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Scholarly Communications at Georgia Southern University

Resources and services to support faculty and graduate students' scholarly work from conception to publication and promotion

Celebrate Open Education (March 2020)

  • Open Education Week is March 2-6, 2020 (
    Open Education Week is a global event that seeks to raise awareness of free and open sharing in education and the benefits they bring to teachers and learners. 

    Open Education Week


Research News & Updates

  • Create or Update Your NIH or NSF Biosketch Using SciENcv 
    SciENcv is a system for creating and updating your NIH or NSF biosketch. Using SciENcv to manage your profiles will save you time now and in the future due to its many automated features:
    • Integrates  with your ORCiD  ID. For more, see this short video (3:42).
    • Pulls in profile information if you already have a profile in eRA Commons.
    • Uploads your publications from My NCBI’s My Bibliography or through an ORCID account.
    • Allows you to create several different versions of your profile by reusing information previously entered.

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Why create more than one profile? You may want to change your biosketch to reflect special expertise or knowledge that you bring to a specific award.  You can change your general profile statement or your contributions to science, showing how your expertise and experiences meet the aims of the new awards proposal. To use the online biosketch, you will need to have a My NCBI account. If you have not set one up, but you have an NIH/eRA Commons account, please select that option when registering.

You can access SciENcv through My NCBI

  • My NCBI home page – select the link on the bottom on the right
  • My Bibliography - select the link on the top bar

You may also go directly to the SciENcv Website

  • Sign in directly using your My NCBI account (top right hand corner)
  • Tutorials and FAQs available


  • The University of California and PLOS announce an OA partnership
    On February 19, the nonprofit, open access (OA) publisher Public Library of Science (PLOS) and the University of California (UC) announced a transformational agreement that will make UC researchers’ path to publication in PLOS journals easier. Read more from Library Journal Academic Newswire.

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Library Resources & Services

  • Cabells Whitelist AND Blacklist are now available from the Libraries. Cabells (Whitelist & Blacklist) helps researchers find the right academic journal to publish their research. The Whitelist maintains current information on active calls for papers, submission guidelines, submission contact information, e-mail addresses, websites, information about time to review/press, impact factors, and more. The Blacklist analyzes over 60 behavioral indicators to keep the community aware of the growing threats and to keep academia protected from exploitative operations. For more information, see the Cabells FAQ.

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  • Do you have questions about iThenticateiThenticate is a tool for faculty researchers to check their unpublished manuscripts for citation errors and potential similarity to other published works.  See this brief overview of what it is and how to use it. Contact your Library Liaison for assistance in setting up an account and running reports. Also, visit the Office of Research Integrity page on iThenticate for documentation and training videos.

  • Do you follow any particular journals? Create and manage journal alerts for Proquest or EBSCO (see also this short video). 

ICPSR News & Updates


Georgia Southern University is a member institution of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).