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Welcome to Darnall Medical Library: Publication & Research Visibility

Providing quality information and services to support the readiness and care of the Uniformed Services and their families.

Manuscript Coaching Lab

Dr. Lyubov Tmanova holds a coaching lab each Thursday to provide walk-in consultation on manuscript writing, journal selection, authorship, manuscript submission, copyright issues, and public access policy compliance.
Dr. Tmanova is also available by appointment by calling 301-319-2475.

Manuscript Coaching Lab
Thursdays 1200 - 1400
Darnall Medical Library
Bldg 1, Room 3458

Reference Management Tools

Reference management tools include AMA and APA citations styles; however, at times you may need to consult the official AMA Manual of Style or the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Lyubov Tmanova is also available to answer your questions.

Citation Style Guides

Most citation styles are included in bibliographic management tools such as EndNote and Mendeley; however, information on citing government documents and legal citations may not be thorough. Users may need to consult the links below. For more-complex citation questions, consult
Dr. Lyubov Tmanova.

Selected Research Impact Resources

Various analytical methods, techniques, research indicators, and other measures can be applied to evaluate the impact of biomedical research and publications.


There are often questions about how to determine authorship and how to sequence authors in scholarly works. Many publishers follow the authorship criteria of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors

  • Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work.
  • Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content.
  • Approving the final version to be published.
  • Accepting accountability addressing and resolving any issues about integrity of the work.

Author Disambiguation


Are you listed as "Andrews JM" in PubMed? Wow! You have 500 citations and have been publishing since 1926! Of course, you probably have not been that prolific; there is more than one researcher with the name "Andrews JM". When searching databases, how is one "Andrews JM" distinguished from another? This is the issue of author disambiguation. ORCID is a method of author  disambiguation that is gaining popularity.

ORCID provides a researcher with a unique identifier that distinguishes him or her from other researchers in the scientific community.  Registration is free and simple, and your ORCID identifier can be linked across different databases such as Web of Science and Scopus. Linking in PubMed is in development.

Ask Dr. Tmanova about ORCID and other methods to make your research more visible.

NIH Public Access Policy

According to the NIH Public Access Policy, researchers receiving funding from the form National Institutes of Health (NIH) are required to submit an electronic version of their final, peer-reviewed manuscript(s) to the National Library of Medicine's PubMed Central no later than 12 months after the official date of publication. Information on applicability, consequences of non-compliance, and methods of submission is below.

Selected Books

Contact Us

Lyubov Tmanova, DVM, MLIS, MS
Biomedical Research Librarian
Building 1, Room 3458
Phone: 301-319-2475

DoD Submission Requirements

The federal government has implemented wide initiatives to foster access to federally-funded for the general advancement of science. DoD Instruction 3200.12 requires all results, regardless of outcome, of DoD R&E and studies efforts sponsored in whole or in part by the DoD, are documented and sent to the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC). This includes any combination of journal articles, technical reports, technical papers, or other types of scientific and technical data.

Submit your final peer-reviewed manuscript to DTIC online using the Enterprise Content Management System (ECMS).

Open-Access Publication

To encourage the free dissemination of research which is often stifled by high journal subscription costs, the scientific and library communities often encourage researchers to publish in Open Access (OA) journals. OA resources are peer-reviewed scholarly resources that are free to access and are freely reproducible with proper acknowledge and citation. 

Darnall Medical Library | Walter Reed NMMC | Building 1, Room 3458 | 8955 Wood Road | Bethesda, MD 20889 | 301-295-1184/85 | Open Monday-Friday, 0700-1730

Computer Annex | Building 6, Room 1369 | 301-319-8856 | Open Monday-Friday, 0930-1600

After-hours access to the library is available to WRNMMC Staff via the CDO at 301-295-4611.