Our resource of the month in May was a collection of tools to help at various stages of the publication process. We asked for recommendations via Twitter and our comments board in the library, as well as suggesting a range of resources of our own.
Our first recommendation is programs for collaborative writing and editing, to help with version control if you have multiple coauthors — don't rely on emailing copies of Word documents around, as this can lead to different authors editing different versions of the document.
— Cambridge Medical Library (@cam_med_lib) May 7, 2019
Next up was Think, Check, Submit — a tool to help researchers look out for red flags that might be the sign of a predatory publisher.
This week we're recommending Think, Check, Submit (@thinkchecksub) – a great website to help highlight things to look out for if you want to avoid predatory publishers: https://t.co/xLIbItrSP4 #ResourceOfTheMonth
— Cambridge Medical Library (@cam_med_lib) May 21, 2019
Finally we highlighted SHERPA RoMEO, which is a resource which helps you find out a publisher or journal’s Open Access and self-archiving policies. This can be extremely important when selecting a journal or journals in which to publish.
Today we're looking at resources to help you pick the right journal. SHERPA/RoMEO helps you find out a journal's Open Access and self-archiving policy — essential if your funder requires all your publications to be Open Access. https://t.co/4lxI62kxIq
— Cambridge Medical Library (@cam_med_lib) May 28, 2019
Do be sure to follow the Medical Library on Twitter for more resources every month — and we love to hear your suggestions too!