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Monthly Archives: February 2013

eLife: Nothing new under the eSun?

Written on February 28, 2013 at 4:05 pm, by

I did my PhD at UCL in the early seventies when neuroscience was only just beginning to exist as a subject in its own right. It wasn’t until 1980 that the first neuroscience department was established in the UK, so to do neuroscience I had to spend most of my time hopping between the physiology Read more...

PLoS article level metrics

Written on February 25, 2013 at 3:37 pm, by

PLoS publishes a regular report covering a wide range of metrics covering all of it journals. This is easy to download as a .csv file, from which you can quickly start to create graphical summaries using Excel or STATA. One problem with the way the data is currently presented is that each number represents a Read more...

Mapping Social Sciences publishers

Written on February 15, 2013 at 2:25 pm, by

There is an increasing amount of data about STM publishing available freely on the web. Publisher/imprint/journal/ISSN relationships as developed for Elsevier’s Scopus database can be found here. Publicly accessible resources derived from Scopus and Thomson Reuter’s Web of Science can be viewed at Scimago and Eigenfactor. Scimago is especially useful as it contains journal statistics Read more...