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IMU report cautions against use of citation statistics to gauge research quality -

The International Mathematical Union (IMU), in cooperation with the International Council on Industrial and Applied Mathematics and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, has released a report on the use of citations in assessing research quality. The report, titled… Read More

Scientists and researchers mean business with social applications -

2collab, the research collaboration platform from STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced the results of a survey, asking researchers about the role of social media in their professional lives. The survey, which yielded over 1,800 responses, revealed that scientists are using blogs, wikis, and social networking… Read More

RIN report on the publication and quality assurance of research data outputs -

The UK's Research Information Network (RIN), has set out the results of a project, supported by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and JISC, to investigate the publication and quality assurance of research data. The report, titled 'To Share or not to Share: Publication and Quality… Read More

Best Practice Database supports Bio-Pharma M&A Integration with new publication -

Pharmaceutical research firm Best Practices, LLC, US, recently published a study titled 'M&A Integration Excellence: What Bio-Pharma Companies Need to Know', in its on-demand benchmark repository, Best Practice Database. Bio-Pharma executives are increasingly finding value in the research products and services offered by Best Practices, LLC,… Read More

UK groups commission study on costs related to scholarly communications process -

The Research Information Network has reportedly joined together with the Publishing Research Consortium, the Society of College, National and University Libraries, and Research Libraries UK for a new study titled 'Activities, costs and funding flows in the scholarly communications system in the UK'. The study has… Read More

Texterity releases digital magazine reader survey results for 2008 -

Digital publishing solutions provider Texterity, Inc., US, has released the results of its third annual BPA Worldwide-certified digital magazine reader survey. The survey, conducted with Mediamark Research & Intelligence (MRI), is projected as the most comprehensive profile of digital magazine reader preferences and demographic data to… Read More

Hinari initiative seen to boost scientific activity in developing countries -

Hinari Access to Research initiative has announced that its collaborative efforts to provide free and low cost access to health research in developing countries have made a significant impact on advancing scientific discoveries in these regions. Designed by the WHO and global biomedical publishers, the programme… Read More

TechWatch report calls for libraries to take coherent approach to metadata -

The UK's Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) has announced that its recent TechWatch report, by Richard Gartner, on metadata for digital libraries explores how high quality metadata frameworks are critical if libraries are to provide seamless searching and retrieval technologies. Focusing thus on metadata is a… Read More

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