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15% discount when publishing with BioMed Central

The library is now a Supporter Member with BioMed Central. UNMC faculty, staff, and students can now reap all the benefits of publishing a research article in an open access journal and receive a 15% discount on article processing charges. This is true regardless of the number of papers you publish.

When submitting a manuscript, either via a journal home page or via http://www.biomedcentral.com/manuscript/, you will be identified as belonging to UNMC and automatically granted a 15% discount on article processing charges if you are accessing the pages while on the UNMC campus. If you are at home or at an external terminal when submitting your paper, you can still claim this discount by stating your affiliation to UNMC.

BioMed Central publishes over 100 online journals, across the whole spectrum of biology and medicine. For a full list, please go to http://www.biomedcentral.com/browse/journals/

When you submit your research to any of our journals, it will receive rigorous and rapid peer review.  If your article is accepted:

  • It will be accessible to anyone with an Internet connection – open access means no subscriptions or ‘pay-per-view’ charges for original research articles.
  • It is more likely to be cited, as it will be freely available to the entire global biological and medical community
  • It will be listed in PubMed within days of publication
  • You retain the copyright of your work
  • You will be able to view your article’s access statistics, which average over 200 downloads per month per article
  • Your articles will be securely and permanently archived in PubMed Central

New resources added to library collection

At the end of each fiscal year, we sometimes have some extra money that we can spend on the collection. This year, we had a small amount that we could use for a few purchases.

New journal subscription: Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice

The Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice, a quarterly journal that provides innovative ideas for interprofessional educators and practitioners through peer-reviewed articles and reports. Each issue examines current issues and trends in interprofessional healthcare topics, offering progressive solutions to the challenges facing the profession. The Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice (JIEP) is affiliated with University of Nebraska Medical Center and the official journal of National Academies of Practice (NAP) and supports its mission to serve the public and the health profession by advancing education, policy, practice & research.

New membership: BioMed Central

The library recently became a supporter member of BioMed Central. With this membership, any UNMC author who publishes in a BioMed Central journal will receive a 15% discount on article processing charges. BioMed Central publishes over 100 open access journal across the whole spectrum of biology and medicine. Articles submitted to these journals receive rigorous and rapid peer review and authors retain the copyright of their work. More information will be released on this blog soon.

Archival rights: SpringerProtocols

We recently purchased the complete SpringerProtocols archive. In addition, each year we renew our subscription we will automatically receive archival rights to that year. Making a one-time purchase of the archive and switching to an archival rights model allows for more stability in our collection. SpringerProtocols is an online database of reproducible laboratory protocols in the biomedical and life sciences. Compiling protocols from the book series Methods in Molecular Biology and other sources, SpringerProtocols offers researchers access to nearly thirty years of tested, trusted, step-by-step protocols for immediate use in the lab. With an emphasis on comprehensiveness and clarity, each protocol is organized in an easily reproducible recipe style.

Journals on our tablet or phone with BrowZine

BrowZine helps you organize your favorite journals and take them anywhere you go.
BrowZine helps you organize your favorite journals and take them anywhere you go.

Summer is time to catch up on your reading, no matter where you are. BrowZine is an app, licensed by the library, the allows you to read library subscribed journals on your tablet or smartphone. Simply download the free app, set your institution to University of Nebraska Medical Center, and log in with your UNMC Net ID to access thousands of full-text journals.

Don’t want to sift through thousands of journals each time you view the app? No problem! Set up a bookshelf!

Not sure when new articles are published in your favorite journals? Get push notifications!

The app is available on all iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touch devices running iOS 7.x and above, Android Tablets and Smartphones with OS v4.1+, and Kindle Fire HD Tablets.

Watch the video to see BrowZine in action.

JoVE mobile app now available

JoVE, a video-based journal, can now be accessed by the UNMC community on Apple and Android mobile devices. Additionally, a mobile accessible website is available.

To access JoVE content in the app:

  1. Create a personal JoVE account on the JoVE website. A UNMC email address is required for registration and access.
  2. Confirm the registration, which will be sent to your email address.
  3. Download the app from the app store.
  4. Log in with your UNMC email address and JoVE password.

The library subscribes to the following JoVE journals:

  • Bioengineering
  • Biology
  • Clinical and translational medicine
  • Immunology and infection
  • Neuroscience

Like to browse journals? Try BrowZine!

The library is sponsoring BrowZine, a new application that allows you to browse, read and monitor many of the library’s scholarly journals from your Android and iOS mobile devices. All in a format optimized for your tablet and smartphone! Built to accompany your searching needs, items found in BrowZine can easily be synced up with Zotero, Mendeley, RefWorks, Dropbox or other services to help keep all of your information together in one place.

To learn more, please take a look at this short two-minute video: http://vimeo.com/75971786?autoplay=1

With BrowZine, you can:
Browse and read journals: Browse journals by subject, easily review tables of contents, and download full articles
Create your own bookshelf: Add journals to your personal bookshelf and be notified when new articles are published
Save and export articles: Save articles for off-line reading or export to services such as DropBox, Mendeley, RefWorks, Zotero, Papers and more

To learn more and start using BrowZine today, visit http://unmc.libguides.com/browzine.

Getting started is easy! From your Android or iOS device, find BrowZine in the Apple App, Google Play or Amazon App store and download it for free. When initially launching BrowZine, select University of Nebraska Medical Center from the drop down list. Enter your UNMC Net ID. Start exploring BrowZine!