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BiomedExperts, now part of Elsevier, has today 374,000 users.
BiomedExperts is a free online service for the life sciences community to connect, network, communicate and collaborate. It is the world’s first pre-populated scientific professional network for life science researchers.
BiomedExperts contains the research profiles of more than 1.8 million life science researchers, representing over 26 million connections from over 2,700 institutions in more than 160 countries. These profiles were generated from author and co-author information from 18 million publications published in over 20,000 journals!
For me, BME remains one of the best sources to locate medical experts…
Elsevier announced the integration of Collexis Expert Profiling, into the SciVal suite as SciVal Experts ( www.info.scival.com/experts).
The offering enables institutions to find experts while fostering collaboration within the organization.
SciVal Experts provides institutions with a customizable faculty information system based on content from SciVerse Scopus.
By generating Fingerprints of individual researcher’s expertise and exposing connections among authors, SciVal Experts enables researchers, research administrators and senior leadership to identify experts within and across institutions for all disciplines.
SciVal Experts visualizes network connections within an organization to help facilitate further collaboration and provides links to download publication data for deeper analysis.Press release:
http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/authored_newsitem.cws_home/companynews05_01791 Commercial pages:
- Wikis: Wikipedia and Knol: authors are often well-known experts
- Blogs: use specialized engine like Google Blog Search
- Presentations: use the search form on slideshare
- Twitter: TOPSY returns results showing you who has been speaking about your keyword the most, on Twitter
- Linked-In: use the Advanced search to type keywords or browse topics groups
- Experts Directories (Q&A service maintained by volunteers)
- Whos Talkin searches across many different sites including blogs, social networking sites, news sources, social bookmarking sites, and video and image sites
My opinion: these free tools, whatever their quality, cannot be compared with an extensive search on paid databases (literature, patents, etc.) to identifiy opinion leaders, etc.
Look at this very nice hompage, made with Collexis/BioMedExperts.
The Johns Hopkins University offers a wonderful promotion of their researchers.
Collexis (owned now by Elsevier) has announced that Scopus data will feed now their Expert profiling module.
“The Collexis Expert Profiling community module allows for the identification of an institution’s research experts based on their historical publications as well as research experts from other institutions who subscribe to the Collexis Expert Profiling application.
Additional features within the Collexis Expert Profiling application include the capability of finding similar experts, searching by key concept and provide the “Scientific Context”; that will display related experts, grants and publications based on the Fingerprint of an individual grant or publication.”
See the Press release
It is not mentioned if BioMedExperts is affected by this decision (surely Yes at term). BioMedExperts was previously made with PubMed data.
Thomson Reuters introduces ISI Highly Cited as an expert gateway to the most highly influential scientists and scholars worldwide.
This freely accessible Web site gives research professionals working in a variety of occupations an invaluable tool to identify individuals, departments and laboratories that have made fundamental contributions to the advancement of science and technology in recent decades.
These individuals are the most highly cited within each category, and comprise less than one-half of one percent of all publishing researchers–truly an extraordinary accomplishment.
ISIHighlyCited.com highlights the top 250 preeminent individual researchers in each of 21 subject categories who have demonstrated great influence in their field as measured by citations to their work–the intellectual debt acknowledged by their colleagues.
The information for each researcher is as follows:
- Biographical information: education, faculty and professional posts, memberships and/or offices, current research interests, and personal Web sites.
- Full listing of publications: journal articles, book or book chapters, conference proceedings, web sites and other Internet resources
- Bibliography enhanced by links to the full bibliographic information indexed in the Web of Science
When visiting ISIHighlyCited.com, one can:
- Search for the top researchers by name, category, country, or institutional affiliation
- Track research trends through literature references using links to and through the Web of Science
- Learn about or stay current on the research authorities and trends in a number of fields
- Identify key individuals, departments and laboratories
- Locate colleagues and experts
- Discover new dimensions of a researcher’s work
- Show students the development of scientific ideas
ISIHighlyCited.com is the only online forum in the world for this type of communication and research.
A good place to start an experts identification…