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ResourcesResearch Integrity(Australia) Medical journal fast-tracks free publication of COVID-19 research – ResearchProfessionalNews (Rosslyn Beeby | April 2020)

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(Australia) Medical journal fast-tracks free publication of COVID-19 research – ResearchProfessionalNews (Rosslyn Beeby | April 2020)

 


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Rapid review ‘risks errors, but being too slow with information sharing is a bigger risk’

We’re seeing two encouraging signs from the COVID-19 pandemic: a marvellous sense of cooperation between researchers from around the globe; and greater respect of the analysis and warnings from researchers.  But as we’ve noted recently, there is a concern about the rush to publish and the risk of dangerous mistakes.

Australia’s leading peer-reviewed medical journal has launched a rapid online publication process for COVID-19 research papers and is providing free public access to these studies.
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The Medical Journal of Australia has introduced the changes so that “the newest data and viewpoints are released as soon as possible”.
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Nicholas Talley, the journal’s editor-in-chief, said the MJA had “stepped up to do its part in the crisis” by developing an ultra-rapid review of papers submitted to the journal.
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The preprint papers are published on the MJA website in a section called Online First.

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