Dr. Kelly Cobey serves as the OHRI Publications Officer. In this role she supports OHRI and TOH based researchers in preparing, submitting, and publishing their research. You can contact Dr. Kelly Cobey, to book a consultation meeting, or with any questions related to the publication process.
Any questions related to the publication process are relevant to the remit of the Publications Officer role. Common topics the Publications Officer provides outreach on include:
Predatory journals, publishers and media requests (e.g., knowing how to identify and avoid submission to a predatory outlet, vetting journals or outlets for work, advising on how to manage inadvertent submissions to predatory journals)
Metrics (e.g., how to gauge your research impact, how to calculate your H-index and altmetrics for papers)
Publication Ethics (e.g., how to appropriately declare conflicts of interest, how to ensure transparency of reporting)
Selecting a journal and navigating the submission process (e.g., deciding where to submit, writing a cover letter to the editor, writing a rebuttal letter to reviews)
Reporting Guidelines and writing tools (e.g., instructing on where to find, and how to use, standardized reporting guidelines to be compliant with publisher, journal and funding mandates
Questions or further explanation of resources on the Centre for Journalology website
The services of the Publications Officer are currently free to all OHRI and TOH researchers, staff, physicians, fellows and students.
Discussions or calls with the Publications Officer are kept confidential, unless information is disclosed that the Publications Officer has a duty to report. Examples of such disclosures include issues of scientific integrity or misconduct. For the purpose of tracking the Publications Officer role, and establishing a database of frequently asked questions to generate outreach on, a record of the questions and outcomes of each consultation will be kept.