Learn how to use tools such as Ulrich’s, Journal Citation Reports, Web of Sciences, and Scopus to determine the impact that journals, articles, and authors have had on a particular field. Impact factors, Eigenfactors, and H-indices can also be covered.
Learn about the basic features of common citation management tools and discover which one is most appropriate for your needs. Compare 4 tools: RefWorks, Endnote, Mendeley, and Zotero and figure out which one will work best for you.
Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder. OA is entirely compatible with peer review, and all the major OA initiatives for scientific and scholarly literature insist on its importance. Just as authors of journal articles donate their labor, so do most journal editors and referees participating in peer review. OA literature is not free to produce, even if it is less expensive to produce than conventionally published literature. The question is not whether scholarly literature can be made costless, but whether there are better ways to pay the bills than by charging readers and creating access barriers.
(from A Very Brief Introduction to OA by Peter Suber)
How to Get Help With Fees
To encourage the University community to publish their research in Open Access platforms, the Office of the Provost and University Libraries have established a fund to pay the processing fees related to open access publishing.
The University of Iowa has partnered with KNODE Inc. to help connect researchers at Iowa and elsewhere and to provide direct links to scientific content.
KNODE is a Cloud-based tool which provides a comprehensive view of a researcher’s expertise. Currently, KNODE is focused on researchers in the life sciences. Researcher profiles are automatically generated from a variety of data sources, including MEDLINE/PubMed journal articles, NIH grant projects, biomedicine patents, and ClinicalTrials.gov.
KNODE automatically generates and continuously updates expert profiles, eliminating the requirement for manual editing. If you wish, you call also claim your automatically generated profile to update certain information. There are currently 3 million profiles available in KNODE.
The Hardin Library is a sponsor of the forum: Rebalancing Health Care in the Heartland 6 : Public-Private Sector Strategies
The forum will be held in Des Moines, from 8am-3pm, Tuesday, October 15. The forum is non-artisan and focuses on significant health-related changes, challenges and opportunities within the State of Iowa. For more information or to register see: http://rebalancinghealthcare.uiowa.edu/