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New Scholarly Communications Hub
Posted On: Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 08:10 by Megan von Isenburg

Are you trying to find the best journal for your next research manuscript? Do you know how to find a journal's impact factor? Have you received an email invitation to publish or speak at a conference? Are you wondering what options you have for paying an article processing charge to make your article open access?

The answers to these and other common questions from our faculty, students, and staff about publishing and scholarly communications are now available on our Website via our Scholarly Communications Hub.

Linked from the...


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Tags: publishing, scholarly impact, for researchers

Wiley Researcher Academy
Posted On: Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 22:05 by Leila Ledbetter

Writing and publishing articles can be challenging. Obstacles to getting published include lack of time to write, not knowing the right journal to send your manuscript to, and lack of familiarity with the entire research to writing process. Few researchers are formally taught about the publication process. To address this, the Medical Center Library & Archives, in partnership with Wiley Researcher Academy, offers online instruction on over a dozen topics in publishing.

Wiley Researcher Academy is a modular, self-paced online learning program for early career researchers who wish to develop their expertise and understanding of the scientific...


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Tags: for researchers, publishing, wiley researcher academy

A New Year & New Skills!
Posted On: Friday, December 18, 2020 - 17:11 by Brandi Tuttle

2021 has arrived…finally! Ready to learn some new skills or approaches to your research? Check out our online class schedule on a variety of topics related to database searching, publishing, citation management, productivity tools/apps, research impact, and more. Click here to find class details, dates, and registration information

Let us help you work smarter, not harder!

Questions? Ask a Librarian!


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Tags: publishing, pubmed, scopus, cinahl, mobile apps

Call for Proposals: Research Review Papers for SDRME
Posted On: Friday, July 6, 2018 - 12:57 by Megan von Isenburg

The Society of Directors of Research in Medical Education (SDRME) is issuing a call for research review paper proposals. Specifically, SDRME is interested in supporting the writing of review/synthesis papers that make a substantial contribution to advancing practice, theory, or research in medical education. Papers are expected to be completed within two years from the time grant monies are received. The grant will award up to $4000 in total to the primary author: $2000 when the project begins and $2000 upon dissemination of the paper in the public domain and a presentation at the annual SDRME meeting. They will pay expenses up to $1000 for travel to attend the SDRME meeting to make this presentation, in addition to the grant award.   For...


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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 medical-librarian@duke.edu.


Tags: NIH, publishing, publications

Tools for Choosing Journals
Posted On: Monday, January 30, 2017 - 10:17 by Megan von Isenburg

Choosing a journal for your newest article is not always easy. While you may wish to publish in a high impact journal, there are many factors to consider when picking a journal to submit your latest article, such as audience and potential visibility. Here are a few of our favorite tools for identifying potentially relevant journals for your work:

  • Web of Science or Scopus: These databases allow you to search for keywords and then analyze the results by journal or source title. This lets you see what journals publish most on certain topics.
  • JANE: Journal / Author Name Estimator:...
  • MORE

    Tags: journals, publishing

    Open Access Required by Gates Foundation
    Posted On: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 14:40 by Megan von Isenburg

    As of January 1, 2017, the Gates Foundation Open Access Policy will require that all Gates Foundation-funded research be promptly and broadly disseminated. What does this mean? 

    From the Foundation Website:

    Our Open Access policy contains the following elements:

  • Publications Are Discoverable and Accessible Online.  Publications will be deposited in a specified repository(s) with proper tagging of metadata.
  • Publication Will Be On “Open Access” Terms.  All publications shall be published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Generic License (CC BY 4.0) or an equivalent license. This will permit all users of the publication to...
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    Making Information Free: Open Access & More
    Posted On: Friday, October 7, 2016 - 13:56 by Patricia Thibodeau

    Easy and immediate access to journal articles still remains a challenge. Even Duke cannot provide access to everything.  Journal prices have continued to increase year after year with more and more expensive journals being published. That means important clinical, research, and educational content can be locked up for months, years, or permanently, inaccessible to the patients, health providers, researchers, teachers and learners that need access to them.  This problem becomes even more massive when you look at access to information within developing countries, and can become an obstacle as Duke tries to work with global sites to reduce disparities in health, education, and research.

    The following three movements are trying to ensure that...


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    Tags: open access, journals, NIH Public Access Policy, publishing, open science

    ORCID iDs and Article Submissions
    Posted On: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 09:51 by Jamie Conklin

    At the start of the year, eight publishers, including eLife, PLOS, and The Royal Society, announced they would require ORCID identifiers from authors as a way to encourage ORCID adoption. An ORCID iD is a persistent identifier for an author, much like a doi for an article. The publishers issued an open letter inviting others to do...


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    Tags: ORCID, publishing

    Medical Student Press Seeking Editorial Team Members
    Posted On: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 09:26 by Megan von Isenburg

    The Medical Student Press is a robust editorial service with multiple online platforms for the publishing projects of medical students. The editor in chief is a medical student at the University of Rochester, but the editorial team is cross-institutional. The group aims to improve the reach and quality of medical students' scholarly publications on a global scale. Their projects, run by a team of medical student editors with faculty guidance, operate using Open Journal Systems and support open-access publishing.

    The Medical Student Press is currently seeking applicants for the following positions. See more and apply online at the Medical Student Press Website.

    Executive Editor (application deadline...


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    Invited to publish somewhere new? Be iNFORMED!
    Posted On: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 16:47 by Megan von Isenburg

    Rarely does a week pass that I don’t get invited to publish in an unknown journal or to present at a conference. I hear from many of you that you are getting the same invitations. While you may be tempted to hit the spam or delete key, some of these journals may be legitimate. How can you tell which are worth pursuing?

    Hopefully by now, most authors and readers of academic journals are familiar with the open access model. This model aims to shift the cost of producing academic journals to the author, as opposed to the readers and institutions that subscribe to the journals. Many open access journals offer excellent content in an open and low-cost way, making the research available to more people than a traditional journal...


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    Identify Yourself: ORCID at Duke
    Posted On: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 15:19 by Beverly Murphy

    The Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) enables you to clearly identify your publications, distinguishing your works from other people with similar names.  Duke is making it even easier to obtain an ORCID ID

    • Register or link to your ORCID ID through the OIT Account Self-Service Portal
    • Select “Register your ORCID iD” or CREATE one!
    • Authorize ORCID to share your ID with Duke! 

    Your ORCID ID is now part of your Duke Directory listing and Scholars@Duke information!  At the ORCID site, you can...


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    Tags: ORCID, publishing

    What's an ORCID and why should you care?
    Posted On: Monday, February 24, 2014 - 17:09 by Megan von Isenburg

    Hint: it is not a whale.

    Online publishing has created a great potential for finding and sharing research. We often hear from researchers that they not only want to find articles on a topic, but also collaborators, experts in a field, grant opportunities, and other related information. Currently, much of this is possible in a fairly labor-intensive way. You can search grant databases, article citation databases, Websites... but the process will become much richer and simpler when it could be truly automated. True automation will require better data. This is where ORCID comes in.

    ORCID provides a way to differentiate authors. There are countless people with the same last names working in similar research areas. If everyone had an ORCID, systems would be able to distinguish...


    Tags: publishing, ORCID

    Students: Want to Get Published?
    Posted On: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 10:09 by Megan von Isenburg

    Call for Papers for the next issue of the Medical Student Research Journal (MSRJ)!

    The MSRJ, sponsored by The College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, is the only  online academic journal in the U.S. operated by medical students for medical students. The MSRJ provides medical students with an excellent opportunity to publish, review manuscripts, or learn about the peer review process and all aspects of journal operations.  All manuscripts undergo a strict peer review by students who have completed specialized training. Manuscript submissions are accepted from medical students worldwide. All articles are indexed and identified with a unique DOI number. The deadline for the next Winter Issue is October 1st, and the deadline...


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    NEJM Adds Global Health Review Series
    Posted On: Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 16:26 by Megan von Isenburg

    The New England Journal of Medicine has created a new series of review articles on global health. The editors note that global health is an evolving discipline, and use the definition of global health as "public health for the world" in this series. Articles will focus on key topics in global health and will highlight potential solutions and current priorities. Published articles in this series include: Globalization, Climate Change and Human Health; Designing Tomorrow's Vaccines, and Injuries.

    The review articles themselves are open access and can thus be accessed by anyone, even those...


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