Looking back if I was to summarise my first 3 months at BMJ, confusion would be the best word to describe it. Moving from one company to another can be a daunting task, a plethora of questions goes through one’s mind. There are the big questions such as; What are my colleagues going to be like? Will I be appreciated? How many holidays do I get in a year? To the trivial questions such as; When do I get paid? Where’s the nearest toilet? What’s the quickest route to the office? While I was finding the answers to these questions and learning more about the technology behind the BMJ’s many products it was a challenging time for the tech department where we saw many departures. Two colleagues left within my first week, followed by another two leaving before the new year. However one thing that reassured me was that everyone was leaving after a few years of employment here, which was a positive sign.
Another new kind of #BMJinfographic published today – our first patient information sheet, on iliotibial band syndrome. Let us know what you think. Would you give this to a patient? Should we change anything? Make more? Thanks again to the patients that helped us develop this.
RedLink is pleased to announce that BMJ is the latest publisher to offer Remarq, a tool for the research and education communities offering collaboration, annotation, commenting, article sharing, and editorial tools, all on the publisher’s site and utilizing the version of record. Remarq launched earlier this week on BMJ Open, an open access journal dedicated to publishing medical research from all disciplines and therapeutic areas.
Remarq will help BMJ Open achieve its mission of providing transparency in the publishing process, while extending and refining BMJ’s long legacy of engaging users via comments and e-letters. By supporting editor, author, and reader engagement within the article, Remarq will further the goal of providing relevancy to patients and clinicians.
“BMJ has long been a leader in community engagement, whether via their e-letter and Rapid Response program, their patient peer-review initiatives, or myriad other initiatives.” said Kent Anderson, CEO of RedLink. “We’re thrilled to have BMJ Open join the growing biomedical community covered by Remarq.”
“BMJ is delighted to trial the Remarq software, which will allow our authors and readers to engage with journal content in new ways.” said Claire Rawlinson , Publisher, BMJ Journals.
Adrian Aldcroft, Editor-in-Chief of BMJ Open said, “BMJ Open embraces innovation and experimentation in an effort to keep pace with the rapidly changing ways people are conducting and publishing their work. I’m excited to see how our authors and readers engage with Remarq and develop new ways to connect with our journal’s content.”
Today, BMJ and UNSILO announce an agreement by which UNSILO will supply its market-leading concept extraction tools across the whole of BMJ content.
UNSILO applies machine learning and AI tools to identify significant concepts from a corpus of text. Continue reading “BMJ and UNSILO partner to create AI-based subject collections”
BMJ Careers is the place hospitals come to fill their medical vacancies. With the ability to reach doctors through our jobs board and other channels we are proud of our premium position and long heritage. We are now seeking a commercially-oriented, data-driven Product Manager to play a leading role as we build an even more successful future.
We are recruiting for a Digital Delivery Manager in the BMJ Knowledge Centre to lead the Digital Production team to produce, publish and translate content across BMJ Learning and Best Practice.
The successful role-holder will oversee the development of production tools and processes to ensure efficient and reliable delivery of up-to-date and translated content continuously to a number of platforms.
Last night Will Stahl-Timmins represented The BMJ to collect a prize at the annual Information is Beautiful Awards in New York. We won bronze in the “Unusual” category for the Marble Run, which you will have noticed in the walkway above the café over the summer.
Featuring our very own Josie Breen some best practice guidelines on publishing peer review materials:
Beck J, Funk K, Harrison M et al. Publishing peer review materials [version 1; referees: awaiting peer review]. F1000Research 2018, 7:1655 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.16460.1)
Following an announcement by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), we are pleased to reveal that the BMJ Best Practice App, as well as the Best Practice website, has been named Silver Winners in the W3 Awards (Website Features – Best Practices, and Mobile Features – Best User Experience).
The app and the website were selected as winners out of 5,000 entries received from across the globe, after demonstrating a standard of excellence for user experience, with innovative design and user-centred functionality.
“The creativity and quality of this season’s entries surpassed even our grandest expectations. As the digital landscape continues to expand and break new ground, our winners are a testament to the creative capability that makes the internet a true work of art.” said Derek Howard, the director of the AIVA.
BMJ and Kudos have announced a new partnership to support the research dissemination needs of authors publishing in BMJ’s portfolio of more than 60 journals. Continue reading “Kudos and BMJ announce new partnership”