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Beyond Impact Factor: How do I know which journal to publish in?

30 June 2017 - 12:04pm by Melissa Funaro


When researchers consider where to submit an article, they often consider a journal’s impact factor.  The impact factor is a measure of the frequency an average article has been cited in a particular year. However, some journals, such as those not indexed by Thompson Reuters’ Journal Citation Report (JCR), or journals with less than three years of publication, will not have an impact factor.  Another option to view journal level impact is Scopus’s serials comparison tool lists the journals CiteScore, and various other journal metrics such as SNIP and SJR. In addition, Scopus can provide you with article-level information such as how many times an article has been cited by other articles. 

You can access Scopus through the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library’s home page:

For more information on journal-level metrics of impact, check out this video tutorial. For a series of video tutorials related to this topic click here.

Book Swap! Oct. 3-14th, 2016

30 September 2016 - 10:09am by Melissa Funaro

The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library is hosting a Book Swap from October 3rd to October 7th14th, 2017.

Bring a book, leave a book.....

This event is coordinated by the Library Staff Association (LiSA) as part of Yale Celebrate Sustainability week.

Finn Fridays are back in 2016

15 January 2016 - 11:02am by Melissa Funaro

Finn the Therapy Dog will return this semester. Starting Friday, January 29th he will resume his regular schedule. Come take a break from 12pm-2pm and visit Finn and his friend Krista Knudson in the library foyer.

Note: Finn will be on vacation: February 12, March 11, 18, and 25.

Finn #2 Sunday Schedule

15 November 2015 - 5:06pm by Melissa Funaro

Take a break and come visit Finn #2, our second certified therapy dog. Pamela McKenna will be bringing her furry friend Finn to the Library foyer from 3-4 pm, on the following Sundays, until the end of 2015:

  • Sunday, 11/22
  • Sunday, 12/13
  • Sunday, 1/17
  • Sunday, 1/31

New Self-Checkout Machine

8 October 2015 - 7:33pm by Melissa Funaro

The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library has a self-checkout machine!

The machine is located in the Information Room, opposite the Information Desk.

How does it work? Scan your Yale University ID Card and then scan the materials you wish to check out. Make sure to show your receipt to the circulation staff before leaving the library.

*Please return books to the circulation desk or library drop-box after hours.

Give it a try today!

Image of Self-Checkout machine



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