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For an overview of the topic, see the Definition tab. See the Generating JCRs Using Web of Knowledge tab for a quick tutorial on using the library's database. Eigenfactor.org A free and searchable database, Eigenfactor covers the natural and social sciences and "also lists newsprint, PhD theses, popular magazines and more." The Eigenfactor is included in Journal Citation Reports.  It continues to be listed here for use o...

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01 9月.2017

Authors: Newspaper articles frequently do not list authors. Articles may be obtained from the various national and international wire services such as Associated Press and Reuters and may only reference the wire service providing the news article. Feature stories will normally attribute authorship. Editorials might attribute authorship or will imply that the newspaper editors are the authors. Letters to the editors will routinely provid...

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01 9月.2017

Authors: Author names may or may not be listed. Many magazine articles are written by the magazine editors or staff writers and may not attribute responsibility to individual authors. Those articles that do list authors typically do not give the author qualifications. Frequency of Publication: Magazines typically publish monthly or more frequently (there are exceptions). Magazines routinely will use specific dates on their issues, su...

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25 8月.2017

Despite several limitations, impact factors — produced by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) — remain the most widely used, globally acceptable tools to evaluate the quality of journals and research publications. We have looked at the impact factors of Indian journals and find that, for 1999, only 47 journals figured in the ISI's list, all with impact factors of less than 0.6. Of the 5,500 journals from other countries in ...

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25 8月.2017

Linda Butler in Correspondence shows that researchers in Australia are publishing more papers since the number of publications was introduced as a performance indicator for research. Butler points out there is now "little incentive to strive for placement in a prestigious journal. Whether a publication is a groundbreaking piece in Nature or a pedestrian piece in a low-impact journal, the rewards are identical". The point is well-mad...

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16 8月.2017

Authors: Authors of journal articles are usually affiliated with universities, research institutions, or professional associations. Author degrees are usually specified with the author names, as are the affiliations. Abstract: The article text is usually preceded with an abstract. The abstract will provide an overview of what the article discusses or reveals and frequently is useful in identifying articles that report the results of ...

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16 8月.2017

Abstract: A brief overview of the content of an article that provides details about the article. An abstract might be written by the author of the article, as is the case with most professional journals, or might be contributed by professional indexers, as is the case with many articles included in research databases. Article: Much shorter than a book, an article can be as short as a paragraph or two or as long as several dozen pages...

07 8月.2017

The music business was killed by Napster; movie theaters were derailed by digital streaming; traditional magazines are in crisis mode—yet in this digital information wild west: academic journals and the publishers who own them are posting higher profits than nearly any sector of commerce. Academic publisher Elsevier, which owns a majority of the prestigious academic journals, has higher operating profits than Apple. In 2013, Elsevie...

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07 8月.2017

ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number. It is a system that dates back to 1970 and is used for registering books and giving each a unique identifying number; ISBNs are used internationally. Generally, publishers are the ones who apply for an ISBN, and the first set of numbers that are unique to that publisher is referred to as the publisher's prefix. Early in the 19th century both the United States and United Kingdom were...

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01 8月.2017

Adithya Iyer dropped out of engineering college in Mumbai, backpacked across India, raised money on a crowdfundingplatform, wrote a book, and then, wasted no time in publishing it himself. He said it was the best decision - The Great Indian Obsession (Notion Press, 2015) sold over 300 copies even before he had written it (see picture below). Not prepared to wait for the manuscript to be reviewed by mainstream publishers - and face rej...