The word embargo is often in the news but it comes up in the academic publishing world, too. “Embargo” can have different meanings depending on the context and that can create confusion. Embargo periods related to the media The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Nature and other journals have embargo policies that allow qualified [Read more]
Tips to NIH Public Access Compliance: Don’t forget to check the “NIH funding” box on forms from the journal
Congratulations! Your article has been accepted to a journal. We know this is an exciting time and there are many details to manage. One key thing to remember – If NIH funding supported the work, don’t forget to check the “NIH funding” box on the publisher’s copyright form. This lets the publisher know that the [Read more]
Spotlight on Washington University from SciVal: Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS)
Acknowledging your funding support on publications is a key component of responsible conduct of research but it is also a great tool to use when tracking the impact of your work. Centers and core facilities on campus work with multiple investigators; tracking funding awards can be crucial for getting accurate publication counts and insights to help [Read more]
Sharing of clinical trial results, the ORBIT project and scientific review are the topics for the March 2018 Round-Up. Who’s Not Sharing their Trial Results? Check out the new FDAAA TrailsTracker Tool. The tool was built by the Evidence-Based Medicine DataLab from the University of Oxford. The FDA Amendments Act 801 (FDAAA) is a law that requires certain clinical trials to [Read more]
Authors on campus report they are receiving emails inviting them to submit a manuscript for peer review. Some invitations may be from credible journals; others may be from unscrupulous journals seeking to exploit authors. In most instances, an invited publication is solicited by one’s peers and known colleagues, and from an established journal.
The NIH issued a notice: Statement on Article Publication Resulting from NIH Funded Research on November 3, 2017, that encourages authors to publish in journals from professional scholarly publishing organizations that follow best practices. Some indicators of journals that do not follow best practices are: misleading pricing (e.g., lack of transparency about article processing charges) [Read more]
The author name you use for publications and other research activities is key to enhancing the discoverability of your research and establishing a digital presence.