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Beaumont Farmington Hills Medical Library: Authors and Publishing

Scholarly Activity and Resources

This guide includes information relating to all aspects of writing and publishing scholarly research paper,  journal articles and more. It was created by the librarians at Dearborn with changes made for our users at Farmington Hills.

Beaumont IRB Information

IRB Workshop Sessions:

The IRB work sessions are available for researchers to enter a new IRB application or complete any IRB form in the IRB electronic submission system called iMedRIS.  There is no formal education or power point.  This is a hands-on work session entering your study information into iMedRIS.  Anyone is welcome at any of the IRB work sessions.  Please contact the IRB office at 248-551-0662 with any questions.

The following date and time will have someone there to assist you:

Beaumont Farmington Hills Medical Library, on Monday, October 14 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Seating is limited. Please contact the Library at 947-521-8434 or to register.

Other available dates and locations:

9/19 at 5:00 PM -Classroom #4 first floor, Royal Oak Administration Bldg.

10/2 at 5:00 PM – Classroom #2 first floor, Royal Oak Administration Bldg.

10/11 at noon - Classroom #2 first floor, Royal Oak Administration Bldg.

10/14 at 3:00 PM- Library Farmington, A&E Building, library phone # 947-521-8434

10/30 at 5:00 PM – Classroom #2 first floor, Royal Oak Administration Bldg.

11/7 at 5:00 PM -  Classroom #2 first floor, Royal Oak Administration Bldg.

11/20 at 5:00 PM – Classroom #2 first floor, Royal Oak Administration Bldg.


Lynne Paul, RN, MSN CIP
Beaumont Health Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Clinical Research Administrative Nurse Manager
248-551-0662 general IRB number

Beaumont Clinical Research Database

Here is a think to the Beaumont Clinical Research Database. Any Beaumont-affiliated individual can login and use it. Access is by using your Beaumont credentials.

The database contains information from 4th quarter 2016 through the end of 2018.

Click on the "Documentation" tab for the User Manual, training videos and further information about this database.

If you have any questions about the CRDB, you can contact Barb Scott at 248-551-7366 or She works in the Beaumont Research Institute located at Royal Oak.

IRB approval is not required before searching the Beaumont Clinical Research Database.

BMJ Case Reports

BMJ Case Reports --

  • For Beaumont residents, fellows and physicians, Beaumont has an institutional license with BMJ Case Reports; any Beaumont-affiliated individual can submit a manuscript for publication free of charge.  You must use your Beaumont email address.

BMJ Case Reports -- Instructions for Authors

BMJ Case Reports -- User Guide

BMJ Case Reports - FAQs 

BMJ Author Hub

Contact Diane Piskorowski at to obtain the institutional codes necessary.

Hindawi Journals

Hindawi Journals has discontinued the Institutional Membership Program. Any manuscript submitted after September 1, 2019 will be subject to an article processing fee invoiced to the author

A complete list of the Hindawi Journals --

For information about the Hindawi membership discontinuation, contact Janet Zimmerman at


How the Medical Library Can Support Your Scholarly Activity

The Beaumont-Farmington Hills Medical Library has a number of resources and services to support your scholarly activity (QI posters, preparing an abstract for a conference, submitting a manuscript for publication, etc.): 

  • Run a literature search for you to determine what has been published on your subject.
  • Provide the PDFs of journal articles with an incredibly fast turnaround time.
  • Set up a monthly literature search so you will be notified of the newly published articles on your topic(s) or in your favorite journals.
  • The Medical Library web site --,  which is accessible both on-site and remotely. 
  • Mobile resources that can be accessed from your smart phone or tablet.
  • Provide one-on-one assistance on using the appropriate evidence-based databases.
  • We have copies of the EndNote reference management software available, ideal for managing references and preparing manuscripts for publication.  We can also provide assistance with using this software.  There is also EndNote Basic, which is a free web-based bibliographic management program. 
  • Verify the citations for your bibliography.
  • Obtain copyright clearance for items used in a manuscript.
  • Identify the appropriate journals for you to submit for publication.
  • Assist you with submitting your manuscript for publication

Contact the Beaumont-Farmington Hills Medical Library at 947-521-8434,

Beaumont Health -- Statistical Assistance

Did you know that the Beaumont Health Research Institute offers assistance with your statistical needs?  They provide services for design and analysis of human, animal, and laboratory/bench research studies.  They are located at 3911 Thirteen Mile Road in the TSB Trailer on the far west side of the Royal Oak Campus.

They have three biostatisticians with postgraduate degrees to assist you.  They will meet with individuals who plan to submit an abstract or journal manuscript.  They will discuss study design, research questions and setting up the database.  Submit your data at least 3 weeks in advance of your projected deadline to allow for the turnaround time.  Please be aware that a project will need IRB approval if it involves data from patients. 

To request a meeting, email with a Job Request Form

Further information can be found at

Services from the Beaumont Farmington Hills Medical Library

Create Your Citations Easily!

Use one of these citation creator web sites to correctly and easily format your citations:

Think. Check. Submit

Think.  Check.  Submit. 

This web site helps researchers identify trusted journals for their research.

Finding a Journal in Which to Publish

  • Journal / Author Name Estimator (JANE)