Category Archives: Publishing

PubMed Commons: A System for Commenting on Articles in PubMed

Last¬† October the NCBI launched the pilot phase of a program called PubMed Commons, designed to allow users to comment on published abstracts on the PubMed website. PubMed Commons enables authors to share opinions and information about scientific publications in … Continue reading

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Elsevier gets Scrutinized for Take-Down Notices

This post was updated on December 21, 2013. When it comes to public relations, the publisher Elsevier seems to be its own worst enemy. They’ve recently issued take-down notices to commercial sites such as academia.edu and to several universities, where … Continue reading

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What’s Desktop EndNote? EndNote Web? Online EndNote? EndNote Basic? – I’m Confused!

Let’s begin by saying that there are currently two major versions of EndNote: desktop EndNote and online EndNote. The EndNote desktop software stores the program and your citation library locally on your computer. Online EndNote accounts store your citation collection … 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publishing in open access journals is the perceived low quality of some of these journals and the belief that they are not peer reviewed.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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Free Updated Mendeley App for iPad and iPhone.

                On September 23rd Mendeley announced the release of its updated app for the iPad and iPhone. New features include the ability to create and edit highlights and notes on iPhone and iPad … Continue reading

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EndNote Update:X7, EndNote Basic, EndNote for iPad

If you’re using EndNote you might want to know what’s been happening in the EndNote world over the past few months and if there are any new developments making citing references and document formatting easier. EndNote X7 (desktop version) for … 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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ResearchGate: Facebook for Researchers?

The Internet and its associated tools have begun to change how scientists can more effectively share information. One such social networking site you may have heard of is ResearchGate, an academic social networking site for doctors, PhDs. and scientists, offering … Continue reading

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EndNote for iPad is on Sale

Through the end of July the price is reduced to $0.99 from usual $9.99. EndNote for iPad will sync with your EndNote and EndNote Web accounts according to the EndNote website. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/endnote-for-ipad/id593994211?mt=8 to view and purchase in iTunes. See EndNote … Continue reading

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PeerJ – Innovating Scholarly Publishing

After only a year of existence, the open access publisher PeerJ has already made a splash in the world of scholarly publishing. PeerJ’s two publications, the academic journal PeerJ and pre-print server PeerJ PrePrints, both cater to the biological and … Continue reading

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