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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recently decided to use Scopus Custom Data to drive its innovation strategy. Recently I had an opportunity to talk to Hiroyuki Tomizawa, the principal administrator in the Economic Analysis and Statistics Division of the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry at the OECD, about the OECD’s new strategy. Following are some of his thoughts.
 

Iris Kisjes: Tell me a little about the OECD’s background.

Visualizing Research Performance

Neal Katz, Elsevier | Dec 30, 2011

Today’s academic institutions are continuously looking for ways to improve their standing as world-class research bodies. Gaining a leadership position in research helps institutions recruit and maintain high-quality research staff. This, in turn, helps institutions compete for grant money.

What service allows you to select from thousands of STM journal titles and tick the ones you’re interested in, so you can receive from one source freely available tables of contents from your favorite journals? The answer is ticTOCs — Journal Tables of Contents Service, which provides TOCs from about half the currently published STM journals.

By providing access to the most recent TOCs of over 11,000 scholarly journals from more than 400 publishers, including Elsevier, ticTOCs helps users stay current with the most recent issues of journals covering a wide range of subjects.

Talking with a library lobbyist about “selling the library”

Jason Kramer, New York State Higher Education Initiative Chrysanne Lowe, Corporate Brand Elsevier | Jan 23, 2012

Earlier this year, I had the great pleasure of meeting Jason Kramer, the executive director for the New York State Higher Education Initiative, an association of the state's public and private academic and research libraries. Jason brings a skillset not often taught in library school and a practical perspective on growing the impact and influence of libraries in today’s society.

— Chrysanne Lowe, Vice President, Global Customer Marketing, Elsevier, San Diego, CA, USA

 

Updated as of July 23, 2015

Ever wondered what "Non Solus" means in the Elsevier logo? 

Dear Library and Information Science Colleagues,

It is a great pleasure to offer introductory comments for this new edition of “How to Get Published in LIS Journals: A Practical Guide.” As I began to think about what to write, I was struck by the subtitle “a practical guide.” Indeed, much of what might seem mysterious to authors seeking to contribute to the library literature is simply practical.

Preparing a manuscript for publication is a multi-faceted and, sometimes, anxiety-ridden task. Tips presented here should help you keep track of issues you need to think about and complete your work successfully.

At each stage of your writing, there are elements to have in place as you plan to submit your manuscript to a journal. For simplicity’s sake, we have grouped the elements into three categories: developing your project, manuscript organization and components, and technical preparation.

Developing Your Project

You have a finished draft of your article. Now you’re puzzling over which journal to submit it to. Fortunately, the research you did for your literature review can provide guidance as to which journals publish articles related to your topic. You can also identify likely journals through Ulrich’s International Periodicals Directory, then browse recent issues (or their online tables of contents) to pinpoint journals covering topics similar to yours.

Then ask five questions about each journal you’re considering.

It can be a daunting task to try to publish when you’re new to any profession and I think this is especially true for newly-minted librarians. Typically, LIS programs don’t emphasize research and writing as much as other fields. The simplest advice that I can pass along to you is to start small and think big.

Writing and editing are dynamic, creative processes. At some point both author and editor must release the finished product and submit to the production process (more copyediting, proofing, and queries). To offer the best manuscript possible, keep in mind the following points.

Surround yourself with current reference resources.