Archive for the ‘scientific web’ Category
Scientific misconduct, plagiarism, etc.
Probably to address numerous concerns listed by the academic community over the past months, Elsevier has launched an ethics for publishing website: very well designed, very cool with a lot of useful materials to help the research community for a science communication..
We would just regret that only 4 experts have been involved in this advisory panel…
How lucky we are, a wonderful job has been done by Diane De De Dawson in the latest ISTL issue.
Table of Contents
Methods and Scope
Open Science – Definitions and Principles
Open Science – Open Lab Notebooks of Individuals and Lab Groups
Open Science – Blogs
Crowd Science – Projects for Individuals or Small Teams
Crowd Science – Volunteer Distributed Computing Projects
The Main Software
Further Sources for Projects
Selected Examples of Collaborative Science Sites for Specialists
Main Software & Online Tools for Open Science
Open Science Conferences and Community
Declarations, Reports and White Papers
Selected Essays, Articles, and Interviews
Dawson, Diane. Open Science and Crowd Science: Selected Sites and Resources. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship. Spring 2012. Available from: http://www.istl.org/12-spring/internet2.html [Accessed 23 May 2012]
This study, in South-Korea, indicates that the most important quality for improving information acquisition is usability of the Website. In other words, making the Website easy to use by improving its speed, organization, and browsing capability will help customers acquire information, and this, in turn, will lead to improved Website satisfaction and health care expectation. Furthermore, customers will be able to acquire information through the Website with ease when responsiveness and online security are assured. In conclusion, in order to improve information acquisition and reinforce intention to visit, special attention must be paid to usability, responsiveness, and security, which are Website service quality factors.
Health information acquisition online and its influence on intention to visit a medical institution offline. Sang-Man Kim and Jae-Young Oh. Information Research, vol. 16 no. 4, November, 2011.
ImageBank consists of freely available images contributed by academics, researchers, Learned Societies, industry and individuals with rights cleared for educational purposes.
Users are able to search for images based on keywords or browse within a wide range of bioscience subject areas.
Images are then ‘downloadable’ along with informative descriptive text provided by the contributor.
All images undergo a validation process by Centre for Bioscience staff with good subject knowledge.
ImageBank also offers reviews of, and links to existing bioscience image databases.
SpringerImages, a picture database that covers images across all scientific subject areas, now includes over two million images that info pros and researchers can use in their non-commercial work.
The database contains a growing collection of high quality scientific images, tables, charts and graphs from Images.MD, as well as images from Springer journals and books, including Open Access content.
It allows users to search fast, broadly and accurately through captions and keywords (both author-provided and user-generated). It also provides bibliographic information for the sources, as well as one-click access to the full text.
Images obtained from SpringerImages can be used for almost all non-commercial purposes, including integration into presentations and PDF documents. The platform enables the user to store image sets and saved searches. Image sets can be exported to PDF or PowerPoint (including their bibliographic data) with one click.Recently, SpringerImages implemented Copyright Clearance Center’s point of content licensing tool called Rightslink for direct licensing needs.
Not so much, apparently!!!
According Alexa Internet (combination of average daily visitors and pageviews each month):
- PubMed (incl. NIH) is the most popular science-related web sites, with a 404 th place
- ScienceDirect, the biggest ejournals platform: 1,147 th
- Nature.com, the most awarded scientific journal, is ranked 3,128 th!
- ScienceBogs, the largest conversation about science on the web, is ranked 4,908 th!
- INIST, the French Research body: 4,923 th
- Connotea, the historical social bookmarking: 6,679 th
- Web of Science (incl. ISI Knowledge): 14,882 th
- BioMedCentral, the major open access resource: 22,678 th
- Scopus, the largest bibliographical database: 25,187 th
- Scirus, the best search engine for science: 38,353 th
- BioMedExperts, SciTopics, NovoSeek, 2Collab, Research Blogging, etc. don’t appear on this database!!!
On 21rst of October 2009, Source: www.alexa.com