Standing Out in the Crowd: Making Research Metrics Work for You!

Understanding the portfolio of evaluation metrics currently available can be useful to researchers when establishing their online identity. Research metrics are quantitative tools used to aid in assessing quality and impact and can be categorized at the journal, article, or researcher level. 

Join us for our next Advancing Authorship event, Standing Out in the Crowd: Making Research Metrics Work for You! Speakers will share their thoughts on research metrics and participate in an interactive panel discussion.

DateThursday, September 30
Time12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: Zoom Webinar – Register Now


Jeanine McSweeney, Associate Librarian, Scholarly Communications, MSK Library
Jeanine is a seasoned information professional who joined the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Library in July 2018 as the Associate Librarian, Scholarly Communications. Jeanine works in a collaborative environment to promote and develop the Library’s publication database, Synapse ( This resource is public-facing and showcases the intellectual output of MSK authors. Synapse records include Altmetric scores, online attention received by scholarly articles and datasets from social media, traditional media, and online reference tools. The Dimensions’ citation badge is also available, providing the number of times researchers have cited a paper (if available). Jeanine leads a team that maintains this resource and is responsible for publishing the online annual Synapse Publications Report.

Dina Matsoukas, Research Informationist III, MSK Library
Konstantina (Dina) Matsoukas has been a Research Informationist at the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Library since 2014. She provides literature search support to the MSK community, teaches library training classes and is a member of the MSK Library’s Systematic Review Service. Prior to MSK, she worked as an academic medical librarian for over a decade at Columbia University Medical Center’s Health Sciences Library. She holds a BSc in Biology and a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), both from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Tom Zamojcin, Solutions Consultant, Clarivate
Tom has 18 years of experience in Solutions Consulting and key account management with Clarivate, collaborating with a diversity of Government, Academic, Life Science and Corporate organizations. Prior to entering the world of research publications, he worked “hands-on” in manufacturing and research settings with a wide variety of industries, including biopharmaceuticals, chemicals, and foods and beverages (and has amassed collections of safety glasses, hard hats, and customer stories as lifetime souvenirs!). He is passionate about understanding “how things work” to help our customers optimize their use of Clarivate solutions, services and data to solve their most critical problems. Tom received his Biological Sciences degree from Northwestern University, currently lives in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania and looks forward to hiking and traveling again as soon as the world allows it.

Amplifying the Voices of a Global Research Community: A PLOS Perspective

Join us for the next MSK Library Advancing Authorship event as we explore PLOS’s work aimed at representing a global perspective and supporting diverse research communities.

Learn how PLOS supports equity in publishing via its publishing models, open science and open peer-review, and earlier feedback regarding protocol development and acceptance.

Update: You can now view the recording for this event.

DateWednesday, June 30
Time12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: Zoom Webinar – REGISTER NOW!


Emily Chenette, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, PLOS ONE
Dr. Emily Chenette studied biochemistry at Columbia University as an undergraduate, and went on to earn her PhD in genetics and molecular biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She then completed postdoctoral research at Duke University, where she analysed gene expression signatures in lung cancer. Emily has always loved scientific writing and policy and left the bench to pursue an editorial career in 2007. Before joining PLOS ONE in 2018, she held editorial positions at Nature Cell Biology and The FEBS Journal.

Catherine Kyobutungi, MBChB, MSc, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, PLOS Global Public Health
Dr. Catherine Kyobutungi is the Executive Director of the African Population and Health Research Center and co-Director of the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) based in Nairobi, Kenya. Catherine has a medical background and is a trained epidemiologist with research interests in Non-Communicable Diseases and Health Systems Strengthening. She has designed and tested service delivery models for resource-constrained settings such as slum settings and is a strong advocate for the societal benefit of research beyond traditional research outputs. At APHRC, she has strengthened approaches to policy engagement and advocacy to ensure timely and effective uptake of evidence in decision making. She has more than 140 publications and sits on multiple national and global expert advisory panels.

Julia Robinson, MPH, MSW, Executive Editor, PLOS Global Public Health
Julia Robinson studied history at Rice University before serving in the US Peace Corps in Benin, West Africa as a Rural Community Health Volunteer. Upon her return, she earned a Masters of Social Work and a Masters of Public Health at the University of Washington. Before joining PLOS ONE, Julia managed HIV programs and research in Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa and is active in global health policy and advocacy work. She joined PLOS in July 2020.

Special Event for MSK Nurses! Join us for “Disseminating Your Work: Beyond the Article”

Join us for the next event in our Advancing Authorship series.

When: Thursday, June 27, 2019, 12:00pm- 1:30pm
Where: Mortimer B. Zuckerman Research Center, Room 105, 417 E 68th St, New York, NY, 10065 (entrance on 69th Street)
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In today’s publishing world, the nursing community contributes to the growing body of healthcare and scientific knowledge. An author needs to go beyond the written word and take steps to bring awareness to their research through social media and other venues.  Join us to discover:

  • The value of writing for the non-scientist, policy maker, and other audiences.
  • What you need to know before you submit your manuscript for publication.
  • How to promote and increase awareness of your research using social media.

Speakers include:

  • Margaret Barton-Burke, BN, MS, PhD RN, FAAN, Director of Nursing Research, MSK
  • Stacie Corcoran, RN, MN, AOCNS, Program Director for Adult Cancer Survivorship, MSK
  • Maureen “Shawn” Kennedy, MA, RN, FAAN, Editor-in-chief, American Journal of Nursing

Accreditation Statement
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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