What's the best way to rank research institutes?

(Phys.org)—Assessing and ranking research institutes is important for awarding grants, recruiting employees, promoting institutes, and other reasons. But finding a fair and accurate method for assessing the performance ...

Exact formula now available for measuring scientific success

Scientometrics research is the science of evaluating scientific performance. Physics methods designed to predict growth based on a scale-free network have rarely been applied to this field. Now, scientists in Poland have ...

Inside the hidden web

Looking for information? Google it, right? Maybe not. Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) Maureen Henninger is helping journalists, writers and information knowledge management professionals ...

How to Spot an Influential Paper Based on its Citations

(PhysOrg.com) -- At first it may seem that the number of citations received by a published scientific paper is directly related to that paper's quality of content. The higher the quality, the more people read and cite that ...

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 information ...