Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research
Congratulations to EQUATOR Network steering group member Ana Marušić on winning the prestigious Meritorious Award from the Council of Science Editors!
Prof Marušić received the Meritorious Award from the Council of Science Editors (CSE) at its 2016 Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, USA. This is the CSE’s highest award, recognising those who embrace the purpose of the CSE: improving scientific communication through the pursuit of high standards in all activities connected with editing. She joins such previous recipients as ORCID, COPE, CrossRef, and fellow EQUATOR Network steering group member Doug Altman.
Prof Marušić is Professor of Anatomy and Chair of the Department of Research in Biomedicine and Health at the University of Split School of Medicine in Croatia and has been involved with the EQUATOR Network since 2010. While her biomedical research focuses on the interactions between the immune and bone systems, her research interests also include peer review and research integrity, and she is committed to research quality, integrity, and transparency. To this end, she founded the Croatian branch of the Cochrane Collaboration and created the first Croatian public registry of clinical trials.
Prof Marušić has been active in the publishing and editing world throughout her career. She has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Croatian Medical Journal for 20 years and is now the Founder and Co-editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Global Health. She is a past president of both the World Association of Medical Editors and the CSE, and is vice president of the European Association of Science Editors.
The CSE is an international membership organization for editorial professionals publishing in the sciences, serving the scientific, scientific publishing, and information science communities. It aims to fostering networking, education, discussion, and exchange, and acts as a resource on current and emerging issues in the communication of scientific information.
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