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NIH Public Access Policy
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy requires that all investigators who receive funding from the NIH submit an electronic version of their final, peer-reviewed manuscript within 12 months of the official date of publication. The article will then be archived in PubMed Central. For more information about this policy and the steps that authors must take to comply with the policy, please go to the National Institutes of Health Public Access page.
JANE: Journal/Author Name Estimator
Are you not sure where to submit your manuscript? JANE (Journal/Author Name Estimator) can help! Enter the title and/or the abstract of your manuscript and select to 'Find Journals.' JANE will compare your title and/or abstract to the millions of entries in Medline and create a list of journals that have published articles that are the most similar to your key topics. Journals are ranked by a confidence score; the higher the confidence score the more alike your manuscript is to the articles published in that journal.
Note: The abstracts that are submitted to JANE for evaluation are not stored, but if you are worried about the security of the connection, you can choose to scramble the abstract.
Manuscript Preparation Services
The Sladen Library offers FREE manuscript preparation assistance for HFHS employees.
Manuscript preparation services cover many types of documents such as journal articles, book chapters, grants, dissertations, and CVs.
Librarians will provide support with:
- Verifying citations
- Updating references within MS Word documents
- Creating specific citation styles for your publication, presentation, grant, cv, and more
- Meeting specific style and formatting guidelines required by the journal
- Light grammar checking
Please note: there is a minimum 1 week turnaround time for this service.
Contact Stephanie Stebens at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (313) 916-2550 for more information about manuscript preparation services.
Q1: What is EndNote?
EndNote is a software program that you can load onto your home or work computer and use to create, manage, and store bibliographic references for easy access and sharing.
Q2: How can EndNote save me time?
EndNote provides the ability to store and compile references in a variety of formats based on journal/publisher guidelines which can then be inserted into MSWord.
It also utilizes manuscript templates for specific journals and assists you in the scholarly communication process by providing ways in which you can collaborate with colleagues.
Q3: Where can I obtain EndNote?
EndNote is available through the Sladen Library Reference Desk. Simply checkout a copy of EndNote from the Sladen Library to install on your home computer. If you need EndNote installed on your work computer, Sladen Library will submit the request to I.T. on your behalf.
Writing Tips for New Authors
Are you new to the writing process and would like some directions in what to include in a manuscript, abstract, or poster presentation? Check out the articles listed below for guidance with the writing process.
Writing and Publishing Articles
- Pierson DJ. The top 10 reasons why manuscripts are not accepted for publication. Respir Care. 2004 Oct;49(10):1246-52. PMID: 15447812.
- Durbin CG Jr. Effective use of tables and figures in abstracts, presentations, and papers. Respir Care. 2004 Oct;49(10):1233-7. PMID: 15447809.
- Nahata MC. Tips for writing and publishing an article. Ann Pharmacother. 2008 Feb;42(2):273-7. PMID: 18212252.
Poster Presentations and Abstracts
- Pierson DJ. How to write an abstract that will be accepted for presentation at a national meeting. Respir Care. 2004 Oct;49(10):1206-12. PMID: 15447804.
- Happell B. Hitting the target! A no tears approach to writing an abstract for a conference presentation. Int J Ment Health Nurs. 2007 Dec;16(6):447-52. PMID: 17995516.
Effective Writing and Publishing Scientific Papers Series
The Journal of Clinical Epidemiology recently published a series of articles that provide tips and guidance to new authors on how to effectively write and publish scientific research papers.