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Archive for December, 2007

NIH Deposit Mandate Becomes Law

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

If you are funded by NIH grants, this applies to your future publications. From the Alliance for Taxpayer Access press release: PUBLIC ACCESS MANDATE MADE LAW President Bush signs omnibus appropriations bill, including National Institutes of Health research access provision Washington, D.C. – December 26, 2007 – President Bush has signed into law the Consolidated […]

New Review Book for Pathology

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Congratulations to Drs. Bruce Fenderson and Raphael Rubin on their new book: Lippincott’s Review of Pathology: Illustrated Interactive Q & A This 5-star book (Doody’s Review rating) raises the bar in pathology review! As a testing resource, it provides the most up-to-date, clinically relevant review of pathology available. It guides students through the vast amount of pathology […]

Nature Publishing Group to Publish Genomes using Creative Commons

Monday, December 17th, 2007

From the press release: Nature Publishing Group (NPG) announced today that is introducing a Creative Commons license for original research articles publishing the primary sequence of an organism’s genome for the first time in any of the Nature journals. The Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license will enable researchers to freely share and adapt […]

Progress in Open Access

Monday, December 17th, 2007

Aside from the on-going legislative wrangling over self-archiving rights for authors, there is good news on the publishing side for open access (OA) advocates.  More and more journals are either adopting fully open publishing models, or are allowing free access to individual articles.   Recent examples: Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Chooses Open Access over Subscription […]

Scopus Adds Collaborative Tool

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Scopus has joined the Web 2.0 world with the introduction of 2collab, a new and free collaborative research tool that enables researchers or students to share bookmarks, references or any linked materials with their peers and colleagues. You can share, collaborate and discuss resources either in private groups or openly with the wider scientific community. A 2collab […]

New Atlas of Blood Cell Morphology

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

Congratulations to Drs. Gene L. Gulati and Jaime Caro on their new book: Blood Cells: An Atlas of Morphology with Clinical Relevance It is the best reference resource on blood cell morphology, intended for use by students, teachers and practioners of hematology/hematopathology at all levels.  Published by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP Press), the $125 Atlas is available […]

Welcome to Jefferson Center for InterProfessional Education (JCIPE)

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

Please take a moment to visit the Jefferson Center for InterProfessional Education (JCIPE), newly established in 2007 (http://jeffline.jefferson.edu/JCIPE/). “JCIPE is dedicated to improving patient care through implementing and evaluating patient-centered, interprofessional education throughout the Thomas Jefferson University curriculum.  This includes preclinical/didactic education, clinical simulation, and clinical education within highly effective team-care settings working with our […]

JAMA Offers Weekly Videos for Consumers

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

Did you know? JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association,  produces a weekly video report now available online at