Future Science Group publishes its first Plain Language Summary of Publication – a new, open access, peer-reviewed journal article
Recognizing the vital role of patients in medical and scientific research, the Future Science Group (FSG) has today published a new style of article – a Plain Language Summary of Publication, the first of its kind for FSG. The article, published in Future Oncology, provides a summary of a recently published paper and has been written and designed specifically to be read by patient and non-specialist audiences to help them to understand the research presented.
The article entitled ‘ENLIVEN study: pexidartinib for tenosynovial giant cell tumor (TGCT)’, written by Dr William Tap of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, provides a summary of a clinical trial originally published in The Lancet.
Explaining the rationale for publishing this new article type Laura Dormer, Editorial Director, explains:
“With the growing emphasis on the involvement of patients across the whole spectrum of medical research, we are keen to contribute to this initiative. By publishing Plain Language Summary of Publication articles of clinical research as a standalone article type in our journals, we can help patients learn more about the options available to them and make informed decisions on their treatment.”
The full Plain Language Summary of Publication is available free to read at https://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/10.2217/FON-2020-0307
For more information about publishing a Plain Language Summary, contact [email protected]
About Future Science Group
Founded in 2001, FSG is a progressive publisher focused on breakthrough medical, biotechnological and scientific research. Future Science Group’s portfolio consists of three publishing imprints, Future Science, Future Medicine, Newlands Press, as well as a content development imprint, PharmaPlatforms. In addition to this core publishing business, FSG develops specialist knowledge networks and content hubs, enabling professionals to easily connect and collaborate with their peers in niche scientific fields.
FSG currently publishes 35 peer-reviewed journals as well as 8 knowledge networks and content hubs across a wide range of therapy area and scientific fields. Key journals include Future Oncology, Future Rare Diseases and the Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research, alongside sites such as Infectious Diseases Hub, Oncology Central and The Evidence Base.
The aim of FSG is to service the advancement of clinical practice and drug research by enhancing the efficiency of communications among clinicians, researchers and decision-makers, and by providing innovative solutions to their information needs. This is achieved through a customer-centric approach, use of new technologies, products that deliver value-for-money and uncompromisingly high standards.