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In some subjects, the impact factor of journal articles is as good a reflection of research quality as judgements by a panel of experts.
73% of ERC projects evaluated have made breakthroughs or major scientific advances.
This study demonstrates that openly shared data can increase the scale of scientific studies conducted by data contributors, and can recruit scientists from a broader range of disciplines.
An overview of the type of research that has been published since launch of Wellcome Open Research.
An analysis using the CWTS Leiden Ranking data.
You can begin to trace the influence of your ideas with other researchers by tracking not only who cited you but who also cited the authors who were citing you.
As an alternative to the Journal Impact Factor, editors propose an index that measures highly cited papers.
Research labs should take a page from the tech companies, by Ijad Madisch, founder of ResearchGate.
Perverse career incentives steer researchers toward publishing more articles – and away from other important goals.
It’s time for a global movement that pushes academic research beyond journal paywalls so it makes a difference in the world.
The 2014 REF results show only a very weak relationship between excellence in research and achieving societal impact.
ORCID have recognised ScienceOpen for leadership in integrating their services as part of their Collect and Connect program.
Semantic Scholar is the first scientific engine to automatically identify the subset of a paper's citations in which the paper had a strong impact on the citing work.
Scientists are more concerned about the impact of sloppy science than outright scientific fraud.
How can medical research charities show the difference they make?
Dr Evan Goldstein introduces his project.
Analysis of THE data and latest autonomy scores for Europe suggests ability to hire best staff drives research strength
ResearchGate and similar services represent a “gamification” of research, drawing on features usually associated with online games, like rewards, rankings and levels.
Figshare in New Partnership with ORCID to showcase its resources, documentation, staff contributions, and other publicly available materials.
Implications for researchers preprinting their work in terms of precedence, visibility and citation impact, and manuscript editing. Researchers that preprint their work have a citation boost ranging from 83% to 269%.