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Four Proposals to Help Improve the Medical Research Literature


daviddoug altman Aug2011In an essay published in PLOS Medicine on 22 September 2015, EQUATOR’s David Moher and Doug Altman discuss four actions which journals and educational institutions could take to increase the value of research articles.

  • Publications officers for universities and research institutions
  • Core competency training of medical editors
  • Training authors to write articles which are “fit for purpose”
  • Training for peer reviewers

They propose that all four ideas – which they recognize are intertwined – be piloted and evaluated. If proven effective, they can be considered for implementation.

Read the full article on PLOS Medicine.

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