Medical and Scientific Publishing

Medical and Scientific Publishing

Author, Editor, and Reviewer Perspectives

1st Edition - November 10, 2017

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  • Editors: Jasna Markovac, Molly Kleinman, Michael Englesbe
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128099704
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128099698

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Very few doctors and scientists receive any sort of systematic training in publishing, editing, and reviewing scholarly articles, despite the central importance of that work for scientific research and for their careers. Medical and Scientific Publishing will help fill the gap and help readers to:Understand processes of scientific and medical publishingUnderstand the role of an academic in medical publishingBecome a better scientific communicatorDevelop skills to effectively serve as the editor of a medical journal Medical and Scientific Publishing is based on a successful course at the University of Michigan Medical School for third and fourth year medical students. The course teaches students not just how to write scientific and medical articles, but addresses key issues surrounding copyright, ethics, open access and much more. Students will build a strong foundation on how to do peer review and how to be authors and editors which are important skills in building a professional career.

Key Features

  • Covers a full range of essential information – explanation of publishing licenses, copyright and permissions, how to do peer review, how to write effectively, how journal publishing works, and much more
  • Emphasizes rigor, quality, and scientific integrity in writing, editing, and publishing
  • Focuses on authorship and editorial skills by experienced authors and publishers


Suitable for graduate students and researchers in all fields of science and technology

Table of Contents

  • 1. Teaching Publishing in Medical Education

    Publishing and Editing
    2. Open Access Journal Publishing
    3. Society publishing
    4. Library publishing
    5. Combining Medicine and Writing – My journey to becoming an editor
    6. The Journal Team: Editors and publishers working together
    7. Peer review – How to assign reviewers, how to review papers
    8. Pursuing Scholarship: Educating faculty and students on how to publish their academic work

    9. Writing for Impact: How to prepare a journal article
    10. Writing for Success
    11. How to Write a Book Chapter: Skip the history, the histrionics, and the howevers
    12. A Case for Case Studies
    13. Threats to Experimental Hygiene
    14. A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: The benefit of medical illustration in medical publishing
    15. My Journey to Becoming an Author
    16. Writing for Fun and Profit – an author’s longitudinal study

    Legal and Ethical Issues
    17. Rights and Publishing Contracts: What authors need to know
    18. Publication Ethics in Medical Publishing
    19. Publishing Ethics: An interview with the founders of Retraction Watch

    Expanding Access and Increasing Impact
    20. The Digital Age of Academic Medicine: The role of social media
    21. Caring Through Conversation: Communication in healthcare
    22. Measuring Impact
    23. Government Funded Research and Publishing
    24. Data sharing
    25. Open Educational Resources in the Health Sciences

    Case Study: Michigan Journal of Medicine
    26. From Concept to Publication: Laying the groundwork for a student-run medical journal
    27. Michigan Journal of Medicine as a Learning Tool: Establishing a student-run journal and editorial team
    28. Michigan Journal of Medicine as a Learning Tool: Perspectives from the editor-in-chief
    29. Applying Design Thinking to the Design of an Online Electronic Journal

Product details

  • No. of pages: 356
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2017
  • Published: November 10, 2017
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128099704
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128099698

About the Editors

Jasna Markovac

As Publishing Officer in UM’s Health Information Technology and Services, Dr. Markovac is responsible for development and execution of health-related publishing initiatives. She is involved with portfolio development, assessment and analysis of key current and emerging markets for educational, clinical, and research content. She has over 20 years of experience in commercial publishing. Dr. Markovac is Chair, FASEB Publications & Communications Committee and Chair, Career Mentoring and Networking Sub-committee for the Society for Neuroscience.

Affiliations and Expertise

Publishing Officer, Health Information Technology and Services, University of Michigan , Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Molly Kleinman

Ms. Kleinman is a Ph.D. Candidate in Higher Education at the University of Michigan, as well as a former copyright librarian and workshop instructor on copyright, open access, and Creative Commons. She studies higher education policy, access to information, and faculty experience with technology. Her dissertation is a study of the first generation of faculty to teach Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

Affiliations and Expertise

Program Manager for Clinical and Basic Science Education, Health Information Technology and Services, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Michael Englesbe

Michael Engelsbe is the Cyrenus G. Darling Sr., MD and Cyrenus G. Darling Jr., MD Professor of Surgery within the Section of Transplantation Surgery at Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Cyrenus G. Darling Sr. & Cyrenus G. Darling Jr. Professor of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

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