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Event: An inside look at getting published


One of the best ways to advance your career is through scholarly publishing — yet it may also be one of the hardest, especially if you don’t have a lot of time to write.

Join us on Thursday, Oct. 15, as the McGoogan Library presents an inside look at the publishing process from those who know it best — the publishers and editors who decide what gets (and doesn’t get) published.

Experts from leading publishing companies will be on hand to offer inside tips and tricks for how and where to get published, and ways to get your papers noticed. You’ll also learn about open access publishing and your rights as an author.

Register online or call 402-559-5929 to reserve your spot or watch the live-stream webcast.

If you have any questions, please contact Heather Brown, MA, Associate Professor and Head of Collection Services, McGoogan Library of Medicine.



Oct. 15, 2015


11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
(lunch provided)


Eppley Science Hall Amphitheater
(live webcast available)


Sign up online
Or call 402-559-5929

Want more details?
Read the event brochure for full details.

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, via a journal home page, 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

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.

Get more visibility for your conference posters

You’ve presented a poster at a conference. Around the world, others have found your abstract and would like to view the poster, but unfortunately it may not be available. Now is your chance to increase the visibility of your work and share it worldwide. The library can host your poster in UNMC’s institutional repository, DigitalCommons@UNMC. The repository is indexed in Google and Google Scholar, making your work easy to find. Additionally, you will receive monthly usage reports and can obtain more in-depth metrics in the Author Dashboard.

What if I plan on writing an article based on the poster? Posters are generally not perceived as prior publication, though embargoes are available within our system.

Does the conference have copyright over my poster? Most conferences do not require a copyright transfer. The poster remains under your copyright. However, some conferences may hold the right of first publication and thus the poster cannot be deposited in the repository. The library can help you investigate these issues.

To learn more about submitting your poster, please email us at

Copyright questions? We’ve got some answers

Copyright issues often arise in the education setting and with the production of scholarly work. Copyright is often a gray area, but we have the answers to some of your most common questions. Visit the library’s Copyright FAQ. You an also contact Heather Brown at with any of your copyright questions.

Want to learn the basics? Watch this fun and engaging video: