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Scholarly Publishing: 2017 Scholarly Communications Events

A guide to scholarly publishing and scholarly communication activities at Himmelfarb Library.

2017 Scholarly Communications Events

2017 Scholarly Communications Series 

The Himmelfarb Library presented the series, Updates in Scholarly Communications: Publishing, Impact, and Visibility, during the spring 2017 semester. The series was designed to answer the questions: What are the steps involved in getting published? Can you identify a predatory publisher? How can you boost your researcher profile and expand the reach of your scholarly works? How can you make sure you’re complying with federal funder requirements? Get answers to these questions and more! Join us for Updates in Scholarly Communications, a series of events centered on publishing, measuring your impact, and promoting your research.

Note: Recordings of these sessions will be posted on this page after the conclusion of the live session. Users will need to enter a GW netID and password to view the session. 

Follow us live on Twitter as we live-tweet these sessions, using the hashtag #HimmSchol! 



Compliance with NIH Public Access Policies
 Essential viewing for any recipients of federal research grants from the NIH. Dr. Bart Trawick will provide an overview of the NIH Public Access Policy, the various pathways to compliance that researcher/authors who receive NIH grants can follow, and how to use the SciENcv tool to prepare a BioSketch for NIH grant reviewers. The presentation will be followed by an opportunity for attendees to create a sample biosketch.

Presenter: Dr. Bart Trawick, National Institutes of Health

Moderator: Paul Levett, Reference & Instructional Librarian

Date: 03/22/2017
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Location: Ross Hall, Rm. 227

View the recorded session here. 


Predatory Publishing: What You Don’t Know, Can Hurt You!
Description: Predatory publishing is a growing problem for faculty, researchers, and librarians. Predatory publishers may appear legitimate at first glance, promising quick peer review and name recognition, but in fact have little or no editorial control or peer review, and ultimately, no benefit for you as a researcher. This informational session will discuss techniques that predatory publishers use to target faculty and students looking to get published, and what you can do if you are solicited by a questionable publisher.

Presenters: Dr. Tamara Ritsema, Faculty, Dept. of Physician Assistant Studies, School of Medicine and Health Sciences; Ruth Bueter, Serials & Systems Librarian

Date: 03/29/2017
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: Ross Hall, Lobby C

View the recorded session here

Writing a Successful Scientific Article Abstract
Description: A well-organized abstract is key to getting your paper accepted for publication. Panel participants will share strategies and tips for writing an abstract that will increase your chances of getting accepted to a top-quality journal or conference.

Presenters: Dr. Linda Werling, Dept. of Pharmacology & Physiology, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, GW Writing Center staff member

Moderator: Ruth Bueter, Serials & Systems Librarian

Date: 04/12/2017
Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location: Ross Hall, Lobby C


View the recorded session here. 

Promoting Your Research - Tips and Strategies
Description: Is your research making a difference? What’s the impact of your work? Attend this session to learn more about creating a professional web presence and promoting your scholarly research through various channels and platforms. Stacy Konkiel, of Altmetric, a provider of metrics to libraries and institutions, will discuss Altmetrics (“alternative metrics”) and how you can leverage them to get the word out about your research.

Presenter: Stacy Konkiel, Director of Research & Education, Altmetric, Inc.

Moderator: Meaghan Heselden, Metadata & Scholarly Publishing Librarian

Date: 04/19/2017
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: Ross Hall, Lobby C


View the recorded session here**GW users only - enter netID and password**

Experiences with Open Access Publishing
Description: This session will cover the basics of open access publishing as authors discuss why they chose open access, who paid the fees, the peer review process, and the overall experience vis-a-vis traditional publishing.

Panelists: [TBA]

Moderator: Anne Linton, Director, Himmelfarb Library

Date: 04/26/2017
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: Ross Hall, Rm. 227


View the recorded session here

Establishing Your Scholarly Web Presence
Description: This program will be a hands-on session focused on learning about and signing up for various scholarly web tools. There will be a short discussion of some of these tools, their characteristics, pros, cons, etc. This will be followed by a time for attendees to sign up for and experiment with these tools.

Instructors: Gisela Butera, Reference & Instructional Librarian; Elaine Sullo, Coordinator, Information & Instructional Services

Moderator: Tom Harrod, Reference & Instructional Librarian

Date: 05/03//2017
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: Himmelfarb Library, Rm. B103


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