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Are Science web sites popular?

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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
  •, 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:


Written by hbasset

October 21, 2009 at 8:23 pm

Posted in scientific web

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  1. Alexa is a notoriously poor way to measure popularity of niche websites. As I understand it, it gathers information from users of its toolbars, widgets and other search tools, most of which are probably used very little by academic and industrial scientists. Do you know any who have installed the Alexa toolbar?

    As to saying that a ranking in the top 100,000 is not popular is really saying something. There are millions of sites out there. Last time I checked my two main sites were within the top 100,000. Despite my qualms about Alexa, I still find that quite gratifying.

    All that said, I have written about how scientists are not really adopting social media and web 2.0, simply because it doesn’t give them any real benefits (yet).

    David Bradley

    October 22, 2009 at 5:14 pm

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