Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Thursday, December 23, 2010
As a result, any AUB Faculty who wants to publish an article in any of the BMC Journals will be granted a 15% discount on the Article Processing Charges for any primary research that is accepted for publication.
Monday, July 5, 2010
This model benefits the authors and the readers as well: the availability for free gives the publication a much larger audience and hence usually results in a greater impact, and the readers benefit from finding the full-text of the article for free and having the article easily accessed.
SML also encourages local medical/scientific journal publishers to be published as open access. This with time might result in higher impact for both the journal and its authors.
Monday, April 12, 2010
SML Reference Librarian did a search on April 9, 2010 (click here to see the search strategy) on Web of Science (WoS) & Scopus for the papers written by an AUB author and indexed in these two databases. Then, the search results were sorted by the number of citations each publication got, and the highest 16 documents were selected.
An identical search was repeated for the last ten years (2000 – 2010) and the highest 16 cited AUB papers were selected. Click below to see the most highly cited AUB papers.*
* Please note that these lists, retrieved from Scopus and WoS, include ONLY papers that were written by AUB Authors while they were actually working at AUB, AND provided they have indicated their AUB affiliation address in the published papers.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
What better way to inform the AUB community about the treasures of the Saab Medical Library (SML) other than by having an open day? And that's exactly what the staff of SML did on Tuesday October 20, 2009 from 12:00 to 6:00 pm. The staff set up in the lobby of the SML with tables stacked with delicious snacks and gifts such as two Samsung Digital Cameras, six art books, two MP3 players, five mugs, and five calculators. But of course these gifts were not won without any effort; the students that attended the event were challenged with medical information retrieval questions and about the SML library and its resources. If the students were able to correctly answer the questions, their names were placed in the draw for one of the many prizes.
So what are the SML treasures? Basically it's a three-in-one treasure of Quality Resources (such as a wide variety of e-journals and e-books, a user friendly homepage, remote access and access to the best medical and health databases available), Professional Help (from an excellent team that answers information queries, helps with literature searches, accessing hard to find articles, citation management and the Lebanese Corner, gives consultation on publishing, and offers live classes and web-based tutorials) and finally the Physical Facility itself (which will soon undergo renovation).
According to Aida Farha, the Information Specialist and Hilda Nassar, the Medical Librarian, "The event was a success because it attracted both professors, physicians and students, and they really enjoyed answering the questions and learning more about SML."
At 5:30 pm a draw took place to select the winners of the prizes, and they were: Amrou Hajjar, Samer El Dika, Sarah Assaf, Ghassan Afram, Georges Fidawi, Yumna Maalouf, Marwan Atallah, Cleo Youssef Massad, Fadi Maalouf, Solandia Saab, Nemr Muallem, Salah Zeindine, Elie Harmouche, Zeinab Saleh, Sarah Karam, Marwan Bakhach, Edward El Asmar, Mohamad Bashir Abiad, Racha Abou Chahine and last but not least, Lina Jbara. Congratulations to all! The gifts were graciously donated by Levant Distributors, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, and the event was supported by the Medical Dean's Office.
From News Highlights
Author: Lina Jbara, Office of Communications, AUB
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Discover the Treasure @SML
discover the embedded treasure
Tuesday October 20, 2009
12:00 noon – 6:00 pm
Also you can win any of these valuable prizes!!!
We look forward to seeing you there…