Assessing scientific research by 'citation wake' detects Nobel laureates' papers
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. ...
How to Spot an Influential Paper Based on its Citations
The complex role of citations as measure of scientific quality
Allocation of resources in the scientific community is increasingly based on various quantitative indicators. One of the most important indicators of scientific quality is how often research is cited. However, a new doctoral ...
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 ...
Academics earn street cred with TED Talks but no points from peers, research shows
(Phys.org) —TED Talks, the most popular conference and events website in the world with over 1 billion informational videos viewed, provides academics with increased popular exposure but does nothing to ...
How the 'Matthew Effect' helps some scientific papers gain popularity
Do scientific papers written by well-known scholars get more attention than they otherwise would receive because of their authors' high profiles?
Researchers reveal hidden patterns in flow of manuscript submissions
Scientists who share data publicly receive more citations
A new study finds that papers with data shared in public gene expression archives received increased numbers of citations for at least five years. The large size of the study allowed the researchers to exclude ...
OECD report shows dramatic decline in patent quality
Scientific plagiarism: A growing problem in an era of shrinking research funding
As scientific researchers become evermore competitive for scarce funding, scientific journals are increasing efforts to identify submissions that plagiarize the work of others. Still, it may take years to identify and retract ...
Coercive citation in academic publishing investigated
Two UAHuntsville faculty members from the College of Business were published today in the journal Science for their investigation of an important issue in research ethics.
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 ...
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.