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Library Presentations: Spring Education Symposium 2012

Presentations made by UTMB Librarians and supporting materials.

I've Written It, Now Where Do I Publish It?

A poster presentation for the UTMB Academy of Master Teachers Education Symposium held on May 18, 2012 at the Galveston Island Convention Center.

Contributors: Julie M. Trumble, MLIS, University of Texas Medical Branch; Marlene Caldwell, MSLS, Texas Health Science Libraries Consortium; Clara S. Fowler, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center; Helena M. VonVille, MLS, MPH, University of Texas School of Public Health

This project is a collaboration among three Libraries in the Texas Health Science Libraries Consortium. For the resources listed in the poster, multiple links may be available to allow for authenticating to subscribed resources.

Identifying Journals

  • Selecting the right journal can be critical to getting the article published
  • Knowing the right journal can be difficult:
    • when new to a field
    • your first choice rejects the article
  • Have a fallback option (or two!)
    • The bigger the name, the higher the rejection rate
    • Academic Medicine rejection rate is 80%
  • Library-subscribed and free tools exist to help identify journals
  • Consider the journals in your bibliography (and also journals in those bibliographies)
  • Think of the journals in your discipline with sections for education topics or publish education-related articles

Open Access Journals

  • Open-access (OA) journals – articles free to read BUT usually require author fees or institutional memberships for articles to be published
  • Directory of Open Access Journals lists over 7,000 open access titles
  • Open access now required for articles resulting from research funded by specific sources (ex. NIH Public Access Policy, Institute of Education Sciences, etc.)
    • SHERPA RoMEO and Juliet sites: discover journal copyright and funder requirements

Metrics and Where to Find Them

  • Impact Factor - average number of times articles from the journal published in the past two years have been cited in the JCR year
    in Journal Citation Reports (JCR)
  • SCImago Journal Rank - number of weighted citations received in the selected year by the articles published in the selected journal in the three previous years – in SCImago web site or Scopus)
  • Article Influence – average influence of a journal’s articles over the first 5 years of publication. The mean is 1.00. A score >1 indicates above average influence. AI scores can differ depending on the database coverage –
    in JCR and Journal/Author Name Estimator (Jane)

Getting Published

Make it easy for the editors to say, “Yes!”

Library Support

Librarians know the tools and processes.

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