Medical device recalls paper prompts concern in parliament and further coverage

The BMJ Open and BMJ articles (see previous post) and the Channel 4 Dispatches episode on the regulation and recall of medical devices has been covered in various newspapers and even prompted a question in Parliament. MPs Paul Flynn and Peter Bottomley tabled Early Day Motion 1819 noting the findings of the research and calling […]

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BMJ Open and BMJ articles on device recalls

Yesterday BMJ Open published ‘Medical-device recalls in the UK and the device-regulation process: retrospective review of safety notices and alerts‘. This paper sits with features, analysis and commentary in the BMJ and the latest edition of Dispatches, ‘The truth about going under the knife’, on Channel 4 (tonight, 16 May, 8 pm). The full list […]

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Open roads and closed sessions

  A recent report on the next steps for increasing open access to UK research concluded that Green OA infrastructure (i.e. repositories) should be encouraged while an economically sustainable transition to Gold OA is worked through.  ‘Heading for the open road: costs and benefits of transitions in scholarly communications’ by CEPA and Mark Ware Consulting, […]

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BMJ Open in PubMed Central

This week BMJ Open received confirmation the journal has been accepted for inclusion in the NLM collection and so may deposit articles in PubMed Central (PMC). This means that by publishing in BMJ Open authors will meet the requirements of major funders such as the Wellcome Trust by making their articles open access and ensuring their deposition in PMC. Another reason […]

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Review for BMJ Open

Keep your analytical skills sharp, receive public acknowledgement of your efforts and save money on publication charges! BMJ Open is now reviewing articles for publication. Peer reviewing is a good way to hone your analytical skills and to get a ‘first look’ at forthcoming research. Our system of open peer review – publishing reviewers’ comments – […]

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