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Agreement Reached on Research Assessment Reforms
The document, which was facilitated by the European Commission, establishes new benchmarks regarding how research assessments should be performed.
Agreement Reached on Research Assessment Reforms
Agreement Reached on Research Assessment Reforms

The document, which was facilitated by the European Commission, establishes new benchmarks regarding how research assessments should be performed.

The document, which was facilitated by the European Commission, establishes new benchmarks regarding how research assessments should be performed.

citations
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Gone but Not Forgotten: Retracted COVID-19 Papers Still Cited
Hannah Thomasy | Jul 14, 2022 | 5 min read
University of Wollongong epidemiologist Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz speaks with The Scientist about his team’s finding that flawed and fraudulent COVID-19 research continues to be cited.
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Opinion: Many Clinical Trials Fail to Navigate the Literature
Jacky Sheng, Jonathan Kimmelman, and Deborah Zarin | Jul 5, 2022 | 4 min read
Too often, studies that aim to develop new treatments for patients fail to adequately cite and build upon research that preceded them.
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Making Science More Engaging
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Making Science More Engaging
The Scientist Creative Services Team | 1 min read
In this webinar, Fabrício Pamplona discusses the importance of graphics and visual presentation in communicating scientific messages.
WHO Leads in Using Solid Science to Draft COVID-19 Policy: Study
Max Kozlov | Jan 8, 2021 | 5 min read
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.
Citations Are the Currency of Science
Sibrandes Poppema | Dec 1, 2020 | 4 min read
Then there are the counterfeiters.
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2020 | 5 min read
Meet some of the people featured in the December 2020 issue of The Scientist.
Updated Dec 21
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Paper Recommends Women Avoid Female Mentors, Drawing Outrage
Viviane Callier | Nov 24, 2020 | 5+ min read
A study makes policy recommendations to optimize citations, but critics say it fails to acknowledge that citations are a biased and narrow measure of scientific success.
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Men Promote Scientific Findings More Effusively than Women Do
Lisa Winter | Dec 17, 2019 | 2 min read
Male researchers are more likely to describe their work in publications using positive superlatives than their female colleagues are, a habit tied to more citations.
Bigger Is Not Always Better for Team Science
Ruth Williams | Feb 13, 2019 | 3 min read
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
Catherine Offord | Nov 15, 2017 | 2 min read
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.
Papers Based on Misidentified Cell Lines Top 32,000
Kerry Grens | Oct 16, 2017 | 1 min read
An analysis of contaminated literature finds that tens of thousands of papers used cell lines of questionable origins—and these were in turn cited by hundreds of thousands of other papers.
Retractions Damage Scientists’ Reputations: Study
Aggie Mika | Sep 8, 2017 | 2 min read
Authors of rescinded papers see a 10 percent to 20 percent decline in citation rates for their other publications. 
Nature Index Identifies Top Contributors to Innovation
Catherine Offord | Aug 9, 2017 | 2 min read
New rankings highlight institutions that have produced large numbers of articles cited in others' patents.
Open Access On the Rise: Study
Bob Grant | Aug 6, 2017 | 5 min read
The Scientist sat down with one of the authors of a recent analysis that quantifies the increasing incursion of open-access content into the world of scholarly publishing.
TS Picks: April 7, 2017
Bob Grant | Apr 7, 2017 | 2 min read
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
The Scientist Staff | Feb 27, 2017 | 4 min read
Eugene Garfield, founder of the Institute for Scientific Information and The Scientist, has passed away at age 91.
TS Picks: Remembering Eugene Garfield
Joshua A. Krisch | Feb 27, 2017 | 2 min read
A look back at the contributions of The Scientist’s founder, scientometrics pioneer Eugene Garfield (1925–2017)
Predicting Scientific Success
Ruth Williams | Nov 3, 2016 | 3 min read
A scientist’s most influential paper may come at any point in her career but chances are it won’t change her overall success, researchers show.
Web of Science Sold for More Than $3 Billion
Bob Grant | Jul 15, 2016 | 1 min read
Thomson Reuters has transferred the science-citation database, along with the rest of its intellectual property and science division, to private-equity firms.