Societies Research Libraries April 24th, 2015

Spreading sense in the US: introducing Sense About Science USA

Sense About Science, an independent trust founded in the UK to demand evidence behind scientific claims, has recently launched a US presence.  We learned more from new US director, and former journalist, Trevor Butterworth. Q. Can you tell us about your background and current position? A. I’m Director of Sense About Science USA. I’ve lived…

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Authors April 23rd, 2015

How to comply with funders’ open access policies

With more and more funding agencies establishing policies and mandates for open access publishing, we know that navigating the various requirements can be difficult and time consuming for authors. Every funding agency seems to have slightly different specifics to their open access policies and each paper has multiple authors with multiple funding agencies supporting their…

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Societies April 22nd, 2015

Meeting the eLearning needs of Generation Y

“The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.” This almost proverbial opening line to L. P. Hartley’s The Go Between sums up rather nicely the reality of generational change. While it is dangerous to assume anything about an individual, how newer generations work, play and learn is very different from previous eras. Compared…

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Research Authors April 21st, 2015

10 things you need to know before you peer review

Today, Wiley presents a comprehensive guide to reviewing, in a new area of our author resources platform. Our aim for this guide is to support reviewers by providing a summary of best practice and how-to guidance with contributions from editors and experienced reviewers around the world. This is an evolving resource which we will continue…

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Libraries April 17th, 2015

Announcing the winner of our “Librarians Creating Communities of Kindness” contest

It is a great honor and privilege to announce Ms. Charlcie Pettway Vann of Jacksonville State University (JSU) as this year’s winner of our National Library Week contest: Librarians Creating Communities of Kindness. The nominations we received on behalf of Ms. Vann greatly touched and inspired us. Her tireless, selfless commitment to promoting diversity and…

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Research April 16th, 2015

The long road of publishing as a medical student-first impressions from an M1

“As you work through the research and publishing process, what do you actually enjoy?” (Without hesitation) – “Seeing my name on it”. The above paraphrases part of a conversation I had with a resident physician recently. He publishes prodigiously for someone at such an early point in his medical career, and his valuable insights and…

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Libraries April 15th, 2015

Leading the way with HINARI

To mark National Libraries Week, we continue our focus on librarians with this next installment from the Research4Life publication, “Unsung Heroes: Stories from the Library”, featuring Dr. Grace Ada Ajuwon, Senior Librarian of Reference and Information Services at the E. Latunde Odeku Medical Library, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. When the World Health…

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Libraries April 13th, 2015

Honoring librarians leading communities of kindness

It’s one o’clock in the morning on a Friday night in the dead of winter and I’m fixed in my unofficial “assigned” seat on the fourth floor of our campus’s undergraduate library. Head in hands, I resort to weeping in quiet frustration. I’ve been sitting in this seat reading and re-reading for eight hours already, I…

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Research April 10th, 2015

Channeling a fascination with DNA into critical discoveries: meet the winners of this year’s Wiley Prize

Next Friday, April 17th, the Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences will be awarded to Evelyn Witkin and Stephen Elledge for their studies of the DNA Damage Response. At that time, they will be giving an honorary lecture at The Rockefeller University, which will be live-streamed as a part of the free Current Protocols webinar series.…

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Societies Research Libraries Authors April 9th, 2015

Fake metrics and how to spot them

Many of you know the letters; I see copies of them several times a year: In recent weeks, two articles have been published drawing attention to the proliferation of fake, spurious and counterfeit journal metrics. The first paper, published in the Wiley journal Bioessays, attributes this phenomenon to the rise of ‘predatory’ journals with questionable…

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