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Choosing a Quality Journal for Publication—October 30 NIH Library Event

NIH Library Writing Event

The NIH Library is pleased to host a special event that addresses challenges that authors, editors, and their supervisors face on the path to successful publication on an almost daily basis. The event begins with a panel discussion featuring experts in this area and concludes with a training session on how to identify a journal for publication. Register to attend in-person at the NIH Library (Training Room 1&2) or online via WebEx.

PANEL DISCUSSION, 10–11 a.m.
Publication Issues Challenging Authors Today
Gain new insights from our knowledgeable panel as they discuss: identifying questionable journals and conferences, working with preprints and preprint servers, enhancing journal article submission acceptance, and understanding open access publishing. Moderator: Cindy Clark, MSLS, NIH Library Editing Service Leader.

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Christina N. Bennett, PhD, Associate Publisher, Ethics and Policy, The American Physiological Society
Christina is responsible for analyzing and addressing the ethics concerns that arise in the publications published by the Society. She also provides guidance on scientific best practice in publication ethics and policy. Prior to joining the APS, Christina was a postdoc at NCI, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland. She received her B.S. in Biochemistry/minor in Bioethics at the University of Virginia and her Ph.D. in Molecular and Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan.
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Erika Ginsburg, MA, Scientific Program Analyst for NCI and Managing Editor, NIH Fellows Editorial Board
As a Scientific Program Analyst within NCI’s Center for Cancer Training, Erika takes her passion for training and mentorship to manage career development programs for trainees. She is the Managing Editor for the NIH Fellows Editorial Board (FEB), which offers NIH and FDA fellows training and editorial experience by providing editorial service to fellows’ scientific documents. She received her undergraduate training in Biophysics and Microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh, her Master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University in Science/Medical Writing, and holds a Master’s Certificate in Biotechnology Management from the University of Maryland University College.

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Kathryn Partin, PhD, Senior Advisor for Research Integrity, NIH Office of Intramural Research
Kathy Partin was appointed as the Senior Advisor for Research Integrity in the NIH Office of Intramural Research in 2018. She earned her undergraduate degree in History from the University of Michigan, and her doctorate in Microbiology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She completed postdoctoral training at Duke University studying Pathophysiology of HIV and the NIH National Institute of Child Health studying Neurophysiology. After having been in academia for twenty years at Colorado State University, she served as the Director of the HHS Office of Research Integrity from 2015-2018.

TRAINING SESSION, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Identifying Scientifically Sound Journals for Publication
Learn resources for narrowing down your choice of target journals and, especially, how to recognize questionable journals. Instructor: Cindy Clark.

In-person seating is first-come, first-seated, so arrive early. The webinar will be accessible to NIH and HHS staff, and to HHS Libraries Consortium members. Register online for in-person seating or the WebEx. (Please use your .gov email address when registering.) For more information, contact Cindy Clark at Cindy.Clark@nih.gov.

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