Scholarly Publishing Round-up April 2021

Scholarly Publishing Round-up April 2021

Learn more about upcoming changes to the NIH Biosketch and the new public access section of Google Scholar author profile pages.

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Google Scholar author profile pages now include a Public Access section that contains articles that are expected to be publicly available based on funding agency mandates. Applicable mandates for each article will display. If the article has a publicly available version, a link marked [PDF] or [HTML] appears on the right hand side.  For more information see:

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Do you obey public-access mandates? Google Scholar is watching. Nature. March 31, 2021.

NIH has updated its application forms and instructions to support the need for applicants and recipients to provide full transparency and disclosure of all research activities, foreign and domestic. See the notice: Upcoming Changes to the Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format Page for Due Dates on or after May 25, 2021. Specific changes to the biosketch as of May 2021 are:

See the Biosketch Format Pages, Instructions and Samples page for an examples of Biosketches and instructions.


Publishers Care about the Version of Record, Do Researchers? Scholarly Kitchen, April 5, 2021.

The Impact of a Pandemic on Professional Meetings. Evens RG. Radiol Imaging Cancer. 2020 Apr 17;2(3):e204012.

Stand up for Equity. van Dis J, England S. Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Dec;136(6):1077-1079.

AMWA-EMWA-ISMPP joint position statement on medical publications, preprints, and peer review. American Medical Writers Association; European Medical Writers Association; International Society for Medical Publication Professionals. Curr Med Res Opin. 2021 Mar 31:1-6.

Publication by association: how the COVID-19 pandemic has shown relationships between authors and editorial board members in the field of infectious diseases. Locher C, Moher D, Cristea IA, Naudet F. BMJ Evid Based Med. 2021 Mar 30:bmjebm-2021-111670.

Publication practices during the COVID-19 pandemic: Biomedical preprints and peer-reviewed literature. Sevryugina YV, Dicks AJ. bioRxiv 2021.01.21.427563; doi: