May 21, 2007
Link to Full-text Articles from EndNote
Are you an EndNote user? If so, you'll be interested in learning how you can set up EndNote so it communicates with our OpenURL resolver to provide you with links to the full-text of journal articles!
You may have seen the Discover link in PubMed, Web of Science, and many other article databases. When you click on the Discover link in these databases a new browser window pops up that provides links to the full text of the article (if we have an e-subscription), and several other facets about the article [read more about Discover].
You may enable this same technology in EndNote by following the instructions provided on the page, Linking to Full-text Journal Articles from EndNote Using Discover.
Posted by Katie Newman at 4:27 PM
May 15, 2007
Senate Endorses the CIC Provosts' Statement on Publication Agreements
On April 30th, 2007, the U of Illinois Faculty Senate endorsed the CIC Provosts' Statement on Publication Agreements. This statement urges faculty to retain some of their copyrights when submitting papers for publication in order to maximize the scholarly impact, accessibility, educational use, and readership of their papers. To facilitate this, U of Illinois authors are urged to consider amending the standard publisher's Copyright Transfer Agreement with the Addendum to Publication Agreement for CIC Authors (Word doc).
The Addendum stipulates that the authors will be able to make their papers freely available on the Internet within 6 months of publication, thus granting publishers the right of first impact. U of Illinois authors are urged to submit a copy of their paper to IDEALS -- the U of Illinois digital archive -- with the stipulation that it be made freely available after 6 months. Of course, some publishers already allow authors to mount their articles on institutional web sites; check the Sherpa/Romeo database for publisher policies.
For more background on the CIC Provost's Statement on Publication Agreements, and why the U of Illinois Senate endorsed it, please read the background information provided by the U of Illinois Senate Committee on the Library.
Posted by Katie Newman at 4:14 PM
May 10, 2007
Faculty of 1000 Biology Reaches 45,000 Evaluations!
If you've not yet signed up for an account on Faculty of 1000 Biology, you really owe it to yourself to do so! Senior faculty select significant / controversial articles for inclusion in F1000 Biology, and comment on the relevance of the article. You can browse / search F1000 for articles in your research area. And be sure to sign up for email alerts so you can see keep up with the "hot" papers in your area!
Here's a recent news bulletin about F1000 Biology --- If you haven't already, check it out!
Faculty of 1000 Biology is pleased to announce the publication of its 45,000th evaluation! More than 33,000 distinct papers have now been evaluated on the site (since its launch in 2002) and these have come from over 1100 different journals, thereby fulfilling the aim of Faculty of 1000 Biology to highlight papers on the basis of their scientific merit rather than the journal in which they appear.
The 45,000th evaluation was submitted by Michael Ehlers (University of Chicago, USA), a Faculty of 1000 Biology Member for Neuroscience, who selected a paper from Nature Neuroscience by Kee et al. that "provides compelling evidence that new granule cells of the adult rodent hippocampus born 1-2 months earlier are preferentially active during spatial memory tasks." [see full evaluation]
Identifying evaluations in your areas of interest on the Faculty of 1000 Biology site couldn't be easier -- use 'Advanced Search' to find your papers by author, title, keywords or by F1000 factor -- so there's no need to read all 45,000 evaluations... unless you want to of course!
Posted by Katie Newman at 11:04 AM