Becker Medical Library is currently investigating discounted group licensing options for CLC Genomics Workbench from CLC bio. As part of that investigation, a university-wide free trial of CLC Genomics Workbench will run until August 31, 2015. If you’re interested in trying out CLC Genomics Workbench, contact Marcy Vana at Becker Library at email@example.com or 314-362-2796.
Two upcoming classes at the medical campus:
NIH Public Access Policy, Thursday July 16, 2015, Noon to 1 pm, Farrell Teaching and Learning Center, Room 214. Pre-Registration is highly encouraged to reserve a seat.
Using SciENcv and My Bibliography for the NIH Biosketch, Friday July 17, 2015, Noon to 1 pm, Farrell Teaching and Learning Center, Room 214. Pre-registration is highly encouraged to reserve a seat.
Contact Ruth Lewis to schedule similar sessions on the Danforth Campus. Thanks.
SciENcv now offers option to convert an OLD NIH biosketch to the NEW format (now required). More info. Of course, content will still need to be added to the new fields.
DORA the Brave, editorial in EMBO journal, gives us a timely reminder about the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment and problems with the journal impact factor; many journals are commenting on their 2014 Journal Impact Factors, which are available this month in Journal Citation Reports JCR. New in JCR with 2015 (2014 data): "Percentage of Articles in Citable Items gives information on what proportion of a journal’s citable items are Articles vs. Reviews. Available in both the Journal Rankings grid and on Journal Profile Pages." This is data which, it seems to me, was requested by DORA in 2013. Discussion about some other new features appears in this Scholarly Kitchen blog post: 2014 Journal Impact Factors.
BrowZine [mobile app for journal browsing] now connects to Get it! for easy interlibrary loan requests when embargoes or other problems impede access to fulltext of a particular article. A version of BrowZine for the web which can synced with your mobile app is reportedly coming soon.
Lots of posts of possible interest on Scholarly Communications @ WU Libraries this month:
- ORCiD, Open Researcher and Contributor ID
- June news bits: Metrics & impact, journal publishing, advice for writers to increase citations and more interesting reading [Don't miss Giving Authors the CRediT They Deserve:Promoter about a new option for the Author Contributions sections of research papers—the CRediT taxonomy- in Cell Press journals; it mentions last month's Drosophila genomics paper from Sarah Elgin and colleagues which provoked discussion on social media because it had over 1,000 authors]
- Reproducibility and transparency in science [includes several links which may be valuable to biofolk!]
- Recommended survey on innovative tools supporting research workflows
- Using Open as a Selling Point for an Academic Career