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Formula One Racing – YES F1 – is helping to save babies. A great DATA STORY.

Formula One certainly gets a lot of bad press – especially in Melbourne! But here is a good news data story worth hearing (even if it is coming from the McLaren team). It is all about how the technology developed to monitor the slightest changes in data coming in from the F1 car during a race ensures a rapid response from the engineering team. Now with a car travelling at 240kph this split second response rate is really needed to ensure the safety of the F1 driver. Listen to Peter van Manen (McLaren Electronic Systems) on the TED video, explaining how small changes in data from neonatal monitoring in the clinical settings are being captured by adapting this same technology.


Bamboo: A registry of digital research tools

Bamboo DIRT is a registry of digital research tools that will be of use to many in the research community. Its purpose is to find and compare resources ranging from content management systems to music optical character recognition, and from statistical analysis packages to mindmapping software. Continue reading “Bamboo: A registry of digital research tools”

Compare submission criteria and acceptance times of over 3,500 medical journal

PubsHub: Journals & Congresses is a database of submission criteria for nearly 6,000 peer-reviewed medical journals and congresses. It gives users the ability to quickly evaluate, compare and analyse submission criteria for relevant journals and congresses, making it easier to find the most appropriate venue for your next article or presentation.
Continue reading “Compare submission criteria and acceptance times of over 3,500 medical journal”

SAGE Cases in Methodology

SAGE is looking to commission 500 original case studies in research methods. These should be short, original cases based on real research projects (past or ongoing). Such case studies should be between 2,000 and 5,000 words in length. The goal of the collection is to provide the international research community with practical examples of methods in action and research in action. These will be drawn from real research projects that can support teaching and learning in research methods.

For further information and contact details, see

EndNote X7 for Windows available.

The latest version of EndNote for Windows is available for students to download to their own personal computers from the University EndNote website. EndNote X7 for Windows provides full compatibility for Windows 8 and Office 2013 users.

See the University EndNote website to download and install. The installer is the standard EndNote installation provided by EndNote and has no pre-set preferences or additional styles. The download page includes information about obtaining the updated connection file and also includes an updated configuration guide.

EndNote X5 remains the Library supported version for 2013 and is the current installation for University-owned Windows computers running Windows 7/XP and Office 2010/2007/2003.

Enquiries to the UniMelb EndNote Support team.

2013 Edition of Journal Citation Reports available

The latest edition of the Journal Citation Reports from ISI Web of Knowledge is now available. This incorporates citation data from 2012. The JCR includes:

• More than 10,800 of the world’s most highly-cited,
peer-reviewed journals in 232 disciplines.
• Nearly 2,500 publishers and 83 countries represented.
• 379 journals receiving their first Journal Impact Factor.

Access to the JCR is available for university staff and students via the Library website:

Update to Online Search feature in EndNote for Library Catalogue

Due to recent upgrades to the University of Melbourne Library Catalogue, the current EndNote connection file that provides ‘Online searching’ of the Library Catalogue from within EndNote needs to be updated. To continue using this feature, you will need to install a new connection file.  The file and instructions are available on the Library’s EndNote support pages at:

You can also search the Library catalogue directly and then export records into Endnote.

Enquiries to the UniMelb EndNote Support team:

Research Impact Library Advisory Service (RILAS)

Applying for a grant? Need assistance with research publication impact metrics?

Do you know:
How often you are cited?
Where you are cited?
How to measure the impact of your output?
Journal impact measures for key journals?
Your h-index?

The University Library can assist researchers to determine the impact of their publications and other research outputs for grant applications and academic promotions. The service preferably requires two-weeks delivery time. For more information see


Find a journal for your paper – new Elsevier journal finder tool

Elsevier’s new Journal Finder tool is now live in BETA version. How does it work?
Authors enter their paper title, abstract and/or keywords and the tool creates a list of Elsevier journals that match the topic of their article. Results can be ordered by impact factor, acceptance rates, editorial or production times. The selection contains links to each journal’s homepage and Elsevier Editorial Submission page. Continue reading “Find a journal for your paper – new Elsevier journal finder tool”

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