00:00    |    
Initial credits
00:06    |    
01:09    |    
Why do we publish?
To share with others
To subject to critical review
To establish reputation
To teach
"An ethical imperative" 
03:38    |    
Problems in publishing
Publication bias
Double publication
Ownership of data and right to control publication
Industry sponsorship
Case of Synthroid and Betty Dong 
Case of Flock workers and David Kern 
Case of Apotex and Nancy Olivieri 
Human subjects research
Poor citation practices
Plagiarism and self-plagiarism 
18:55    |    
What is an author?
19:47    |    
Problems with authorship
Disciplinary differences
Immutable escalation in number of authors
Games scientists play
Easiness to convey who is truly responsible for the science
26:43    |    
What has been done to fix this?
Greater oversight of authorship by journals
Contributor statements
Wide adoption by biomedical science journals
28:54    |    
Social science and medicine publication
Jon F. Merz personal contribution 
University roles in authorship
34:10    |    
Peer review
Promoting innovation and progressive science 
Kassirer and Campion view on peer review
Peer review process
Peer review practicalities
Unfunded mandate
45:10    |    
What is a peer review?
Confidential communication to the editor 
Communication to the authors
Proposal peer reviews are more formulaic 
48:07    |    
Advice to do peer review
Personal anecdote 
Sources to understand peer review
52:17    |    
Authorship and peer review cases
Case 1 
Case 2
Case 3
Case 4
01:07:53    |    
Final credits




Authorship and Peer Review in Science

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Jon Merz points out the importance of publishing for the advancement of science and humanity as a whole. He regards writing as an ethical imperative that every professional has when they have discovered or developed new findings in their particular fields. He continues explaining the peer review process and its pros and cons within and without objective practice. Finally, Jon Merz analyses four different cases and their problems and assertions in the creation of a well-rounded and scientifically-proven paper.

Jon F. Merz is associate professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy in the School of Medicine at University of…


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