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COUNTER Releases PIRUS Code of Practice

COUNTER logoAs a researcher, you may need reliable reports on the specific impacts of your article contributions. If so, then you will also need the reassurance that usage statistics are being reported in a consistent, accountable way. COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of NeTworked Electronic Resources) has responded to this need by releasing the PIRUS Code of Practice for reporting article-level metrics. Features include:

One notable innovation of the PIRUS Code of Practice is that its metadata requirements include the ORCID identifier, so that an article can be unambiguously linked to a specific author. Additionally, the article DOI is included as metadata.

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Geoscience Data Journal

The Geoscience Data Journal is a new peer-reviewed, Open Access publication. The journal’s main focus is on data papers, where data is described and analyzed without the traditional thesis-conclusion format of standard research articles.  Data papers may cross-link or cite datasets that have been included in a repository approved by the editorial staff.  Other features include:

To submit data, create a login via the Geoscience Data Journal manuscript submissions site.  For information on submission and fees, click here.  The Geoscience Data Journal is also available on our E-Journals page.

Added 12/9

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Open Access Publisher Features Article-Level Metrics

For authors, institutions, and readers interested in the influence of an individual article, Copernicus Publications has launched Article-Level Metrics (ALM’s) for its journals. Features of ALM’s for Copernicus Publications include:

Copernicus Open Access metrices from Geothermal Energy Science

Copernicus publishes open access journals in the earth and atmospheric sciences. To find metrics for an individual article, click the “Metrics” tab on the article’s abstract page (shown right).

Added 12/18

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Elsevier to Retire Popular Science Search Engine

By the by end of January 2014, Elsevier will be discontinuing Scirus, its free science search engine. Scirus has been a wide-ranging research tool, with over 575 million items indexed for searching, including webpages, pre-print articles, patents, and repositories. Elsevier encourages Scirus users to find other search engines to suit their research needs.  Below are resources to help you find other scientifically-oriented search engines that suit your needs:

For more information, read this blog post on the retirement of Scirus.

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