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Student Author Open Access Drawing

Attention student authors! The McGoogan Library of Medicine is pleased to announce publication support for student research. The winner of our Student Author Open Access Drawing will receive funds to cover author publication charges (up to $3000) for one open access journal article. These funds will be made available for one UNMC student to support dissemination of their research in an Open Access journal or a hybrid journal.   


  • The drawing is open to UNMC students who are enrolled in any UNMC program during all or part of the time from October 22 to December 3, 2018.  
  • Students who have faculty appointments are not eligible. 
  • Journals may be fully open access for hybrid/partial open access.  
  • Papers must be 1) Ready for submission to this journal today, or 2) In the peer review process with this journal, or 3) Accepted to this journal and able to be processed as an open access article.  
  • The student author(s) must be able to claim sole authorship. Jointly-authored student papers are acceptable. In the case of a jointly-authored paper, all students must meet eligibility requirements and one prize will be awarded.  
  • It is expected that student authors will collaborate with others, including faculty members. Such assistance must not be sufficiently extensive for the faculty member to merit authorship on the paper.   
  • Submissions must include an abstract which follows ICJME recommendations.  
  • Submissions may not have been previously published or submitted for publication.  
  • Submissions will be judged based upon completeness of the entry and reason for pursuing open access.  

How to Apply  

Submit your entry between October 22 and December 3 at 

The 2018 winner will be contacted and their name will be announced on the library blog by approximately December 7, 2018.  

One submission is allowed per paper.   

All submissions will be used solely for the purpose of selecting a winner of the drawing.  

Questions? Contact Emily Glenn ( or Heather Brown ( ).  

For more information:  

Conditions of Funding  

Funds may be used for open access publishing and processing fees, including open access page charges. Funds are not available for reprints, color illustration fees, non-OA page charges, permissions fees, web hosting for self-archiving, or other expenses not directly related to open access fees.   

  • Authors may not submit open access articles accepted by publishers who institute embargo periods.  
  • The funding limit is $3,000.  

Author Responsibilities  

  • Once the funding request is approved, the author should notify the library when the article is published or if the author withdraws it from consideration in that journal.  
  • Authors will be required to submit a scanned copy of the publication agreement.  
  • Authors must provide a copy of the publisher’s original invoice. Payment will issued to the publisher through the library’s business office.  
  • Authors must also provide a full bibliographic citation plus a copy of the funded article for deposit in UNMC’s Digital Commons


Renovation Input: Join Us October 23

When: Tuesday, October 23rd at 12:00 -1:00 pm or 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Where: MSC Alumni Commons, Level 2, Cafeteria space

HDR Architecture will present the design and finishes for the Wittson Hall, Library Renovation and Wigton Heritage Center. If you are interested in what we have planned for the library such as study rooms, lighting, makerspace, and other amenities, please come and look at floor plans!. If any questions, you may contact Mandy Wetterberg (facilities) at or Emily McElroy (library) at

Pet therapy on October 23

On October 23rd from 11a-1p, volunteers from Paws for Friendship, a local pet therapy organization, will bring dogs to the library to help students and others de-stress.  Join us on the sixth floor of Wittson Hall to visit with some pups and enjoy a quick snack.

Events for Research Month

The library will host or sponsor six events during the month of October for Research Month. Save the dates!

10/11, 5 – 6P Library 8th floor

“Reading with a Researcher: Steve Caplan, PhD”

Join Steve Caplan, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, as he reads selections from his novels, which chronicle the lives of scientists and academia. His novels include Matter Over Mind, Welcome Home Sir, A Degree of Betrayal, and Saving One.

10/15, 10 – 11A DRC 1002

“Data Visualization: Tools to Make Your Research Shine”

Learn why a polished presentation of your research data matters, how to prepare your data for publication, and how to use DIY tools to get the “polish” that highlights your work. This presentation goes behind the scenes with the Lab Rat Design Team. Sponsored by the McGoogan Library of Medicine.

10/17, Noon – 1P MSC 2010

“Systematic Reviews 101” 

Join Christian Minter, MSLIS, and Emily Glenn, MSLS, to get a jump-start on the basics of organizing your approach and using tools for systematic reviews. By the end of this session, participants will be able to describe the systematic review process and locate resources to support the completion of a systematic review. Sponsored by the McGoogan Library of Medicine.

10/26, 11A – noon WHM 8011

“Leveraging your Rights for Greater Impact”

Learn about open access within the scholarly community and how to leverage your rights as an author. Join Kevin Smith, MA, MS, JD, University of Kansas Dean of Libraries, as he discusses strategies you can use to share your research with the world. This is a live streamed event from Criss Library at the University of Nebraska Omaha.

10/26, 5P MSC Linder Reading Room

“UNeMed’s 3D Printing Invent-a-Thon Presentations” 

The final presentations by those who participated in the multi-day “Invent-a-Thon,” which invites teams of high school students to design and 3D print a solution to a real-world healthcare problem. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team, with a reception to follow.

10/29, noon – 1P MSC 2014

“Authorship and Your Presence on the Web” 

Join Teri Hartman, MLS, and Christian Minter, MSLIS, as they show you how to use publisher tools and social media to maximize the impact of your scholarly research. Sponsored by the McGoogan Library of Medicine