Scholarly Publishing Round-up February 2021

Learn more about the upcoming NCBI login transition, the new NIH RePORTER, preprints in Scopus, and more.

NCBI is Transitioning to Federated Credentials

NCBI will be transitioning from NCBI-managed login credentials to federated account login credentials managed by eRA Commons, Google or by a university point of access (WUSTL Key).  NCBI-managed login credentials currently allow users to login to their MyNCBI portal for resources such as PubMed, My Bibliography, and SciENcv. NCBI-managed login credentials also allow users to submit data to NCBI or manuscripts to the NIH Manuscript Submission system (NIHMS). Transitioning to federated account login credentials will ensure additional privacy and security for users. See NCBI is Transitioning to Federated Credentials in June 2021, to learn more about the upcoming transition and free webinar.

Check out the new NIH RePORTER Preview site including NIH Matchmaker

Rebuilt from the ground up, leveraging the latest technologies, to bring you an enhanced experience. Faster performance, mobile ready, and an intuitive, all-new Quick Search brings the power of NIH RePORTER to your fingertips. See the NIH RePORTER Preview site to try out the revised resources.

NIH Virtual Seminar Resources

Resources from the NIH Virtual Seminar from October 2020 are now available. Resources include videos, PowerPoint slide decks, and transcripts.

Scopus now includes preprints

Scopus now includes preprints from 2017 and onward from arXiv, bioRxiv, and ChemRxiv. Social sciences (SSRN) and medRxiv will be added to the preprint servers covered in Scopus by early 2021. A preprint is a version of a scholarly paper that precedes publication in a peer-reviewed journal and acts as an early indication of research. Preprint articles can be found under the preprints tab on an author’s profile page, but do not affect citation and impact metrics in Scopus. See the Scopus What are Preprints guidance for more information.

Smart Citation Badges from scite now available

scite allows researchers to see how articles have been cited (supported, mentioned, or disputed) by subsequent research and the context of those citations. scite has launched a new version of the extension that allows users to see scite data in the form of scite badges on search results, references, citations, similar articles and more. Databases and publisher platforms include PubMed, Google Scholar, PubMed Central, Scopus, and others. See scite Extension Now Inserts Smart Citation Badges on Many Popular Academic Literature Databases and Publisher Sites for more information.



The Citation Diversity Statement: A Practice of Transparency, A Way of Life. Zurn P, Bassett DS, Rust NC. Trends Cogn Sci. 2020 Sep;24(9):669-672.

Science Eats Its Own: A top journal retracts a study following a political outcry. WSJ. December 23, 2020.

New at Cell Press: The Inclusion and Diversity Statement. Sweet DJ. Cell. 2021 Jan 7;184(1):1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2020.12.019.

Hundreds of ‘predatory’ journals indexed on leading scholarly database. Nature News. February 8, 2021.