Professional Media briefs: May 2014

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Ivan Oransky
Ivan Oransky

BMJ and the Lupus Foundation of America have published the first articles for Lupus Science & Medicine, which the partners said is the first lupus-specific open-access journal. Lupus Foundation CEO and President Sandra Raymond said in a statement that the foundation's publishing efforts have been scattered across non-lupus publications and that this journal “provides a much needed, centralized home for… lupus research findings.”

MedPage Today's Ivan Oransky's Retraction Watch has launched a subscriber service. Oransky (pictured) and partner Adam Marcus announced the service in a March post, alerting readers that subscriptions to the four-year-old blog would go toward such things as paying writers and creating a database. Funds will be handled by a third party, so as to protect the site's independence.

John Wiley & Sons has updated its 2006 Best Practice Guidelines on Publishing Ethics: A Publisher's Perspective. The goal remains to be a touchstone for advice on what the company calls “the major ethical principles of academic publishing.” The new edition includes guidance about whistle-blowers, clinical trial registration and other subjects.

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