Archive for June 2010
A good overview of main bibliographical tools: EndNote, Reference Manager, RefWorks, Zotero and the last one Mendeley which claims already 100,00 users.
So many tools for a unique usage: to retain the knowledge.
Norma, Frank (Nature). From Sci-Mate to Mendeley – a brief history to reference managers. Online, June 8, 2010.
The famous Roddy MacLeod, now retired, was one of the founder of the wonderful TicTOCs, now the JISC JournalTOCs (that I already mentioned as one of the rare web 2.0 service which competes really with paid services ; see my former post).
Now, there is the first customised version of JournalTOCs for Academic Libraries, which is called WattJournals.
A great initiative for libraries…
MacLeod, Roddy. Every library should have one of those, but so far, only one does. June 6, 2010 Online:
To read, in the latest issue of Scientometrics, 2 studies compare GS with the 2 paid competitors.
- (Earth science) GS covers about 85% of content indexed by ISI WoS
- For impact studies the h-index has proofed to be a robust measure
- WoS confirms its position as the leading citation index
- WoS is still the leader in classical areas such as Physics and Chemistry
- Scopus is more efficient for fields like Health
- The WoS is still the most widely used and well known source in the academic world
- WoS is also the oldest, and to some extent, the least developed
- GS gathers information on documents that are not only published in journals but others such as: papers from conferences, books, theses, research reports and preprint repositories
- GS has the potential to offer a wider panorama of world scientific output in other languages (for instance Spanish)
Mikki, Suzanne. Comparing Google Scholar and ISI Web of Science for Earth sciences. Scientometrics, Vol.82, N°2, Feb. 2010, pp. 321-331
Etxebarria, G. & Gomez-Uranga, M. Use of Scopus and Google Scholar to measure social sciences production in four major Spanish universities. Scientometrics, Vol.82, N°2, Feb. 2010, pp. 333-349
According a study by Oxford University Press, the life sciences, followed by mathematics, witnessed the highest uptake of OA.
BUT, when given the option, most authors are not yet choosing to publish their research articles under an OA model.
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