standards for journals -

The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishing (ALPSP), the international trade association for scholarly and professional publishers, is working with the Publishing Training Centre on a scoping project being funded by Skillset. The project will consider whether the Publishing National Occupational Standards (NOS) for the… Read More

Revision in Declaration of Helsinki calls for mandatory registration of clinical trials -

The World Medical Association recently revised the Declaration of Helsinki at its General Assembly in Seoul, it has been reported. Of particular interest in the new version, which replaces all the previous ones, are paragraphs 19 and 30. Paragraph 19 states that every clinical trial… Read More

Neuroinformatics special issue highlights Neuroscience Information Framework -

STM publisher Springer, Germany, has announced a special issue of Springer's Humana Press journal Neuroinformatics. The issue describes the new Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF), an inventory of web-based neurosciences data, resources and tools that scientists and students can access via any computer connected to the Internet.… Read More

SUSHI Schemas updated to support latest release of COUNTER Code of Practice -

The NISO SUSHI Standing Advisory Committee has announced the approval and final release of the schemas (and related files) providing full support of Release 3 of the COUNTER Code of Practice for Journals and Databases. Notable in the latest release is the requirement that content providers implement the Standardized Usage… Read More

IOS Press launches new journal, ‘Risk and Decision Analysis’ -

STM publisher IOS Press, Netherlands, has launched a new journal titled Risk and Decision Analysis. A comprehensive framework is seen as necessary to develop the new scientific area of risk and decision analysis. This implies convergence between finance, industry, the environment, security, cyber security and the… Read More

New book ‘Policy Innovation for Health’ calls for radical new mindset for health policy -

A new book, Policy Innovation for Health, published by STM publisher Springer, Germany, calls for shifting the focus of the health policy debate. The book is being featured at the ongoing European Public Health Association (EUPHA) annual congress in Lisbon, Portugal, from November 6 - 8,… Read More

Google in pact with authors, publishers for Book Search project -

The Authors Guild, the Association of American Publishers (AAP), and Internet search services provider Google recently announced a settlement agreement on behalf of a broad class of authors and publishers worldwide. The agreement is projected to expand online access to millions of… Read More

UKSG TRANSFER Working Group releases Version 2.0 of its Code of Practice -

The UK Serials Group (UKSG) TRANSFER Working Group has announced the launch of Version 2.0 of its Code of Practice ( which seeks to improve procedures for journals transferring between publishers. The TRANSFER Code of Practice responds to the expressed needs of… Read More

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