Learn more about the recommendations from ICJME for authors and AI, the Highly Cited Researchers list for 2023, the new Article Development Charge from the American Chemical Society, and a new video that helps researchers assess journal quality. Authors and AI The ICJME Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in [Read more]
This is the first of a two-part series on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in biomedicine. Part I includes an introduction to AI, its definitions, WashU announcements and policies, and resources; and Part II will focus on authorship and copyright issues related to AI and publishing. What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Per Oxford English dictionary (OED), AI [Read more]
Preparing for Upcoming Federal Public Access Policies: What Does it Mean for School of Medicine Researchers?
In August 2022, the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a memo: Ensuring Free, Immediate, and Equitable Access to Federally Funded Research (OSTP 2022 Nelson Memo), that directs federal agencies to update their public access policies per OSTP 2013 Holdren Memo. The policies pertain to publications, scientific data underlying publications, and [Read more]
Learn more about upcoming events for Open October 2023, new SciENcv tools for NSF applicants, and My Bibliography. Open October 2023 Join us for a series of seminars highlighting trends in open science, open data and open access. The Keynote seminar, Expanding public access: Perspectives from NIH, NSF and NASA, will feature Jessica Tucker, Martin [Read more]
Need to describe your research impact beyond publications? Try the Translational Science Benefits Model
Are you struggling to describe how your research impacts the “real world”? Many folks know we have citation databases and other resources at Washington University to help researchers identify and describe the impact of their publications. Yet, increasingly researchers need to demonstrate their impact outside of academia. One resource we recommend is the Translational Science [Read more]
The scholarly publishing community continues important work in diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility. Here is a roundup of recent resources and initiatives that may be helpful for authors and peer reviewers. In 2021, JAMA and the AMA Manual of Style published Updated Guidance on the Reporting of Race and Ethnicity in Medical and Science Journals. [Read more]
Waiver of APCs for WashU Authors for Cambridge University Press Journals Becker Medical Library and Washington University Libraries are pleased to announce a new agreement (January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023) with Cambridge University Press (CUP) that entitles corresponding authors from WashU a full waiver of Article Processing Charges (APCs) for nearly 400 journals. [Read more]
The NIH Preprint Pilot began in June 2020 as a project by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to make COVID-19 research discoverable in PubMed Central (PMC). In Phase 1 of the project, over 3,300 preprints reporting NIH-supported COVID-19 research were added to PMC and viewed 4 million times. Building on the success of Phase [Read more]
Cambridge University Press Agreement: Full Waiver of Article Processing Charges for WashU Corresponding Authors
Becker Medical Library and Washington University Libraries are pleased to announce a new agreement (January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023) with Cambridge University Press (CUP) that entitles corresponding authors from WashU a full waiver of Article Processing Charges (APCs) for nearly 400 journals.