OECD report shows dramatic decline in patent quality
Huge dictionary project completed after 90 years
An ambitious project to identify, explain and provide citations for the words written in cuneiform on clay tablets and carved in stone by Babylonians, Assyrians and others in Mesopotamia between 2500 B.C. ...
Attention, please -- how innovations and Nobel Prize winners make it
"The rich-get-richer effect," is famous not only in sociology. It applies to the success of innovators as well. But if attention is paid only to people who are already at the top, how are scientific revolutions possible? ...
Clinical trials cited for ignoring previous relevant research
The vast majority of already published and relevant clinical trials of a given drug, device or procedure are routinely ignored by scientists conducting new research on the same topic, a new Johns Hopkins study suggests.
UCD scientists no 1 hot paper in Nature Medicine
A paper led by UCD scientists is currently the No 1 Hot Paper in Nature Medicine, according to Thompson Reuters. The paper has been cited almost 3 times more than any other paper published by the journal over the past 24 mon ...
Do pressures to publish increase scientists' bias?
The quality of scientific research may be suffering because academics are being increasingly pressured to produce 'publishable' results, a new study suggests. A large analysis of papers in all disciplines shows that researchers ...
Scientists' strategic reading of research enhanced by digital tools
The revolution in scientific publishing that has been promised since the 1980s is finally about to take place, according to two University of Illinois experts in information science.
How to Spot an Influential Paper Based on its Citations
Can downloads predict impact for scientific articles?
While the number of times a scientific article is cited by other articles is currently the gold standard for ranking its impact, online publishing offers another measure: the number of unique downloads.
Los Alamos researchers create 'map of science'
(PhysOrg.com) -- Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have produced the world's first Map of Science—a high-resolution graphic depiction of the virtual trails scientists leave behind when they retrieve ...
Study: When local revenue falls, traffic citations go up
Got a lead foot? Hold on to your wallet.
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