September 2023 Scholarly Communications Round-up

Learn more about upcoming events for Open October 2023, new SciENcv tools for NSF applicants, and My Bibliography.

Open October 2023

Join us for a series of seminars highlighting trends in open science, open data and open access. The Keynote seminar, Expanding public access: Perspectives from NIH, NSF and NASA, will feature Jessica Tucker, Martin Halbert, and Patricia Knezek, who will review forthcoming public access initiatives to make federally funded publications and research data openly available, followed by a Q&A session.

To learn more and to register, see Open October 2023. 

New SciENcv Tools for NSF Applicants and Investigators

SciENcv introduced new templates for the NSF Biosketch and Current and Pending (Other) Support forms. Applicants will be required to use the SciENcv forms for new NSF proposals submitted or due on or after October 23, 2023.

Learn more:

My Bibliography

My Bibliography is a tool to help investigators manage a list of citations to works such as journal articles; manuscripts accepted for publication; books and book chapters; meeting abstracts; conference papers; presentations; seminars; patents; and other research products.

My Bibliography allows investigators to:

  • populate citation data from PubMed, PubMed Central, and the NIH Manuscript Submission system (NIHMS)
  • associate NIH awards with their publications
  • determine whether their publications are compliant with the NIH Public Access Policy
  • populate the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)
  • create a link to publications for the NIH Biosketch
  • assign delegates to manage their bibliography

Learn more:


Kaiser J. Senate panel approves 2% bump for NIH budget in 2024. Science. July 28, 2023.

Brainard J. In some scientific papers, words expressing uncertainty have decreased. Science. July 28, 2023.

Demeranville T, Demain P, Dineen D. New to the ORCID Record Interface—Professional Activities – ORCID. July 26, 2023. Note: Becker Library is offering a 30 minute virtual session, Open October: ORCID iD: What it is and how it can help you, on Monday, October 23 at 10:30 am. This session will provide a background on ORCID and how it can simplify administrative responsibilities for researchers and support open science. Register to join the session.

Conroy G. Scientific sleuths spot dishonest ChatGPT use in papers. Nature. September 8, 2023.

The Official PLOS Blog. The Fully OA group respond to the House Appropriations Committee. PLOS. August 7, 2023.

Crossref Blog. Crossref acquires Retraction Watch data and opens it for the scientific community. September 12, 2023.

Wosen J. Stanford president’s departure begs the question: Who takes the credit — or blame — in team science? STAT+. July 19, 2023. Note: STAT+ is now available to the School of Medicine. See: STAT+ access now available on the Medical Campus, for more information.