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Core Competencies for Scientific Editors of Biomedical Journals: Consensus Statement

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Moher, David, Galipeau, James, Alam, Sabina, Barbour, Virginia, Bartolomeos, Kidist, Baskin, Patricia, Bell-Sayer, Sally, Cobey, Kelly D, Chan, Leighton, Clark, Jocalyn, Deeks, Jonathan, Flanagin, Annette, Garner, Paul ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0607-6941, Glenny, Anne-Marie, Groves, Trish, Gurusamy, Kurinchi, Habibzedah, Farrokh, Jewell-Thomas, Stefanie, Kelsall, Diane, Florencio Lapeña Jr, José, MacLehose, Harriet, Marusic, Ana, McKenzie, Joanne E, Shah, Jay, Shamseer, Larissa, Straus, Sharon, Tugwell, Peter, Wager, Elizabeth, Winker, Margaret and Zhaori, Getu (2017) 'Core Competencies for Scientific Editors of Biomedical Journals: Consensus Statement'. BMC Medicine, Vol 15, e167.

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Abstract

Background: Scientific editors are responsible for deciding which articles to publish in their journals. However, we have not found documentation of their required knowledge, skills, and characteristics, nor the existence of any formal core competencies for this role.

Methods: We describe the development of a minimum set of core competencies for scientific editors of biomedical journals.

Results: The 14 key core competencies are divided into three major areas and each competency has a list of associated elements or descriptions of more specific knowledge, skills, and characteristics that contribute to its fulfilment.

Conclusion: We believe that these core competencies are a baseline of the knowledge, skills, and characteristics needed to perform competently the duties of a scientific editor at a biomedical journal.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: W General Medicine. Health Professions > W 21 Medicine as a profession.
W General Medicine. Health Professions > W 20.5 Biomedical research
WZ History of Medicine. Medical Miscellany > Miscellany Relating to Medicine > WZ 345 Medical writing and publishing. Historiography
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-017-0927-0
Depositing User: Stacy Murtagh
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2017 11:02
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2019 10:16
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/7509

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