Scientific Publications (FICSP)

DESCRIPTION OF THE FEDERATIVE INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE ON SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS (FICSP)

The FICSP is composed of Editors of the official journals of the Associations that are members of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomy. The purpose of the FICSP is to create a forum whereby the Editors can easily communicate with each other to share items of mutual concern. Our Editors are members of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and we are all agreed to abide by the standards of publication set by the COPE.

 

Officers

R. Shane Tubbs editor-in-chief Clinical Anatomy (FICSP Chair)
Kurt Albertine editor-in-chief Anatomical Record
Parker B. Antin editor-in-chief Developmental Dynamics
Carlos Ambrosio editor-in-chief Brazilian Veterinary Research
Susana Biasutto editor-in-chief Argentine Journal of Clinical Anatomy
Richard Cabral editor Brazilian Journal of Morphological Sciences
Rick Drake  co-editor-in-chief Anatomical Sciences Education
Fabrice Duparc editor-in-chief Surgical Radiological Anatomy
Thomas Gillingwater co-editor-in-chief Journal of Anatomy
Patrick Igbigbi editor-in-chief Journal of Anatomical Sciences
Marios Loukas editor-in-chief Translational Research in Anatomy
Telma Sumie Masuko editor Brazilian Journal of Morphological Sciences
Helen Nicholson co-editor Plexus
Nalini Pather co-editor Plexus
Friedrich Paulsen editor-in-chief Annals of Anatomy
Wojciech Pawlina co-editor-in-chief Anatomical Sciences Education
Paolo Romagnoli editor-in-chief Italian Journal of Anatomy and Embryology
José Ramón Sañudo editor-in-chief European Journal of Anatomy
Gülgün Şengül editor-in-chief of Anatomy
Hiroshi Yorifuji  editor-in-chief Anatomical Science International

 

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The FICSP had its first meeting in person on Wednesday 19 August 2009 during the meeting of the IFAA in Cape Town. Those attending were: Gary Schoenwolf, H. Hamdi Celik, Fabrice Duparc, Gillian Morriss-Kay, Richard Drake, Beverly Kramer, Wojciech Pawlina and Stephen Carmichael.

 

 

Five-year plans/goals FICSP

  1. Reviewed and will sanction AQUA studies 1 and 2 (please post the statement below to our website).
  2. Continue to discuss issues in anatomical publishing including notification of COPE publications of interest.
  3. Alert our committee regarding upcoming review paper on predatory journals.
  4. Engage new anatomical journal editors-in-chief for membership on FICSP.
  5. Verify interest to continue on FICSP by current members.
  6. Organize presentation/forum at next IFAA meeting regarding FICSP and what we do.

 

Statement: The Federative International Committee for Scientific Publications (FICSP) endorses and supports the following recent publications that will strengthening publications in the anatomical sciences:

 

Development of the Anatomical Quality Assurance (AQUA) checklist: Guidelines for reporting original anatomical studies.

Clin Anat. 2017 Jan;30(1):14-20. doi: 10.1002/ca.22800. Epub 2016 Nov 25.

Tomaszewski KA1,2, Henry BM1,2, Kumar Ramakrishnan P1,2, Roy J1,2, Vikse J1,2, Loukas M3, Tubbs RS4, Walocha JA1,2

1International Evidence-Based Anatomy Working Group, Krakow, Poland.

2Department of Anatomy, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland.

3Department of Anatomical Sciences, St. George’s University, Grenada.

4Seattle Science Foundation, Seattle, Washington, USA.

 

Development of the anatomical quality assessment (AQUA) tool for the quality assessment of anatomical studies included in meta-analyses and systematic reviews.

Clin Anat. 2017 Jan;30(1):6-13. doi: 10.1002/ca.22799. Epub 2016 Nov 18.

Henry BM1,2, Tomaszewski KA1,2, Ramakrishnan PK1,2, Roy J1,2, Vikse J1,2, Loukas M3, Tubbs RS4, Walocha JA1,2

1International Evidence-Based Anatomy Working Group, Krakow, Poland.

2Department of Anatomy, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland.

3Department of Anatomical Sciences, St. George’s University, Grenada.

4Seattle Science Foundation, Seattle, Washington, USA.