Biomedical Publishing Podcast



Welcome to the podcast from We will guide you to produce scientific papers of good quality and get them published.


  • Episode 31: a few style tips for medical writing

    07/08/2016 Duration: 15min

    Not a full grammar school but a few relevant style tips that you should be aware of.

  • Episode 30: how to perform peer review

    31/07/2016 Duration: 14min

    You will undoubtedly be asked to perform peer review and then you will probably have some worries about this. This episode will guide you through the process.

  • Episode 29: how to build an editorial

    24/07/2016 Duration: 04min

    There are two kinds of editorials, and this podcast will explain how to write the editorial that is not written by the editor.

  • Episode 28: how to build a case report

    17/07/2016 Duration: 06min

    A case report may be one of the easier articles to write. There is a published guideline on the writing of a case report ( and some additional tricks and comments that you will hear in this podcast episode.

  • Episode 27: how to build a narrative review

    10/07/2016 Duration: 05min

    The narrative review may be a difficult article to write for the novice science writer. The reason is that it does not follow explicit rules or guidelines. There are a few tricks, however, so listen to the podcast and learn how to build your next narrative review.

  • Episode 26: how to build a protocol article

    03/07/2016 Duration: 05min

    It may be important and a very good idea to publish a protocol article with its statistical analysis plan before enrolment of patients in the study. This will secure the analysis plan and ensure that the researchers will not go on a fishing expedition in tha data analysis phase. In the episode we discuss how to build the protocol article.

  • Episode 25: your image is in the reference list

    27/06/2016 Duration: 13min

    You may not realize how important this is, but your image as a researcher is actually reflected in your reference list. If you make errors in the reference list, then the editor and peer reviewers may suspect that you have also made errors in the research project itself. So be careful and correct all errors in the reference list. It has to be absolutely flawless.

  • Episode 24: publication of research protocols

    20/06/2016 Duration: 07min

    Publication of research protocols or more importantly the statistical analysis plan is important to ensure research integrity. There are various solutions for this. Hear the podcast and find out how and why.

  • Episode 23: how many can be corresponding author

    13/06/2016 Duration: 03min

    It may seem like a strange question but it has nevertheless been an important issue for especially Chinese authors. Hear the podcast and find out why.

  • Episode 22: everybody should get an ORCID ID

    06/06/2016 Duration: 04min

    There are many good reasons to obtain a unique personal author identifier and the ORCID ID is the solution for that. Go to and register now. It is simple and free of charge, and you will get your ORCID ID in 30 seconds.

  • Episode 21: order of authors in the byline

    27/05/2016 Duration: 04min

    Typically the forst author has written the first draft of the paper and the last author is the most senior of the supervisors. But what about the middle-authors, does their place in the byline have a specific meaning?

  • Episode 20: how many can author a scientific paper

    20/05/2016 Duration: 07min

    In the biomedical sciences we use the ICMJE criteria for authorship, and if these are followed there is actually no upper limit for the number of authors on a scientific paper as long as all authors fulfill the four authorship criteria.

  • Episode 19: use of group authorship

    13/05/2016 Duration: 08min

    There has been a tendency, especially in larger trials, to use a group name in the author byline. With the current clear definitions of authorship the use of a group name in the byline may be a little old-fashioned. The episode will discuss the pros and cons of using a group name, and will guide you to have your group name indexed even without using it in the byline.

  • Episode 18: confidentiality in the review process

    06/05/2016 Duration: 04min

    It is important to respect secrecy in the review process, both for editors and reviewers but also for authors.

  • Episode 17: problems with internet references

    29/04/2016 Duration: 04min

    When you want to refer to a specific webpage in your reference list then there is a risk that the webpage will not be available forever. You can therefore use a smart trick to ensure that your referred webpage will always be available for the reader. This is explained in this weeks episode.

  • Episode 16: reference management software

    22/04/2016 Duration: 07min

    It is popular to use dedicated software for reference management when you write scientific papers. There are, however, both pros and cons. 

  • Episode 15: trial registration

    15/04/2016 Duration: 10min

    In this issue we discuss various issues of trial registration, including where to register, what to register, and how to find registered studies with a search covering all the available databases. All trials should be registered and the term "trial" typically covers interventional human clinical trials. There may, however, be good reasons also to register observational studies although it is not mandatory at the moment.

  • Episode 14: how to build a systematic review

    07/04/2016 Duration: 16min

    In this episode we discuss the actual composition of the systematic review. This should follow the PRISMA guidelines where you will find great help.

  • Episode 13: How to build your original article

    29/03/2016 Duration: 21min

    This episode will guide you to make an outline of a typical original paper.

  • Episode 12: How do we get all data published

    27/03/2016 Duration: 05min

    There are lots of data hidden, which will never get published. This is a serious problem, both ethically and also because it causes substantial publication bias. This episode will discuss this important issue.

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