Himmelfarb Headlines - February / March 2021

Scholarly Communications Hightlights

Scholarly Communication HighlightsThe Himmelfarb Scholarly Communications Committee has been working hard to promote understanding of the scholarly communications environment and to support publishing efforts of GW authors in the evolving publishing landscape. We’d like to take this opportunity to highlight some of the scholarly communications resources and tools available to our users.

Himmelfarb is now offering a Researcher Profile Audit Service. Keeping up with your researcher profile can be difficult, especially if you’ve ever changed your name, published under variations of your name, or even just moved from one university or institution to another. Things can get even more complicated if you have a name that causes your work to be confused with the works of other authors with the same or similar names. Faculty members from GW’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences, the Milken Institute School of Public Health, and the School of Nursing are all eligible to use Himmelfarb’s new researcher profile audit service. While this service is still in its pilot phase, we invite you to 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. Submit a Consultation Request to take advantage of this new service!

If you are an early career researcher who would like to learn more about the research and publishing process, check out our Early Career Researcher guide! With information about finding and utilizing funding, finding collaborators, best places to get started, writing a research proposal, and available literature resources, this guide provides new researchers with tools to start the research journey smoothly. Information about publishing your research, data management, promoting your research and promotion and tenure are also available. This guide has all of the resources you’ll need to support your research from start to finish.

Interested in learning more about pre-prints, systematic reviews, predatory publishing, or writing case reports? We have guides for those too! For general information about scholarly publishing, take a look at our scholarly publishing guide.

Himmelfarb’s Scholarly Communications Committee also hosted a webinar series last Spring entitled Get Yourself Published, Promote Your Research. The committee is currently working to create an additional series of 12 micro-lectures (3-5 minute videos) on a variety of scholarly publishing related topics ranging from institutional repositories, what editors look for when accepting manuscripts, the pro’s and con’s of pre-print services, to NIH compliance and more! These new micro-lectures are scheduled for release in early March and mid-April. If you have suggestions or ideas for future microlecture videos, we’d love to hear them! Please contact Sara Hoover (shoover@gwu.edu) with your ideas!


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