Professional Media briefs: November 2013
The University of Utah's Ingrid Nygaard and program head for perinatal research and obstetrics of the NIH's National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Roberto Romero have been named Editors-in-Chief of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The publication said in a statement that the new editors' agenda includes transforming AJOG to include a robust multimedia platform. The duo replaces EICs Thomas Garite and Moon Kim on January 1.
Elsevier has launched a new open-access publication, the Journal of Clinical and Translational Endocrinology. Editor-in-Chief Vin Tangpricha (pictured) is heading up the operation, which focuses on patient-oriented research that spans disciplines including diabetes, metabolic bone disease and osteoporosis.
An experiment by the journal Science highlighted a pitfall in open-access publishing, which NPR likens to a phishing scam in which questionable journals bypass peer review and publish for fees that can go as high as $3,100. John Bohannan submitted a faked research article in his test garnered a 61% publishing rate for a study that included fundamental method and data errors.