Centre for Journalology

Journalology Resources

Communicating and sharing research results is an important stage of the research continuum. Regrettably, most skills related to writing and publishing research are not formally taught. These skills tend to be learned on the job, which can make it difficult for researchers to achieve best practices. The resources below have been developed to help support biomedical researchers in staying current on publication best practices.

Learn how to register a study protocol based on its design

Identify and use reporting guideline checklists

Learn more about who qualifies for authorship, and how to assign CREDiT on a paper

Learn why and how to make a preprint

Choose the best outlet for your work, avoid predatory journals, and trial journal selector tools

Learn how to re-use work responsibly

Learn what open access publishing is, why it is important, and how to make your work open access. 

Learn how to organize your data and where to share it

Learn about publication ethics issues like duplicate publication and conflict of interest reporting

Learn more about what open science is and how to incorporate open practices in your research

How to Retract from Predatory Journals

Learn what to do if you’ve published in a predatory journal and want to retract your work

Peer Review

Content coming soon

e-learning modules on Journalology topics for OHRI/TOH researchers

 In August 2020, our Centre launched a suite of practical e-learning modules on topics related to journalology, including open access publishing, preprints, data sharing, study registration, and use of reporting guidelines. These modules are now open to all members of OHRI including Scientists, Investigators, Research Coordinators, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Trainees.  Registration is free.

Additional Resources

Contact Dr. Kelly Cobey to request the development of new publication resources.