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Scholarly Communications Hub Revisited
Posted On: Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 16:11 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.
A common request from our faculty, students, and staff is for assistance with all aspects of publishing and scholarly communications:
- How do I find the best journal for my next manuscript?
- Is there help at Duke with paying an Article Processing Charge?
- How can I tell if a journal is a predatory journal?
The answers to these and similar questions can be found on the Medical Center Library & Archives Website via our Scholarly Communications Hub.MORE
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PLOS Adds Journals to Open Access Publishing Agreement
Posted On: Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 23:23 by Li Ma
Duke University Libraries and the Duke Medical Center Library & Archives have entered into a two-year publishing agreement with PLOS, a non-profit scientific Open Access publisher with global reach. This agreement provides authors affiliated with Duke University, Duke Health, and Duke Kunshan University with unlimited, no-fee publishing in all fourteen PLOS journals, two of which have been recently added - PLOS Mental Health and…MORE
New Open Access Publishing Agreement with PLOS
Posted On: Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 22:37 by Li Ma
Duke University Libraries and the Duke Medical Center Library & Archives are currently engaged in a two-year publishing agreement with PLOS, a non-profit scientific Open Access publisher with global reach. This agreement provides authors affiliated with Duke University, Duke Health, and Duke Kunshan University with unlimited, no-fee publishing in all twelve PLOS journals. Coverage includes articles accepted between January 3, 2023 and December 31, 2024, with all published articles being immediately Open Access and free to read for everyone.
The PLOS agreement will expand publishing opportunities for all Duke authors by eliminating expensive Article-Processing-Charges (APC), which are usually paid by authors and range from $800 to $5,300 per article for PLOS journals. Duke…MORE
30 Minutes to Increase Your Research Impact
Posted On: Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 14:56 by Beth Blackwood
Elements, OrcIDs, My Bibliographies… the list of scholarly profiles can feel impossible to keep up with, but all are important for measuring and maximizing your scholarly impact, both for yourself and your department. If you are feeling overwhelmed by the amount of profiles you are asked to keep up with, take 30 minutes and follow this guide to clean up your accounts, link them to each other, and streamline your scholarly profile management.
At the Medical Library & Archives, we regularly use Elements to provide research impact reports for departments; however, Elements data is only as complete as authors are consistent in reporting. The good news is the Elements system will automatically accept publications and add them to your profile…MORE
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NIH Preprint Pilot Expands to Phase 2!
Posted On: Thursday, May 25, 2023 - 10:10 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.
In 2020, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) launched the NIH Preprint Pilot to test the feasibility of making NIH-funded preprints discoverable in PubMed Central (PMC) and by extension, PubMed. Preprints are complete, public drafts of articles that have not yet been peer reviewed. Phase 1 sought to answer the NLM's question: do preprints in PMC accelerate the discoverability and maximize the impact of NIH-supported research? This first phase of the pilot focused on archiving preprints reporting SARS-CoV-2 virus/COVID-19 research and resulted in more than 3,500 preprints being added to the NLM database, accelerating access to NIH-supported research results by an average…MORE
Publishing in "Sister" Journals
Posted On: Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 10:12 by Margaret Graton
You've revised your article and resubmitted it to your preferred journal, but the decision letter arrives in your inbox with the following message: "We regret to inform you that your article has not been accepted at "Your Preferred Journal." However, we would like to offer you the chance to transfer it to our sister journal…". What now?
Many publishers have jumped on the bandwagon to offer "sister" or "companion" journals, often Open Access, alongside their successful flagship counterparts. From the business perspective, it makes sense: when you have more submissions than you have room to publish, you make more room. Open Access journals especially offer a host of benefits, including greater flexibility, that a traditional journal cannot, and…
Transformative Agreement with Cambridge University Press
Posted On: Friday, February 25, 2022 - 22:26 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.
Authors who want to publish an article in an open access journal or publish in a standard subscription journal as an open access article, typically need to pay an "article processing charge" (APC) in order to cover the cost of publishing by the publisher. Duke University Libraries, including the Medical Center Library & Archives, now have a "Read and Publish" agreement, also known as a "transformative agreement," with Cambridge University Press(CUP) so Duke researchers can publish articles open access at no cost in specific journals covered by this agreement. In addition, users will have access to CUP's journal content. To find out what CUP journals fall under this agreement, use CUP’s…MORE