Archives and Rare Books

Travel Scholarships Available for Archives and Rare Books Collections Use

Bernard Becker Medical Library is fortunate to have robust collections in archives and rare books that document the history of medicine from the late 15th century up to the present. Subjects in which the library’s holdings are particularly strong include ophthalmology and optics, neurology, deaf education, and the history of dentistry. In order to encourage  [Read more]

Scholarly Publishing

Tips to NIH Public Access Compliance: Don’t forget to check the “NIH funding” box on forms from the journal

Congratulations! Your article has been accepted to a journal. We know this is an exciting time and there are many details to manage. One key thing to remember – If NIH funding supported the work, don’t forget to check the “NIH funding” box on the publisher’s copyright form. This lets the publisher know that the  [Read more]

Scholarly Publishing

Selecting a Journal for Publication – New Online Guide and Presentations Available

Recently the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) revised its instructions for authors stating that "authors have a responsibility to evaluate the integrity, history, practices and reputation of the journals to which they submit manuscripts.” The new instruction specifically calls out so-called predatory journals and decisively puts the onus on the author to be  [Read more]

Scholarly Publishing

NIH Encourages Use of Preprints and Other Interim Research Products

A new notice from the NIH (Reporting Preprints and Other Interim Research Products, NOT-OD-17-050) indicates that interim research products, including preprints, can soon be cited where other research products are cited. This includes the NIH Biosketch and Section C of the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR), among others. The change is effective for all applications  [Read more]