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Impact Factor List 2016 available

The list generated from the Journal Citation Report is now available. You can download the list here: Journalindex_2016_komplett You can sort by the field of interest. Please explore the features of this comprehensive list. Best J├╝rgen    

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Target Journal by Jane

Jane might be much stronger than Tarzan. Especially in terms of a research tool for getting ideas about a suitable target journal Jane is really powerful. You can enter your abstract to Jane (Journal Author Name Estimator) and there are … Continue reading

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Upload on Research Gate: Check SHERPA ROMEO

You might want to share your achievements with the scientific community. Therefore Research Gate offers many tools, but legal problems might be present. Question: Can I upload the PDF of my paper to Research Gate? Answer (Head of Institute): Only … Continue reading

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Ethics approval

Dear all, regulations about ethics are becoming more clear but unfortunately also challenging and time consuming. Therefore three aspects to keep in mind before you start a study: If human participants are included in a study an ethical approval is … Continue reading

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Track your target journal

It can be important to be up to date about recent publications in your target journal. You can either bookmark the target journal and look up new publication by hand. But electronic searches might be also of help, especially if … Continue reading

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Impact Factor list 2013 available

Please find┬áJournalindex_2013_komplett which is a updated xls sheet with a list of IF for selected scientific fields (humanities, social science). Maybe this list can help you to broaden the scope of available journals in your field. There a sooo many. … Continue reading

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I came across this publication in JAMA Psychiatry which did a really good job in the combination of topics. Sex and Neuroscience. Even better, not only the common sex – it was porn use. The paper was entitledBrain Structure and … Continue reading

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Shanghai Ranking

I think for breaks at work you can consider to explore the new Shanghai Ranking. It might be time consuming to understand the entire system of criteria and procedures. Nevertheless it might give you an impression of the daily business … Continue reading

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Social media for dummies

Social media have become a new tool to get publicity. Some journals run their own social media divisions. Some researcher are very keen to be represented in social media by their own blogs or tweets. However, there are different options … Continue reading

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Corrections of proofs

An accepted manuscript will be send to a type setting service and you will receive the typeset proofs of your manuscript. Sometimes very important things like tables, figures, headings are missing. But also minor changes might be required. Nowadays PDF … Continue reading

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