How important is appropriate journal selection?
Selecting an appropriate journal for publishing research papers requires a careful thought. Acceptance of research papers by
journals is as much an indication of a precise journal selection as of high-quality research. The journal that publishes your
research defines your audience, chances of your paper being cited, and most significantly your reputation in your field of
Moving out of the Red Zone: Detection
A study once outsourced should ideally be completed on time with quality. However, sometimes situations arise where a study
needs to be rescued, and is difficult, both, for the client as well as the vendor with whom the responsibility of extrication is
bestowed upon. It is therefore necessary that the health of any study is been monitored carefully. There are some signs and
symptoms which can help you identify indicate that your study is moving to a dangerous zone or has already reached the
Publication Tracking Tools - Publication Planning to Submission
'Publication tracking tools' provide the functionality to track publication projects systematically and ensure efficient
planning and management. These tools help maintain transparency in the process with documentation of project-related
information, quantification of author involvement and contributions of different stakeholders.
Systematic Review - Applicability in Evidence Based Medicine
Reporting evidence-based research that helps improvise the existing healthcare management paradigms remains an integral part of
the clinical research industry. Over a period of time, especially with regulatory requirements necessitating data to be
published in the public domain within stipulated time periods, there has been an exponential rise in publishing
Transparent Reporting of Clinical Trials
With the increasing demand of transparent clinical research, the whole pharmaceutical industry is facing a stiff challenge of
managing public perception, of bias in reporting of selective clinical outcomes and publications of selective clinical studies
Copyrights and Permissions
Clear guidance on the rules and regulations, scientific communication and education encourages effective and efficient use of
copyrights & permissions in publications. It is very important for the author to know what needs permission to use, what
doesn't need permission, and how to apply for permissions. This not only prevents copyright issues but also helps authors in
recognizing their work through other authors.
Statistical Perspectives in Publication Writing
Statistics forms the bedrock of summarising and interpreting experimental data. As a medical writer is associated with
documenting, presenting and interpreting study results, it is essential that he be acquainted with basic statistical principles
that govern data analysis.
What it takes to be an Author - A Writer's Perspective
With the advent of pharmaceutical companies stressing medical communications and publication planning to promote their drugs,
an additional responsibility and accountability is implicated for the role of a publication writer (PW). Besides data
interpretation and representation of scientific messages, a PW has to work on ways to maximize the impact of the data along
with its accuracy, should be mindful of the copyright issues and avoid any possibility of plagiarism.
Peer Review Process in Scientific Publications
Scientific publications are the public face of science. All scientific publications are available in public domain, bringing in
the added responsibility of the authors, reviewers and editors to hold acceptable standards of their discipline. Peer review
process forms an essential part of scientific publications, as valuable feedback by reviewers improves the quality and
establishes the validity of research article.
Professional Publication Writers in Clinical Research – Bridging the Gap
Timely dissemination of the research findings is of utmost importance amidst the emerging competitive literature, particularly
for innovative and path-breaking discoveries.Pharmaceutical companies and research institutes can leverage their scientific
findings and publishable ideas by delegating the end-to-end publication writing to clinical research organizations (CROs)
and medical writing agencies as they focus on their innovations.
Tracing the evolution, prevalence, distribution, etiology, association, occurrence, types, manifestations
& impact of lung cancer in India
Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan, with their total population of more than 1,500 million, make up the
subcontinent of South Asia. Despite massive diversity across the region, there are sufficient similarities including occurrence
of cancer. In males, oral and lung cancer are either number one or two, depending on the registry.
Conducting Breast Cancer studies in India
India is a country with wide ethnic, cultural, religious, economic diversities and variations in the health care infrastructure.
The health care facility pattern is heterogeneous, with numerous regions where the benefits of breast cancer awareness, early
diagnosis and multidisciplinary treatment programs have not yet reached.
Diabetes clinical trials in South East Asia & the Indian Subcontinent - Your key to success
The exponential growth of diabetes mellitus in developed as well as developing regions poses a significant healthcare challenge
for both government and industry. Epidemiological evidence suggests that, without effective prevention and control programmes,
diabetes is likely to continue increasing globally. It is estimated that nearly 246 million people or 5.9% of the world's
population, in the age group 20-79 suffered from diabetes in 2007.
Asia - New Frontier
As the pharmaceutical market experiences rapid growth in Asia, more clinical trials are being conducted in the region, offering
new opportunities for the biopharma. Offshore clinical trial development offers several advantages to both U.S. and European
firms—larger patient populations than the West resulting in faster recruitment rates, regional expertise, overcoming local
regulatory hurdles, meeting global regulatory requirements etc . Studies conducted in Asia have also been shown to be more
cost-effective, particularly in the area of patient enrollment.