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 Translational Science Benefits Model (TSBM) website. These tools help investigators plan, track and demonstrate impact of their research. The Toolkit FAQ provides further information. Try out the Case Study Builder to complete a case study on your research project. The TSBM team welcomes completed case studies—please contact the TSBM at:

NIH is hosting an upcoming Virtual Workshop: Learn How to Report Your NIH-funded Publications Using My Bibliography on February 24, 2022. Tune in to the workshop hosted by NIH’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) for tips and tricks on using NCBI Account tools for NIH post-award reporting. This session is for NIH funded researchers, their delegates and institutional grants officers with specific task-based, hands-on activities. Spots are limited so register soon.

New guidance on the Positions, Scientific Appointments and Honors section for the NIH Biosketch was released. See: Do I Need To Provide All or Just Current Positions and Scientific Appointments on My Biosketch?

Clarivate Analytics Web of Science has a new interface with a new tool for searching your author name. Try out the author search using the “Researchers” tab to confirm your name is noted correctly and to view your author dashboard which includes a Beamplot. To learn more about the Beamplot, see: Web of Science Author Impact Beamplots.

PLoS just announced a partnership with medRxiv. As of January 2022, three PLoS journals: PLoS Medicine, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, and PLoS ONE, will offer authors the option to have their manuscript forwarded to the medicine-focused preprint server medRxiv for posting as a preprint. See: One more small step for preprints, one giant leap for rapid and responsible sharing of medical research at PLoS and The state of preprints at PLoS.

The NIH Manuscript Submission system (NIHMS) recently released new guidance for grantees funded by the Gates Foundation and HHMI. See: NIHMS Tutorials for the new guidance.