Weekly digest: OASPA, research integrity and the Pistoia Alliance

Sophie Nobes

This week, we feature the OASPA 2024 Conference and the 8th World Conference on Research Integrity. We also share the latest Open Pharma guest blog about the efforts of the Pistoia Alliance to improve research reproducibility. Finally, we read the last summary of the 2024 ISMPP Annual Meeting and about the closure of 19 journals by publisher Hindawi.

OASPA 2024 Conference via OASPA

Registration for the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association (OASPA) 2024 Conference is now open! Taking place in Lisbon, Portugal from 16 to 18 September, the conference will give delegates the opportunity to explore open communication in the context of equity and inclusion. Early bird registration is open until 31 July, and concessions are available for those who are unemployed, from small organizations, or resident in low- and middle-income countries.

Hybrid World Conference on Research Integrity via World Conference on Research Integrity

The 8th World Conference on Research Integrity will be held in Athens, Greece from 2 to 5 June. With the theme Catalysing the translation of research into trustworthy policy and innovation, the conference programme promises to bring together stakeholders across disciplinary fields and career stages. Pre-registration for hybrid and in person delegates is open until 1 June.

The Pistoia Alliance on championing reproducibility via Open Pharma | 4-minute read

A lack of method reproducibility can reduce the credibility of scientific findings, waste resources, and delay scientific and medical advancements. Read our latest guest blog from Becky Upton (President of the Pistoia Alliance) to learn about how the Pistoia Alliance – a global not-for-profit advocating greater collaboration in life sciences research and development – is working to improve the consistency of methods reporting.

ISMPP Annual Meeting day three summary via The Publication Plan | 21-minute read

The final summary of the 2024 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) is now available. Taking place from 29 April to 1 May in Washington, DC, the meeting focused on Storytelling: its art and power. This overview features sessions on evolving publishing practices, publication metrics and an Open Pharma-supported plenary titled Towards patient-friendly electronic product information (ePI). Summaries of day one and two are available in our previous weekly digests.

Wiley closes 19 journals via Hindawi | 2-minute read

Wiley has announced the closure of 19 Hindawi journal titles. The closures – which were first reported last week by The Wall Street Journal (a subscription is required to read this article) – are part of a larger integration of Hindawi’s titles into the Wiley open access portfolio. Information about Wiley’s actions to tackle publication manipulation at Hindawi can be found in this white paper.

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