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. Article types covered under the agreement are: Research Articles, Rapid Communications, Review Articles, Brief Reports, and Case Reports.
Among the CUP journals of interest to WashU School of Medicine authors are:
- Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
- Psychological Medicine
- Journal of Clinical and Translational Science
- Cardiology in the Young
Other eligible CUP journals and instructions are noted on the CUP Open Access Waivers and Discounts portal. Authors will be required to sign a Creative Commons license when submitting a manuscript for peer review.
The CUP agreement requires that corresponding authors be affiliated with WashU. The corresponding author should enter their affiliation in the Online Peer Review System (OPRS) and use their wustl.edu email address. CUP advises authors to discuss the designation of the corresponding author early in the research process to benefit from the agreement. A Step-by-Step Guide from CUP outlines the process for authors.
Preprint Citation Index
Web of Science now includes the option to search for preprints using the Preprint Citation Index. The Preprint Citation Index currently provides nearly two million preprints from arXiv, bioRxiv, chemRxiv, medRxiv and Preprints.org. Preprints are noted on author profile pages but are not included in any citation metrics within the Web of Science Core Collection or Journal Citation Reports™. Preprints will be linked to citing publications so users can find the latest research relating to an article.
For more information, see: The Preprint Citation Index: linking preprints to the trusted Web of Science ecosystem.
Update from the National Library of Medicine and PubMed Central
The National Library of Medicine recently updated PubMed Central (PMC) to provide users more context and help them accurately cite the source of articles made available in PMC.
There is now a disclaimer at the top of each article:
And the default social media display when articles from PMC are shared now includes additional context.
For more information, see: Putting Content into Context: Clarifying PubMed Central’s Role as an Archive.
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