WHO Leads in Using Solid Science to Draft COVID-19 Policy: Study
WHO Leads in Using Solid Science to Draft COVID-19 Policy: Study
Governments are variable in their reliance on highly cited research, while international intergovernmental organizations such as the World Health Organization reliably link policy and science, according to an analysis of thousands of policy documents from the first half of 2020.
WHO Leads in Using Solid Science to Draft COVID-19 Policy: Study
WHO Leads in Using Solid Science to Draft COVID-19 Policy: Study

Governments are variable in their reliance on highly cited research, while international intergovernmental organizations such as the World Health Organization reliably link policy and science, according to an analysis of thousands of policy documents from the first half of 2020.

Governments are variable in their reliance on highly cited research, while international intergovernmental organizations such as the World Health Organization reliably link policy and science, according to an analysis of thousands of policy documents from the first half of 2020.

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Citations Are the Currency of Science
Citations Are the Currency of Science
Sibrandes Poppema | Dec 1, 2020
Then there are the counterfeiters.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2020
Meet some of the people featured in the December 2020 issue of The Scientist.
Bigger Is Not Always Better for Team Science
Bigger Is Not Always Better for Team Science
Ruth Williams | Feb 13, 2019
Small research groups tend to beat large collaborations when it comes to producing innovative projects and breakthrough discoveries.
Clarivate Ranks Most-Cited Researchers of 2017
Clarivate Ranks Most-Cited Researchers of 2017
Catherine Offord | Nov 15, 2017
China shows the biggest increase of any country in the number of scientists listed since last year, while cancer genomics emerges as one of the more dominant fields.
TS Picks: April 7, 2017
TS Picks: April 7, 2017
Bob Grant | Apr 7, 2017
Consortium pushes for open citation data; Gates Foundation launches open-access publishing platform; Cell Press lifts the veil on papers under consideration; an online widget circumvents some paywalls
Scientometrics Pioneer Eugene Garfield Dies
Scientometrics Pioneer Eugene Garfield Dies
The Scientist Staff | Feb 27, 2017
Eugene Garfield, founder of the Institute for Scientific Information and The Scientist, has passed away at age 91.
AI Lends Computing Power to Academic Search Engines
AI Lends Computing Power to Academic Search Engines
Bob Grant | Nov 14, 2016
A tool that uses machine learning algorithms to comb and categorize the scientific literature is making waves in neuroscience.
Thomson Reuters Predicts Nobelists
Thomson Reuters Predicts Nobelists
Bob Grant | Sep 21, 2016
According to citation statistics, researchers behind programmed cell death pathways and CRISPR/Cas9 are among those in line for Nobel Prizes this year.
New Citation Measure Assesses Impact of Single Papers
New Citation Measure Assesses Impact of Single Papers
Bob Grant | Sep 8, 2016
Could the Relative Citation Ratio replace the oft maligned journal impact factor?
Web of Science Sold for More Than $3 Billion
Web of Science Sold for More Than $3 Billion
Bob Grant | Jul 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.
Shorter Titles Not Always Better for Citations
Shorter Titles Not Always Better for Citations
Jef Akst | Jun 22, 2016
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.
Future Fields of Inquiry
Future Fields of Inquiry
Tracy Vence | Mar 7, 2016
Researchers propose an approach to identify new multidisciplinary interests in the sciences.
A Literature Database with Smarts
A Literature Database with Smarts
Kerry Grens | Nov 3, 2015
Semantic Scholar uses machine reading and vision to extract meaning and impact from academic papers.
Parsing Negative Citations
Parsing Negative Citations
Kelly Rae Chi | Oct 26, 2015
A new tool helps scientists better understand what happens to studies that are criticized in the literature.
Thomson Reuters Predicts Nobelists
Thomson Reuters Predicts Nobelists
Bob Grant | Sep 24, 2015
The information firm uses citation statistics to forecast potential winners of the 2015 Nobel Prizes in Chemistry and Physiology or Medicine.
Study: Short Headlines Get More Citations
Study: Short Headlines Get More Citations
Jef Akst | Aug 27, 2015
Scientific journals that publish papers with snappier titles accrue more citations per paper, according to a report.
Publishing Partners
Publishing Partners
Kelly Rae Chi | Aug 10, 2015
Collaborations can boost citations, a study shows.
Introducing the “K Index”
Introducing the “K Index”
Tracy Vence | Jul 30, 2014
The Kardashian Index reflects how a scientist’s social media presence stacks up against her citation record.
SCI Celebrates 50th Anniversary
SCI Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Bob Grant | May 14, 2014
The world’s first systematic citation index celebrates a golden milestone this year.