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  1. ‘Authorship Skills’ Web-Bibliography

  2. Overview • Contains annotated links to WWW based, full-text information on how to: • conduct ethical research • write a scientific paper • write a structured abstract • prepare manuscripts for submission • write footnotes and bibliographies • Links last checked – 03 2008

  3. African Malaria Network Trust: Web-Based Course On Health Research Ethics • A research ethics course that is a joint project between AMANET and the European-Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership • Targeted toward members of ethics committees, researchers and general health personnel in developing countries • Online registration is free and participants must complete five compulsory and two optional modules to obtain a certificate • hrecoursedescription.htm

  4. Blackwell Publishing: Author Services • Documents to assist authors in preparing and submitting publications • 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 • Designed to assist the submission of papers to this publisher • Information is relevant for the submission of papers to numerous Scientific/Technical/Medical journals •

  5. Blackwell Publishing: Best Practice Guidelines on Publishing Ethics • Reviews and suggests practices for a series of ethical issues related to scientific publishing: • Authorship acknowledgement • Multiple publications • Conflict of interest • Acknowledgement of funding sources • Image manipulation guidelines • Online submission of supplemental data (datasets, videos) • Submission of clinical trials to Central Registry (health sciences) • Institutional review board approval (health sciences) •

  6. Blackwell Publishing: Reference Styles - Harvard and Vancouver • An overview of the two main methods of referencing articles in biomedical journals and book publications • Includes examples of both styles •

  7. British Medical Association (BMA):Reference Styles – Harvard and Vancouver • An overview of the two main methods of referencing articles in biomedical journals and book publications • Includes examples of both styles • Contains links to more detailed sources •

  8. BMJ: Resources for Authors • Full-text resources providing tools for authors • 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 • Resources are geared toward one publisher’s journals • Information is relevant for the submission of papers to numerous Scientific/Technical/Medical journals •

  9. ‘Citing and Referencing: How to Acknowledge Your Sources’ • A tutorial about proper referencing for research papers • Topics covered include plagiarism, terminology, style(s), electronic resources, citation composition and reference lists/bibliographies • Much of the material is relevant to biomedical research including examples from the APA, Harvard, and Vancouver styles • Developed by Monash University, Australia •

  10. Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE): Flowcharts • An organization for editors of peer-reviewed journals that works with the ethics committee of World Association of Medical Editors • 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 • Authors can apply the flowcharts to ensure that their research has been done properly and ethically • Includes link to paper titled ‘Promoting Integrity in Scientific Journal Publications’ •

  11. Council of Science Editors: Ethics and Editorial Policies • Covers a number of relevant topics including promoting integrity in research, organizational policies and editorial practices • Free access to ‘CSE's White Paper on Promoting Integrity in Scientific Journal Publications’ • Useful for editors and prospective authors •

  12. Elsevier’s Guide to Publication • Links to a series of documents to foster publication with the largest scientific and biomedical publisher • Includes how to edit a manuscript and draft a cover letter, a submission checklist and links to a guide to authors for individual publishers • Contains guides for one publisher • Information is relevant for the submission of papers to numerous Scientific/Technical/Medical journals •

  13. FAHAMU: Writing for Science and Effective Writing – Core Skills • Basic overview of writing for science and skills for effective writing • Includes how to develop a concept, organize ideas, prepare an outline and write and edit a draft • Maintained by FAHAMU, a network for social justice based in the UK •

  14. Forum for African Medical Editors (FAME) • The professional association and network for 15 African-based publishers • Contains several useful tools including guidelines for reviewers and editorial procedures • Would assist authors in preparing manuscripts for submission • FAME’s activities are supported by WHO/TDR and INASP •

  15. Global Forum for Health Research • Aims to improve the allocation of research funds and facilitates collaboration among partners, both in the public and private sectors • 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 • Includes the ‘Bias Free Framework’ - - a practical tool that provides users with a user-friendly, rights-based tool for identifying and eliminating research biases deriving from social hierarchies • Also contains a valuable ‘Links’ page of organizations with an interest in health research and communication •

  16. Health Research Resources • Part of the AED/SatelLife ‘Essential Health Links’ gateway • Contains annotated links to sites that facilitate health research in developing countries • 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 •

  17. Instructions to Authors in the Health Sciences • Links to websites that provide instructions to authors for over 3,500 journals in the health and life sciences • All links are to ‘primary sources’ - to publishers and organizations with editorial responsibilities for the titles • Access is via title/alphabetical listing or subject keyword or journal title searching • Maintained by the Raymond H. Mulford Library, Health Sciences Campus, University of Toledo, U.S. •

  18. Office of Research Integrity (ORI) • Sponsored by the U.S. Public Health Service, ORI promotes integrity in biomedical and behavioral research • For 4000 institutions worldwide, the organization monitors investigations of research misconduct • Site contains links to guides and policies on responsible conduct of research • Valuable resource for ethical research •

  19. ‘Starting A New Scholarly Journal in Africa’ • Published by the Public Knowledge Project, Vancouver, British Columbia in 2006 • 50 page PDF file; details the benefits and challenges of starting a new scholarly journal in Africa • Contains extensive overview of the types of journals and publication methods and details the process of developing an online, open access journal • Good overview of all the components necessary for publishing a journal •

  20. ‘The Structured Abstract: An Essential Tool for Research’ • Structured Abstracts often are required for the submission of research proposals, reports and presentations • Key components are: objectives, methods, results and conclusions - which are explained in the site with links to examples and a bibliography • Developed by the Research Section of the Medical Library Association, U.S. •

  21. Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication • Detailed information on how to write and edit for a biomedical publication • 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 • Also includes a section on preparation of a manuscript - • Maintained and regularly updated by the International Committee for Medical Journals and the ‘Uniform Requirements’ have been adopted by many biomedical journals •

  22. Virtual Learning Room • A project of the International Food Policy Research Institute • Two free courses: • ‘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) • ‘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) • Individuals can register for these courses - that are given periodically - and the related E-Learning Discussion Group - •

  23. Webgraphy of Health Resources • 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 • Criteria for inclusion in the web-bibliography were the scientific, social and technical relevance of each organization • Each cited source contains an annotation and hypertext link to the specific organization • Produced in 2005 by the Task Group on Building Partnerships, Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research •

  24. World Association of Medical Editors • A voluntary association of ~1000 publications fostering cooperation between peer-reviewed medical journals • Site contains discussions of many issues relevant to doing research and publishing in developing countries • Topics include plagiarism, ethical research, peer review, and small and non-English medical journals •

  25. Questions/suggestions/comments? • Any additional websites? • updated 03 2008