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Guidelines needed on creating new biomedical journals


Little information available to help would-be publishers setting up research journals

Formal guidance is needed to help novice publishers in launching journals serving novel areas of the biomedical sciences and to maintain the quality of scholarly publishing, a review finds.

Jeremy Ng from the Centre for Journalology at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is lead author of a paper published online by PLOS One, which examines the process for establishing credible new journals in the biomedical sciences and the obstacles those attempting to do so may face.

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