Journal supplements: Salient features, challenges, and future trends

Scholarly journals form the primary source of information on the latest advances in medical knowledge, and supplements form an intrinsic segment of many journal publications. When journals wish to separately publish a collection of papers on a particular topic – such as a specific disease, an unmet need in research, or a treatment method – they often choose to use supplements. Supplements are special issues that are published apart from the usual journal issues. To put together supplements, journal editors may either issue a call for papers focused on the special issue, or directly commission submissions from specific pharmaceutical companies…

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