Correcting the Scholarly Record and Dispelling Myths around Corrections

A core part of publication ethics is that when published research is affected by errors or misconduct, it must be corrected. This webinar explains both, the process of fixing errors and misconceptions about corrections, focusing on journal articles, and answering the questions:

  • Who decides what needs to be corrected?
  • What are the responsibilities of editors, journals, research institutions, and authors?
  • How are corrections done and what form do they take?
  • How do readers know when work has been corrected?
  • What are the barriers and solutions to correcting the scholarly literature?

Our expert speakers, including Gráinne McNamara (Research Integrity / Publication Ethics Manager, Karger) will draw on their experience in handling corrections and developing editorial policies.

Reviewing For Trust: Best Practices for Peer-Reviewers

Peer-reviewers play a crucial role in ensuring the trustworthiness, quality, integrity, and reproducibility of an article. Join Gráinne McNamara (Research Integrity / Publication Ethics Manager, Karger), as she talks about the latest best practices for peer-reviewers with a focus on trustworthiness, reproducibility, and Open Science. In this webinar you will:

  • Better understand the role of the peer reviewer in the decision-making process in a journal
  • Learn how to review a manuscript with trustworthiness in mind
  • Gain tips in writing a constructive review report for authors

Our webinar is aimed at Early Career Researchers and those with an interest in being a peer reviewer.

Promoting Reproducibility Through Peer Review

Research reproducibility exists hand in hand with research integrity and good research practices.

Learn more about how peer review can improve manuscript reproducibility and strengthen research integrity in our recent round table discussion. Our panellists, Professor Max Cenci (clinical researcher in Dentistry from the Radboudumc, The Netherlands), Gráinne McNamara (Research Integrity / Publication Ethics Manager, Karger) and Marco Casola (Publication Manager, Karger), highlight some of the challenges researchers face in accessing and replicating data due to inadequate reporting and lack of transparency. They also stress the importance of researcher training, promotion of open peer review practices, peer-reviewer recognition and the adherence to reporting guidelines to effectively evaluate reproducibility in manuscripts.

Quality Control: The Effect of Substandard Submissions on the Publishing Landscape

Would you like to learn more about quality and quality control in academic publishing?

Join Professor Raj Raghupathy (Editor-in-Chief of Medical Principles and Practice), Muna Tamara Kugler (Publication Manager, Karger) and Gráinne McNamara (Research Integrity/Publication Ethics Manager, Karger), as they explore this topic in our webinar case study.

Our speakers provide expert insights into what constitutes substandard submissions, identifying common shortcomings from research integrity and quality perspectives, with a focus on improving the standard of manuscript submissions. They also discuss initiatives to raise quality standards, such as providing clear author guidelines, editor education, and offering courses on scientific writing and impactful communication. Finally, they highlight the services Karger Publishers offer, such as language editing and author training, to further improve manuscript quality.

Gráinne McNamara

Gráinne was awarded a PhD in Integrative Neuroscience from Cardiff University in the UK. After that, she spent three years in academic research at Cardiff University and Imperial College London before moving to work in research integrity in book and journal publishing. She is now the Research integrity / Publication Ethics Manager for Karger Publishers and leads a team responsible for developing research integrity policies and conducting investigations for all Karger journals.

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