TI Methods Speaker Series
The TI Methods Speaker Series are offered free of charge and everyone is welcome. The event is held at noon on the last Wednesday of each month and used to take place in Rudy North Lecture Theatre (CBH 101) in the Centre for Brain Health, UBC Point Grey Campus. During the COVID-19 pandemic, while physical distancing measures are in effect, the TI Methods Speaker Series are offered via videoconference. The presentations are recorded and the video recordings are posted online.
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WHEN: Wednesday, August 25th, 2021 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM PDT [click here to convert to your local time]
WHERE: Offered online using the Zoom platform.
TITLE: Do we need journal peer review? Changes between 121 epidemiology preprints and their subsequent journal publications
SPEAKER: Dr. Mario Malički MD, PhD, Stanford University.
About the topic: Till 31 December 2019 there were 1,538 epidemiology preprints posted on bioRxiv. On January 5 2021, 844 (55%) of those were subsequently published as journal articles. We analysed 121 pairs of these preprints and their article versions (of record). These 121 were published in 73 different journals (of median IF 4), with a median time of 204 days following the posting of the preprint. Half of preprints were posted before or at the same time as being submitted to journals. Out of the 121 pairs, 26% had differences in their titles, 5% in the number or order of authors, 44% in their section subtitles (e.g., IMRaD), 84% in the number of references, 26% in the number of tables, 23% in the number of figures, 44% in acknowledgment sections, 61% in conflicts of interest sections, 59% in limitations sections of discussion, and 18% in the first sentence they used to describe their (main) results in the discussion section. In this talk we will discuss these and dozen more changes we analysed, and we will focus on inciting a debate on whether any of these changes could be considered “significant” in regards to the studies design, analysis or results, or were they more cosmetic or reporting in their nature. Click here to view/download the slides.
About the speaker: After finishing School of Medicine at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, Dr. Mario Malički obtained an MA in Literature and Medicine at King’s College, London, UK, and then worked at the University of Split School of Medicine in Departments of Medical Humanities and Research in biomedicine and health, where he obtained a PhD in Medical Ethics titled: Integrity of scientific publications in biomedicine. Dr. Malički has been researching authorship, peer review, duplicate publications, and publication bias. From 2017-2019 he was a postdoc at AMC and ASUS Amsterdam, Netherlands, and in 2020 he joined METRICS at Stanford University where he focuses on meta-research of preprints. Dr. Mario Malički is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Research Integrity and Peer Review journal https://researchintegrityjournal.biomedcentral.com/
About the TI Methods Speaker Series: The TI Methods Speaker Series are offered free of charge and everyone is welcome. The event is held at noon on the last Wednesday of each month. During the COVID-19 pandemic, while physical distancing measures are in effect, the TI Methods Speaker Series are offered via videoconference. The presentations are recorded and the video recordings are posted online. Click here to view the scheduled topics for 2021 and click here to view a list of TI Methods Speaker Series talks offered in 2020.