The influence of a five-sentence letter, a review of author profiles in databases, a plea for objective metrics, and article title characteristics are among the topics of the Round-up for July 2017.
Recently the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) revised its instructions for authors stating that "authors have a responsibility to evaluate the integrity, history, practices and reputation of the journals to which they submit manuscripts.” The new instruction specifically calls out so-called predatory journals and decisively puts the onus on the author to be [Read more]
A new notice from the NIH (Reporting Preprints and Other Interim Research Products, NOT-OD-17-050) indicates that interim research products, including preprints, can soon be cited where other research products are cited. This includes the NIH Biosketch and Section C of the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR), among others. The change is effective for all applications [Read more]
Learn about correcting records for your works in PubMed, upcoming classes on the NIH Policy, My Bibliography and the NIH Biosketch, and pre-prints.
In the past year, Altmetric has tracked over 17 million mentions of 2.7 million different research outputs and selected the top 100 most-discussed journal articles of 2016. Altmetric tracks mentions of works on social media, mainstream media, blogs, and other platforms. Four of the 100 articles were authored by authors from Washington University.