The Changing Landscape of Journalology in Medicine.

  title={The Changing Landscape of Journalology in Medicine.},
  author={Mitch Wilson and David Moher},
  journal={Seminars in nuclear medicine},
  volume={49 2},
In the early 1970s, when Seminars in Nuclear Medicine started publication, little was known about the quality of reporting in biomedical journals. Senior scholars were invited to become scientific editors of journals based on their research credibility and stature. Their knowledge of journalology (publication science) was not assessed. Similarly, while the use of peer review was gaining momentum, there was limited guidance on the tasks and expectations of peer reviewing. Almost 50 years later… 
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Evidence-Based Medicine in the Domain of Nuclear Medicine, the Fifty-Year View.
  • L. Zuckier
  • Medicine
    Seminars in nuclear medicine
  • 2020
The discipline of evidence-based medicine (EBM), though yet unnamed, was in its infancy when Seminars in Nuclear Medicine was inaugurated in 1971; commemorating the golden anniversary of this
Letter From the Guest Editors.


Editorial peer review for improving the quality of reports of biomedical studies.
Little empirical evidence is available to support the use of editorial peer review as a mechanism to ensure quality of biomedical research and a large, well-funded programme of research on the effects of editorialpeer review should be urgently launched.
How should medical science change?
The Lancet Research: Increasing Value, Reducing Waste Series addresses issues in far greater depth than the paper published in 2009, which made the extraordinary claim that as much as 85% of research investment was wasted.
Reporting diagnostic accuracy studies: some improvements after 10 years of STARD.
Completeness of reporting improved in the 10 years after the launch of STARD, but it remains suboptimal for many articles.
Statistical evaluation of medical journal manuscripts.
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of a lack of statistical planning and evaluation and to present a program that may be of some help in correcting the deficiency.
A systematic review highlights a knowledge gap regarding the effectiveness of health-related training programs in journalology.
Whether training in writing for scholarly publication, journal editing, or manuscript peer review effectively improves educational outcomes related to the quality of health research reporting is investigated.
The quality of diagnostic accuracy studies since the STARD statement
The quality of reporting of diagnostic accuracy studies has improved slightly over time, without a more pronounced effect in journals that adopted the STARD statement.
Consolidated standards of reporting trials (CONSORT) and the completeness of reporting of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) published in medical journals.
This review updates the earlier systematic review assessing whether journal endorsement of the 1996 and 2001 CONSORT checklists influences the completeness of reporting of RCTs published in medical journals.
Guarding the guardians: a conference on editorial peer review.
The system has improved and expanded to include many thousands of journals and an efficient apparatus for indexing and retrieving their contents, yet inquiries have so far failed to deal adequately with its most crucial part, peer review.
Open Access Journal Policies: A Systematic Analysis of Radiology Journals.
D diagnostic and interventional radiology journals have widely adopted open access options with a few radiology Journals being exclusively open access, and no statistically significant differences were found in journal impact measures.
Reducing waste from incomplete or unusable reports of biomedical research
The high amount of waste at all stages in medical research warrants future investment in the monitoring of and research into reporting of research, and active implementation of the findings to ensure that research reports better address the needs of the range of research users.