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Predicting Scientific Success
Ruth Williams | Nov 3, 2016
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
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
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.
NIH Grant Reviews Don’t Predict Success
Kerry Grens | Feb 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.
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
Kelly Rae Chi | Oct 26, 2015
A new tool helps scientists better understand what happens to studies that are criticized in the literature.
Tracy Vence | Oct 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.
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.
Some Study Authors “Unfeasibly Prolific”
Kerry Grens | Aug 19, 2015
A literature scan finds a fraction of researchers who pump out dozens of publications each year.
Bob Grant | Aug 18, 2015
A transgenic mouse company is paying researchers who mention its animal models in scientific papers.