Preprints reduce delays in sharing research results and increase the amount and diversity of data available to the scientific community. Support of this communication mechanism through appropriate policies by journals, funders and institutions will encourage community engagement. Widespread adoption would benefit both individual scientists and research, and it might improve publishing in scientific journals. Preprints are one step towards an Open Science future.
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Tool to Access Bibliometrics for Papers Associated with a Portfolio
iCite allows users ti upload the PubMed IDs of articles of interest, optionally grouping them for comparison. It then displays the number of articles, articles per year, citations per year, and Relative Citation Ratio, a field-normalized metric that shows the citation impact of one or more articles relative to the average NIH-funded paper.
Times Higher Education is looking at what happens when academics make an honest mistake in their research. Can you take the time to answer four simple questions?You will not be asked to leave your name, email address or any other personal information. We cannot track who has taken part.The survey is completely anonymous, so please answer honestly.
Wiley Becomes First Major Publisher to Require ORCID IDs for Submitting Authors
John Wiley & Sons Inc. announced today plans to require ORCID iDs as part of the manuscript submission process for a large number of journals. Beginning in winter 2016, more than 500 Wiley journals using ScholarOne Manuscripts will require the submitting author (only) to provide an ORCID identifier (iD) when submitting a manuscript. Wiley is proud to be the first major publisher to join other stakeholders that have signed ORCID’s open letter.
Jisc Collections and Elsevier agreement: Questions and Answers
On behalf of UK institutions, Jisc Collections has signed an agreement with Elsevier, covering access to research publications. The five-year, opt-in agreement offers subscription access to around 2,116 journals on Elsevier’s ScienceDirect online platform.