Join us on Friday, October 25, as we celebrate the SML’s 125th anniversary!
Hot Cider & Donuts to Celebrate the SML! Friday, October 25, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm 2nd Floor | SML
We’ll celebrate the library’s birthday with a hot cider & donuts event and Gallery Wall reveal on the second floor of the library from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Chat with Jefferson archivists and historians to learn more about the history of the library and university. See you there!
“A Road Map to Clinical Research at TJU” on October 23 is a half-day course that will inform those new to clinical research of the prerequisites required to conduct compliant research, the responsibilities of the research team and how to navigate the University systems, approvals, and requirements. Research personnel from the Office of Human Research, Jefferson Clinical Research Institute, JCRI Business Operations, and SKCC Clinical Trials Office will be presenting. It is strongly recommended that all new research personnel attend this in-person training.
Continental Breakfast Provided. RSVP on the myjeffHub Jefferson Enterprise Clinical Research Community
A Road Map to Clinical Research at Jefferson Wednesday, October 23, 2019 8:00 am-12:30 pm, 505 Hamilton Bld
Meet local author Steven Quigley at the Jefferson Center City Campus Bookstore on Wednesday, October 16, from 2-5pm. Bring a copy of his book “Unbreakable Mind: Channeling your Survival Instincts after Catastrophic Injury” to have it signed. Read about Steven’s story and background on the book here.
Join the Campus Store staff on Wednesday, October 16, from 8-10:30 am for a breakfast meet and greet. Enjoy a free continental breakfast, ask questions about course materials, and get to know the Jefferson Campus Store staff!
Wednesday, October 16, 200A Scott Library, 8-10:30 am.
October 21 – 27, 2019 marks Open Access Week, a global event where advocates engage communities to teach them about the benefits of Open Access. What is Open Access? According to SPARC, Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment.
Here at Jefferson, we’ll celebrate Open Access throughout October, with events, documentary screenings, games and more. Get involved by attending an event on your campus and join the conversation online. Follow us on Twitter (@GutmanLibrary,@SMLibrary_TJU) and tell us why you support Open Access using the hashtag #openaccess2019.
Center City Events
Predatory Publishing: The Difficulties of Choosing the Right Journal for Your Research & Career Thursday, October 3, 12-1 pm Edison Building 130 S. 9th Street, 14th Floor, Room 1402
At the Dean’s Research Development Lunch Conference, Larissa Gordon, MS, Med, MA; Scholarly Communications Librarian and Jennifer Wilson, MS, ELS; Medical Writer will lead a presentation titled, “Predatory Publishing: The Difficulties of Choosing the Right Journal for your Research and Career.”
Open Access Table: Play the Open Access Game! Friday, October 18, 12-2 pm Bluemle Lobby 233 S. 10th Street Play the Game of Open Access to learn about author copyright, ORCID IDs, the NIH Open Access Mandate, Jefferson’s Open Access Publishing Fund, and more.
Open Access Publishing Roundtable Monday, October 21, 1:30-2:30 pm Scott Memorial Library, 200A
After attending this roundtable, you’ll be able to answer these open access questions: “What is it? Why should I care? How can the Jefferson Open Access Publishing Fund help me publish my work?”
Open Access Table: Play the Open Access Game! Thursday, October 23, 11 am-1 pm JAH Lobby 1020 Locust Street
Play the Game of Open Access to learn about author copyright, ORCID IDs, the NIH Open Access Mandate, Jefferson’s Open Access Publishing Fund, and more.
East Falls Events
Paywall: The Business of Scholarship Documentary Screening & Discussion Tuesday, October 22, 12:40 – 2:30 pm Library Media Classroom, Gutman Library
Jefferson University Libraries and the Philadelphia University Honors Institute invite you to a viewing of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship. The film questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into the for-profit academic publisher and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies. A panel discussion of Jeffersonians involved with open access will follow.
This month, we added 25 titles to our e-Book collection. The additions cover topics ranging from nutrition and global health to traumatic brain injury and nervous system disorders. View the titles below, and check out the complete collection here.
The Jefferson Clinical Research Institute (JCRI) just finished developing a tool, The Clinical Research Project Pathway, in RISE to support investigators with the clinical trial initiation process.
This application is a tool designed to guide clinical research investigators through the steps of initiating a clinical research study at Jefferson. Click here to access the Pathway!
Background on the app: In the spring of 2018, a large group of subject matter experts from across the TJU research community came together to attempt to map out every possible iteration and required touch-point of initiating clinical research at Jefferson. The idea was to create a guide for clinical researchers, with the goal of transparency, compliance, and ease of use. This tool utilizes branching logic and, based on the specific responses the user inputs, the user will be guided through the required TJU-specific steps – from concept to trial activation. Most steps include contact information for the “process owner”, and where appropriate, links to educational content.
Amidst recent legal action taken against predatory publishers, the Scott Memorial Library has updated its Predatory Publishing Guide.
In the Spring of 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it won a $50 million court judgment against one of the largest predatory publishing companies currently operating. The award amount was cited as being equal to the profit the predatory publisher had netted from its victims between 2011 and 20171. Yet this one court victory will unfortunately not solve a problem which has become pervasive in academic publishing over recent years.
The author of a recent article (published in the Journal of Human Lactation in July), on avoiding predatory journals nevertheless advised authors to “not be dismayed,” noting that “predatory publishers and journals know their audience and understand how to manipulate them.” The author goes on to note that “recognizing predatory journals and the consequences of publishing in them is crucial for evidence-based practice, education, and personal growth…The importance of verifying legitimate journals… cannot be overemphasized.”2
With that in mind, the SML updated its Predatory Publishing Guide and plans to offer workshops soon to help authors learn how to recognize predatory publishers and make informed decisions about which journals they choose to publish their work in.
Authors who have questions about the legitimacy of individual journals can email Larissa Gordon, the library’s Scholarly Communications Librarian, for a personal consultation before submitting an article for to a journal for review.
The National Institutes of Health, in conjunction with the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University, will host a free, day-long workshop on sexual and gender minority health research on Friday, October 11, 2019, at Jefferson.
Students, postdocs, and new/early investigators are invited to attend. Learn more and register here. Space is limited, so register now.
Sexual and Gender Minority Workshop Friday, October 11, 9am – 5pm 5 – 7pm networking Bluemle Life Sciences Building Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA
The Career Development Center will be on-site at the SML cafe (1st floor) this fall to help students with cover letter and resume reviews and career advice. At the “Career Cafes” you can drop by to meet with a career ambassador and work on your documents with their guidance.
Join them on Tuesday, September 17, from 5-7pm, to kick off the Career Cafes with free coffee and snacks! Learn more about the kick-off event here.
This one-day course presented by ACRP and hosted by Jefferson will look at the practical application of clinical research competencies as they relate to the role of the principal investigator and site staff. Through lecture, case examples and interactive exercises this course will focus on both the “WHY BEHIND” and the “HOW TO TRANSLATE” regulatory requirements into more efficient clinical trial conduct.
All experience levels welcome. 7 CME (Continuing Medical Education) credits will be awarded upon completion.
Canvas, Jefferson’s new learning management system, is coming! Canvas will replace Blackboard in June 2020. To help you prepare for the switch, the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is hosting workshops and one-on-one Canvas consultations.