Medicine News
Updates, news and events from the Medicine Editorial Office.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Editage Insights, a learning-based platform for researchers and journals, has developed an in-depth, global survey for academic researchers, with the objective of making the voice of the global author community known. We would be very happy if you could join this movement to (1) share your opinion on the academic publishing system, (2) talk about the main challenges you face in getting published in international English-language journals, and (3) discuss what's broken in the journal publishing system.

The perception that academic publishing is broken in many ways has led to several innovations in the system — new models of peer review, new impact metrics, and the emphasis on science for the public. You may have your own complaints about many aspects of the publishing process. Since you, as authors, lie at the heart of academic publishing, this survey aims to shed light on what is broken from an author's perspective. This is your opportunity to stop complaining and be heard!

To provide some background, a few years ago, we had published a survey of East Asian authors and international journal editors. This survey opened our eyes to many gaps that exist between the perspectives of authors and journal editors. The survey findings were shared at various industry conferences. If you would like a copy of the publication, we would be happy to email it to you.

It would be great if you could share the survey with as many fellow authors as you can reach: Get them to join this movement for change by promoting it on your website or sharing the link on your social media profile. We'd be happy to support you with additional information, banners, or anything you need. Additionally, your inputs as a research author would definitely add value to our survey responses, so I request you to spare about 15 minutes to take the survey yourself.

Help us augment the voice of researchers globally and make the publishing system more author-friendly. 

Click here for the survey.


Friday, October 14, 2016

October 28, 2016
1030 UTC
Host Organization

After publishing your research paper, the one thing you want most is for your paper to get maximum attention. Open access publishing can help you do that! Open access publishing has been shown to increase not only visibility but also citations of published papers. Today, more and more journals, publishers, funders, and institutions are supporting open access. This webinar explains the benefits of publishing in the open access journal Medicine®, Wolter Kluwer’s broad-spectrum open access publication. It will also provide a basic general guide on what open access is, its features, and how it works. This webinar will be useful for clinical and academic researchers who want to know more about open access publication and how it will benefit them.​

What you will learn during the webinar
  1. About Wolters Kluwer Open Health: an open access platform created specifically for authors
  2. About Medicine®’s 90 year history of publication and its transition into a broad spectrum open access medical journal
  3. Benefits of publishing in an open access journal such as Medicine®
  4. What is open access? What are the forms of open access? How does it work?
  5. What are some of the things you should consider when submitting your paper to an open access journal?
  6. What are the most common myths around open access publishing?

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Medicine® is excited to announce that we will now consider Study Protocols for publication to help improve the standard of medical research. Study protocols enable more information to be available on current studies, while promoting collaboration and helping to prevent unnecessary duplication of work.Medicine® will charge an article publishing fee (APC) of $1050 to publish a Study Protocol under the CCBY license. Study protocols will be published without peer review if the study receives ethics approval and a grant from a major funding body.

​Study Protocols are fully-citable and will be available freely online. Publishing your Study Protocol in Medicine® does not commit you to submitting any additional or final publications of the study to the journal.

More information on study protocols can be found on the Medicine®​ Study Protocol page.​​

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Medicine® is delighted to announce the initiation of a program for awarding continuing education CME credits for Peer Review. For specific types of articles as selected by the editor, reviewers may be eligible to earn several continuing education credits.​

​Quality Peer Review is one of the most integral components​ in achieving Medicine®'s mission and reviewers are an invaluable part of this process. We hope that by providing CME, Medicine® is part of reviewers pursuit to advance their knowledge and assess the scientific literature in their field in addition to rewarding them for their part in the publication process. For more information on CME for Reviewers please visit our CME FAQ page. 


Visit the Medicine® site for more Guidelines and Information for Reviewers.  ​

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

We are excited to announce that Medicine® will be bringing authors article-level metrics with Altmetric badges. We know authors are curious about who is talking about their articles and where they are being shared online. Now with Altmetric badges, authors will be able to:

• Track online attention surrounding every article and help readers follow the stories surrounding the research
• Watch all the conversations at once from Twitter, Facebook, science blogs, mainstream news outlets and many more sources

Article level metrics are a new and interesting way to track a journals impact beyond the traditional methods. Altmetrics provide real-time feedback to authors and researchers about popular articles in their field.

Below is an example screenshot of how the Altmetric badge will appear on the Medicine® website, Authors and readers can use the 'See more details' link to track the discussion around the published article.