Author Profile Pesonalization is now available in Mathscinet.
New Scopus interface is now live. The primary goal of the interface redesign was to streamline the number of steps one must take to accomplish the most common tasks. Learn more about this Scopus release on the Scopus blog.
Why upload to academic preprint sites like arXiv? I thought some of you might find this an interesting discussion: "in mathematics, for example, peer review often takes a year or more, and it can be several more years before your paper gets to the front of the queue to actually appear in print"
"to get a citable reference before publication in a more serious venue, such as a conference, or a journal"
"to disseminate and solicit comments on a paper that may not quite be ready for publication"
This article in Notices of the AMS, Access and Accessibility for the London Mathematical Society Journals, also asked about arXiv, whether the presence of an article on arXiv affects in usage on the publisher site, among other issues. The London Mathematical Society Journals article also talks about open access requirements from funders. It was interesting to see this publisher perspective on these open access issues.
Complimentary MATLAB seminars for educators, academic researchers and students at Washington University St Louis:
Session 1: Medical Image Processing with MATLAB, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Medical Campus, McDonnell Medical Sciences Building, Erlanger Auditorium
This seminar will be particularly valuable for anyone intending to use MATLAB to process, analyze and visualize medical images. View complete session description and register
Session 2: Mathematical Modeling with MATLAB, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Danforth Campus, Busch Hall, Room 100
Mathematical models are critical to understanding and accurately simulating the behavior of complex systems. They enable important tasks such as forecasting system behavior for various “what if” scenarios, characterizing system response, and designing control systems. View complete session description and register.
Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Scholarly Communications at the Modern Language Association, will be speaking about "The Digital Futures of Scholarship" on March 5 at 4 pm in January 110. Reception following in the East Asian Library. More information.
Micah Altman, Director of Research and Head/Scientist, Program on Information Science for the MIT Libraries, on "State-of-the-Art Informatics for Research Reproducibility, Reliability, and Reuse: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Data Management" on March 6 at 4 pm in Women's Building Formal Lounge. More information.
Olin Library to Give a "Taste of Technology", 11-1, Olin Library lobby, March 13 and 19.
Research Studio: Introduction to WordPress, April 15, 2-3 pm, Arc Lab, level A, Olin Library. See 3 Reasons Every Grad Student Should Learn WordPress
SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATIONS @ WU
I continue to post on the Scholarly Communications @ WU blog. You might want to check out the posts from February: Recommended reading: The Best Scholarly Communication Writing of 2013 | Fair use and copyright for educators | Data and data publishing in the news | Open access journals, open education week, academia.edu? | Publishers withdraw more than 120 gibberish papers.