News and notes for biology, Feb. 2018

Unsolicited and unfamiliar invitations from publishers?: Invitation to Submit a Manuscript for Peer Review: What Should Authors Do?, a discussion of warning signs and tips from Becker Medical Librarians.

NIH and Other Public Access PoliciesRegistration Link, this is part of Becker Library Researcher Workshop Series: Spring 2018, intended for investigators or support staff. Registration is highly encouraged.
Thursday March 15, 2018, 12:15 – 1:00 p.m., Farrell Learning and Teaching Center: Room 213
Are you preparing a manuscript arising from NIH-funded research? Do you have other sources of grant funding such as the American Heart Association or the Department of Defense? If so, you may be required to comply with public access policies issued by these organizations. This session will provide an overview of the NIH Public Access Policy and other public access policies including the steps involved with compliance.

The #SciCommThursdays – Communicating Your Science series, at the medical campus, 4-5 pm one Thursday each month, may interest some of you. Upcoming sessions include Promoting Your Research to Non-NIH Funders, Communicating Science to the Media and Telling your Story in a “Post-Truth” World (featuring a panel of guests from local media). Go to the site for locations and optional pre-registration.

Textbooks for free on the NCBI Bookshelf – an NCBI minute webcast March 7, 11-11:30 or available on the NCBI YouTube channel a few days later. Join many of your colleagues exploring open textbooks during Open Education Resources Week, March 5-9. See also WU Libraries Open textbook guide.

Need books? Healthy funds remain in the biology book budget so if there are books you wish we had, please send them to Ruth rlewis@wustl.edu. The deadline for fy18 orders in May 4th. Ordering new journal subscriptions is more complicated but I still need to hear if there are titles you needs so we can begin to figure out how to add them.

From Scholarly Communications @ WU Libraries Feb. 2018:

About the author

Ruth is a librarian at Washington University for biology, math, history of science; she is also scholarly communications coordinator. Email: rlewis@wustl.edu Phone: 314-935-4819