TML News and Notes: July 2008
The August issue of NIH News in Health is available. Featured stories cover medical imaging and carpal tunnel syndrome. View the full-text of the August 2008 issue online.
The American Psychological Association recently announced that it would charge authors $2500 for depositing articles into PubMed Central. But the Association has apparently decided to rethink the new policy. According to APA's website, the policy is "currently being re-examined and will not be implemented at this time."
The Chronicle of Higher Education reported the policy on July 15, 2008 and its blog quickly filled with comments. According to The Chronicle , authors publishing in APA journals were told not to deposit the articles themselves and that the fee would be billed to the author's university.
Authors who receive funding from the National Institutes of Health are now required to submit articles arising from the funded research into PubMed Central, the National Library of Medicine's digital archive. For more information, visit the VCU Libraries' page on Navigating the New NIH Mandatory Public Access Policy.
with Addeane S. Caelleigh, MA , Former Editor, Academic Medicine
Tuesday, July 22, 2008, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Publishing in peer-reviewed journals can be intimidating and often frustrating. This session is an overview of publishing in peer-reviewed research journals and will focus on how the process works and how to make it work for you. Topics covered included how editors make decisions, tips for improving your chances of a good review and/or publication, writing effective abstracts, tips for dealing with the editorial office, and online and print resources. Complete the workshop evaluation.
Note: All handouts are available in printable Adobe PDF format and require the Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing and printing.
Group I: Journals, Peer-review
- How Journals Work and How to Make Them Work For You
- CSE's White Paper on Promoting Integrity in Scientific Journal Publications (ToC only)
- Uniform Requirements of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ToC only)
- Peer Review process--chart
- Reasons that Papers about Studies / Interventions Are Not Accepted
- Criteria for Authorship at Peer-reviewed Journals (examples from 5 journals)
Group II: Better Papers
- How to Build Better Papers for Peer-reviewed Journals
- Questions for Writing the First Draft of a Journal Article
- Writing an abstract
- Samples of abstracts
Group III: Tables and Graphs
- Graphical Designs
- Misleading graphic, 2005 from CNN
- Chartjunk - test pattern
- Hypothetical Dilemmas at Peer-reviewed Research Journals
- Exercises in plain writing
- Is Sliced Bread All it's Cracked Up to Be? A Randomized Control Trial
- Designing tables and figures