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Crimea 2014 - Konek DayFrom reading to writing - how to be noticed in the world of scientific publishing\'

outline
Outline
  • World of Research: what are the driversand trends from global perspective
  • How to be noticed in the world of scientific publishing: using the trends to your benefit
  • Publishing with BMJ
research is pivotal to economic growth and addressing societal challenges
Research is pivotal to economic growth and addressing societal challenges
  • Science is not a luxury which is the preserve of developed countries... Technology and innovation are key to achieving long-term economic and social development.
  • Science and innovation are recognised the world over as crucial to economic competitiveness.”
  • The Royal Society: Knowledge, Networks and Nations, 2011
the world of research is large and growing
The world of research is large and growing

Global R&D spending: $1.2 trillion in 2010

Spending on R&D – OECD countries* Indexed values; 100 = Spend in 1981

Annual growth: +4% (real)

* $PPP, 2000 constant currencies

Source: OECD, Battelle

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R&D spending as % of GDP has been relatively stable in developed markets, and is increasing in developing ones

GERD as % of GDP – Developed Markets

Gross Expenditure on R&D (GERD)

as % of GDP - Total

GERD as % of GDP – Developing Markets

Source: OECD

Developed markets include US, Japan, and EU27 Developing markets include China and S. Korea

growth in r d spending drives number of researchers and research activity
Growth in R&D spending drives number of researchers and research activity

Number of researchers – OECD countries

Indexed values; 100 = Number of researchers in 1981

Number of research articles published

Indexed values; 100 = Number of articles in 1981

Annual growth: +4%

Annual growth: +4%

Annual growth: +3-4%

Global number of researchers:

7 million in 2010

Number of research articles:

>1.5 million in 2010

Source: OECD; ISI; Scopus

research outputs quantity and quality
Research outputs; quantity and quality

Source: www.scimagojr.com Eastern Europe 1996-2011

how to be noticed in the world of scientific publishing
How to be noticed in the world of scientific publishing ?
  • Research publishing circle
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • International collaboration
  • Emerging markets
  • Data intensity
  • Role of publishers
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From reading to writing – research publishing circle

Input

(Usage)

Direct Outcomes

Read

Get Cited

Usage (FTA) / Cited references

Cite

Usage (FTA) / # of times cited

Get Read

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Publish

Output

Articles / Dissertations / Patents / Reports

four trends continue to increase the value of research information
Four trends continue to increase the value of research information

1. Interdisciplinarity

Science is becoming

more global

and more complex

4. Data intensity

2. Collaboration

& Mobility

3. EmergingMarkets

trend 1 research is increasingly interdisciplinary
Trend 1: Research is increasingly interdisciplinary
  • Interdisciplinarity:
  • Increases output
  • Increases quality
  • Stimulates big discoveries
  • Global research is becoming more and more interdesciplinary
  • Modern technologies are cross disciplinary
  • Books are usually more interdisciplinary than journals
  • Research analytical tools on the market trace interdisciplinary research fields for institutions and countries
  • Interdisciplinary research attracts more funding
  • Articles resulting from interdisciplinary research receive more citations
trend 2 research is increasingly internationally collaborative
Trend 2: Research is increasingly internationallycollaborative

Percentage of internationally co-authored articles increased from 26% in 1996 over 40% in 2013.

“Collaboration enhances the quality of research, improves its efficiency and effectiveness, and is increasingly necessary as the scale of budgets and research challenges grow”

- The Royal Society, 2011

Share of internationally co-authored articles

  • International collaboration drives:
  • Quality via increased number of citations
  • Subsequent growth of international visibility

Source: BIS - International Comparative Performance of the UK Research Base 2011

trend 3 emerging markets are rapidly growing their research activity
Trend 3: Emerging markets are rapidly growing their research activity
  • Drivers
  • Developed economiesneed to use research results and collaborate
  • Russiangrowth rate was positive over the last 5 years, but publication share has declined

Source: BIS - International Comparative Performance of the UK Research Base 2011

trend 4 research is increasingly data intensive
Trend 4: Research is increasingly data intensive

Very high importance, very high satisfaction

According to the study researchers value research articles and experimental data as very important. However they would like to have access to experimental data as easily as to articles.

Ease of access

High importance, low satisfaction

Importance of access

Source: Publisher Research Council – Global Access vs. Importance Study (3,823 researcher respondents)

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Great scientific publishing worldSTM publishersregister, review, disseminateand preserve research outputs
  • Each year
      • 3 million articles submitted
      • 300,000 peer reviewers
      • 1.5 million articles published
  • 30 million readers
  • 2 billion digital article downloads
  • 30 million article citations
how to be noticed in the world of scientific publishing1
How to be noticed in the world of scientific publishing ?
  • Research publishing circle: read more, write better!
  • Interdisciplinarity: think broader!
  • International collaboration: stay open!
  • Emerging markets: don’t miss the rising stars!
  • Data intensity: look for reliable data sources!
  • Role of publishers: keep on submitting!
publishing with bmj

Publishing with BMJ

choosing a journal

responding to reviewers

appealing

reporting research

writing papers

publication ethics

how to choose a journal what to consider

How to choose a journal: what to consider

journal scope, reach, & readers

indexed, peer reviewed

Impact Factor **

open access or not?

and...

rejection rate

time to decision; time to publication

article length restrictions

charges: OA publication fees, pages, colour

** Impact factor is used as a measure of the academic usefulness of a journal

IF = recorded number of citations in a year (eg 2010) to scholarly articles in the journal in preceding two years (eg 2008 and 2009)

BMJ 2012 IF 17.2

pre submission inquiries

Pre-submission inquiries

Always consider inquiring when you’re:

unsure about suitability for the journal

seeking rapid review/publication

wanting to explain special circumstances

Provide sufficient study information:

article abstract

perceived value to journal audience

relationship of study to existing body of work

what does the bmj prioritise

What does The BMJ prioritise?

Original, robust research studies that can improve

Doctors’ decision making in medical practice, policy, education, or future research and will be important to general medical readers internationally

The BMJ’s purpose: “Answering questions; questioning answers”

the bmj s peer review process

The BMJ’s peer review process

Research

submitted

External

review

Editorial

meeting

Screen

Accept

Up to

4000

annually

3000

rejected

1000 for

open

review

500 then

rejected

500 with

Editor and

adviser,

statistician,

BMJ team

4-7% with

Open

access

No word

limits

BMJ pico

Editorials

very open peer review at bmj open

(Very) open peer review, at BMJ Open

Peer reviewers’ signed

comments and authors’

responses available for all

published papers

be confident at resubmission

Be confident at resubmission

Most reviewers & editors want to be helpful

Follow journal instructions

Address all comments; but need not agree with all

Avoid easy fixes/shortcuts

If rejected; tell next journal how you addressed reviewers’ comments

authors submission toolkit

Authors’ submission toolkit

CMRO Aug 2010;26;8:1967-82

http://www.mpip-initiative.org/uploads/pdf/authorstoolkitPDF.pdf

misconduct

Misconduct

Fabrication:making up data or results and recording or reporting themFalsification:manipulating research materials, equipment, or processes, or changing or omitting data or results such that the research is not accurately represented in the research recordPlagiarism:the appropriation of another person\'s ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit

US Office of Research Integrity http://ori.dhhs.gov/misconduct/definition_misconduct.shtml

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Incomplete reporting is misconduct:

The BMJ requires authors’ declaration

Transparency declaration

The lead author* affirms that

this manuscript is an honest,

accurate, and transparent

account of the study being

reported; that no important

aspects of the study have

been omitted; and that any

discrepancies from the study

as planned (and, if relevant,

registered) have been

explained.

*The manuscript’s guarantor.

committee on publication ethics advises editors of 5000 journals
Committee on Publication Ethics:

advises editors of >5000 journals

http://publicationethics.org/

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