For pathologists and laboratory professionals in academia, publishing research in peer-reviewed literature is critical to success. And beyond that, there is a sense of fulfillment that comes from contributing to scientific knowledge and furthering the progress of society.
On this episode of Inside the Lab, our hosts Dr. Lotte Mulder and Ms. Kelly Swails are joined by Dr. Steven Kroft, MD, MASCP, Editor in Chief of the American Journal of Clinical Pathology, Dr. Roger Bertholf, PhD, DABCC, FAACC, Medical Director of Clinical Chemistry at Houston Methodist Hospital and Editor in Chief of Laboratory Medicine, and Dr. Sanjay Mukhopadyay, MD, Director of Pulmonary Pathology at the Cleveland Clinic and Associate Editor of the American Journal of Clinical Pathology, to explain why research and publication are important to a career in laboratory medicine.
The panelists weigh in on the peer review process, describing what it is, how it works, why it’s important—and how it’s been fast-tracked in the season of COVID. Listen in for insight on sharing research findings on social media and learn how to maximize your chances of getting published in a scientific journal.
· The importance of research to an academic career in laboratory medicine and how publication serves as a form of scientific communication
· Separating scientific literature from unvetted information
· What the peer review process looks like and how it improves healthcare practice and delivery
· The editor’s responsibility and limitations for a publication’s integrity
· The disadvantages of the peer review process
· Sharing research findings on social media, and informal post-publication reviews
· The increase in submissions to scientific journals during the pandemic, and how editors are responding
· How to maximize your chances of getting published
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