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 Library News

Ahead of the curve: embracing preprints (Genome Biology) 
by Wetzel, BarbaraNo presence information
 12/14/2016 11:35 AM
"... From today, researchers who post to bioRxiv will be able to submit their papers directly to Genome Biology, avoiding two separate submission processes and making the lives of authors that little bit easier. This will be a trial initially,...
"Predatory" conferences too! 
by Wetzel, BarbaraNo presence information
 12/5/2016 8:08 AM
If you're getting a lot of invitations to speak at conferences or symposia that you've never heard of, check out this recent article "Dubious conferences put the ‘pose’ in ‘symposium’ (Science magazine, Careers, 11/23/2016) for one person's experience,...
2 more publishers require ORCiDs 
by Wetzel, BarbaraNo presence information
 12/1/2016 10:48 AM
Joining ACS, the Royal Society of Chemistry and Wiley will be requiring ORCiD IDs on manuscript submissions. "ORCID can and will make a huge difference to our authors’ ability to gain full credit for their work. A unified system that integrates...
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 Snowball Publication Metrics

Can you say, without a doubt, that you are measuring publication impact correctly? The aim of Snowball Metrics is to become the international standard that enables users to understand their strengths and weaknesses, either at an individual, group or institutional level. This allows users to build and monitor effective research strategies and publication impact.

Why Snowball?

• Defensible:  Methodologies are not tied to any particular provider of data or tools.
• Transparent: Algorithms are freely available and allows for reproducibility.
• Standardized:  Consistent methodologies across institutions.
• Flexible:  You do not need to use them all – select whichever will add value to your decision making in any particular situation.

Watch this space next month to learn more about the Snowball metric Scholarly Output.
For more information on Snowball Metrics: https://www.snowballmetrics.com/
For additional information on other publication metrics tools: https://spcollab.pnnl.gov/sites/library/Pages/bibliometrics.aspx