Mount Sinai Health System

Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health Grand Rounds - Speaker: Rachel Pinotti, MLIS, AHIP “Journal Selection in a Changing Scholarly Publishing Landscape”

Title: Journal Selection in a Changing Scholarly Publishing Landscape

Speaker: Rachel Pinotti, MLIS, AHIP, Director, Library Education & Research Services


Bio: Rachel Pinotti is the Director for Library Education & Research Services at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  In this role, she oversees the Mount Sinai Health System libraries’ reference, consultation and instruction services and serves as course director for the Introduction to Systematic Reviews course and co-course director for the Lessons in Scientific Publishing course in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Rachel earned her B.A. from Emory University and her Master of Science in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from the Palmer School of Library and Information Science. She is a Senior Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP).


Abstract: While the scholarly publishing landscape remained largely unchanged throughout much of the 20th century, recent innovation and disruption to the publishing industry is creating substantial change. In this lecture, we will discuss some of the biggest factors driving change in the publishing industry, including the Open Access movement and the rise of preprint servers. We will look at both the positive and negative consequences of these developments and how they impact the journal selection process for scholars.  Lastly, we will present a set of tools and a recommended workflow for identifying suitable publication targets depending on an author’s goals and timeline.


Date: Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: CAM Building, 17 E 102nd, 5th Floor West, D5-122


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*Light lunch will be provided. We are trying to be more eco-friendly so please bring your own reusable cup or water bottle.


Wednesday, October 21 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

CAM Building, 17 E 102nd St, West Elevator, 5th Floor, D5-122, D5-122