Society & Reference Links

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African Journal Partnership Project
The African Journal Partnership Project (AJPP) is a program that partners African health and medical journals with leading journals published in the United States and the United Kingdom.

American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of Science.

American Institute of Biological Sciences
Provides links to the 78 member societies and organizations of AIBS. May be searched by society name, meeting dates and cities, and other criteria.

American Medical Writers Association
The American Medical Writers Association (AMWA), founded in 1940, is a leading professional organization for biomedical communicators. Providing continuing professional education is one of AMWA’s prime goals.

American Society of Indexers
ASI was founded in 1968 to promote excellence in indexing and increase awareness of the value of well-written and well-designed indexes. The Science and Medicine Special Interest Group includes indexers who have backgrounds in medical, engineering, and scientific fields.

American Translators Association
The ATA offers accreditation in 12 languages or language groups and a directory of its members.

Asian Council of Science Editors
The Asian Council of Science Editors is an organization with headquarters in Dubai, dedicated to promote best practice in scholarly publishing in the region. ACSE strives to enhance its members understanding, skills and knowledge and thus raise the quality and reliability of the scientific literature.

Association of American Publishers
Association of American Publishers (AAP) is the principal trade association of the book publishing industry.

Association of Earth Science Editors
The Association of Earth Science Editors (AESE) is a group of individuals involved in selection, editing, and publication of manuscripts, books, journals, reports, and maps pertaining to the earth sciences.

Association of Healthcare Journalists
The Association of Health Care Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing public understanding of health care issues.

Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers
Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) is the international association for nonprofit publishers and those who work with them. The ALPSP serves as a meeting point for all those involved in the publication of academic and professional books and journals, and represents the industry to the wider world.

Association of Teachers of Technical Writing
ATTW was established in 1973 to encourage dialogue among teachers of technical communication and to develop technical communication as a discipline. ATTW is an active organization of teachers, researchers, and teacher/practitioners of technical communication across a range of academic and professional institutions.

AuthorAID is a free international research community that helps researchers in developing countries publish and otherwise communicate their work.

Board of Editors in the Life Sciences
BELS was established to provide qualified manuscript editors in the life sciences a way to demonstrate their editorial proficiency and to award editors’ credentials similar to those obtainable in other professions.

Brazilian Association of Scientific Editors
The Brazilian Association of Scientific Editors brings together individuals and companies with an interest in developing and enhancing the publication of technical and scientific journals; improve communication and dissemination of information; and exchange ideas, debate issues, and defend common interests.

Chicago Collaborative
The Chicago Collaborative is a working group established in 2008 to promote open communication and education among the primary stakeholders in the scholarly scientific communication area.

Committee on Publication Ethics
COPE provides a sounding board for editors who are struggling with how best to deal with possible breaches in research and publication ethics. It publishes COPE Guidelines on Good Publication Practices and a range of useful resources for journal editors and writer.

Council of Asian Science Editors
Council of Asian Science Editors is the voluntary organization of Asian science editors launched at July 2, 2014. It aims to improve the quality of science journals published in Asia through consulting and information exchange regarding editing and publishing  to contribute to the development of science and human well-being.  It has published platinum open access journal entitled “Science Editing (” biannually.

European Association of Science Editors
EASE aims to promote improved communication in science by providing efficient means for cooperation among editors in all disciplines of science, and to assist in the efficient operation of publications in the sciences.

European Medical Writers Association
EMWA is the European Medical Writers Association, a network of professionals that represents, supports and trains medical communicators in Europe.

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors
ICMJE provided recommendations for the conduct, reporting, editing and publication of scholarly work in medical journals.

International Society of Managing & Technical Editors
The mission of the ISMTE is to connect the community of professionals committed to the peer review and publication of academic and scholarly journals. ISMTE provides peer-to-peer networking, education and training, research, and resources for best practices, and development of journal policy.

Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors
Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors (KAMJE) was inaugurated in 1996. The aim of KAMJE is to promote the quality of medical journals published in Korea by the exchange of the information on the editing and publication and by the discussion on the editorial principles. It has maintained the KoreaMed and KoreaMed Synapse.

Korean Council of Science Editors
The goal of the Korean Council of Science Editors (KCSE) is to promote the quality of science journals published in Korea through information exchange and discussions on editing/

National Federation of Abstracting and Information Service
National Federation of Abstracting and Information Service (NFAIS) serves those groups that aggregate, organize, and facilitate access to information.

Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP)
SSP, a non-profit corporation, open to membership by any individual or organization with an interest in scholarly publishing. Its objectives are to facilitate learning, communication, and the advancement of appropriate technologies among all involved.

Society for Technical Communication
Society for Technical Communication (STC) is an individual membership organization dedicated to advancing the arts and sciences of technical communication.

Society of Quality Assurance (SQA)
SQA is a professional membership organization dedicated to promoting and advancing the principles and knowledge of quality assurance, including quality in scientific journal articles and reports.

Society for Editors and Proofreaders
The Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) is a professional organization based in the UK for editors and proofreaders – the people who strive to make text accurate and readable.

World Association of Medical Editors
The World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) is a voluntary association of editors from many countries who seek to foster international cooperation among editors of peer-reviewed medical journals.

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Industry Standards Groups

    The Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States (CHORUS) is a not-for-profit public-private partnership to increase public access to peer-reviewed publications that report on federally funded research. (Clearing House for the Open Research of the United States
    COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of NeTworked Electronic Resources) is an international initiative serving librarians, publishers and intermediaries by setting standards that facilitate the recording and reporting of online usage statistics in a consistent, credible and compatible way.
  • CrossRef
    CrossRef is an association of scholarly publishers that develops shared infrastructure to support more effective scholarly communications.
    ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers.

Journal Ranking & Statistics (Impact Factor, Altmetrics, etc)

Research Misconduct


  • MediLexicon: Medical/scientific acronyms and abbreviations

Updated 1/28/2014

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