Vol 9. Issue 26 / September 14, 2009

In Brief

Library Tip: New Metrics in JCR

Journal Citation Reports (JCR®) has added several additional journal metrics. JCR now reports the "5-Year Impact Factor." Because some fields have a longer lag in citation rate, the normal "2-Year Impact Factor" may not capture the true influence for some journals.

JCR has also added the Eigenfactor™ Score and the Article Influence™ Score for 2007 and 2008 data sets. The Eigenfactor is similar to the 5-Year Impact Factor except that the Eigenfactor excludes self-citations, and includes citations to journals in science and social science. The Article Influence score determines the average influence of individual articles in a journal, and is normalized, with a mean score of 1.00. Scores higher than 1.00 show above average influence. More information about these scores can be found at http://www.eigenfactor.org.

To account for journal self-citations, JCR now includes an adjusted Impact Factor, which excludes self-citations.  To view the details of self-citations and the adjusted Impact Factor, click on the specific journal title in the result list. For more information, contact the Kresge Library Help Desk, x4-8705 or helplib@scripps.edu.

Lunch & Learn: "Got Resilience?"

Psychologist Daphne Lurie of the Scripps Research Counseling and Psychological Services Department will speak on "Got Resilience?" on Thursday, September 17 at noon as part of the ongoing Lunch & Learn seminar series for employees. In this seminar, participants will discuss the definition of resilience, specific qualities resilient individuals share, and practical ways to apply the skills of resilience in your life. The event will be held in the Keck Amphitheater, La Jolla campus. No RSVP required.

How to Participate in the "Heart Walk" and "Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk"

ScrippsAssists would like you to know that if you are interested in participating in the San Diego Heart Walk, it will take place on Saturday, September 19, at 7 AM, at Balboa Park, starting at the Expo/Festivities Area on the corner of Park Boulevard and Zoo Drive. You can register online at www.sdheartwalk.org or at Balboa Park from 6 to 7 AM on the day of the walk.

If you are interested in participating in the American Cancer Society's 2009 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of San Diego Walk, it will take place on Sunday, October 18, at 8:30 AM in Balboa Park, starting on the corner of Sixth and Laurel. You can register online at http://makingstrides.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=19783&pg=entry.

Upcoming Onsite Clinics

On Monday, September 14, Wednesday, September 16, and Friday, September 18, personnel from Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group will be onsite to conduct TB screenings, hepatitis B immunizations, serum draws, and tetanus immunizations.

The clinics will be conducted in the 3366 Building, in Room 325, on the third floor, from 11 AM to 2 PM on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

No appointments are necessary. TB screening requires a 48 to 72 hour follow-up. Individuals receiving the TB screen on Monday will need to return on Wednesday, and individuals screened on Wednesday, will need to return on Friday. Initiation of the TB screening process will not be available on Friday, but hepatitis B immunization, serum draws, and tetanus immunizations will be. To learn more about these programs, see the Environmental Health & Safety Occupational Medicine web page.


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