Scholarly publishing Round-up December 2022

Learn more about SciENcv, how to make your work more openly available, the expansion of the NIH Preprint Pilot, and the Highly Cited Researchers list for 2022.

NSF and SciENcv

The NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) includes some changes related to the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending (Other) Support.  SciENcv will be required for both the Biosketch and the Current and Pending (Other) Support for new NSF proposals submitted on or after October 23, 2023. SciENcv is an application in My NCBI that helps you create online professional profiles that can be made public to share with others. In SciENcv you can document your education, employment, research activities, publications, honors, research grants, and other professional contributions. My NCBI users can create multiple SciENcv profiles in official biographical sketch formats: the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), which can be used for grant submissions. In addition, the SciENcv application can be used to create the official NSF Current and Pending Support document. SciENcv will be launching new features as of January 2023. To learn more about the new features, see: New and improved SciENcv experience starting January 2023!

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Are you looking to make your work more openly available? Peter Suber lists recommendations to help make your work more openly available. See: How to Make Your Own Work Open Access. Among the suggestions are:

  • Publish in an Open Access Journal.
  • Deposit your work to a repository.
  • Retain rights to your work.

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The NIH Preprint Pilot update

The NIH Preprint Pilot is entering Phase 2 in early 2023 to include all NIH-funded preprints. Phase 1 was launched in June 2020 and focused on NIH-funded preprints related to SARS-CoV-2 virus and COVID-19 research. Over 3,300 preprint records were added during Phase 1 with over 4 million views in PubMed Central. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) analyzed the results of the Phase 1 and “found that inclusion of preprints facilitates discovery of NIH-supported research by making content available in full-text searchable formats, accelerating discoverability in NLM literature databases, and expanding the NIH research results made searchable.” To learn more about the expansion, see: NIH Preprint Pilot Accelerates and Expands Discovery of Research Results: Expansion of pilot planned for early 2023.

The Highly Cited Researchers™ list for 2022 from Clarivate™

The Highly Cited Researchers list for 2022 from Clarivate was released in November 2022. The list identifies authors who have demonstrated significant influence through publication of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% for field and publication year during the last decade, 2011 to 2021. Of the approximately 6,938 authors identified for the list for 2022, 45 are from Washington University.

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