Kathryn R. Johnson

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publications in peer-reviewed journals are a major criterion for assessing scientists for promotion, tenure or funding (Beasley & Wright, 2003; thomas et al, 2004). yet, there are different ways of becoming an author on a scientific publication, and not all authors are viewed as equal contributors. Qualitatively speaking, those listed first or last in the(More)
Publications in peer-reviewed journals are a major criterion for assessing scientists for promotion, tenure or funding (Beasley & Wright, 2003; Thomas et al, 2004). Yet, there are different ways of becoming an author on a scientific publication, and not all authors are viewed as equal contributors. Qualitatively speaking, those listed first or last in the(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe dermatology journal uniform resource locator (URL) use and persistence and to better understand the level of control and awareness of authors regarding the availability of the URLs they cite. DESIGN Software was written to automatically access URLs in articles published between January 1, 1999, and September 30, 2004, in the 3(More)
BACKGROUND Despite efforts to promote sun protection behaviors, melanoma incidence continues to increase. The prognosis of advanced melanoma remains extremely poor in spite of treatment advances, emphasizing the importance of exploring additional preventive measures. OBJECTIVE We sought to summarize the results of published research on candidate(More)
BACKGROUND Adolescents frequently use indoor tanning facilities, but little is known about tanning facility operator opinions regarding this use. Objective To assess indoor tanning operator attitudes and stated practices regarding youth access. METHODS We electronically surveyed 89 indoor tanning facilities and 130 spas with active e-mail addresses. (More)
While we applaud PloS’ use of Digital Object Identifi ers (“The What and Whys of DOIs,” PLoS Biol 1: e57 doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0000057), we also note the lack of provisions in your instructions for authors for preserving access to electronic information residing at a cited Internet addresses via Uniform Resource Locators (URLs). Medical and scientifi c(More)