Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research
Wolters Kluwer has recently introduced open access article types to their newly fully open access journal title Medicine. The journal’s open access article types require authors to adhere to appropriate reporting guidelines and to submit checklists and flow diagrams when submitting their manuscript. The Medicine journal website clearly correlates each article type that may be submitted with an appropriate reporting guideline to help authors ensure that they use the correct guideline.
Medicine article types
Duncan MacRae, Senior Publisher, Open Access, Medical Journals at Wolters Kluwer Health Medical Research who is implementing this new policy, explained that it was hoped “that this will provide an objective level of quality control for open access submissions, and provide a consistent framework for our editors and authors”.
Duncan was also involved in a similar initiative back in January 2011 for the journal Neurosurgery. Below Duncan briefly outlines his experience of implementing this change of policy in the journal neurosurgery.
We implemented this over the next 6 months:
Issues we encountered:
For more information please visit: http://journals.lww.com/md-journal/pages/aboutMedicine.aspx
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