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Volume 9, Issue 4 — May 2016  

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Chaos Precedes Change
by Meghan McDevitt 

Article title: "Chaos Precedes Change"
Author: Meghan McDevitt
Publication date: May 1, 2016
Volume 9, Issue 4, page 1 


Development of an Online Tool to Help Authors Provide Full Ethics
Statements to Support Their Journal Submissions

by Alice Ellingham, Tracy Ronan, Rosie Walker, and Andrew Walker

Article title: "Development of an Online Tool to Help Authors Provide Full Ethics Statements to Support Their Journal Submissions"
Authors: Alice Ellingham, Tracy Ronan, Rosie Walker, and Andrew Walker
Publication date:  May 1, 2016
Volume 9, Issue 4, page 3
Article DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18243/eon/2016.9.4.1

Sometimes we find ways to pull order from chaos. EthicsGen is a new online tool that helps authors develop complete ethics statements for journal submissions. This helps authors standardize their disclosures and simplifies the process. 


Journal Club Podcast: From Idea to Reality in Just a Few (Busy) Months
by Alicia Byrne     

Article title: "Journal Club Podcast: From Idea to Reality in Just a Few (Busy) Months"
Author: Alicia Byrne
Publication date: May 1, 2016
Volume 9, Issue 4, page 11
Article DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18243/eon/2016.9.4.3

As Alicia Byrne writes, there can be a lot of trial and error when trying something new. She details her experience with launching a journal club podcast, touching on logistics, timelines, and lessons learned. 


 Listening to Innovation in the Workplace
by Linda Hart

Article title: "Listening to Innovation in the Workplace"
Author: Linda Hart
Publication date: May 1, 2016
Volume 9, Issue 4, page 8
Article DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.18243/eon/2016.9.4.2

How can we encourage change in a positive way? Linda Hart discusses how her department developed an innovation infrastructure to encourage collaboration and the exchange of ideas in the workplace. 


 Taming Technology: Harnessing Excel to Track Editorial Metrics
by Elizabeth Ralls and Emma Shumeyko

Article title: “Taming Technology: Harnessing Excel to Track Editorial Metrics"
Authors: Elizabeth Ralls and Emma Shumeyko
Publication date: May 1, 2016
Volume 9, Issue 4, page 14
Article DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18243/eon/2016.9.4.4 

This month’s Taming Technology article provides tips on using Excel to tackle journal metrics such as time to first decision, time to final decision, and acceptance rates. Read on to see how you can use these ideas when reporting journal metrics.


 Detection of Image Manipulation and Plagiarism in Life Sciences Research
by Yuki Shimahara and Natsumaro Kutsuna

Article title: "Detection of Image Manipulation and Plagiarism in Life Sciences Research"
Authors: Yuki Shimahara and Natsumaro Kutsuna
Publication date: May 1, 2016
Volume 9, Issue 4, page 16
Article DOI: http://oi.org/10.18243/eon/2016.9.4.5

Currently, one of the most frequent reasons for retraction is due to image fraud. LPixel, a life sciences image analysis company, has developed a new, freely available tool to detect image manipulation called LP-exam. Yuki Shimahara and Natsumaro Kutsuna discuss the applications of LP-exam and the need for continued education to prevent image fraud. 


     The European Association of Science Editors: 35 Years of
Leadership and Service
by Hervé Maisonneuve and Joan Marsh

Article title: "The European Association of Science Editors: 35 Years of Leadership and Service"
Authors: Hervé Maisonneuve and Joan Marsh
Publication date: May 1, 2016
Volume 9, Issue 4, page 20
Article DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18243/eon/2016.9.4.6 

As part of the ISMTE’s continued efforts to connect and collaborate with peer organizations, we introduce a new section, Peers in Review, where you can read about other editors’ societies and organizations. Find out more about the European Association of Science Editors. 


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