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Conference posters: a lost resource?

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A great initiative by the famous Faculty of 1000…

The early scientific information presented in conference posters is universally agreed to be an important resource but, unfortunately, it is almost always completely lost once a conference is over.

As a result, posters are only viewed by a handful of people before they disappear, either forever or until the research is later published as a paper. Some important work may never get published, particularly if it focuses on negative results or case studies. The system of removing posters from view after a conference is over represents a vast loss to the scientific community of unique and potentially valuable information.

The open access F1000 Posters will provide a permanent, structured environment for the deposition of posters as well as a trustworthy venue for ongoing discussion and development of the information being presented.

Good luck to this great idea!

http://posters.f1000.com/

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Written by hbasset

December 14, 2010 at 8:37 pm

Posted in Science 2.0

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Science Citation Index under contestation

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An article in Scientometrics is contesting the leadership of the Science Citation Index:

Some of the conclusions and statements:

The number of serious scientific journals today most likely is about
24,000

The first question is whether the growth rate of scientific publication
is declining? The answer is that traditional scientific publishing, that is publication in peer-reviewed journals, is still increasing although there are big differences between fields. There are no indications that the growth rate has decreased in the last 50 years. At the same time, publication using new channels, for example conference proceedings, open archives and home pages, is growing fast
.”

SCI is covering a decreasing part of the traditional scientific literature

conference proceedings are especially important in scientific fields
with high growth rates. However, the growth rates for conference proceedings generally are not higher than those found for Journal Articles. It is clear that the increasing importance of conference proceedings is only partially reflected in SCI
.”

National Science Indicators is one of the products offered by Thomson
Reuters. Since this product is based solely on SCI/SCIE, SSCI and AHCI
the use of this product is problematic

Larsen, Peder Olesen & Ins, Markus von. The rate of growth in scientific publication and the decline in coverage provided by Science Citation Index. Scientometrics, Published online on 10th of March 2010: http://www.springerlink.com/content/2531345r116v3660/

Written by hbasset

March 30, 2010 at 7:13 pm