Tremor and other Hyperkinetic Movements (TOHM) an open-access, peer-reviewed medical journal, centers on tremor and hyperkinetic movement disorders, giving home to clinical observations and research in this area. The Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, Columbia University Libraries/Information Services (CDRS), TOHM's publisher, provides editorial support, software, design, and hosting for the journal.
The Charlesworth Group provides CDRS with copyediting, XML conversion services and HTML rendering, and PDF typesetting, for the scholarly articles published in Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements. Because of The Charlesworth Group's experience in working with publishers of medical research, CDRS has begun coordinating the deposit of research published in Tremor to Pub Med Central. Further, CDRS is looking to extend the range of service by opening up a print-on-demand service for articles published in Tremor through Charlesworth Press.
TOHM has evolved from a mere conversation about a journal to become a reality for the editor. "When I first started talking to CDRS about their journal services, launching TOHM as a journal was just an idea. Over the last year and a half, we've worked together to launch the journal, receive submissions, and finally publish the journal's first set of articles. Making TOHM an open-access journal will allow for greater visibility of these articles and, in turn, increase the impact of our research, which is enormously exciting," said journal Editor-in-Chief Elan D. Louis.
Since TOHM launched back in August 2011, it has published 44 new articles by leaders in the field of movement disorders. The journal continues to give a prestigious center stage to clinical observations and research in the area of non-Parkinsonian movement disorders, with its open-access quality allowing for greater visibility of its papers and, in turn, increased impact of its research."
Columbia University Libraries/Information Services is one of the top five academic research library systems in North America. The collections include over 11 million volumes, over 150,000 journals and serials, as well as extensive electronic resources, manuscripts, rare books, microforms, maps, and graphic and audio-visual materials. The services and collections are organized into 22 libraries and various academic technology centers. The Libraries employs more than 500 professional and support staff. The website of the Libraries is the gateway to its services and resources: library.columbia.edu.
CDRS, led by Rebecca Kennison, is one of six entities that comprise the Digital Programs and Technology Services branch of Columbia University Libraries/Information Services. The Center was created in July 2007 to address the ongoing evolution of researchers’ and scholars’ needs as new technologies, policies, and systems of knowledge support arise. To learn more, visit cdrs.columbia.edu.
Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, Columbia University
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