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MAY 5

High Impact Journals

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The Impact factor, often abbreviated IF, is a measure of the citations to science and social science journals. It is frequently used as a proxy for the importance of a journal to its field.

Science Watch has listed High-Impact Journals in 11 Fields. The rankings are by citations per paper, 1999-2004. In all 11 of the fields shown here, Nature and Science obviously predominate, with both appearing at either #1 or #2 in each field (although Science claims the slight majority with six #1 showings). In a few instances, as the rounded figures show, the results were virtually identical (in Space Science, for example, where Science squeaked by with 24.06 cites per paper, compared to Nature's mark of 23.86). PNAS was also in the thick of things, appearing in nine of the rankings, and within the top five in seven.

The entire list can be viewed here.

Source: ISI Journal Citation Reports®

 

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MAY 2

Journals of the Century

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The Journals of the Century Project began with a mission of having subject expert librarians offer their views on the most influential journals in their respective fields over the past 100 years. The project gathered some of America's top subject expert librarians for this purpose. Thirty-two contributing authors led by Editor Tony Stankus reviewed journals from over 20 countries that have successfully shaped the evolution of their individual specialties worldwide.

A highly interesting book, Journals of the Century, edited by Tony Stankus, Holy Cross Science Librarian and Alumnus, was the culmination of the Journal of the Century Project.

Over the years, many others have produced core lists of journals in their respective fields; however, this is the only book that attempts to produce a highly discriminating list of journals, the creme de la creme, across a broad spectrum of subjects and that cover the entire twentieth century.

 

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APR30

Top Ten Most-Cited Journals (All Fields), 1996-2006

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Some say that there are about 40,000+ journals in existence.

But how many are actually read and/or cited?

500 journals appear to account for 50% of what is published and 70% of what is cited (1987 & 1994) (Garfield, E.  The Scientist 1996 Sept. 2nd, 13-16.  The Significant Scientific Literature Appears in a Small Core of Journals.)

Top Ten Most-Cited Journals (All Fields), 1996-2006

Ranked by total citations, based on papers published and cited in Thomson Scientific-indexed journals between January 1, 1996 and August 31, 2006.

 

Rank Journal No. of papers, 1996-2006 Citations
1 Journal of Biological Chemistry 59,061 1,761,650
2 Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA (PNAS) 29,703 1,382,162
3 Nature 10,947 1,217,027
4 Science  10,296 1,181,938
5 Physical Review Letters 32,732 843,701
6 J. American Chemical Society 27,362 717,785
7 Physical Review B 52,173 601,422
8 Cell  3,780 573,285
9 Journal of Immunology 17,904 520,931
10 New England Journal of Medicine 38,645 511,082

 

SOURCE: Essential Science Indicators, a web-based data file reflecting upwards of 7 million papers published in 11,500+ Thomson-indexed journals over the last decade, covering 22 main fields of science and the social sciences.

SCI-BYTES, Citing URL: http://www.in-cites.com/research/2006/november_20_2006-1.html

 

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APR15

Multiple file uploads

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Does your system allow more than one working and reference files to be uploaded at one go?

Yes, you can upload more than one file through our submission forms.

First, save all the files in a folder. Second, compress them using compression software such as WinZip, WinRAR, or TUGZip. Next, browse and select the compressed file folder. However, please ensure that the files to be edited and those being provided as reference files are uploaded in the appropriate folders.

 

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JAN10

More on Zotero

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In the past, we did cover Zotero-a research aid plugin for Firefox. However, recently, Bob Walsh of WWD put up a more comprehensive post about this powerful research tool. The post describes it's most important features such as integration with MS Office, a growing list of academic and mainstream (New York Times, The Economist, The Australian, Amazon) info sources that Zotero can parse and then extract citation data from, timeline mapping, etc. A must read that further illustrates why you should have this tool, if you don't already.

 

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JAN 8

オンライン出版の実験

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これはFlashPaper(オンライン上で情報を公開できる新しいフォーマット)文書のサンプルです。以前はそのような出版形式の代わりとなるものといえばPDFでした。しかし、PDFには大きな問題が一つありました。それは大量のメモリ容量を必要とし、オンラインで閲覧するとき、ユーザを苛立たせる別のアプリケーション(Acrobat Reader)を必要としていることです。 FlashPaperは宣伝資料や統計資料、レポートやe-bookサンプル等の文書のウェブページへの簡単な埋め込みを可能にすることで、この問題の解決を目指しています。つまり、ユーザーは文書を読むために何かをダウンロードしなければならないという煩わしさから解放されたのです。 さらに、文書内検索機能や印刷機能なども搭載しています。また、文書に直接テキストを入力したものを印刷したり、コピーしたりする際のセキュリティー機能も備えています。

 

 

FlashPaperのフリートライアル版はアドビのウェブサイトのこちらからダウンロードできます。

An English version of this blog post is also available: "An experiment in online publishing."

 

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JAN 7

Get back support for blocked file formats in Office 2003

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Amit writes about the file formats blocked by Office 2003 SP3. If you wish to get back support for certain blocked file formats-including Corel Draw files-use the small executable download provided on this link:

Get back support for blocked file formats in Office 2003

 

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DEC31

Questions about Google Knol

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Here at blog.editage.com, we have been covering all about Google Knol, extensively. Latest in this series of posts is the one by Chris Garrett that tries to answer certain questions about it's SEO effectiveness, Wikipedia content duplication, etc. As a science editor, having another knowledge base, in addition to Wikipedia, is a really exciting prospect.

Read his post here.

 

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DEC28

Home Computers and English Language Learning

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Another one from Larry Ferlazzo-this post is about his project on how home computers can be utilized for English language learning. Larry has some excellent English langauge learning resources; these can be found on his personal blog.

 

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DEC27

The best Web 2.0 applications of 2007

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It's that time of the year when all sorts of lists are making appearances on the World Wide Web. Larry Ferlazzo, a teacher and active blogger, has put a list of the best web 2.0 education applications for 2007. Worth a look. Merry Christmas everyone, and a Happy New Year.

 

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DEC24

Wikia Search Online

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Finally, Wikia Search has launched. The site aims to serve "as a platform for the development of a new free/open source search engine with user-editable search results."

 

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DEC21

50 Free PDF Editors

Filed on: December 21, 2007 | Written by | Add new comment

What most of us don't realize is that PDF is a standard, and like any standard, it's specifications are widely published. As such several programs are available, most of which are free and some at least cheaper than Adobe's offering, that allow us to author/edit PDFs. Yoav Ezer has compiled a list of more than 50 such tools. Have a look.

 

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DEC20

The Word Detective

Filed on: December 20, 2007 | Written by | Add new comment

This is the online home of a newspaper column, which goes by the same name. Evan Morris answers questions asked by readers. The site houses back issues comprising more than 1300 columns, to which access is free.

 

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DEC19

OpenOffice Online goes Beta

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OpenOffice, one of the most popular office productivity suites after Microsoft's offering, recently released it's online SaaS version (2.3). This is easily one of the feature packed online office suites yet. Read the full review on Ars Technica.

 

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DEC18

Useful links: More on Google Knol

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More on Google Knol: Yesterday, we covered Google's newest offering Knol. Today, after the inital wave of announcements has passed, TechCrunch presents a more comprehensive coverage. The post covers everything from how Knol would compare to Wikipedia to how Google can effectively monetize a Wikipedia-type knowledge sharing model.

DEC14

Mother Tongue Annoyances

Filed on: December 14, 2007 | Written by | Add new comment

Another Weblog on "English Communication" This one's updated quite frequently with articles pertaining word choice, references to pop culture, book reviews, etymology, grammar, etc.

 

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DEC12

Free Yale College Courses Debut Online

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Today, JD Lasica blogged about Yale University making some of it's most popular undergraduate courses freely available to everyone on the Internet. The project, titled Open Yale Courses, provides full access to various courses in different formats-streaming video, audio, etc.

 

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DEC11

Zotero

Filed on: December 11, 2007 | Written by | Add new comment

Zotero is a plugin for Firefox that enables you to collect, manage, and cite your research resources from within the Web browser itself. It is available in several languages, can be integrated with MS Word and OpenOffice, and is free and open source. A tour of how the plugin functions is also available here.

 

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DEC10

Learning Online Journalism

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Came across this excellent site via Robert Scoble's feed. The author, in each post, skillfully deconstructs the process of writing news for the Web. This article, in particular, is excellent, concise, and gets right down to the point.

 

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DEC 6

Interview with Tom Curley, CEO, Associated Press

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Last week, we covered Associated Press's (AP) new Automated Access Control Protocol. Yesterday, paidcontent.org interviewed Tom Curley, CEO, AP. In the interview, Tom states how content publishers could benefit from the way readers consumer data today.

 

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DEC 5

Associated Press's Automated Content Access Protocol

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The Automated Content Access Protocol has partly grown out of disputes between search engines such as Google and news publishers who claimed that the former were posting their news summaries, photos, etc. without permission. If standardized, the proposed extension will put to rest the 13-year-old reliance of search engines on robots.txt and provide publishers greater flexibility in terms of content access restriction.

You can read the entire Washington Post article here.

 

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DEC 3

Wikipedia Content now Licensed under Creative Commons

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Jimmy Wales just made the following extremely important announcement: "Creative Commons, Wikimedia, and the Free Software Foundation just agreed to make the current Wikipedia license (the GFDL) compatible with Creative Commons (CC BY-SA)." This move spells an important landmark for all of those who regularly contribute and refer to Wikipedia and related sites.

You can read the entire story here.

 

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NOV30

An Experiment in Online Publishing

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This is a sample FlashPaper document-a new format to publish information online. Earlier alternatives to such type of publishing was PDF. But there was one major problem with PDFs: they involved the initiation of another application (Acrobat Reader), which itself was a huge memory hogger and interrupted the user experience when it came to online browsing.

FlashPaper is aimed to solve this problem by allowing easy embedding of documents such as press kits, stats, reports, e-book samples, etc. into Web pages-the user, thus, is freed from the hassle of having to download something in order to view it.

Besides that it comes with an in-built search functionality, printing feature, etc. It also claims to provide security with regard to printing and copying to text directly from the document.

 

 

You can download a free trial version of FlashPaper from here.

A Japanese version of this blog post is also available: オンライン出版の実験.

 

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NOV29

Yahoo AdSense in PDFs

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Yahoo! has introduced AdSense Ads that can now be embedded in PDF documents, thereby allowing authors to monetize them. Currently, though, this service requires users to have an SSN and is thus open only to publishers in the US. In this model, instead of requiring the users to download the document, revenue can be generated every time the document is viewed in the PDF viewer.

Courtesy: Digital Inspiration

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NOV28

First Upgrade to Buzzword

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A while back, we had spoken about Adobe's new offering in the online office suite segment: Buzzword. Yesterday, Buzzword underwent its first features upgrade. New features include a charmap-type tool, wordcount indicator, new easy-to-remember domain name: buzzword.com, and URL indicator for easy sharing.

 

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NOV27

The Cambrian Explosion of Communication

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Tim Bray's post (The Cambrian Explosion of Communication) about current forms of human communication and discourse is quite insightful. Although I do not agree with all his empirical observations, the post does make for a good talking point. In particular, James Governer's reply to the same here poses some interesting questions with regard to choices human beings make today, branding, communication bipolarity, etc.

 

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NOV26

Zoho Office

Filed on: November 26, 2007 | Written by | Add new comment

The biggest factor deterring most from switching to a completely online Office productivity suite is connectivity-the applications currently available in the scene, though free, require you to be online all the time. Now, Zoho's excellent productivity suite can be used completely offline via Google Gears. Read the full story here: Zoho Office - Complete offline functionality with Google Gears.

 

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NOV23

Everything is correct Vs. Nothing is relevant

Filed on: November 23, 2007 | Written by | Add new comment

A few days back, we covered the Language Log. However, this article from the same site deserves a special mention. It offers an interesting insight into one of the most baffling of all grammar mysteries.

 

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NOV22

Live Documents

Filed on: November 22, 2007 | Written by | Add new comment

Sabeer Bhatia, who first sold Hotmail to Microsoft, is now taking on the Microsoft cash cow-MS Office. His new startup is an online-offline office suite called Live Documents. In fact, if you own a copy of MS Office, there is even a toolbar that allows you to upload documents directly to Live Documents.

 

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NOV21

Free Patents Online

Filed on: November 21, 2007 | Written by | Add new comment

An excellent resource for researchers. It includes several free features such as patent searches, PDF downloads, alerts, and other account features such as information sharing between users.

Free Patents Online

 

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