Editage Insights Author Services

editage-branding-logoThe Editage author education portal is resourceful in empowering academic authors across the globe with the knowledge of good publication practices through workshops and webinar programs. Although, some of the services are offered on subscription, the Q and A forum is free and very rich. You can sign up to the platform to get updates.

(published on 19/11/2018)

ClinicalKey training for Kenyatta University Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing

Faculty staff and students from the Kenyatta University Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing were trained on the ClinicalKey platform on 6th and 7th November 2018. The sessions were facilitated by Mohamed Tanamly who has a medical background. He also introduced participants to ClinicalKey Medical Education. Kenyatta University has been given trial access to the platform which has been described as the next-generation medical learning platform

(published on 08/11/2018)

Clean up your Google Scholar Profile data

scholar_logo_30dpIf you set up your Google Scholar Account to “automatically update the list of articles in my profile” there is the real risk that your profile may include papers you have not authored. It is therefore highly advisable to clean up or edit your profile by:

  • Clicking on the title of each offending article by checking the box found next to the article title
  • Then clicking the trashcan/“Delete” button

Optionally, consider changing article update setting from “automatically update the list of articles in my profile”  (which is normally the default setting) to “Don’t automatically update my profile.” The later option gives you the opportunity to vet the suggested articles before adding them to your profile.

To create a google scholar account click here

(published on 29/10/2018)

Easy Rapid and Transparent Publishing

Rapid publishingEmerald Open Research is a new open access publishing platform that supports rapid publication and allows authors to achieve transparency through an open peer review process and open data policy.

The platform will begin by accepting research within six gateways which are aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals identified by the United Nations: Sustainable Food Systems, Healthy Lives, Responsible Management, Sustainable Cities, 21st Century Education and the Digital World.

The platform will launch and begin accepting submissions at the end of 2018. However in the meantime if you are interested in submitting your work please contact editorial@emeraldopenresearch.com.

tell me more

(published on 21/10/2018)

Kenyatta University Post Modern Library Shines at Maktaba Library of the Year Awards 2018

The Post Modern Library submitted its entry to the Maktaba Awards (Library of the Year Awards) and the finals were held on Friday 12th October 2018 at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development. The Maktaba Awards is sponsored by Kenya Library Association, Jomo Kenyatta Foundation and The Ministry of Sports and Heritage.

The Awards recognize excellence in the provision of Library and Information services in Kenya. Interested Libraries were requested to submit their profiles highlighting the following areas:

  •          Currency,  diversity and relevance of the Library collection

  •          Innovative and creativity in service provision

  •          Application of modern technologies in Library services

  •         Collection, preservation and dissemination of local content and indigenous knowledge

  •          Service to the local community.

Kenyatta University Post Modern Library emerged position two (2) in the Academic Libraries Category.

 

(published on 15/10/2018)

Getting a journal article out of your thesis

Here are tips that may get you started and unravel the process of getting publishable articles out of your thesis.

As you start off, you need to recognize that theses and journal articles are very different in terms of purpose and audience. Theses serve an educational purpose and their primary audience is the examiner. The student is therefore required to demonstrate their understanding of the subject and research techniques. Theses are therefore of necessity longer and more verbose than journal articles whose audience is a researcher looking for concise information. How then do you transform the academic thesis to a journal article successfully?

  • Length: Each of the sections in the thesis need to be shortened. The final length of the article should conform to the targeted journal’s requirements.
  • Focus the paper on one key message from the thesis
  • Isolate key findings that are supported by strong evidence and report on these
  • Identify the potential journal that will present your work in the best way possible. One of the easiest way to select a potential journal is by reviewing your reference list. See also Journal suggesters/Recommenders.

Nb: Remember to mention that the article is based on your thesis.

Bibliography

Tips on rewriting your thesis as a journal article | Editage Insights. (n.d.). Retrieved October 5, 2018, from   https://www.editage.com/insights/tips-on-rewriting-your-thesis-as-a-journal-article

Extracting a journal article from your thesis - Author Services. (2018). Retrieved from https://authorservices.taylorandfrancis.com/extracting-a-journal-article-from-your-thesis/

(published on 08/10/2018)

Kenyatta University at the 6th Emerald Knowledge Ambassadors Workshop

The 6th Emerald Knowledge Ambassadors Workshop was held at Daystar University, Nairobi on 28th September 2018. Participants from different universities showcase their creativity in creating awareness of available electronic books and journals and promote the library as a brand. This year, Kenyatta University was represented by Timothy Anunda, Catherine Njuki, Godwins Osimbo, Veronica Mathu, Margaret Kinyua and Stephen Omondi. The team presented a very entertaining skit themed “Voices of transition”

(published on 03/10/2018)

Convenient access to eBooks and eJournals on SpringerLink

SpringerLink provides access to online journals, books and reference works. You can access these resources conveniently from your mobile device. SpringerLink supports access on any device by automatically adjusting the site-setup that is optimal for the screen size of the device that is used to visit the site. Readers can choose to download individual book chapters or full eBooks. When accessing the resources outside the Kenyatta University Network, please go through the Off Campus Access platform. If your off campus access account has not been activated, email maktaba@ku.ac.ke and provide your corporate/university email and registration/PF Number.

(published on 24/09/2018)

Kenyatta University Online Journals

Click here to view Kenyatta University Online Journals. The journals were previously published in print version. They are now hosted on the Online Journal System (OJS). Some of the journals are:

(published on 29/08/2018)

Access to ClinicalKey

ClinicalKey_shareClinicalKey is a clinical search engine that gives you access to over 1,400 disease topic pages covering risk factors, treatments, clinical manifestations, and more. It covers patient education, clinical overviews, drug monographs, procedures consult, guidelines, books, and journals. Download the ClinicalKey App from the Google Play Store for easy and convenient access.

(published on 24/08/2018)

Publishing your research results

TCS-Logo-V-RGB-300x232Sharing research results with the world is key to the progress of your discipline and career. But with so many publications, how can you be sure you can trust a particular journal? Follow this check list to make sure you choose trusted journals for your research. (Extract from https://thinkchecksubmit.org/)

(published on 16/05/2018)

Quote of the Day

"As I read books and listened to famous speakers, I noticed two trends: 1. Successful people are systematic about their relationships. 2. Successful people always have mentors (or at least get feedback from people)." ~ Tsang Lindsay
Log in to your account:

OPENING HOURS


PML-Main Campus

Monday to Friday
8:00am to 12:00am;

Saturday
8:00am to 10:00pm;

Sunday
8:00am to 5:00pm;

Public holidays.
8:00am to 5:00pm;

For Futher Inquiry
email: maktaba@ku.ac.ke

Kenyatta University ...ISO 9001:2008 Certified
Copyright © 2014 Kenyatta University. All Rights Reserved.