• Time for Peer Review Week!

Time for Peer Review Week!

September 19th to 25th is Peer Review Week! Peer Review Week is a global event celebrating the essential role that peer review has in maintaining scientific quality. The goal is to bring together individuals, institutions, and organizations committed to sharing the central message that good peer review, whatever shape or form it

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  • High Impact Factors for Gastroenterology and CGH

High Impact Factors for Gastroenterology and CGH

Thomson Reuters has released its Impact Factor rankings for 2015 this week, and Gastroenterology remains the highest-ranked journal in GI and hepatology, with an impact factor of 18.187. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (CGH) follows closely behind, with an impact factor of 7.680. For the second consecutive year, Gastroenterology reached an all-time high impact

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  • Study Estimates Medical Errors May Cause More Than 250,000 Deaths Each Year in the US

Study Estimates Medical Errors May Cause More Than 250,000 Deaths Each Year in the US

Medical error is the third leading cause of death in the United States, after heart disease and cancer, a study concluded. Analyzing medical death rate data over an 8 year period, Marin Makary and Michael Daniel (Johns Hopkins University [JHU]) estimated that more than 250,000 deaths/year are due to medical error

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EU Creates Opportunity for Refugee Scientists

The European Commission has created a special initiative for asylum-seeking and refugee scientists and researchers. It enables a match-making process between refugees with scientific backgrounds and research institutions that have declared themselves as refugee-welcoming organizations. Since the beginning of the year, more than 500,000 refugees fleeing civil war and unrest in

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  • ORCID: A System to Tie Authors With Their Publications
  • ORCID: A System to Tie Authors With Their Publications

ORCID: A System to Tie Authors With Their Publications

Wondering what to do if other researchers have the same name as you, or if you have published articles under different name formats? How can people tell which publications are yours? There is a solution: ORCID. ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) provides researchers with a unique digital identifier (an ORCID

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  • UK Aims to Combat Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

UK Aims to Combat Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

The world’s first charity to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria, formed this month in the UK, aims to raise sufficient funds (estimated at £30m) over the next 5 years to bring at least 1 new antibiotic to the market. Antibiotic Research UK (ANTRUK) has assembled a group of scientific experts from 14

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