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Open access boosts readership but does not impact citations, says study -

Open access (OA) or free online articles get read more often, but do not get cited frequently in academic literature, according to a new Cornell study. The findings of the study, published online in the British Medical Journal, are particularly relevant to academic researchers, because the frequency with which a… Read More

China set to become a physics powerhouse, says study -

China has become a notable factor in the scientific landscape. The country is reportedly finding its place as one of the world's scientific power houses considering the substantial increase in journal papers written by Chinese scientists. According to a research article published in the journal Physics… Read More

Edinburgh Repository Fringe event examines ways to preserve data for future use -

A recent conference hosted by the University of Edinburgh and funded by the UK's Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) had researchers exchanging ideas on the best way to collect and store data across the UK. The conference - the Edinburgh Repository Fringe - featured archivists and repository developers from across… Read More

UK second in world research publication, says DIUS report -

The UK has increased its share of research published in the world's most influential scientific journals, according to a report published by the UK's Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS). The report analysed 17 million papers and 22.5 million citations in 8000 of the world's… Read More

Sourcing information online hurts diversity in scientific thinking, says study -

Scientific journal Science recently published a study according to which scientific scholars are citing more-recent and less-diverse sources to back up their findings as a result of the proliferation of online journal articles. Science is an international weekly journal produced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. After… Read More

Research and Markets releases 2008 review of UK publishing industry -

Market research and data services provider Research and Markets, Ireland, has announced the addition of the 'Publishing Industry Market Review 2008' report to its existing offering. According to the report, the UK publishing market was worth £18.41billion in 2007, having grown by just 0.4 percent during… Read More

The Scientific business of Thomson Reuters publishes 2008 Liquent Regulatory Affairs Trends survey results -

The Scientific business of Thomson Reuters has announced the early findings of its 2008 Liquent Regulatory Affairs Trends survey. The survey attracted respondents from across the globe representing small, medium and large pharmaceutical companies. Now in its sixth year, the survey provides a unique insight into… Read More

OCLC research identifies factors driving and limiting public library funding in US -

Global library cooperative Online Computer Library Center, Inc. (OCLC), US, has released findings from a research study designed to identify factors that both drive and limit local library funding support in the US. The report was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as part… Read More

Thomson Reuters Survey identifies highest impact institutions, 2003-2007 -

The Scientific business of Thomson Reuters has announced the results of a study assessing high-impact research by the UK's top-cited institutions and researchers. In the May/June issue of Science Watch and on ScienceWatch.com, Thomson Reuters analyses data from its Essential Science Indicators to identify 'high-impact papers'… Read More

ALPSP conducting survey of members on long-term digital preservation -

The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), US, has announced that it is conducting a survey amongst its publisher members. The purpose of the survey is to establish the nature and extent of long-term preservation strategies - in place or planned - and to… Read More


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