Duke Medical Center Library & Archives
NIH Preprints for Early Access to COVID-19 Research
Posted On: Friday, June 19, 2020 - 18:15 by Karen Barton
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has launched a pilot project to test the viability of making preprints resulting from NIH-funded research available via PubMed Central (PMC). It is very important to note that these preprints will NOT be peer-reviewed. Therefore, when you search PubMed Central or PubMed (which also retrieves PubMed Central articles), you may see preprints in your search results that will display the banner shown to the right below.
The pilot project will run for a minimum of 12 months and will initially focus on increasing the discoverability of preprints relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Once curation and ingest workflows become scalable, NLM hopes to expand the pilot to include the full spectrum of NIH...MORE
Categories: Resource Updates
Update for PubMed's Best Match Sort
Posted On: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 09:45 by Jesse Akman
At the end of 2017, PubMed unveiled its updated Best Match sort order algorithm. Rather than sorting search results by publication date, Best Match allows you to sort by relevancy. The new algorithm incorporates machine learning to re-rank the top articles returned for improved relevance. This update builds on the original Best Match sort algorithm's term frequency ranking. For more information about the updated Best Match sort, check out this blog post from the National Library of Medicine.
If you have further questions about PubMed, the Library offers this handy tipsheet on PubMed Basics...MORE
Categories: Resource Updates
Office Hours to Assist with Human Subject Research Proposals
Posted On: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 14:44 by Beverly Murphy
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has broadened its definition of clinical trial and is instituting the use of a new forms packet for collecting information about human subjects research at the time of proposal submission. These changes are substantial and will impact applications (new, resubmission, or revision) and awards with submission dates after January 25, 2018.
In an effort to answer questions related to these changes, several offices at Duke are coming together to offer office hours at the Medical Center Library & Archives (see schedule below). These are open to any faculty and staff with questions about proposal preparation or submission. General questions about these changes or office hours can be directed to ...MORE
NIH Statement on Predatory Publishing
Posted On: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 13:39 by Jesse Akman
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently released a statement intended to "protect the credibility of published research" by encouraging authors to publish papers resulting from NIH-funded research in reputable journals. You can read the full statement here.
For resources to help you determine where (and where not) to publish, see our Publication Metrics Guide.
Have questions about predatory publishing? Ask a Librarian! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.MORE
Who's Responsible for Public Access Policy Compliance?
Posted On: Monday, September 19, 2016 - 10:11 by Patricia Thibodeau
The bottom line is that the PI is responsible even if not an author on the article. Any author or PI can submit the manuscript file(s) and approve the submission, but unless the submission and final version are approved, the publication becomes non-compliant within 30 days of publication. That can be a problem when renewing or seeking funding.
AUTHORS! You can help the PIs by letting them know when a manuscript attributed to their grant has been submitted for publication.
How do I track publications?
- Set up a...
Why YOU should have a My NCBI Account
Posted On: Monday, March 28, 2016 - 16:04 by Alex Mesa
NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) has 60+ databases, including PubMed, MeSH, Bookshelf and others you may be familiar with. In this blog post, we are looking at My NCBI a free, personalized account for YOU to use in conjunction with all of NCBI.
My NCBI allows you to save searches, save collections of citations, manage filters, and save site preferences for major NCBI databases. For anyone with NIH funding, it is best to log into My NCBI by clicking on NIH Login and using your eRA Commons credentials. For those without an eRA Commons account, we recommend logging in with your Duke NetID....MORE
Categories: Explore Tools
New NIH Biosketches: Use SciENcv!
Posted On: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 11:32 by Beverly Murphy
Duke is strongly encouraging the use of this system since it will save you time now and in the future due to its automated features.
• Pulls in profile information if you already have a profile in eRA Commons
• Uploads your publications from My NCBI’s My Bibliography or through an ORCID account
• Allows you to create several different versions of your profile by reusing information...
NIH Researchers - New Look for NIHMS!
Posted On: Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 14:38 by Patricia Thibodeau
The old NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) System got a facelift in January 2015. NIHMS is used to deposit and approve research manuscripts funded by NIH and accepted for publication on or after April 7, 2008.
In addition to a new, fresh Web page design, NIH is streamlining the manuscript submission process, as well as the login procedures. The homepage now has a graphic overview of the process. Just hover over the steps for more information or links to more details.
When you enter the system, you will find a list of your manuscripts with the status for each. A PI or author must still provide the initial and final approvals steps, but there are updated instructions for...MORE
Biosketch Format Impacts Public Access Policy
Posted On: Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 10:01 by Patricia Thibodeau
NIH has rolled out a new format for its biographical sketches, also known as “Biosketches.” While this new format is required for due dates for NIH and AHRQ grants on or after May 15, 2015 (Notice NOT-OD-15-032), it's a good idea to start using it now to familiarize yourself with the new requirement. Forms and instructions have been posted on the NIH Website.
The Library also strongly recommends considering the use of the new Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv) that lets you easily build and change your biosketch as well as update...MORE