Phil Davis is an independent researcher and consultant in science publishing. He holds a Ph.D. in science communication from Cornell University (2010), has extensive experience as a science librarian (1995-2006), and was trained as a life scientist. His research has focused on the dissemination of scientific information, rewards and incentives in academic publishing, and economic issues related to libraries, authors and publishers. Phil is a prolific author of many scientific and popular articles on science communication and speaks regularly at national conferences. He has received rewards for his work in bibliometrics. He is located in Ithaca, NY. http://phil-davis.org
Annette Flanagin, RN, MA, FAAN, is Managing Deputy Editor, JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), Director of Editorial Operations, JAMA and Archives Journals, and Executive Editor, JAMAevidence. Ms Flanagin is Past President of the Council of Science Editors, serves as the coordinator of the International Congresses on Peer Review in Biomedical Publication, and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. She has conducted research on authorship, co-developed a number of guidelines and policies to guide authors, editors, and publishers in scientific publication, and is an author of the AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors.
Sergio Sismondo is Professor of Philosophy and Sociology at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada. His current research is on the political economy of pharmaceutical knowledge, focusing particularly on industry influences on medical research and its dissemination. He is also the author of An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies and a number of other general and philosophical works in STS. See www.sismondo.ca
A freelance medical writer with experience writing and managing manuscripts for top scientific journals, conferences, and continuing medical education programs.