Patient partnership at The BMJ: Walking the talk

BMJ Open has just published our study looking at the proportion of studies reporting patient and public involvement (PPI) before and after The BMJ‘s mandatory requirement to do this for all research articles:

Adrian Aldcroft,  Editor of BMJ Open, has published a blog on it here:

The future of global research: A case study on the use of scenario planning in the publishing industry

Picture this: it’s 2037, machines have taken over many roles previously performed by humans. Research is conducted in cloud labs and is mainly an automated process. Where data doesn’t provide an immediate answer, computers generate new hypotheses and interrogate vast databases. Human researchers and engineers correct data and software errors, and judge the morality of research programs.

Read our newly published article: The future of global research – a case study on the use of scenario planning in the publishing industry, reveals the thinking behind our scenarios


2017 in review: Pubtechgator’s most read stories

Just before we head into 2018 here’s a look back at what’s been happening on Pubtechgator this year. Here are the top ten most read stories for 2017, covering various topics including the impact of the ‘digital duopoly’ hoovering up 60% of global digital ad market, a new cryptocurrency for investigative journalism, changes at PLOS, augmented reality, automated journalism, chatbots and a smartwatch that uses your body heat to charge. Continue reading “2017 in review: Pubtechgator’s most read stories”

BMJ to use River Valley’s ReView for their new Open Science journal

London, UK, 03 October 2017 – BMJ, a leading medical knowledge provider, has adopted ReView, River Valley’s submission and peer review system, for BMJ Open Science ( The new journal applies open science principles to preclinical research, and incorporates several innovative features in peer review.

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