Program and Information

The 3-day program begins September 10 at 7:30 AM. Continental breakfast, lunch, and a Welcome Reception are included in the registration.
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Eighth International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication

Preliminary Program

Saturday, September 9, 2017
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Peer Review Congress Registration Desk Open
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Sunday, September 10, 2017
Common Problems in Peer Review and Scientific Publication
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Visit Exhibits
8:00 AM
Drummond Rennie (United States)
8:05 AM
Peer Review: Are We Looking at the Right Things?
Lisa A. Bero (Australia)
Moderator: Drummond Rennie
8:30 AM
Bias Associated With Conflict of Interest and Peer Review
Moderator: Véronique Kiermer (United States)
The Prevalence of Conflict of Interest Disclosures in Biomedical Research
Quinn Grundy, Adam Dunn, Florence Bourgeois, and Lisa A. Bero (Australia, United States)
The Influence of Industry Sponsorship and Other Financial Conflicts of Interest on the Outcomes and Quality of Systematic Reviews
Camilla Hansen, Andreas Lundh, Kristine Rasmussen, Tove Faber Frandsen, Peter Gøtzsche, and Asbjørn Hróbjartsson (Denmark)
Analysis of Bias in Author-Selected Single-Blind vs Double-Blind Peer Review at Nature Journals
Elisa De Ranieri, Barbara McGillivray, Sowmya Swaminathan, Michelle Samarasinghe, and Leah Gruen (United Kingdom, United States)
Gender and Age Bias in Peer Review in the American Geophysical Union Journals
Jory Lerback and R. Brooks Hanson (United States)
9:50 AM
Refreshment Break and Visit Exhibits
10:30 AM
Bias in Reporting and Publication of Research
Moderator: Martin Tramèr (Switzerland)
Augmenting Systematic Reviews With Information From
Stacy Springs, Gaelan Adam, Thomas Trikalinos, John W. Williams Jr, Jennifer Eaton, Megan Von Isenburg, Jennifer M. Gierisch, Lisa M. Wilson, Ritu Sharma, Sydney M. Dy, Julie M. Waldfogel, Karen A. Robinson, Meera Viswanathan, Jennifer Cook Middleton, Valerie L. Forman-Hoffman, Elise Berliner, and Robert M. Kaplan (United States)
Bias Associated With Publication of Interim Results of Randomized Trials: A Systematic Review
Steven Woloshin, Lisa M. Schwartz, Pamela J. Bagley, Heather B. Blunt, and Brian White (United States)
Identification and Classification of Spin in Clinical Studies Evaluating Biomarkers in Ovarian Cancer: A Systematic Review
Mona Ghannad, Maria Olsen, and Patrick M. Bossuyt (France, the Netherlands)
Spin in Published Biomedical Literature: A Systematic Review
Quinn Grundy, Kellia Chiu, and Lisa A. Bero (Australia)
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch and Visit Exhibits
1:30 PM
Integrity and Misconduct
Moderator: Jigisha Patel (United Kingdom)
Summary Effect Sizes in Meta-Analyses After Removal of Retracted Studies from the Pool of Primary Studies
Daniele Fanelli and David Moher (Canada, United States)
Assessing the Outcomes of Introducing a Digital Image Quality Control Review Into the Publication Process
Rita Scheman and Christina N. Bennett (United States)
Fact-Checking of Nucleotide Sequences in Life Science Publications: The Seek & Blastn Tool
Jennifer A. Byrne and Cyril Labbé (Australia, France)
Types of Research Integrity Issues Encountered by a Specialist Publication Ethics Department
Magdalena Morawska and Stephanie L. Boughton (United Kingdom)
2:50 PM
Refreshment Break and Visit Exhibits
3:30 PM
Data Sharing
Moderator: Howard Bauchner (United States)
Early Experiences With Journal Data Sharing Policies: A Survey of Published Clinical Trial Investigators
Sara Tannenbaum, Joseph S. Ross, Harlan M. Krumholz, Nihar R. Desai, Jessica D. Ritchie, Richard Lehman, Ginger M. Gamble, Jacqueline Bachand, Sara Schroter, Trish Groves, and Cary P. Gross (United Kingdom, United States)
Sharing Data Through the Yale University Open Data Access (YODA) Project: Early Experience
Joseph S. Ross, Jessica D. Ritchie, Stephen Bamford, Jesse A. Berlin, Karla Childers, Nihar Desai, Ginger M. Gamble, Cary P. Gross, Richard S. Lehman, Peter Lins, Sandra A. Morris, Joanne Waldstreicher, and Harlan M. Krumholz (United Kingdom, United States)
Experience With Sharing Individual Participant Data (IPD) Registration Elements at
Annice Bergeris, Tony Tse, Deborah A. Zarin (United States)
4:30 PM
Social Dynamics and Structural Bias in Peer Review, 1865-1965
Aileen Fyfe (United Kingdom)
Moderator: Drummond Rennie
5:00 PM
Welcome Reception
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Monday, September 11, 2017
Improving Peer Review and Scientific Publication
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Visit Exhibits
8:00 AM
Morning Welcome and Housekeeping
Michael Berkwits (United States)
8:05 AM
Custodians of High-Quality Science: Are Editors and Peer Reviewers Good Enough?
David Moher (Canada)
Moderator: Michael Berkwits
8:30 AM
Quality of Reporting
Moderator: Douglas G. Altman (United Kingdom)
Association of Journal and Study-Level Variables With the Distance Between Primary Study Results and Summary Estimates From Meta-Analyses
Robert Frank, Matthew McInnes, Deborah Levine, Herbert Kressel, Julie Jesurum, William Petrcich, Trevor McGrath, and Patrick M. Bossuyt (Canada, the Netherlands, United States)
Discrepancies in Reporting Between Trial Publications and Clinical Trial Registries in High-Impact Journals
Sarah Daisy Kosa, Lawrence Mbuagbaw, Victoria Borg Debono, Mohit Bhandari, Brittany B. Dennis, Gabrielle Ene, Alvin Leenus, Daniel Shi, Michael Thabane, Thuva Vanniyasingam, Chenglin Ye, Elgene Yranon, Shiyuan Zhang, and Lehana Thabane (Canada)
Methodological and Reporting Quality of Systematic Reviews Underpinning Clinical Practice Guidelines
Cole Wayant and Matt Vassar (United States)
Optimism Bias in Contemporary National Clinical Trial Network (NCTN) Phase III Trials: Are We Improving?
Kaveh Zakeri, Sonal S. Noticewala, Lucas K. Vitzthum, Elena Sojourner, and Loren K. Mell (United States)
9:50 AM
Refreshment Break and Visit Exhibits
10:20 AM
Quality of Scientific Literature
Moderator: Ana Marušić (Croatia)
A Cohort Study of Comparative Effectiveness Research Studies
Harold Sox, Marina Broitman, David Hickam, Steve Clauser, Yen-Pin Chiang, and Evelyn Whitlock (United States)
Pitfalls in the Use of Statistical Methods in Systematic Reviews of Therapeutic Interventions: A Cross-Sectional Study
Matthew J. Page, Douglas G. Altman, Larissa Shamseer, Joanne E. McKenzie, Nadera Ahmadzai, Dianna Wolfe, Fatemeh Yazdi, Ferrán Catalá-López, Andrea C. Tricco, and David Moher (Australia, Canada, Spain, United Kingdom)
Introducing Reporting Guidelines and Checklists for Contributors to the Journal Radiology: Results of an Author Survey
Marc Dewey, Deborah Levine, Patrick M. Bossuyt, and Herbert Kressel (Germany, the Netherlands, United States)
Use of Standard Reporting Guidelines Among JNCI Submissions in 2015-2016: Editorial Outcome and Reviewer Ratings Associated With Adherence to Guidelines and Clarity of Presentation
Jeannine Botos (United Kingdom)
Impact of an Intervention to Improve Compliance With the ARRIVE Guidelines for the Reporting of In Vivo Animal Research
Emily Sena (United Kingdom)
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch and Visit Exhibits
1:30 PM
Trial Registration
Moderator: Kay Dickersin (United States)
Association of Registration With Reporting of Clinical Trials: Comparison of Protocols, Registries, and Published Articles
An-Wen Chan, Annukka Pello, Jessica Kitchen, Anna Axentiev, Jorma Virtanen, Annie Liu, and Elina Hemminki (Canada, Finland)
Registration, Results Reporting, and Publication of Clinical Trials Supporting FDA New Drug Approval for Neuropsychiatric Conditions Between 2005-2014: A Retrospective Study of the Impact of FDAAA
Constance X. Zou, Jessica E. Becker, Adam T. Phillips, Harlan M. Krumholz, Jennifer E. Miller, and Joseph S. Ross (United States)
Evaluation of the Results Database and Its Relationship to the Peer-Reviewed Literature
Deborah A. Zarin, Tony Tse, Rebecca J. Williams, Thiyagu Rajakannan, and Kevin M. Fain (United States)
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Poster Sessions
Refreshments and Visit Exhibits
3:40 PM
Funding/Grant Review
Moderator: Trish Groves (United Kingdom)
Geographic and Gender Bias in Peer Review of Proposals Submitted to the Swiss National Science Foundation
João Martins, François Delavy, Anne Jorstad, and Matthias Egger (Switzerland)
Stakeholder Perceptions of Peer Review at the National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review
Mary Ann Guadagno and Richard Nakamura (United States)
Testing of Two Application Ranking Approaches at the National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review
Richard Nakamura, Adrian Vancea, Mary Ann Guadagno, and Amy Rubinstein (United States)
Scientist, Patient, and Stakeholder Roles in Research Application Review: Analysis of PCORI's Approach to Research Funding
Laura P. Forsythe, Lori B. Frank, Tsahai A. Tafari, Sarah S. Cohen, Michael Lauer, Steve Clauser, Christine Goertz, and Suzanne Schrandtt (United States)
5:00 PM
Statistical Review in Biomedical Journals: Can We Get SMARTA?
Steve N. Goodman (United States)
Moderator: Christine Laine
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Innovations in Peer Review and Scientific Publication
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Visit Exhibits
8:00 AM
Morning Welcome and Housekeeping
John P. A. Ioannidis (United States)
8:05 AM
Preprints and Other Threats to Traditional Publishing

Harlan M. Krumholz (United States)
Moderator: John P. A. Ioannidis
8:30 AM
Peer Review Innovations
Moderator: Fiona Godlee (United Kingdom)
Assessment of Author Demand for Double-Blind Peer Review in IOP (Institute of Physics) Publishing Journals
Simon Harris, Marc Gillett, Pernille Hammelsoe, and Tim Smith (United Kingdom)
Use of Open Review: An Analysis of Reviews and Journal Policies Posted on Publons
Sarah Parks, Salil Gunashekar, and Elta Smith (United Kingdom)
Assessment of Willingness of Reviewers to Agree to Peer Review Under Different Peer Review Models
Maria Kowalczuk (United Kingdom)
A Novel Open Peer Review Format for an Emergency Medicine Blog
Scott Kobner, Derek Sifford, and Michelle Lin (United States)
9:50 AM
Refreshment Break and Visit Exhibits
10:30 AM
Editorial and Peer-Review Process Innovations
Moderator: Theo Bloom (United Kingdom)
Impact of a Change in Editorial Policy at the Nature Publishing Group (NPG) on the Reporting of Biomedical Research
Malcolm Macleod for the NPQIP Collaborative Group (United Kingdom)
Assessment of Signing Peer Reviews in Principle and in Practice at Public Library of Science (PLOS) Journals
Elizabeth Seiver and Helen Atkins (United States)
The Role of Persistent Identifiers in the Peer Review Process: Using ORCID
Alice Meadows (United States)
The Introduction of Patient Review Alongside Traditional Peer Review at a General Medical Journal (The BMJ): A Mixed-Methods Study
Sara Schroter, Amy Price, Rosamund Snow, Tessa Richards, Sam Parker, Elizabeth Loder, and Fiona Godlee (United Kingdom, United States)
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch and Visit Exhibits
1:30 PM
Prepublication and Postpublication Issues
Moderator: David Schriger (United States)
The Impact of bioRxiv: A Descriptive Study
Stylianos Serghiou and John P. A. Ioannidis (United States)
Differences in Readership Metrics and Media Coverage Between Negative, Positive, or Mixed Studies Published by the New England Journal of Medicine
Ramya Ramaswami, Sagar Deshpande, Rebecca Berger, Pamela Miller, and Edward W. Campion (United States)
Reproducible Research Practices in Systematic Reviews of Therapeutic Interventions: A Cross-Sectional Study
Matthew J. Page, Douglas G. Altman, Larissa Shamseer, Joanne E. McKenzie, Nadera Ahmadzai, Dianna Wolfe, Fatemeh Yazdi, Ferrán Catalá-López, Andrea Tricco, and David Moher (Australia, Canada, Spain, United Kingdom)
2:30-3:30 PM
Poster Sessions
Refreshments and Visit Exhibits
3:40 PM
Postpublication Issues
Moderator: Emilie Marcus (United States)
Assessment of How Bibliometric Databases Index Corrected and Republished Articles: Analysis of PubMed, Web of Science Core Collection, and SCOPUS
Tea Marasović, Ana Utrobičić, and Ana Marušić (Croatia)
A Cross-Sectional Study of Commenters and Commenting in PubMed, 2014-2016: Who's Who in PubMed Commons
Melissa D. Vaught, Diana C. Jordan, and Hilda Bastian (United States)
Evaluation of Frequency of Postpublication Comments on PubPeer That Reveal Serious Problems With Clinical Research Publications
Elizabeth Wager and Emma Veitch (United Kingdom)
4:40 PM
Closing Session
Annette Flanagin, Fiona Godlee, and Howard Bauchner (United Kingdom, United States)
5:00 PM

Abstracts to Be Presented as Posters
Posters will be presented during 1 of 2 sessions, on Monday, September 11, and Tuesday, September 12.
Authorship and Contributorship
Trends in Authorship and Team Science in Major Medical Journals, 2005-2015
Christopher C. Muth and Robert M. Golub (United States)
Frequency of Reporting on Patient Involvement in Research Studies Published in a General Medical Journal: A Descriptive Study
Amy Price, Sara Schroter, Rosamund Snow, Sam Parker, Sophie Staniszewska, and Tessa Richards (United Kingdom, United States)
Authorship for Sale: A Survey Among Predatory Publishers and Journals
Pravin M. Bolshete (India)
Awareness of Authorship Criteria: A Survey of Clinical Investigators and Medical Writers in China
Jing-Ling Bao, Xiu-Yuan Hao, Wei-Zhu Liu, Pei-Fang Wei, Yang Pan, Jun-Min Wei, and Yong-Mao Jiang (China)
Authors' Views on Barriers to Publication of Biomedical Research
June Oshiro, Suzanne L. Caubet, Kelly Viola, and Jill M. Huber (United States)
Researchers' Awareness and Use of Authorship Guidelines: An International Survey
Sara Schroter, Elizabeth Loder, Ilaria Montagni, Matthias Eikermann, Elke Schaeffner, and Tobias Kurth (France, Germany, United Kingdom, United States)
Coauthorship in the Humanities and Social Sciences: A Global View
Mark Robinson (United Kingdom)
Bias in Peer Review, Reporting, and Publication
Discordance Between Results and Conclusions in Health App Trials
Veronica Yank, Sanjhavi Agarwal, Rhea Red, and Amy Lozano (United States)
Bias Arising From the Use of Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures
Joel J. Gagnier, Jianyu Lai, and Chris Robbins (United States)
Discrepancies in Risk of Bias Judgments for Randomized Trials of Acupuncture Included on More Than One Cochrane Review
Yonggang Zhang, Mike Clarke, Lingli Zheng, Youping Li, and Liang Du (China, United Kingdom)
Gender Bias in Funding of Proposals Submitted to the Swiss National Science Foundation
François Delavy, Anne Jorstad, and Matthias Egger (Switzerland)
Predominance of High or Unclear Risk of Bias Assessments in Diagnostic Accuracy Studies Included in Cochrane Reviews
Nicola Di Girolamo, Reint Meursinge Reynders, and Alexandra Winter (Italy, Netherlands, United States)
Is There Evidence of Bias in Reviewer Recommendations in an Open and Postpublication Peer Review Publishing Platform?
Tiago Barros and Liz Allen (United Kingdom)
An Update on Reporting Bias in the Antidepressant Literature: An FDA-Controlled Examination of Drug Efficacy
Erick H. Turner, Sepideh Alavi, Andrea Cipriani, Toshi Furukawa, Ilya Ivlev, Ryan McKenna, and Yusuke Ogawa (Japan, United Kingdom, United States)
Sequestration of Evidence in Trials of Surgical and Medical Interventions
Anaïs Rameau, John P. A. Ioannidis, Anirudh Saraswathula, and Ewoud Schuit (the Netherlands, United States)
How Frequently Are High Risk of Bias Studies Cited?
Robert L. Kane, Mary Butler, and Priyanka Desai (United States)
Bibliometrics and Scientometrics
The Clinical Impact of Published Trials
Ashwini R. Sehgal (United States)
Impacts of the Journal Evaluation Program of the Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors (KAMJE) in Improving Quality of Member Journals
Hee-Jin Yang, Se Jeong Oh, and Sung-Tae Hong (Korea)
The Association of Publication Rate With the Award of Starting and Advanced Grants
David Pina, Lana Barać, Ivan Buljan, and Ana Marušić (Belgium, Croatia)
Determining the Appropriateness of Pediatrics Case Reports Citations
Bryan A. Sisk, Griffin S. Collins, Claire Dillenbeck, and J. Jeffrey Malatack (United States)
Conflict of Interest
Reporting of Conflicts of Interest of Panel Members of Clinical Practice Guidelines in Anaesthesiology: A Cross-Sectional Analysis
Damien Wyssa, Martin R. Tramèr, and Nadia Elia (Switzerland)
Physician Journal Editors and the Open Payments Program
Victoria S. S. Wong, Lauro Nathaniel Avalos, and Michael L. Callaham (United States)
The Effect of Different Financial Competing Interest Statements on Readers' Perceptions of Clinical Educational Articles: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Sara Schroter, Julia Pakpoor, Julie Morris, Mabel Chew, and Fiona Godlee (United Kingdom)
Competing Interest Disclosures Compared to Industry Payments Reporting
Kyle Kaminski and Daniel M. Cook (United States)
Collaboration Between Industry and Academics in Clinical Vaccine, Drug, and Device Trials: A Survey of Academic Investigators
Kristine Rasmussen, Lisa Bero, Rita Redberg, and Andreas Lundh (Australia, Denmark, United States)
Evaluation of Scientific Validity, Transparency, and Conflict of Interest in Medical Journal Drug Advertisements
James R. Scott, Mark Gibson, and Rebecca S. Benner (United States)
Data Sharing
Data Sharing in Scholarly Publications: Interdisciplinary Comparisons
Michal Tal-Socher and Adrian Ziderman (Israel)
Endorsement of Data Sharing by Authors and High-Impact Medical Journals in China: A Survey of 438 Authors and 111 Journals' Online Instructions
Yuanyuan Ji, Limin Chen, Xiuyuan Hao, Ningning Wang, and Yalin Bao (China)
Dissemination of Information
NEJM Quick Take Videos: A Survey of Authors and Readers
Rebecca Berger, Ramya Ramaswami, Pamela Miller, Karen Buckley, Roger Feinstein, Kathy Stern, Timothy Vining, Stephen Morrissey, and Edward W. Campion (United States)
Duration From Trial Completion to Publication
John W. Welsh, Yuan Lu, Sanket S. Dhruva, Behnood Bikdeli, Nihar R. Desai, Liliya Benchetrit, Chloe Zimmerman, Lin Mu, Joseph Ross, and Harlan Krumholz (United States)
Publication and Dissemination of Results of Clinical Trials in Neurology
Anirudh Sreekrishnan, David Mampre, Cora Ormseth, Laura Miyares, Audrey Leasure, Lindsay Klickstein, Joseph Ross, and Kevin N. Sheth (United States)
Disclosing the Results of Clinical Trials: How Is the Pharmaceutical Industry Doing?
Slavka Baronikova, Jim Purvis, Christopher Winchester, Eric Southam, Julie Beeso, and Antonia Panayi (Switzerland, United Kingdom)
How Frequently Are Research Trial Results Disseminated to Participants and in What Format? A Survey of Trialists
Sara Schroter, Amy Price, Mario Malički, Rosamund Snow, Tessa Richards, and Mike Clarke (Croatia, United Kingdom)
Editorial and Peer Review Process
Editorial Rejections in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Randi Zung, Rebecca Benner, and Nancy Chescheir (United States)
Implementation of a Peer Reviewer Probation and Performance Monitoring Program at the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery
Christina Nelson and Marc Swiontkowski (United States)
Evaluation of a Software Tool and Process to Assist Authors and Editors With Reporting of Ethical Requirements of Studies
Tracy Ronan and Alice Ellingham (United Kingdom)
Peer Review in Croatian Scientific Journals: A Cross-Disciplinary Survey
Ivana Hebrang Grgić and Jadranka Stojanovski (Croatia)
Feasibility of a Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Results-Blind Peer Review vs Standard Peer Review for Reducing Publication Bias in an Open Peer Review Journal
Katherine S. Button, Anna Clark, Tim Shipley, and Liz Bal (United Kingdom
A Scoping Review of the Roles and Tasks of Peer Reviewers in the Biomedical Journal Editorial Process
Ketevan Glonti, Isabelle Boutron, David Moher, Erik Cobo, Daniel Cauchi, and Darko Hren (Canada, Croatia, France, Malta, Spain, United States)
Awareness of Author-Suggested Peer Reviewers in Chinese Medical Researchers
Limin Chen, Xiuyuan Hao, Yuanyuan Ji, and Yalin Bao (China)
Funding/Grant Peer Review
Do Some Types of Independent Peer Reviewers Predict Funding Decisions More Accurately Than Others?
Nicola McArdle, Helen Payne, Sheila Turner, and Jeremy C. Wyatt (United Kingdom)
Influence of Evaluation Criteria on Overall Assessment in Peer Review of Project Grants Submitted to the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
Stéphanie Würth, Katrin Milzow, and Matthias Egger (Switzerland)
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Methodology Standards to Improve the Conduct and Reporting of Research
Evan Mayo-Wilson, Kelly Vander Ley, Kay Dickersin, and Mark Helfand (United States)
Integrity and Misconduct
The Journal Project of the Russian Dissernet
Vasiliy Vlassov, Andrey Rostovtsev, Alexei Kassian, Anna Abalkina, and Larisa Melikhova (Russia)
A Survey of Chinese Authors' and Reviewers' Awareness, Knowledge, and Perceptions of Plagiarism
Pei-Fang Wei, Xiu-Yuan Hao, Yang Pan, Wei-Zhu Liu, Jing-Ling Bao, Jun-Min Wei, and Yong-Mao Jiang (China)
Misuse of Received Manuscripts by Peer Reviewers: A Cross-Sectional Study
Darren Taichman, Jill Jackson, Deborah Cotton, Cynthia Mulrow, Jaya Rao, Mary Beth Schaeffer, Catharine Stack, Sankey Williams, and Christine Laine (United States)
Postretraction Citations in Korean Medical Journals
Sun Huh, Hyun Jung Yi, Hye-Min Cho, and Soo Young Kim (Korea)
Assessment of a Standardized Tool to Identify Deceptive Journals
Kathleen Berryman, Sheree Crosby, Lacey Earle, and Lucas Toutloff (United States)
Assessment of the Prevalence of Integrity Issues in Submitted Manuscripts
Damian Pattinson and Chrissy Prater (United States)
Peer Review
Characteristics of a Central Peer Review Resource for Publishers, Editors, and Reviewers
Andrew Preston and Tom Culley (United Kingdom)
Effect of Online PCORI Training on Patient and Caregiver Knowledge and Skills to Complete a Peer Review
Karen Eden, Mark Helfand, Ilya Ivlev, Amy Forester, Kelly Vander Ley, and Lauren Saxton (United States)
Identification of Motivations for Peer Reviewers to Perform Prepublication Review of Manuscripts: A Systematic Review
Mersiha Mahmić-Kaknjo, Mario Malički, Ana Utrobičić, Dario Sambunjak, and Ana Marušić (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia)
Peer Review Reports as Articles: A Pilot With Five Journals
Bahar Mehmani (the Netherlands)
Peer Review in Computer Science Conferences Published by Springer
Mario Malički, Martin Mihajlov, Aliaksandr Birukou, and Volha Bryl (Croatia, Germany, Macedonia)
An Analysis of Peer Review Cases Brought to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) From 1997-2016
Elizabeth Moylan, Virginia Barbour, Linda Gough, Charon Pierson, Deborah Poff, Natalie Ridgeway, Michael Wise, and Adrian Ziderman (Australia, Canada, Israel, United Kingdom, United States)
Metric Properties of the Manuscript Quality Assessment Instrument (MQAI)
Cecilia Superchi, Darko Hren, Roser Rius, Jose Antonio González, Francesc Cardellach, Josep Maria Ribera, Albert Selva O'Callagham, Agustín Urrutia, Erik Cobo, and Miquel Vilardell (Croatia, Spain)
Approaching the Global Impact of Multiple Peer-Review Strategies on the Scientific Publication System Using a Realistic Agent-Based Modeling Approach
Michail Kovanis, Raphael Porcher, and Philippe Ravaud (France)
Content and Linguistic Features in Peer Reviewer Reports: How Peer Reviewers Communicate Their Recommendations
Ketevan Glonti, Sara Schroter, Simon Carter, and Darko Hren (Croatia, France, United Kingdom)
Are There Any Clear Journal-Related Factors That Affect the Regional Balance of Reviewers?
Thomas Gaston and Pippa Smart (United Kingdom)
Quality of Reporting
Characterizing "Major Issues" in Results Submissions
Heather D. Dobbins, Cassiah Cox, Tony Tse, Rebecca Williams, and Deborah Zarin (United States)
Transparency in Cross-National Research: Quality of Reporting
Elena Damian, Bart Meuleman, and Wim van Oorschot (Belgium)
Improving Data Transparency: The Importance of Including the Unique Trial Identifier in the Abstract of a Manuscript
LaVerne A. Mooney, Lorna Fay, and Joseph F. Michalski (United States)
Increasing Value and Reducing Waste in Biomedical Research: Where Do Brazilian Journals Stand?
Tais Galvao, Monica Roa, Leila Garcia, and Marcus Silva (Brazil)
A Scale for the Assessment of Nonsystematic Review Articles (SANRA)
Christopher Baethge, Sandra Goldbeck-Wood, and Stephan Mertens (Germany, United Kingdom)
Reporting Statistical Inference in Psychiatry, 1975-2015: An Analysis of Abstracts in Major Psychiatric Journals
Christopher Baethge, Andreas Stang, and Markus Deckert (Germany)
Completeness of Reporting in Indian Qualitative Public Health Research: A Systematic Review of 20 Years of Literature
Myron Godinho, Nachiket Gudi, Maja Milkowska, Shruti Murthy, Ajay Bailey, and N.Sreekumaran Nair (India)
Reporting of Sex and Gender in Clinical Trial Protocols and Published Results
Kevin Fain, Tony Tse, Deborah A. Zarin, Rebecca Williams, and Thiyagu Rajakannan (United States)
Completeness of Reporting in Randomized Clinical Trials of Physical Activity: Systematic Review From Three Top-Ranked Sports Medicine Journals
Daniel Umpierre, Lucas Helal, Patrícia Bock, and Lucas Santos (Brazil)
Identification of Ethics Committees Based on Authors' Disclosures: Cross-Sectional Study of Articles Published in the European Journal of Anaesthesiology and Survey of Ethics Committees
Martin Tramèr, Davide Zoccatelli, Nadia Elia (Switzerland)
Quality of the Literature
The Role of Supplementary Material in Journal Articles: Surveys of Authors, Reviewers, and Readers
Amy Price, Mike Clarke, Sara Schroter, and Helen McAneney (United Kingdom)
Editorial Evaluation, Peer Review, and Publication of Research Papers With and Without Online-Only Supplements: Quality vs Superior Tonnage?
Annette Flanagin, Stacy Christiansen, Chris Borden, Demetrios N. Kyriacou, Caroline Sietmann, Elaine Williams, Larry Bryant, Jamie Reickel, and Allison Newton (United States)
Association of the Appointment of Dedicated Reviews Editors With Number and Quality of Systematic Reviews Published in Ophthalmology Journals
Kay Dickersin, Roberta Scherer, Andrew Schachat, George Bartley, Stephen McLeod, Tianjing Li, Richard Parrish, Gianni Virgili, Michael Twa, Jimmy Le, Alexander Bruckner, Barbara Hawkins, Andrew Lotery, Augusto Azuaro-Blanco, Neil Bressler, Cecilia Devoto, Richard Wormald, Anupa Shah, and Kristina Lindsley (Ireland, Italy, United Kingdom, United States)
The Accessibility to the Contents of Open Access Journals in Primary Health Care: A Cross-Sectional Study
Shuhei Ichikawa, Yoshihito Goto, Kae Uetani, Takanori Fujita (Japan)
Reporting Guidelines
Interventions to Improve Adherence to Reporting Guidelines: A Scoping Review
David Blanco de Tena-Dávila, Douglas G. Altman, Isabelle Boutron, David Moher, Erik Cobo, and Jamie Kirkham (Canada, France, Spain, United Kingdom)
A Qualitative Assessment of the STROBE Extensions: Laying the Groundwork for Future Educational Interventions
Melissa Sharp and Darko Hren (Croatia)
Development and Reporting of Research Reporting Guidelines: Who and What Are Missing?
Karen Woolley, Serina Stretton, and Lauri Arnstein (Australia, United Kingdom)
Evaluation of Reporting Guideline Implementation by Editors of Rehabilitation-Related Journals
Allen Heinemann, Jason Roberts, Leighton Chan, Helen Hoenig, and Glenn Collins (United States)
Endorsement of the ARRIVE Guidelines Does Not Improve Reporting Quality of Papers in Animal Welfare, Analgesia, or Anesthesia
Frédérik Rousseau-Blass, Vivian Leung, and Daniel Pang (Canada)
Reproducible Research
Could Random Audits of Researchers Improve the Overall Quality of Research?
Adrian Barnett, Nicholas Graves, and Pauline Zardo (Australia)
Research Methods
Study Designs for the Evaluation of Biomarkers in Ovarian Cancer: A Systematic Review
Maria Olsen, Mona Ghannad, and Patrick M. Bossuyt (the Netherlands)
Benefits and Barriers to Implementation of Statistical Review at a Biomedical Journal: A Mixed-Methods Study
Alexandra Winter, Nicola DiGirolamo, and Michelle Giuffrida (Italy, United States)
Authors' Assessment of the Impact and Value of Statistical Review in a General Medical Journal: Five-Year Survey Results
Catharine Stack, Mary Beth Schaeffer, Christine Laine, Darren Taichman, Deborah Cotton, Cynthia Mulrow, Jaya Rao, Alicia Ludwig, A. Russell Localio, Anne Meibohm, Eliseo Guallar, and John Wong (United States)
Trial Registration
About Half of RCTs Funded by NIH R01 Grants Do Not Appear to Be Registered in
Erick Turner, An-Wen Chan, Dan Oren, and Steven Bedrick (Canada, United States)
Clinical Trials and Tribulations: "The Registration Haze"
Denise Goodman, Karen Gutzman, and William Balistreri (United States)
Adverse Events in Clinical Trials on Drug-Drug Interactions: Observational Study of Registered and Published Data
Diana Jurić, Shelly Pranić, Ivančica Pavličević, and Ana Marušić (Croatia)
Adherence to ICMJE Prospective Registration Policy Among Trials Published in High-Impact Specialty Society Journals
Anand Gopal, Joshua Wallach, Jenerius Aminawung, Gregg Gonsalves, Rafael Dal-Ré, Jennifer Miller, and Joseph Ross (Spain, United States)
Characterizing "Major Issues" in Results Submissions
Heather Dobbins, Cassiah Cox, Tony Tse, Rebecca J. Williams, Deborah A. Zarin (United States)
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Satellite Sessions
Saturday, September 9
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
EQUATOR GoodReports Campaign Workshop
Implementing Reporting Guidelines−From Toolkit to Action Plan

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
EQUATOR and Centre of Journalology Workshop
Predatory Journals: What Can Legitimate Journals Do?

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Monday, September 11
7:00 AM - 7:45 AM
WAME Business Meeting
5:30 PM
8th Annual EQUATOR Lecture
What a Reporting Guideline Can Do: 15 Years of STARD (Standards for Reporting Diagnostic Accuracy Studies)
Patrick M. Bossuyt

Tuesday, September 12
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Peer Review Week
Under the Microscope: Transparency in Peer Review

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