Himmelfarb Headlines - February / March 2017

Himmelfarb to Hold First Scholarly Communications Lecture and Panel Series

Scholarly Communication Lecture and Panel Series» Do you want to get published, but aren’t sure where to start?

» Not sure how to measure your impact or visibility?

» Are you curious about predatory publishers and want to learn how to avoid them?

» Have you received NIH funding but aren’t sure how to comply with Open Access policies?

Join us for Updates in Scholarly Communications: Publishing, Impact, and Visibility, lecture and panel series and learn more about a wide range of topics related to publishing and scholarly communications. 

NIH Compliance:
Date: March 22, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Ross 227
Have you received NIH funding for your research, but aren’t sure how to comply with NIH Public Access Policy? Dr. Bart Trawick of the NIH will present a session on managing compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy. This session is essential viewing for principal investigators and researchers receiving federal grants.

Predatory Publishing - What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You:
Date: March 29, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Ross Lobby C
Do you know how to  recognize a predatory publisher? Panelists will discuss the tactics predatory publishers use to target faculty and students looking to get published, and what you can do if you are solicited by a questionable publisher.

Writing a Successful Scientific Article Abstract:
Date: April 12, 2017
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Ross Lobby C
A well-organized abstract is key to getting your paper accepted for publication. Panel participants will share strategies and tips for writing an abstract that will increase your chances of getting accepted to a top-quality journal or conference.

Promoting Your Research: Tips and Strategies:
April 19, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Ross Lobby C
Attend this session to learn more about creating a professional web presence and promoting your scholarly research. Topics will include bibliometrics (h-index, citation analysis, etc.), Altmetrics, and ways to increase the visibility of your research including open-access repositories, developing an online identity, and tools like Mendeley, Research Gate, and SlideShare.

Experiences with Open Access Publishing:
Date: April 26, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Ross Hall 227
This session will cover the basics of open access publishing as authors discuss why they chose open access, who paid the fees, the peer review process, and the overall experience vis-a-vis traditional publishing.

Establishing Your Scholarly Web Presence:
May 3, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Himmelfarb B103
This program will be a hands-on session focused on learning about and signing up for various scholarly web tools including ResearchGate, Academia.edu, and Impact Story. There will be a short discussion of some of these tools, their characteristics, pros, cons, etc. Attendees will have have the opportunity to sign up for and experiment with these tools.

Regardless of what your scholarly communications interests and experience may be, the Updates in Scholarly Communication series is bound to have a session for you! Be on the watch for more information about this exciting new event on the website, our blog, and on social media.


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