Until further notice, only papers written in Latin script will be collected via the NIH Manuscript Submission System for the NIH Public Access Policy. Acceptable papers also may contain characters and fonts used in standard mathematical notation. However, until further technical solutions are developed, papers written in scripts other than Latin (e.g., Russian, Japanese) cannot be processed by NIHMS and are not required to be posted on PubMed Central. Papers written in scripts other than Latin do not require a PMCID when cited in NIH applications, proposals or reports. http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-10-009.html
Monday, November 2, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
The NIH policy was previously implemented with a provision that was subject to annual renewal. Since the implementation of the revised policy the percentage of eligible manuscripts deposited into PMC has increased significantly, with over 3,000 new manuscripts being deposited each month. The PubMed Central database is a part of a valuable set of public database resources at the NIH, which are accessed by more than 2 million users each day.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Only 8% members of the Scientific Research Society agreed that "peer review works well as it is". (Chubin and Hackett, 1990; p.192).
"A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision and an analysis of the peer review system substantiate complaints about this fundamental aspect of scientific research." (Horrobin, 2001)
Horrobin concludes that peer review "is a non-validated charade whose processes generate results little better than does chance." (Horrobin, 2001). This has been statistically proven and reported by an increasing number of journal editors.
But, "Peer Review is one of the sacred pillars of the scientific edifice" (Goodstein, 2000), it is a necessary condition in quality assurance for Scientific/Engineering publications, and "Peer Review is central to the organization of modern science…why not apply scientific [and engineering] methods to the peer review process" (Horrobin, 2001).
This is the purpose of the International Symposium on Peer Reviewing: ISPR being organized in the context of The 3rd International Conference on Knowledge Generation, Communication and Management: KGCM 2009, which will be held on July 10-13, 2009, in Orlando, Florida, USA.
Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, October 9, 2008
For an overview of the issues of Open Access, please see the Scholarly Communication & Publishing web site: http://www.library.wisc.edu/scp/openaccess/.
At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, we have a number of promotional efforts in place and will be hosting the live webcast at the Memorial Union at 6:00pm (TITU). Everyone is welcome. The Libraries Web Site will have a promotional banner on October 14th that will lead to a special web page defining and celebrating Open Access: http://www.library.wisc.edu/scp/oaday/.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
For more information, see the fund description page. To apply for funds, fill out the application form.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
PubMed has added a two-way conversion tool between PubMed IDs (PMIDs) and PubMed Central IDs (PMCIDs). It accepts any number of identifiers, to make batch-processing possible.
Remember that citing the PMCID, not the PMID, demonstrates compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy.