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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.
Kelly Rae Chi | Aug 10, 2015
Collaborations can boost citations, a study shows.
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.
Self-Citation Gender Gap
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Mar 18, 2014
A study suggests that female researchers do not cite their own work as often as their male colleagues do.
Report: Diversity Strengthens Publications
Tracy Vence | Feb 25, 2014
US scientists are more likely to coauthor papers with researchers of similar ethnicity to themselves, but manuscripts with a more diverse list of authors have greater impact, a study shows.
The HHMI Bump
Bob Grant | Jan 28, 2014
A new study shows a slight citation benefit to authors recently awarded investigator status from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Gender-based Citation Disparities
Abby Olena | Dec 12, 2013
An analysis reveals that papers with women as key authors are cited less often than those with men as key authors.
Tracy Vence | Dec 11, 2013
A new analysis finds is no link between a researcher’s citations and Twitter mentions of her scientific research.
Star Scientists Align
Tracy Vence | Dec 3, 2013
While scientific output has suffered in evolutionary biology departments, individual researchers are churning out more than ever, thanks in part to geographically distant collaborations.
Citations Predict Nobel Winners?
Bob Grant | Sep 24, 2013
Thomson Reuters makes its annual data-based picks for which scientists could collect medals in Stockholm later this year.
U.S. Drops in Share of Publications
Kerry Grens | Sep 12, 2013
New analysis reveals increased globalization of science, leading to a greater proportion of patents and papers coming out of developing countries.
Opinion: Rethinking Scientific Evaluation
Richard Naftalin | Jul 16, 2013
Asymmetry in the Research Excellence Framework in the U.K. is a threat to basic medical sciences within British medical schools.
Beth Marie Mole | Nov 1, 2012
Retracting a paper from the scientific literature can lead to fewer citations for related studies.
Publishers Strong Arm for Impact Factors?
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 6, 2012
A survey shows that younger researchers in the social sciences and business fields are being told to cite more papers from the journal that is publishing their work.
Citations Tip Nobel Hopefuls
Bob Grant | Sep 21, 2011
Thomson Reuters has released its annual Nobel Prize predictions, based on statistics of recent citations in the scientific literature.
Primate Death Spurs Citations
Jessica P. Johnson | Aug 19, 2011
The USDA cites a Harvard Medical School research facility after a second accidental primate death in a little over a year.
Google Launches Citation Stats
Jessica P. Johnson | Aug 3, 2011
Another free academic citation tracking service adds more competition to the field.