Annual Meeting Report

New Initiatives for Training Editors, Reviewers, and Authors

MODERATOR: Patricia Baskin Executive Editor Neurology Journals American Academy of Neurology Minneapolis, Minnesota SPEAKERS: James Galipeau Knowledge Synthesis Group Ottawa Hospital Research Institute Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Lindsay Morton Contributor Experience Manager Public Library of Science (PLoS) San Francisco, California David Riley Associate Editor The Permanente Journal The Permanente Press Portland, Oregon REPORTER: Oliver M Stroeh John F. McDermott Assistant Editor-in-Residence Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry New York, New York Following introductory remarks by Patricia Baskin, Dr. James Galipeau delivered the first presentation of the session. Galipeau reviewed the stepwise process by which he and the group he leads have been working to develop a set of core competencies for scientific editors of biomedical journals. Galipeau shared that the process has resulted in the identification of 14 key competencies, each of which falls into one of the following three categories: editor qualities and skills, publication ethics and research integrity, and editorial principles and processes. Galipeau reviewed that he and the group currently have several publications regarding this project in progress, are working to obtain statements of endorsement for these core competencies (including from stakeholders), and are exploring the implementation of these core competencies. They are developing a core competency–based curriculum that can be used as an educational resource to formalize and standardize the training and education of scientific editors of biomedical journals and, as a result, increase these editors’ effectiveness in their roles and improve the quality of reporting […]

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