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Director's Desk

Director's Desk, Anne LintonThe current pandemic has driven many changes in the publishing landscape-including rapid publications of research results, increased reliance on pre-print servers, and changes in peer review processes. Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library’s Scholarly Communications Committee works to promote understanding of the scholarly communications landscape and to support publishing efforts among early career researchers. To this end, we have compiled research guides, conducted online webinars and recently launched a new service:  the Researcher Profile Audit. Use the service to learn how to differentiate yourself from other researchers, demonstrate your impact for professional advancement, and help you build a professional network.

Research guides that support scholarly publishing include the Scholarly Publishing, Preprints, and Predatory Publishing guides.  Guides supporting the research process include the Data Management Plans and Open Access to Publicly Funded Articles and Research Data guides. Our newest guide, Resources for Early Career Researchers, pulls together resources to support the entire research lifecycle.

Last spring, the Scholarly Communications Committee hosted a series of online webinars under the umbrella title of Get Yourself Published, Promote Your Research. Specific topics range from journal selection to measuring impact. All six webinars remain available for review here. Scholarly publishing is a rapidly evolving field! Follow the Himmelfarb Library's blog to stay current on topics related to scholarly communications.  Questions about scholarly communications and publishing? Contact the team: Sara Hoover,, Ruth Bueter,, Tom Harrod,, and Paul Levett,


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