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Researchers find that scientific papers with shorter titles accrue more citations only if they are very popular. For papers flying under the radar, longer titles fare better.

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Future Fields of Inquiry

By | March 7, 2016

Researchers propose an approach to identify new multidisciplinary interests in the sciences.

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A Literature Database with Smarts

By | November 3, 2015

Semantic Scholar uses machine reading and vision to extract meaning and impact from academic papers.

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Parsing Negative Citations

By | October 26, 2015

A new tool helps scientists better understand what happens to studies that are criticized in the literature.

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Thomson Reuters Predicts Nobelists

By | September 24, 2015

The information firm uses citation statistics to forecast potential winners of the 2015 Nobel Prizes in Chemistry and Physiology or Medicine.

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Study: Short Headlines Get More Citations

By | August 27, 2015

Scientific journals that publish papers with snappier titles accrue more citations per paper, according to a report.

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Publishing Partners

By | August 10, 2015

Collaborations can boost citations, a study shows.

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Introducing the “K Index”

By | July 30, 2014

The Kardashian Index reflects how a scientist’s social media presence stacks up against her citation record.

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SCI Celebrates 50th Anniversary

By | May 14, 2014

The world’s first systematic citation index celebrates a golden milestone this year.

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Self-Citation Gender Gap

By | March 18, 2014

A study suggests that female researchers do not cite their own work as often as their male colleagues do.

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