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Scientific Initiative: Publication

This library guide lists the standards and guidelines of academic ethics, plagiarism, research integrity, open access publication, copyright and intellectual property rights, and academic publication. Note: library guide in design phase and new information is added. 

  Publication Initiative


Improve article publication and ethics of academic publication.


Enhance the understanding of ethical principles of communicating clinical research, academic publication ethics, intellectual property, and copyright. 



Dr. Tmanova, MLIS, MS, DVM
Informationist, Darnall Medical Library
Assistant Professor in Radiology and Radiological Sciences
F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine

Publication Initiative is an initiative established in 2015 to enhance the scholarly publication and ethics of academic publication. This initiative was designed to help clinicians, and residents select a journal for publication, educate on scholarly publication ethics, open access publication, and publication process.

Consultation and lectures on article publication and data communication are offered.  


Consultations on article publication and data communication are provided to scientists. The search and background analysis of journal are conducted to identify 10 journals taking to attention the scientists criteria for selecting the journal. Journal analysis report include information on journal scope, IF, journal reviewing and publication timeline, authors guidelines and standards, and scientist's criteria. 

Article Publication - on article publication process. The scope of consultation is:

  • authorship guidelines and standards
  • research integrity 
  • Open Access
  • publication repositories 
  • military publication guidelines 
  • Copyright and Intellectual Property
  • Research Impact
  • article publication process (guidelines and standards, journal analysis, and journal selection)  
  • article writing 

To request a consultation on article publication, please, submit a consultation request Scientific Writing

Data Communication - on communicating a study data in the article, conference talks, and presentation. The scope of consultation is:

  • understanding and interpreting the data
  • principles of data communication
  • information visualization
  • designing the scientific story 

To request consultation on data communication, please, contact Systematic Review Coordinator, Dr. Tmanova

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

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