November 2017

Dec. 11: Research Integrity Colloquium topic "Responsible Management of Data for the Basic Sciences"

Submitted by jo on Tue, 11/21/2017 - 8:41am

To the school of medicine

Dear Colleagues,

Please join us for the third Research Integrity Colloquium of the 2017-2018 season on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Mountcastle Auditorium (first floor of the Pre-clinical Teaching Building). This event will also be simulcast to the Carroll Auditorium at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and Room 1340 of the Outpatient Care Center at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.

Now sharing: ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ via live stream for JHU

Submitted by jo on Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:16am

Now sharing: ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ via live stream for JHU here:

We are able to share AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL with Johns Hopkins University through Film Platform, the exclusive streaming home for this acclaimed film.

Follow-up: Jeffrey Beall, and predatory journals

Submitted by jo on Fri, 11/10/2017 - 10:49am

On November 6, 2017, Jeffrey Beall, Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of Colorado at Denver, spoke at a well-attended presentation at Sheldon Hall inside the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Professor Beall coined the term, "predatory journals", and described how he focused on characteristics that define the nature of these journals.  Chiefly, he addressed the prominent issues that exist within the predatory realm, such as a fake or pretend peer review, the low quality of scholarship, and how predatory journals pollute the world of legitimate scholarly work.