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Focus on Publishing for Science and Engineering

Last week Researcher Development ran a Focus on Publishing Day for the College of Science and Engineering.

The day covered topics such as the publishing landscape, open access, research data, how to write for journals and talks from specific publishers about their publishing process.

If you weren't able to attend then here are some resources you might find useful:

Advice from PublishersHow to write for technical periodicals and conferences (Free 32 page PDF guide from IEEE)Tips on writing an article - How to get published! - from Springer10 tips for writing a truly terrible journal article - from ElsevierElsevier also have a whole section - Improve your knowledge and skills in publishing academic research - including free interactive training courses and online lectures.English Communication for Scientists - from Nature Education, includes a section on writing scientific papers. You will find plenty of other advice on publisher and learned society websites under their instructions…

How to use SNL for financial research

Following the successful demonstration of Mergent Online, we have another database for you this week: SNL. SNL is a global financial database providing news, macroeconomic data and financials and analytics of banks and insurance companies. It replaces Bankscope, the database we previously used for this area. The data in SNL would be of interest for anyone researching finance, banking or insurance.There will be two demonstrations of the new database SNL on  Wednesday 22nd February Session 1: 12.00 – 1.00 University Library IT Room 1 Session 2: 1.30 - 2.30.University Library IT Room 1 There is an opportunity to do some hands-on practice in these sessions as well receiving tailored support. If you would like to attend please contact Andrew Dunn with your details and any training requests. For more information on how to use and register for SNL follow this link:

Upcoming Events: Publishing with IEEE, Doctoral Writing Group and database demos

Publishing with IEEE Are you thinking of publishing, or not sure where best to submit your manuscript? The IEEE has more than 175 journals covering a broad spectrum of engineering and technology areas plus open access options.
This practical workshop will talk through how to find the right journal/conference to submit to, overview of the process and some helpful tips to help give your paper the best chance of acceptance.
This session will cover:

An introduction and why publish with the IEEEChoosing the best fit periodical or conference for your researchPreparing the manuscriptSubmitting the articleReview processWhat editors look forWhy a paper may be rejectedIEEE Open Access Publishing (including university support available)Common best practices and errors when writing a paperTools and resources to help authors
Talk by Julia Stockdale All University of Leicester PGRs and researcher welcome.

Thu 16 February 2017, 14:30 – 15:30, Charles Wilson City Lou…

Using BrowZine to get journal content alerts

BrowZine is a new mobile- friendly way to search and manage journals. You can use it through our Library search, or you can download the BrowZine app. Using BrowZine to stay up to dateYou can use BrowZine in several ways. The one we'll focus on here is to get alerts about new content published in journals. Note: this only works if you are using the App version.

Enter the BrowZine App. On the homepage, you will see the search bar on the left hand side. Use this to find journals you are interested in. 

Choose the "Add to My Bookshelf" button when viewing a journal to add that title to My Bookshelf. You will be asked to login at this point - so create a personal account with BrowZine if you haven't already done so. 
You can then organize My Bookshelf by moving the journals between multiple "shelves" and "bookcases". In future the app will display red bubbles indicating that you have new articles available in that journal.

And that's all you have to …