Societies Research Libraries August 29th, 2014

Current Protocols: a tool for consistency and reliability in your research

A major concern of researchers is the reproducibility of experimental results. Earlier this year, Francis Collins and Lawrence Tabak discussed the steps the NIH was considering to address consistency and reproducibility in biomedical research.  They noted that many factors have contributed to this problem, including poor training of researchers in experimental design and limitations in…

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Authors August 28th, 2014

How to write a grant application

Most researchers in health and science come across grant applications at some point in their careers. In fact, many positions depend on them, whether they are doctoral students who require fellowships, postgraduates setting up relatively simple projects as they start employment, ormore senior staff who need to have a steady stream of research projects. Although…

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Societies Research Libraries August 27th, 2014

The transition to Creative Commons 4.0 licenses

Authors wishing to publish their articles on an open access basis in Wiley journals can choose from a range of Creative  Commons licenses, whether they publish in our fully open access journals or select Online Open for our subscription journals. Unless a specific CC license is required under a funder mandate, authors are able to…

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Societies Research Libraries August 26th, 2014

Adapt, reinvent, evolve: a conversation with librarian Elizabeth Lorbeer

Q. Can you tell us about your background and your current role? A. I have been a practicing biomedical sciences librarian for 19 years, and my expertise is in building library collections.   I am the founding library director of the newest digital medical library in North America at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School…

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Societies Research Libraries August 22nd, 2014

The top dos and don’ts for your first month of grad school in a research lab

Well newbie, you’ve found a place to live, and a place to sit. Now what? The Dos 1.  Meet with your advisor Go meet the boss – just be prepared that your advisor may be extremely busy with: finishing up summer projects, post-conference politicking, and/or prepping for the course that starts a week earlier than…

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Societies Research Libraries August 20th, 2014

Advancing peer review: a Q&A with Adam Etkin of PRE

 We recently spoke with Adam Etkin,  Founder and Managing Director of PRE, a division of STRIATUS.  Adam is a veteran of the publishing industry and  formed PRE to assist members of the scholarly publishing community who are committed to preserving an ethical, rigorous peer review process. Q. Can you tell us about your background and your…

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Societies August 18th, 2014

17 things we learned at ASAE 2014

In our final report from the ASAE annual meeting, we share some of what we learned during our time in Music City. Several of us were attending the meeting for the first time and we were all struck by the positive energy and buzz throughout the four days. We came away with fresh insights, new contacts,…

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Societies August 15th, 2014

5 key trends in professional publishing

One of the overriding themes of the ASAE conference in Nashville this year was the universal constant: change. From game-changing talks to hands-on learning labs, ideas and solutions abound on how to respond to a changing marketplace and membership base, but also how to proactively and positively implement your own changes. The Learning Lab session, “5…

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Societies Research Libraries August 14th, 2014

Four ways of measuring influence

Due to the recent release of the 2014 Thomson Reuters Journals Citation Reports we’re taking a break from our regular Author Series to reflect on how we measure influence in research today.  Fear not, the Author Series will be back next week.    Although there is an ever-increasing range of tools designed to measure the influence of scholarly communications…

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