Tuesday, October 21, 2014

How to Publish in Academic Journals - Talks in October to November 2014

The Library is pleased to arrange three talks on "How to Publish in Academic Journals" for researchers and postgraduate students in October and November 2014. Taylor & Francis, BioMed Central and The Chinese University Press will offer the following talks:

Publishing in Academic Journals: Tips to help you succeed
October 22, 2014 (Wed) 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Taylor & Francis, one of the world's leading publishers of scholarly journals in Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Science and Technology will offer advice on structuring of manuscript, choosing the right journal to send it to and guidance and development for authors.

Topics covered:
  • How you can present your manuscript in the best possible light?
  • Which is the correct journal for your manuscript?
  • What are the common reasons why a manuscript is rejected?
  • How you can avoid some of the common pitfalls?
  • How to optimize citations to your article?
  • Open access publishing
  • Guidance and development for authors
Speaker: Ms. Lyndsey Dixon, Journals Publisher, Taylor & Francis

Publishing in Biology and Medicine Open Access Journals

November 6, 2014 (Thu) 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
BioMed Central is a leading open access publisher with a portfolio of over 260 peer-reviewed journals spanning all areas of biology, biomedicine and medicine. This presentation will offer advice on how to prepare a manuscript for submission, how to choose an appropriate journal, what is open access publishing and what BioMed Central has to offer.
Topics covered:
  • What editors and reviewers look for in a manuscript
  • Choosing a biomedicine journal
  • Things to consider before submission
  • Publication ethics
  • Open access publishing
  • BioMed Central
Speaker: Dr. Maria Kowalczuk, Deputy Biology Editor, BioMed Central

Publishing with The Chinese University Press: Academic Journals and Books

November 18, 2014 (Tue) 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Chinese University Press (CUP) is a world-renowned publisher devoted to China and Hong Kong studies, located right on CUHK campus. As a bilingual scholarly publisher, CUP publishes books of a diverse array of academic disciplines, with a particular focus on Humanities and Social Sciences. It also publishes a number of academic journals, including The China Review, an SSCI English journal. This talk is arranged to share with faculty members and postgraduate students insiders' tips about how to get journal articles and book manuscripts published.

Topics covered:
  • Preparation before submitting your research paper
  • How to find the most suitable publisher/journal?
  • How to make a submission stand out?
  • Insiders' view on the peer-review process
  • How to respond to a "Revise and Resubmit"?
  • What happens after a manuscript has been accepted?
  • Understanding the copyright policies of your publications
Dr. Ying Lin, Managing Editor of CUP and Executive Editor of The China Review
Dr. Minlei Ye, Acquisition Editor of CUP and Assistant Editor of The China Review

User Education Room 1, G/F University Library

Friday, October 10, 2014

Library Workshops on Clinical Medicine Research (October 2014)

The Li Ping Medical Library has arranged with vendors to provide training sessions on the following clinical medicine research databases in October 2014.

Program 1: Database Searching for Evidence-Based Medicine

This workshop will focus on the techniques for locating materials of evidence-based medicine and practice using the databases Ovid MEDLINE, EMBASE and EBM Reviews. You will learn how to effectively use evidence-based medicine filters to find evaluated research evidence.

Date: Oct 27, 2014 (Monday)

Time: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Speaker: Mr. Allan Finn, Senior Training Manager, Wolters Kluwer Health & Medical Research

Language: English

Venue: Computer Lab, Li Ping Medical Library, 2/F, Lui Che Woo Clinical Sciences Building, Prince of Wales Hospital

2: MEDLINE: Basic to Advanced Techniques

MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's premier database of citations from over 5,600 biomedical journals. In this workshop, you will learn the essential skills for effectively searching Ovid MEDLINE, including developing a search strategy, using Medical Subject Headings, applying limiters to effectively enhance your search.

Date: Oct 28, 2014 (Tuesday)

Time: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Speaker: Mr. Allan Finn, Senior Training Manager, Wolters Kluwer Health & Medical Research

Language: English

Venue: Multi-Purpose Room 1, 1/F University Library

Registration: Complete the Online Registration Form
Enquiries: 2632-2459 or mel@lib.cuhk.edu.hk

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Neuroscientists won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Medicine

The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is awarded to John O’Keefe, and the married couple May-Britt Moser, and Edvard I. Moser on 6 October 2014, for their discovery of an “inner GPS” in the brain that enables our navigation of ways through a complex environment, demonstrating a cellular basis for higher cognitive function.

Read the key publications:
O'Keefe J, Dostrovsky J. The hippocampus as a spatial map. Preliminary evidence from unit activity in the freely-moving rat. Brain Research. 1971;34(1):171-175. doi:10.1016/0006-8993(71)90358-1
O´Keefe J. Place units in the hippocampus of the freely moving rat. Experimental Neurology. 1976;51(1):78-109. doi:10.1016/0014-4886(76)90055-8
Hafting T, Fyhn M, Molden S, Moser MB, Moser EI. Microstructure of spatial map in the entorhinal cortex. Nature. 2005;436(7052):801-806. doi:10.1038/nature03721
Sargolini F, Fyhn M, Hafting T, McNaughton BL, Witter MP, Moser MB, Moser EI. Conjunctive representation of position, direction, and velocity in the entorhinal cortex. Science. 2006;312(5774):758-762. doi:10.1126/science.1125572