Can You Guess How Many MSK Papers Were Published in 2016?

Well, now you don’t have to!  It is my pleasure to announce the first annual 2016 Synapse Publications Report.

This report highlights the meaningful contributions to their fields from our researchers, clinicians, nurses, and healthcare professionals in 2016. We wanted to showcase our authors’ research and draw attention to Synapse, the MSK Library-produced database in which we manage the intellectual output of our authors. 

We finalized in mid-February the list of works produced by MSK authors last year, compiling the bibliographic data from five different commercial databases and other sources. We extracted citation information for journal articles, conference papers, meeting abstracts, books, and book sections.

Librarians have always been a part of the scholarly communication process — describing, organizing, curating, and providing access to published literature. Synapse is a public facing resource and the authoritative bibliographic database developed and maintain by a skilled team of information professionals. Their ultimate goal is to track the wealth of knowledge attributed to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

I hope that browsing the 2016 Synapse Publications Report will give you a sense of the breadth and depth of works by our many authors, as well as, the dedication required to produce this valuable resource.  Your thoughts about our first publications report would be welcomed — feel free to send me an email and let me know what you think!

Donna Gibson
Director of Library Services