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Scholarly Publishing

Questions about Research Profiles? Check out the new information webpages

Additional information about Research Profiles has been added to the Becker Library website at   Students, staff and faculty — as well as visitors from outside the Washington University community — are encouraged to consult these pages to learn about ways to use Research Profiles.    The main page provides an overview of the site  [Read more]

Scholarly Publishing

Scholarly Publishing Round-up April 2022

Learn more about journals with reduced or waived article processing charges for corresponding authors, how to cite a preprint, and new features on the Scopus author page.   New agreements and memberships with publishers. Becker Medical Library is exploring new models of publishing to enable open access to publications by negotiating agreements and memberships with  [Read more]

Scholarly Publishing

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press to waive or discount Article Processing Charges for open access publications

Becker Medical Library and Washington University Libraries are pleased to announce a new transformative license agreement with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press (CSHLP) — a nonprofit publisher of leading research journals in molecular biology, genetics, and related fields. The agreement allows for a full waiver of Article Processing Charges (APCs) for a limited number of  [Read more]

Mastering Information

Tracking your checkouts in My Catalog

Q: Does the library keep a record of books I’ve checked out in the past? A: By default, the library does not track book checkouts—but you can opt in to this feature by editing your account. Contact if you have any questions!

Archives and Rare Books

Patent medicine advertising: The questionable claims and contents of ‘Sapanule’

The @BeckerLibrary Archives and Rare Books team have been providing a liberal dose of quirky quackery with our new weekly Instagram hashtag #MedicalAdMonday. It’s a showcase of salves, tonics, balsams, and bitters that claim to cure all manner of maladies, from chilblains to catarrh, boils to biliousness. But what was in these patent medicines and  [Read more]

Archives and Rare Books

Louise Bourgeois and the first obstetrics book published by a woman

Although the medical field and publications were dominated by men during the European pre-modern period, Louise Bourgeois made a name for herself as both a medical professional and the author of numerous medical texts. To celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting a woman author from our collections! Louise Bourgeois (also known as Boursier) (1563-1636) was a  [Read more]

Announcements, Scholarly Publishing

Microbiology Society to waive article processing charges for open access publications

Becker Medical Library and Washington University Libraries are pleased to announce a new Publish and Read agreement for journals published by the Microbiology Society. The agreement allows Washington University corresponding authors a full waiver of Article Processing Charges (APCs) to publish their works under a Creative Commons (CC-BY) Open Access license as of January 1,  [Read more]

Scholarly Publishing

Scholarly Publishing Round-up February 2022

Learn more about toolkits from the Translational Science Benefits Model (TSBM) project, new guidance from NIH for the Positions, Scientific Appointments and Honors section on the NIH Biosketch, and more. Interested in tracking and reporting on the outcomes of your research project? There are nine tools available from the Translating for Impact Toolkit on the  [Read more]

Archives and Rare Books

Joseph Nash McDowell, the St. Louis legend

Dr. Joseph Nash McDowell, featured in the portrait below, was born in Lexington, Kentucky in 1805 and he received a medical degree from Transylvania University in 1825. Prior to moving to St. Louis in 1839 with the intention of founding his own medical school, McDowell served as an anatomy professor at the Jefferson Medical College in  [Read more]

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