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‘Authorship Skills’ Web-Bibliography. 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

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  • 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
african malaria network trust web based course on health research ethics
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
blackwell publishing author services
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
blackwell publishing best practice guidelines on publishing ethics
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)
blackwell publishing reference styles harvard and vancouver
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
british medical association bma reference styles harvard and vancouver
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
bmj resources for authors
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
citing and referencing how to acknowledge your sources
‘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
committee on publication ethics cope flowcharts
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’
council of science editors ethics and editorial policies
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
elsevier s guide to publication
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
fahamu writing for science and effective writing core skills
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
forum for african medical editors fame
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
global forum for health research
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
health research resources
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
instructions to authors in the health sciences
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.
office of research integrity or i
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
starting a new scholarly journal in africa
‘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
the structured abstract an essential tool for research
‘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.
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
virtual learning room
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 -
webgraphy of health resources
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
world association of medical editors
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
  • Any additional websites?

updated 03 2008