McGoogan News

What’s ORCID and how do I get one?

When submitting a manuscript to a journal or conference or a grant to NIH, you may have noticed a field for an ORCID ID. What is ORCID?  “ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers.” Essentially, you can register to get your own unique ID and tie all of your work together,

It was just announced that eight publishers will start to require an ORCID with new submissions. So, how do you get an ORCID?

To get started:

1. Claim your free ORCID iD at http://orcid.org/register

2. Import your research outputs from Scopus and add biographical information using automated import wizards

3. Use your ORCID when you apply for grants, submit publications, or share your CV. Learn more at http://orcid.org

If you have questions about ORCID or need assistance connecting your ORCID iD with your Scopus author profiles, contact Heather Brown at hlbrown@unmc.edu.

 

 

Search tips: Finding a journal for your manuscript

By Cindy Schmidt

Need help finding a home for your manuscript?

Give Jane (Journal/Author Name Estimator) a try.  You can simply paste your article’s title or abstract into the search box and then click the “Find journal” button.   A list of journals publishing similar work will appear along with an “Article Influence” metric.   Open access journals and journals with automatic-PubMed-Central-submission policies are tagged.  A “Show articles” button appears next to each journal entry that allows you to review the similar work published in that journal.

If you’d prefer a more personal touch, you’re always welcome to ask the AskUs librarians for help (402-550-6221 or askus@unmc.edu). We’re happy to search for similar publications and provide a list of journals with impact factors.

Event: An inside look at getting published

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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.


 

Date

Thursday,
Oct. 15, 2015

Time

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

Place

Eppley Science Hall Amphitheater
(live webcast available)

Registration

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 http://www.biomedcentral.com/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