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Scholarly Publishing: Scholarly Communications Video Tutorials
A guide to scholarly publishing and scholarly communication activities at Himmelfarb Library.
Himmelfarb Scholarly Communications Short Video Series
Welcome to the short video collection from the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library at the George Washington University. The videos in this collection have been assembled by the Himmelfarb Scholarly Communications Committee. Our brief (~5 minute) videos cover a wide range of scholarly communications related topics and cover all phases of the research life cycle. These tutorials are designed to help you quickly answer your research and publishing related questions. Have ideas for addition topics? Complete our brief survey.
What resources are available to help you with a systematic review of medical literature? In this session we discuss what tools can help you to streamline the process of putting together a systematic review.
Do you know how to easily find collaborators in your department, university, and across institutions? There are a number of tools available to help you build new research partnerships. In this session, learn how to find collaborators who can bring a fresh perspective and expand the impact of your research.
Do you have questions about authorship credit and order? The CREDiT taxonomy can help! In this tutorial we discuss contributor roles and publishers that utilize CREDiT to ensure that researchers get credit for their work!
The rise of health related mis- & dis- information is a growing problem for both researchers and health information consumers. This tutorial helps to identify strategies for avoiding inaccurate content.
The Clarivate Manuscript Matcher is a text prediction tool that can used by authors to identify potential journals to approach about publishing your manuscript. This short video introduction covers the essentials of how to register for an account and how to use the Clarivate Manuscript Matcher.
How to Include Article Processing Charges (APCs) in Funding Proposals
Don't get rejected at the editor's desk!
Journal editors look for a few key things when considering papers for publication. In five minutes, Reference and Instruction librarian Stacy Brody breaks down the key criteria editors use, including novelty, significance, relevance, ethics and reporting, transparency and openness, and technical guidelines.
You’ve compiled your manuscript, filled out the required fields and successfully submitted it to the journal of your choice. What happens next? In this video we off guidance on how to track submitted publications.
Learn how to spot a predatory journal quickly and easily! This video focuses on the top five things to look for when identifying predatory journals. Also, take a look at Himmelfarb Library's Predatory Publishing Guide - https://guides.himmelfarb.gwu.edu/PredatoryPublishing
Do you want to learn more about preprints and how they can help you share your research with others? Are you curious about how preprints differ from published scholarly articles? Then watch ‘Preprint Servers: Balancing the Pros and Cons,” a video from Himmelfarb Library’s Scholarly Communications Committee! In this video, we’ll briefly discuss what preprints are, some benefits of the preprint model and some challenges that may impact scholars and researchers. And if you enjoy this video, be sure to watch the other videos in our short webinar series!
In this tutorial we give an overview of retractions, corrections, and expressions of concern. We discuss reasons for retractions, the process of making corrections to published research, and look at examples in PubMed.
Is there value to publishing your research in an Open Access (OA) format? In this tutorial we define Open Access, give examples of different types of OA, and discuss options for publishing or archiving research in an OA format.
Following article citations in Scopus can help you identify highly influential articles in a field as well as articles that you may have missed using traditional keyword searching. To that end, in this video we’ll briefly explore Scopus's unique citation tracking features.
Taking control of your online researcher profiles is a great way to put your best foot forward online. One of the most important of those profiles is your Google Scholar author profile and in this video, I'll show you how to claim that profile and make sure it's accurate and complete.
ORCiD. Scopus Author Profile. Publons. Google Scholar Profile.. Keeping up with your author profile in numerous systems can be a daunting task. In this brief video, you will learn about the Researcher Profile Audit Service designed to help researchers at GW maximize their use of these systems. An audit of your researcher profiles in prominent systems can help to differentiate you from other researchers, allow you to quickly demonstrate your impact for professional advancement, and help you to build a professional network.
What is an Institutional Repository (IR) and how can it be used to help promote the visibility of your research? In this brief session, we’ll discuss how to archive items in Health Sciences Research Commons (HSRC), the institutional repository for The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, the Milken Institute School of Public Health, and the School of Nursing.
Are you looking for ways to promote your research or publications? In this brief tutorial we cover basic social media promotion tips, tweetable abstracts, and the value of including your research in open access repositories. We also discuss the importance of ensuring that researcher profiles include accurate and up to date publication information.
Tracking scholarly research outputs can be a challenge for both researchers and institutions. The Dimensions Analytics database offers solutions for tracking information on publications, datasets, grants, and more.
The H-Index is one tool commonly used to assess a researcher's scholarly research contributions. Why does the H-index often differ between systems such as Google Scholar and Scopus? This tutorial will help you to better understand those numbers.