Archive for December, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

National Christmas Tree, 2012

This is a reminder AWRA offices will be closed from this Friday through the end of the year. Ever dedicated, Susan probably will log in a couple of times to deal with any emergencies. I’m trying to empty my work queues now and will try to keep up with anything that arises.

Have a happy and safe holiday season!

Effects of apocalypse

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Very funny spoof article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal: “The Mayan Doomsday’s effect on survival outcomes in clinical trials.” I love their titles: “Mostly true background,” “Stuff we did,” “Stuff we found out,” etc.

Since we can presume ScholarOne will survive mankind’s extinction, it is imperative all reviewers submit their work by December 21. Otherwise, your zombie descendants will get dunning emails in perpetuity.

ORCID is coming to ScholarOne

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

A while back, I expressed my support for the Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) initiative.  We now are taking the first steps to implement that system. If you are registered with our ScholarOne system, you soon will be getting an email from Wiley inviting you to obtain an ORCID id and to include it in your ScholarOne information. While registration currently is optional, I urge you to do so. (You also might want to check with your employer or institution, to see if other registration policies apply.)

We will be working with our production folks to incorporate ORCID id’s (where provided) into the author information sections of the manuscript and website. These changes may not become apparent immediately, but I want you to know the process is starting.

Mobile access

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

The Scholarly Kitchen has a good article on mobile access to journals. Many of you read JAWRA on a university or institutional subscription. Typically, this works fine as long as you are on campus and accessing JAWRA via the university’s network. The Wiley Library identifies your IP address as a subscriber, and all the locks open.

But, what happens when you’re off campus, say at a meeting, and you need to look up an article? The hotel’s network won’t be recognized as a subscriber. The same goes if you try to access JAWRA via your mobile phone — don’t laugh, that capability is coming down the pike.

The Scholarly Kitchen’s article doesn’t mention it, but JAWRA readers have another option: Become a member of AWRA! AWRA members get complete online access to JAWRA via their user name and password, any time, anywhere. Carry your virtual library wherever you go!