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Archive for April, 2008

Speaking of Impact Factors

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

The current issue of Epidemiology addresses the use of journal impact factors in a series of 4 articles and an editorial.  The viewpoint is critical of how the Thomson impact factor is constructed and applied, considering that its strong dependence on nonquality factors makes it flawed as a way to evaluate the quality of journals or papers.  The articles are […]

Science Commons and SPARC Issue White Paper on Open Access

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

The white paper from SPARC and Science Commons is intended to assist institutions in adopting policies that ensure the widest practical exposure for scholarly works produced, such as that adopted by the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences in February.  Open doors and open minds: What faculty authors can do to ensure open access to their […]

Biomed Central Notes on Bibliometrics and Impact Factor

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

Biomed Central announced that several of their open access journals have been selected by Thomson Scientific for inclusion in Web of Science, so will now be tracked for impact factor.  Titles of interest to Jeffersonians include Cardiovascular Ultrasound, Nutrition Journal, and Neural Development. The impact factor has been challenged in recent years, though, as a […]

Protein Data Bank Adds 50,000th Structure

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

The Protein Data Bank (PDB) is celebrating a significant milestone as the 50,000th molecule structure was added to its archive, joining other structures vital to pharmacology, bioinformatics, and education.  Look for the Protein Data Bank on JEFFLINE’s List of All Databases or visit the site directly at The PDB is a worldwide repository for three-dimensional structures of […]

RefWorks Spring Cleaning: More Styles and Updates

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

In its latest quarterly update, RefWorks announced the addition of dozens of new output styles for journal article submission formats, along with updates for existing output styles.  New styles of interest to Jeffersonians include: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment Current HIV Research Genetic Epidemiology Head & Neck Journal of Biomechanics Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial […]

New on JEFFLINE: Natural Standard for Integrative Solutions

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Have your patients been asking you about alternative therapies? Scott Memorial Library has the answers! ALL Jefferson students, faculty and staff may now use Natural Standard databases and patient education information on campus or from home. What is Natural Standard?                                     High-quality, reliable information about complementary and alternative therapies. Audience: clinicians, patients, and healthcare institutions. Information […]

Measuring the Quality of Pennsylvania's HMOs

Friday, April 4th, 2008

The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) has released its latest report – Measuring the Quality of Pennsylvania’s Commercial HMOs. This report includes data from Calendar Year 2006 and combines clinical results, preventive measures and member satisfaction information to give purchasers, policymakers and consumers a more complete picture of how well HMOs serve their […]