“In The Know” highlights various updates in medical publications and communications, to keep professionals apprised of recent developments.
- New CHEERS 2022 Guidance on Reporting Economic Evaluations
- ICMJE Adds New Section on Preprints to Its Recommendations
- Assessing the Carbon Costs of In-Person vs Virtual Medical Conferences [Member Publication]
- Optimizing the Readability and Format of Plain Language Summaries [Member Publication]
- Artificial Intelligence-Assisted Tools Redefining Scholarly Communications [Member Publication]
- Upcoming Peer Review Congress in September 2022
New CHEERS 2022 Guidance on Reporting Economic Evaluations
Consolidated Health Economic Evaluation Reporting Standards 2022 (CHEERS 2022) was published in January 2022 in the journal Value Health and replaces the original 2013 CHEERS guidance.
CHEERS 2022 reflects recent developments in economic evaluation methods and is primarily intended for researchers reporting economic evaluations for peer-reviewed journals, as well as peer reviewers and editors assessing them for publication. The new CHEERS 2022 guidance includes a 28-item checklist outlining how and when the reporting standards should be used.
Links to the CHEERS 2022 full report and a summary statement are housed on the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) website.
- Full Report
Husereau D, Drummond M, Augustovski F, et al. Consolidated Health Economic Evaluation Reporting Standards 2022 (CHEERS 2022) Explanation and Elaboration: A report of the ISPOR CHEERS II Good Practices Task Force. Value Health. 2022;25(1):10-31.
- Summary Statement
Consolidated Health Economic Evaluation Reporting Standards 2022 (CHEERS 2022) Statement: Updated Reporting Guidance for Health Economic Evaluations. Value Health. 2022; 25(1):3–9.
Attend the ISMPP U webinar on March 30, to learn more about the new CHEERS 2022 guidance.
ISMPP U Webinar
CHEERS to Best Practice in Reporting Economic Evaluations: A Guide to CHEERS 2022
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
11:00 am EDT / 4 pm in the UK
ISMPP Members: REGISTER NOW
A recording will be available to ISMPP members after the webinar.
ICMJE Adds New Section on Preprints to Its Recommendations
On December 21, 2021, the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) released its updated Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals.
The primary change to the Recommendations is a new section on Preprints, which encourages journals to “clearly describe their policies related to the posting and citing of preprints in their Information for Authors.” The section addresses:
- Choosing a Preprint Archive. Provides characteristics to look for in selecting a preprint archive that is publicly available.
- Submitting Manuscripts that are in Preprint Archives to a Peer-Reviewed Journal. States that authors should notify journals of situations when submitted work is posted on a preprint server and should amend preprints to reflect subsequent versions of the work, including the published article.
- Referencing Preprints in Submitted Manuscripts. Points out that the publication citation should clearly indicate that the reference is a preprint in submitted manuscripts and published articles, and journals should include the word “preprint” following the citation information in the reference list.
Assessing the Carbon Costs of In-Person vs Virtual Medical Conferences [Member Publication]
The article titled “The Carbon Costs of In-Person Versus Virtual Medical Conferences for the Pharmaceutical Industry: Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic”1 was published in Pharmaceutical Medicine in February 2022. The article reported on research assessing carbon emissions savings associated with virtual attendance at international medical congresses for a mid-sized pharmaceutical company to identify which aspects are driving the carbon cost. The publication authors include ISMPP members Will Gattrell and Aurélie Barraux. This research was presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of ISMPP in April 2021. Access the article for more information.
1 William T. Gattrell, Aurélie Barraux, Sam Comley, Michael Whaley, Nicholas Lander. The Carbon Costs of In-Person Versus Virtual Medical Conferences for the Pharmaceutical Industry: Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic. Pharm Med (2022). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40290-022-00421-3
Optimizing the Readability and Format of Plain Language Summaries [Member Publication]
The article titled “Optimizing Readability and Format of Plain Language Summaries for Medical Research Articles: Cross-sectional Survey Study”2 was published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) in January 2022. The article reported on the results of a web-based survey of audiences of different age groups – distributed via UK-based patient association websites, Twitter, and Facebook patient groups – evaluating the preferred readability level and format for plain language summaries (PLS) of medical research articles for different disease states. The publication authors include ISMPP members Caroline Shepherd and Jason Gardner. Access the article for more information.
2 Leia Martínez Silvagnoli, Caroline Shepherd, James Pritchett, Jason Gardner. Optimizing Readability and Format of Plain Language Summaries for Medical Research Articles: Cross-sectional Survey Study. J Med Internet Res 2022;24(1):e22122. doi: 10.2196/22122 PMID: 35014966
Artificial Intelligence-Assisted Tools Redefining Scholarly Communications [Member Publication]
The article titled “Artificial Intelligence-Assisted Tools for Redefining the Communication Landscape of the Scholarly World”3 was published in Science Editing in July 2021. The article reviews various artificial intelligence (AI) and other associated tools that are currently in use or being developed for scholarly communications, including conducting literature searches, preparing manuscripts, managing bibliographies and citations, preventing plagiarism, and managing editorial workflow. The publication authors include ISMPP members Habeeb Ibrahim Abdul Razack and Sam Mathew. Access the article for more information.
3 Habeeb Ibrahim Abdul Razack, Sam T. Mathew, Fathinul Fikri Ahmad Saad, Saleh A. Alqahtani. Artificial intelligence-assisted tools for redefining the communication landscape of the scholarly world. Sci Ed 2021;8 (2): 134-144. DOI: https://doi.org/10.6087/kcse.244
Upcoming Peer Review Congress in September 2022
The 9th International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication (also known as the Peer Review Congress) will be held September 8-10, 2022, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The Peer Review Congress – postponed from its original dates in September 2021 – is typically held every four years.
The aim of the Peer Review Congress is “to encourage research into the quality and credibility of peer review and scientific publication, to establish the evidence base on which scientists can improve the conduct, reporting, and dissemination of scientific research.” Learn more at: https://peerreviewcongress.org/