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Web of Science Sold for More Than $3 Billion

By | July 15, 2016

Thomson Reuters has transferred the science-citation database, along with the rest of its intellectual property and science division, to private-equity firms.


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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NIH Grant Reviews Don’t Predict Success

By | February 18, 2016

Peer reviewers’ assessments of funding proposals to the National Institutes of Health don’t correlate well with later publication citations, a study shows.

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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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Crystal Unclear

By | October 15, 2015

A behind-the-scenes look at how researchers solved the high-resolution crystal structure of the nucleosome core particle raises the age-old question of assigning credit in science.


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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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Some Study Authors “Unfeasibly Prolific”

By | August 19, 2015

A literature scan finds a fraction of researchers who pump out dozens of publications each year.


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Citation Payola?

By | August 18, 2015

A transgenic mouse company is paying researchers who mention its animal models in scientific papers.

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Publishing Partners

By | August 10, 2015

Collaborations can boost citations, a study shows.


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