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December 20, 2016

Inside HFES

Online Journals Now on Atypon Platform
By Lois Smith, Communications Director

List Your Consulting and Expert Witness Services

Membership Renewal Tax Benefit

HFES Meetings

It's Almost Time to Submit Your HFES 2017 Annual Meeting Proposal

Book Your Room for the 2017 Health-Care Symposium

Other News

Foundation for Professional Ergonomics 2017 Student Award Deadline Set

 


 

Inside HFES

Online Journals Now on Atypon Platform

By Lois Smith, Communications Director

On December 7, HFES publisher partner SAGE completed the transition of all online content to Atypon's Literatum platform, including the three journals, two meeting proceedings, and Reviews of Human Factors/Ergonomics. During a global free-access period through the end of January, SAGE will ensure that the content migration and new Web site links transition smoothly.

You'll continue to access full-text content by first logging in at hfes.org with your username and password. After your first time logging in, you can download articles from any of the journals and proceedings without having to log in again at hfes.org. (Do not log in on the SAGE journal sites, as you will not be able to access full-text articles free of charge.)

You can look forward to using the following new features:

  • Responsive design: The new site is designed to automatically resize to fit the screen size of a reader's chosen device, thereby optimizing the display for mobile, tablet, and desktop viewing. This approach also promotes discoverability through a single instance of the URL and the search-engine-optimized site content and will promote higher rankings of HFES content in Google search results, resulting from a change to Google's algorithm last year.
  • Article-level metrics: Powered by Altmetric, article-level metrics provide a way for authors and readers to assess the reach and impact of individual articles beyond the number of citations and irrespective of the journal Impact Factor. Altmetric badges will display on the home page of each journal in the Most-Read/Most-Cited area, as well as on each article page.
  • ORCID IDs: ORCID is a means to unambiguously attribute authors to their published research, eliminating the confusion that can result when different forms of an author's name are used in different publications. Readers will be able to access ORCID profiles from the author details on article pages, improving the ability to accurately identify authors. Capturing ORCID also improves author search results.
  • E-alerts: The options for receiving journal e-alerts have been simplified so users can sign up to receive alerts for any new content published by a journal, including OnlineFirst, eTOC, and continuous publication alerts. Users can also personalize the frequency of their alerts to receive them daily, weekly, or monthly.
  • Clean design: The new site design aims to optimize the reading experience across all devices, with "follow-me" navigation and clearly defined citing and sharing tools.
  • Search filters: Additional filters enable users to quickly fine-tune search results to find relevant content.

In addition, articles can be easily digested on the platform, with more space for the article content and enhanced navigation options to view figures, supplementary data, metrics, and related-article content.

Moving into 2017, SAGE will be working closely with Atypon to continue to enhance and fine-tune the site according to the needs of HFES content users. Postlaunch features include an integration with a third-party data repository to support discovery and viewability of authors' supplementary data, further investment in discoverability through semantically enriched related content, and new collaboration and commenting tools.

Log in at hfes.org to get started on locating articles of interest on the new online platform today! Feedback is welcome; please send comments to me at lois@hfes.org.

 


 

Inside HFES

List Your Consulting and Expert Witness Services

HFES is pleased to provide a searchable directory of HF/E consultants and expert witnesses. If you're a current Full Member or Fellow who provides these services, HFES invites you to purchase a listing in the online Consultants Directory, which is freely available to anyone who visits hfes.org.

The fees for an annual listing are $150 for individuals and $250 for companies; listing renewal rates are $100 for individuals and $200 for companies. A company must have at least two HFES Full Members or Fellows on full-time staff.

If you are a current HFES member and would like to place a listing, log in at hfes.org and select "Create a Consultant Listing" on your Welcome page. If you have any questions, please contact the Member Services Department at membership@hfes.org or 310/394-1811.

 


 

Inside HFES

Membership Renewal Tax Benefit

Renewing your HFES membership by December 31 could provide you with some tax advantages. HFES is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and contributions over and above the Regular membership dues amount ($230) qualify as a charitable deduction. (Please consult your financial adviser regarding your individual tax situation.)

You may wish to join the growing number of members who renew as Contributing ($345), Supporting ($460), or Sustaining ($900) Members, and receive a potentially larger tax benefit. Such support is acknowledged on the HFES Web site and at the Annual Meeting. These categories of membership are listed on your online membership renewal form.

To renew, log in at hfes.org and select "Renew My Membership for 2016." To make an additional donation, simply fill in the amount at the bottom of the "2. Select Options" page during renewal.

If you need your login ID, please contact the Member Services Department at 310/394-1811, fax 310/394-2410, or membership@hfes.org. Thank you for your continued support of HFES.

 


 

HFES Meetings

It's Almost Time to Submit Your HFES 2017 Annual Meeting Proposal

In early January, the Call for Proposals will be posted on the HFES Web site. All members and nonmembers are invited to submit their work for consideration.

The deadline for submitting any type of proposal is March 6, 2017. The proposal should be up to five formatted pages, as specified in the Call for Proposals. Papers that have been published previously or presented at another professional meeting may not be submitted.

NEW THIS YEAR! We are especially soliciting proposals for the 2017 Annual Meeting that pertain to the National Academy of Engineering's Grand Challenges (www.engineeringchallenges.org/challenges.aspx). The 14 Grand Challenges align with one or more of four "Grand Themes:" Sustainability, Human Health, Vulnerability, and Joy of Living (see Figure 1). We intend to highlight presentations and posters that align with these themes and challenges.

All research and analyses described in your proposal must be complete at the time the proposal is submitted. The sole exception to this policy is for student work submitted for consideration in the Student Forum track, in which case the proposer may report on work in progress.

Note that for all accepted submissions, one of the authors must attend the meeting to present the work. All presenters are required to pay the meeting registration fee.

Authors of accepted proposals will have the option to print a full paper or an extended abstract in the Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 Annual Meeting. HFES requires a transfer of copyright unless the work was performed by employees of the U.S. or other government, or if 100% of the work was performed under government contract. However, the author may reuse the material for any purpose without restriction or fee.

We look forward to receiving your submission and to seeing you in Austin, Texas!

 


 

HFES Meetings

Book Your Room for the 2017 Health-Care Symposium

The preliminary program for the 2017 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care is now available online. The 2.5-day program features more than 180 presentations by health and safety researchers, policy makers, physicians and other health-care providers, medical device designers, health IT professionals, and biomedical engineers.

The symposium, which will be held March 5–8 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, offers a unique opportunity for attendees from across the health-care industry, academia, consulting, and regulatory agencies to engage in discussions about emerging issues in health care, the challenges facing us in the near future, and how human factors/ergonomics researchers can meet those challenges and work to improve and advance patient safety.

Book your room now to take advantage of the special nightly rate of $229 (single/double).

 


 

Other News

Foundation for Professional Ergonomics 2017 Student Award Deadline Set

The Foundation for Professional Ergonomics (FPE), a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing professionalism in ergonomics, has announced the 2017 deadline for the Dieter W. Jahns Student Practitioner Award. The award was created in honor of Dieter Jahns, a lifelong advocate of the practice of ergonomics and a leader in ergonomics certification. The submission deadline for the 2017 award is May 31. Notification will be sent by July 31.

The annual award is given to the student (or group of students) for a project that demonstrates the major practice areas of ergonomics: analysis, design, implementation and validation. The purpose of the award is to advance professionalism in ergonomics by recognizing educational activities that demonstrate how professional ergonomists serve to make people's lives at work and at home healthier, safer, more productive, and more satisfying. The award is open to master's and doctoral students in ergonomics and ergonomics-related programs. Students who have completed their graduate degrees within one year of submitting are also eligible.

The award and cash prize of $1000 will be presented during the HFES Annual Meeting, October 9–13, 2017, in Austin, Texas.

As this is a practitioner award, the student (or students) should describe and document a research or intervention project that exhibits the following:

  • The major practice areas of ergonomics: analysis, design, implementation, and validation
  • Direct, practical application
  • Final design recommendations or a description of how the resulting information can be applied to design.

Submissions can be made individually or as a group. They should provide adequate descriptions, illustrations or photos, and details that address the judging criteria. Entries will be judged by the FPE Board of Directors. Please go to www.ergofoundation.org for complete details on criteria and format.

 


 

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