Category Archives: Journal

Looking for Journal Impact Factors?

Journal Citation Reports (JCR) ® is a comprehensive and unique resource that allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from over 11,000 scholarly and technical journals from more than 3,300 publishers in over 80 countries. It … Continue reading

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H-Index: What it is and How You Find Yours.

Journals have long been ranked in order of relative “importance” by their journal impact factor (IF), but that system has come under increasing criticism.  There is a more general debate on the validity of the impact factor as a measure … Continue reading

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Open Access and Peer Review

One of the challenges that is often brought up with regards to publishing in open access journals is the perceived low quality of some of these journals and the belief that they are not peer reviewed. Open access (OA) is … Continue reading

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Following UCSF’s Lead, UC Adopts an Open Access Policy

On July 24, 2013, the University of California became the largest academic institution to adopt an open access policy.  UC’s Academic Council passed the policy, which strives to make all of UC’s scholarly article output freely accessible to the public … Continue reading

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Have an iPad? Help the Library Evaluate the Research Tool BrowZine

BrowZine works by organizing the articles found in Open Access and subscription databases, uniting them into complete journals, then arranging these journals on a common news-stand.  The result is an easy and familiar way to browse, read and monitor scholarly … Continue reading

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PubMed Central Now Makes it Easier to Read PDFs of Journal Articles

First of all, in case you’re not very familiar with it, PubMed Central (PMC) is the NIH repository for peer-reviewed primary research reports in the life sciences. It was   developed by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM)/National Institutes of … Continue reading

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What’s All This Talk About “Open Access” Publishing? How Does it Affect Me?

As this week is Open Access Week this might be good time to remind you what all the fuss is about and to provide you with links and information for you to get better acquainted with  the Open Access (OA) … Continue reading

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Pubget: A Faster Way to Get PDFs

If you’re familiar with searching PubMed you’ll be a little frustrated with the number of hoops you have to jump through before finally being able to read the entire article. Now along comes Pubget to make finding PDFs a lot … Continue reading

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Online Guides to Navigate Your Topics

You’re on the hunt for information, but where should you start? Check out our new online guides created by the Library’s subject experts.   Major benefits of using subject guides: Save time trying to figure out what resources to use … Continue reading

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Some Cool Educational Videos on Writing Research Papers

If you’re a grad student, and even if you’re not, this series of new short educational, web-based videos from the American Chemical Society (ACS) will help you understand the process of writing, submitting, reviewing, and editing reports of original scientific … Continue reading

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