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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 dates and times will have someone there to assist you:

7/22 3:00-4:30 PM Medical Library computer area Farmington Hills 

Limited to 7.  Please contact Medical Library to register, 947-521-8434

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

BMJ Case Reports

BMJ Case Reports -- http://casereports.bmj.com/

  • 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 diane.piskorowski@beaumont.org to obtain the institutional codes necessary.

Hindawi Journals

Beaumont has an institutional license with the Hindawi Journals which covers the submission fee.  You must use your Beaumont email address when submitting your manuscript. 

A complete list of the Hindawi Journals -- https://www.hindawi.com/journals/

The Hindawi submission page for authors -- https://mts.hindawi.com/login/.  You will need to create an account.  You must register with your Beaumont email address in order to be considered for our institutional subscription. 

Contact Diane Piskorowski for further information - diane.piskorowski@beaumont.org.

Finding a Journal in Which to Publish

  • Journal / Author Name Estimator (JANE)

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 -- http://beaumont-farmington-hills.libguides.com/library/home,  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,  diane.piskorowski@beaumont.org.

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 biostat@beaumont.org with a Job Request Form

Further information can be found at http://www.beaumont.edu/biostatistics

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.