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Using JURN to find open access journals in arts and humanities

Using JURN to find open access journals in arts and humanities | Digital research tools | Scoop.it

If you are looking for unrestricted scientific material, for example in the form of free editions of journals, the Internet is the place to look. Open Access enjoys the full benefits of the web, and I can venture to say that without the Internet there would be no open access. The Internet however is full of junk, and it is hard to navigate through it if you do not have the know-how. Thankfully, there are numerous specialized tools and repositories that allow you to quickly and easily locate any content.


One of these tools is JURN – an Internet search engine, designed to identify scientific journals. JURN focuses on the arts and humanities, so if you are looking for materials in these fields of research, it can be very useful. (...) - by Kamil Mizera, on OpenScience, October 8, 2013

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JURN is a unique search-engine dedicated to indexing free ‘open access’ ejournals in the arts and humanities, along with other relevant arts and scholarly publications offering free content.

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An interesting open access search-engine dedicated to humanities and arts

Digital tools for researchers (science 2.0): research management, publication, citation management, collaborative working, data vizualisation, lab management...
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A look at Pubmed's new commenting platform

A look at Pubmed's new commenting platform | Digital research tools | Scoop.it

Pubmed is implementing a new function that enables researchers to share their thoughts about scientific publications. By allowing readers to comment and debate about specific papers publicly,  PubMed Commons is trying to extend the peer-review of manuscripts after their publication. If successful, PubMed Commons will become a platform for scientific discussions that could foster constructive criticism and eventually improve published papers and science. (...) - Connected Researchers, November 4, 2013

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By implementing public comments as a post-publication peer-review, PubMed is providing to readers a way to share their comments about publications

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New features from figshare

New features from figshare | Digital research tools | Scoop.it

A lot of figshare users use the platform to manage their research outputs privately in the cloud. We appreciate that it is not just about simply open or closed, but about control. Thus we are extending the control researchers have over their files stored on figshare. This means that now using figshare, any academic, for free can:

Store their research outputs privately.

Share their research outputs privately, with a selected number of other researchers.

Make their outputs openly available under the most liberal CC licenses.

When you log in you will notice two new areas next to "My data": Projects and Activity. The Projects tab allows you to create collaborative spaces and control who else has access to these spaces. You can just type in their name and add them to the space if they already have an account, or put in their email address so that they get a notification alerting them that they have been invited to collaborate. The activity stream allows researchers to keep track of who has viewed, commented, added notes to, or uploaded files to a collaborative space - adding a layer of transparency to collaborations. Users can also receive email notifications when this happens, if they so choose.

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New interesting features that provide the ability to create real and secured collaborative spaces to work with collaborators and colleagues. 

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[New feature] Stay Alert with Scizzle

[New feature] Stay Alert with Scizzle | Digital research tools | Scoop.it

We know you are super busy and remembering to check your scizzling feeds is not always on your mind. As our goal in life is to make sure you stay on top you can now set up alerts for each of your feeds. The default is weekly alerts.

Now you can rest assured that if there's a new paper on CRTC1-SIK1 pathway you'll know it immediately; or just chill with a monthly alert on how to make a great ice age, or whatever it is that tickles your fancy. 

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Scizzle provides now the possibility to manage your e-mail alerts of your different feeds from daily to monthly (or "never" if you'd like to make a break witth a feed). Great new feature to stay close to your needs.

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Data-sharing: Everything on display : Naturejobs

Data-sharing: Everything on display : Naturejobs | Digital research tools | Scoop.it

Researchers can get visibility and connections by putting their data online — if they go about it in the right way. (...) - by Richard Van Noorden, Nature 500, 243-245, 07 August 2013

 
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What is Scizzle all about?

Do you feel super-excited every time you get your weekly publications alert saying you have 304 new results? Well, we weren’t excited at all scanning endless list of links, which is why we ended up usually deleting these emails and missing out on important papers.

That’s why Scizzle was born! We want you to be able to easily and pleasently keep up with the literature and organize and collaborate on papers of interest, so you can always be on top of your game!

Scizzle is about putting everything that matters to you in science in one place. So instead of having numerous eTOC alerts, PubMed alerts and what not flooding your email inbox, you can just Scizzle. Just set up your feeds for the things you care about and find it all in one easy user-friendly and clean interface, that doesn’t look like the usual boring stuff.

Please note that Scizzle is still in beta, and we're not talking about beta-mercaptoethanol, we mean it's our pilot experiment. We are still in our infnacy and there's much more of Scizzle to come; so stay tuned and don't hesitate to let us know what you think!

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Elsevier and Dryad Implement Reciprocal Linking Between Datasets and Published Research Articles

Elsevier and Dryad Implement Reciprocal Linking Between Datasets and Published Research Articles | Digital research tools | Scoop.it

 

Elsevier articles on ScienceDirect and scientific and medical research data at Dryad now reciprocally linked

 

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and the Dryad Digital Repository, a leading archive for scientific and medical research data, today announced that they have implemented two-way linking between their respective content. (...) - Press release by Elsevier, Amsterdam, July 25, 2013

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Immortalising my old research data

Immortalising my old research data | Digital research tools | Scoop.it

What do you do with your old research data? When I finished my final postdoctoral position a few years ago I had several gigabytes of data stored on various portable hard drives scattered around the lab. A large portion of this data consisted of high resolution confocal image stacks, 3D projections and single images which could demand up to 150MB in disc space each.  Although we had also been storing our confocal data in a custom built lab database, much of it was still unpublished and the data was only visible to lab members.  Even though I had published papers based on my data, the actual confocal image stacks and supplementary files were not in the public domain. (...) - by Jo Young, Journal Club 3.0, July 26, 2013

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Who is who in science? Assess your colleagues quickly with RocketScientist

Who is who in science? Assess your colleagues quickly with RocketScientist | Digital research tools | Scoop.it

Rocket Scientist - 

It is a convenient and easy way to asses colleagues and fellow researchers based on their citation impact (h/g-index).

RocketScientist visualizes the citation impact and research interest of a scientist based on data provided by Google Scholar.

The citation impact of a scientist is calculated using the widely applied citation metrics like Hirsch index (h-index) and g-index based on the data provided by Google Scholar.

RocketScientist is a free application that lets you browse through the search results returned by Google Scholar and view free PDF article. (by WendyTech)


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You have no computer close to you and you'd like to find out how many publications a scientist in conference or colleagues have already published or what is their citation impact? With a smartphone (Android), you can have the answer in a few seconds. Rocket Scientist is an app that helps you to check the citation impact of selected scientists. After entering the name of a scientist in the search bar, the app will display the time chart that presents: the dates of publication together with the level of citations, the tag cloud of keywords, and the list of publications with links to Google Books.

 

Up to date, the app gives you fast access to interesting data and you can check it on your mobile phone but is limited to the publications of selected authors that can be found on the Internet. Nevertheless, the Rocket Scientist can be handy, not only to check the citation impact of scientists but also when looking for publications. 

 

On Google-Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.wendytech.rocketscientistng&feature

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Metrics 2.0: who will be the ‘Google of altmetrics’?

Metrics 2.0: who will be the ‘Google of altmetrics’? | Digital research tools | Scoop.it

At last week’s SSP conference in San Francisco, those of us interested in Altmetrics were rather excited to see representatives from each of the major products come together in a session entitled ‘Metrics 2.0: It’s about Time…..and People’.

First up was Andrea Michalek of Plum Analytics (who kindly shared her slides here). She revealed a sneak preview of work being done with the The Smithsonian, one of Plum’s first customers. Their product, PlumX, is being used to collect data (usage, captures, mentions, social media, citations) in order to generate reports on publication activity in support of research evaluation. (...) by Claire Bower, BMJ Web Development Blog, 14 June, 2013

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Zenodo Launches!

Zenodo Launches! | Digital research tools | Scoop.it

Newly launched, Zenodo www.zenodo.org offers a one-stop-store for research output. Created by OpenAIRE and CERN, and supported by the European Commission, this new-generation online repository offers its service from the OpenAIRE [Open Access Infrastructure Research] pan-European initiative, which expands the linking of research output to datasets and funding information, in European and national contexts. 

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A Figshare-like digital research tools for European researchers with assigned DOI too. 

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New ORCID-integrated data citation tool

New ORCID-integrated data citation tool | Digital research tools | Scoop.it

A new beta service has been launched for searching and claiming works in DataCite: http://datacite.labs.orcid-eu.org

 

With this tool, created in the context of the ODIN Project, authors can identify themselves with their ORCID ID and search their own works in the DataCite Metadata Store. They can add them to their research outputs in their ORCID profile. This new service also provides formatted citations in several popular citation styles, supports COinS, links to related resources, and displays the attached Creative Commons license where this information is available. (...) - ODIN Project, May 13, 2013

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The DataCite Metadata Store of course also contains many text documents from academic publishers and services such as figshare or PeerJ Preprints, and these works can also be claimed.

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Publons set to revolutionize peer review in physics

Publons set to revolutionize peer review in physics | Digital research tools | Scoop.it

Publons is another great alternative or complement to the traditional peer review process. Like others, this service is an answer to the slow and rather opaque peer-review process, in which the fate of a manuscript is to the mercy of an anonymous pair of experts. The idea is that publishing research results should not be the limiting step. Papers should be published, then reviewed and commented-on by the readers. This sort of system would allow researchers to have a direct, rapid and interactive feedback on their work. (...) - by Thomas Crouzier, Connected researchers, April 11, 2013


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Reed Elsevier buys academic social network Mendeley for up to £65m

Reed Elsevier buys academic social network Mendeley for up to £65m | Digital research tools | Scoop.it

Publishing giant vows to retain 'great culture, talent and collaborative spirit' of London-based startup.

 

Publishing group Reed Elsevier has upped its efforts to build its digital business with the $100m (£65m) acquisition of London-based academic social network Mendeley.

 

The acquisition of Mendeley, which allows academics and organisations to organise their research and journals, as well as to collaborate online, aims to bolster science publishing unit Elsevier, home to the Lancet. (...) - By Mark Sweney, The Guardian, 9 April 2013


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Read also the post of Mendely team about this on Mendeley blog

The research community will benefit of that because the storage level for users will expand (double) to 2GB !

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Green Open Access on your Android device: ArXiv mobile

Green Open Access on your Android device: ArXiv mobile | Digital research tools | Scoop.it

ArXiv mobile for Android grants access to the repository, presenting many useful features, thanks to which the data can be searched quickly and easily. The app displays a list of categories and content marked as favorite. It also has an extensive search engine with several filters, such as: author, ID, time, title and abstract. 

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After the useful iPhone app of ArXiv, the android app display great features: a list of categories, an extensive search engine, see authors papers collection, display articles in PDF format, a special widget. With a well designed UX.

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Using JURN to find open access journals in arts and humanities

Using JURN to find open access journals in arts and humanities | Digital research tools | Scoop.it

If you are looking for unrestricted scientific material, for example in the form of free editions of journals, the Internet is the place to look. Open Access enjoys the full benefits of the web, and I can venture to say that without the Internet there would be no open access. The Internet however is full of junk, and it is hard to navigate through it if you do not have the know-how. Thankfully, there are numerous specialized tools and repositories that allow you to quickly and easily locate any content.


One of these tools is JURN – an Internet search engine, designed to identify scientific journals. JURN focuses on the arts and humanities, so if you are looking for materials in these fields of research, it can be very useful. (...) - by Kamil Mizera, on OpenScience, October 8, 2013

Tree of Science's insight:

JURN is a unique search-engine dedicated to indexing free ‘open access’ ejournals in the arts and humanities, along with other relevant arts and scholarly publications offering free content.

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Julien Hering, PhD's curator insight, October 20, 2013 1:57 PM

An interesting open access search-engine dedicated to humanities and arts

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New Mendeley Desktop 1.10 released

New Mendeley Desktop 1.10 released | Digital research tools | Scoop.it

Mendeley Desktop 1.10 has been released. Journal abbreviations, one of the most requested features has been implemented. Mendeley will now automatically abbreviate publication titles according to the rules of the style. Other great improvement is related research, it gives you instant recommendations based on specific articles and drill-down into recommendations.


The next release of Mendeley Desktop is here. You can update from within the app via Help → Check for Updates or download it here. (...) - Mendeley Blog, 1 October, 2013

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Projects integrates with figshare to bring cloud storage and public sharing

Projects integrates with figshare to bring cloud storage and public sharing | Digital research tools | Scoop.it

The latest version of Digital Science’s research data management tool, Projects, offers integration with figshare to simplify the workflow from data collection and management to publication. (...) - Digital Science, bu Nathan Westgarth, August 7, 2013

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Feature Release: New image marker tool for labfolder users

Feature Release: New image marker tool for labfolder users | Digital research tools | Scoop.it

In order to use images in a scientific context, you need to make a few annotations very often: Marks and labels help to understand what´s important, be it in your notes or in your publications. In your good old paper notebook, you would just simply scribble by hand to get the message across and to highlight your findings on agarose gels, graphs, or any other data output. [...] 

We have added the most frequently used editing tools to the image annotation section. (...) - labfolder blog, by Johanna Havemann, July 29th, 2013

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Instead of using Photoshop or Power Point to annotate your research images, Labfolder (a data manager) provides now some editing tools

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Dynamic Visualization of Biomedical Journals 2003-2012

Dynamic Visualization of Biomedical Journals 2003-2012 | Digital research tools | Scoop.it

An animated bubble plot of nearly four-thousand biomedical journals over ten years reveals success, decline and the shifting nature of science publishing.

There is always something going on in biomedical publishing. If it isn’t a new journal, a new funding policy, or a new publishing service intent on revolutionizing the way scholarly publishing is practiced, there’s always plain old competition shifting the relationships and the pecking order of journals. (...) - by Phil Davis, the scholarly kitchen, July 24, 2013

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Scientific Data to complement and promote public data repositories

Scientific Data to complement and promote public data repositories | Digital research tools | Scoop.it

Scientific Data will be a forum for publications about datasets, but will not be a repository for primary datasets. Primary data associated with Data Descriptors will be stored in one or more external data repositories. Why this distinction?

 

This strategy helps us draw some clear lines around the goals of Scientific Data.  By ensuring that the primary datasets are stored in external systems, we make it crystal clear that our goal is to help authors publish content that promotes the scientific value and reusability of their datasets, not to control access to data. We feel that this is a progressive strategy that will help promote collaboration and data consolidation, rather than fragmentation. (...) - by Adrew Hufton, Scientific Data blog, July 23, 2013

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Scientific Data is provinding further information about data storage on this platforms available next year. Indeed, their concept of direct storage has evolved to a indirect ones with a central tools: the data descriptor. Then, it will not be a dpositary structure that will provided but an evironment to seggregate publications of rich data descriptions stored in different places (journals, Dryad, figshare, and other local storage (i.e. lab and universities servers). Science Date is focus now on provinding: 

"- A publication platform for detailed methods descriptions and technical validation information

- Data search and discovery features that reach across diverse repositories

- Peer-review of data release

- The career credit that is duly associated with rigorously peer-reviewed publications"

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LaTeX Templates for Masters/Doctoral Thesis

LaTeX Templates for Masters/Doctoral Thesis | Digital research tools | Scoop.it

This template provides a full framework for writing a graduate level thesis. It is carefully structured and separated into multiple parts for easy editing. Included are the following pages/sections: a cover page, declaration of authorship, quotation, abstract, acknowledgements, contents page(s), list of figures, list of tables, abbreviations, physical constants, symbols, dedication, example chapter, example appendix and bibliography.(...) - Available on LaTeX templates

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Authorea provides new interesting features for online authoring scholarly articles

Authorea provides new interesting features for online authoring scholarly articles | Digital research tools | Scoop.it

Authorea (http://authorea.com), the collaborative online platform to author and manage scholarly articles from your web browser is delivering new features : 

- Export to PDF: Submitting your Authorea article to Science, Nature, PNAS, APJ, or PLoS One? Export it to your journal template of choice in one click. (Export to PDF);

- Commenting and reviewing: Care to comment? Discuss your articles with your coauthors using private commenting and annotation and allow open review of your articles via public comments;

- Cite references by DOI and URL: Tired of maintaining a bibliography? Let us do the heavy-lifting. Simply cIte an article by its DOI or ADS identifier and we'll put it in the reference list for you.

Some upcomings features: Article-based chat and messaging, a plain text editing mode for those not familiar with LaTeX and Markdown...

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Research Management for DummiesNetwork

Research Management for DummiesNetwork | Digital research tools | Scoop.it

During my PhD I was never good at managing my research data. If you ask my former PI, I’m guessing she would actually tell you I was pretty bad. So much so, that she had an emergency lab book meeting with the rest of my group upon seeing mine when l was leaving. So it may seem a bit odd that it is now the thing that I probably focus on more than anything else in my work. (...) - by Mark Hahnel, Scientific American logs, Jue 10, 2013

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Introducing PaperShip

Introducing PaperShip | Digital research tools | Scoop.it

Start-up Shazino releases PaperShip, an iPad and iPhone client for the Mendeley reference manager software which allows academics to access their account from everywhere. (...) - Shazino, Press release, 30 April 2013


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Papership keep Mendeley users a read and write access to their account wherever they are with an iPad or iPhone (no release for Android...) - See PaperShip video: http://bit.ly/PaperShipDemo

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The Impact of Social Media on the Dissemination of Research: Results of an Experiment

The Impact of Social Media on the Dissemination of Research: Results of an Experiment | Digital research tools | Scoop.it

In September 2011 I returned to work after a year on maternity leave. Many things needed sorting out, not least my digital presence at my home institution, which had switched to a content management system that seamlessly linked to University College London’s open-access repository, “Discovery.” The idea was we should upload open-access versions of all our previously published research, and link to it from our home pages, to aid in dissemination. (...) - by Melissa Terras, Journal of Digital Humanities, Vol. 1, No. 3 Summer 2012


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