New Feature Now Available on Synapse!

It’s the holiday season and a time for reflection, sharing good cheer, spending time with family and friends, and perhaps delighting someone with a special gift.

With this in mind, we are excited to share and hopefully delight our library community by announcing that the Synapse Research Activity Dashboard (RAD) is now available. The RAD can be viewed at the group level, as well as the individual (author) level.

Synapse is the authoritative resource for MSK publications and currently includes content (works) dating back to 1991.

What does the RAD include? When viewing a group, you’ll be presented with team members and counts for all their MSK publications, or you can select by current year-to- date, or the past year. In addition, the research works have been broken down to showcase first author and last author positions on their papers.  There are also links to other metrics, as well as the author’s RAD.  The individual’s RAD includes a chart illustrating publication formats (Book, Meeting Abstract, Journal Article, etc.) by year.  Please note the individual’s RAD only includes the author’s MSK-affiliated publications.

If you’re curious, you can learn more about the metrics we display and feel free to let us know what you think! Feedback is most welcome as we plan to continue to work with Synapse users to further enhance the Research Activity Dashboard.

Donna Gibson
Director of Library Services

2019 Highly Cited MSK Researchers

Now in its sixth year, the 2019 Highly Cited Researchers report from Clarivate Analytics (the company behind Web of Science) is now available.  Curious on who made this global list of influential scientific researchers? Read on to find out!

This year the report includes 6,216 highly cited researchers (last year’s report included 6,000). The key findings have been summarized and to learn how a researcher makes this list, take a moment to review their methodology.

Name Category Name Category
Omar Abdel-Wahab Molecular Biology & Genetics Robert J. Motzer  Clinical Medicine
Maria E. Arcila  Clinical Medicine *Eric G. Pamer Immunology
Michael F. Berger Clinical Medicine, Molecular Biology & Genetics Dana Pe’er  Cross-Field
Cameron W. Brennan   Cross-Field Michael A. Postow  Clinical Medicine
Margaret K. Callahan   Cross-Field Natasha Rekhtman  Cross-Field
Timothy A. Chan   Cross-Field Victor E. Reuter  Cross-Field
Paul B. Chapman   Cross-Field Gregory J. Riely  Clinical Medicine
Justin R. Cross   Cross-Field *Naiyer A. Rizvi  Cross-Field
Luis A. Diaz Jr.    Cross-Field Neal Rosen  Cross-Field
Frederic Geissmann  Immunology Alexander Y. Rudensky Immunology
Mithat Gonen  Cross-Field Charles M. Rudin Clinical Medicine
*Adriana Heguy Cross-Field Michel Sadelain  Cross-Field
Matthew D. Hellmann Clinical Medicine Leonard B. Saltz  Cross-Field
*Eric C. Holland Cross-Field *Chris Sander Molecular Biology & Genetics
Clifford A. Hudis Clinical Medicine Charles L. Sawyers Cross-Field
*Jason T. Huse Cross-Field Howard I. Scher  Clinical Medicine
Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue  Molecular Biology & Genetics Nikolaus Schultz  Molecular Biology & Genetics
*Robert R. Jenq  Cross-Field Ronglai Shen  Cross-Field
David Jones  Cross-Field Nicholas D. Socci  Cross-Field
Cyriac Kandoth  Cross-Field David B. Solit  Clinical Medicine
Philip W. Kantoff  Clinical Medicine Elisa de Stanchina  Cross-Field
David S. Klimstra  Cross-Field Martin S. Tallman  Clinical Medicine
Mark G. Kris  Clinical Medicine Barry S. Taylor  Molecular Biology & Genetics
Marc Ladanyi  Clinical Medicine, Molecular Biology & Genetics Craig B. Thompson  Molecular Biology & Genetics
Ross L. Levine  Molecular Biology & Genetics William D. Travis  Clinical Medicine
Joan Massague Molecular Biology & Genetics Marcel R. M. van den Brink  Cross-Field
Taha Merghoub   Cross-Field Agnes Viale Cross-Field
Vincent A. Miller  Clinical Medicine Jedd D. Wolchok Clinical Medicine

*Former Employee

This year, I am delighted to share that 56 researchers associated with Memorial Sloan Kettering made the list (double the number compared to last year).

On behalf of the library staff, congratulations to these researchers and to all of our distinguished authors, who through their work contribute daily to the ever-growing body of published medical and scientific literature.

Donna Gibson
Director of Library Services

International Open Access Week has Arrived! October 21-27, 2019

 In honor of International Open Access Week, we will be featuring five open access publications by MSK authors and will showcase one each day (Monday to Friday) as a Today’s Science Sparks on the library website. You can also browse the Today’s Science Sparks’ archives to find other open access articles.

International Open Access Week provides us with an opportunity to pause and take a moment to reflect on what open access really means for authors, readers, librarians, and others interested in pursuing knowledge. This year’s theme will be “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge” and you can read more here on why this theme was selected by the 2019 Open Access Week Advisory Committee.

If you are curious about other open access resources, please feel free to check out the recently revised Open Access LibGuide.  This subject-specific guide contains information about Predatory Publishing, Preprints, and Info for MSK Authors.

Finally, if you wish to further embrace the open access week experience, you can participate by following the conversation on Twitter during open access week — #OAWeek.

Donna Gibson
Director of Library Services