ORCiD - WU Libraries now has a research guide to ORCiD. Individual scholars should sign up for a free account in the ORCID Registry; this takes about 30 seconds. Once registered, you can manage the record of your career, publications and activities.
My Research Dashboard is a new service that will allow Elsevier authors to understand in greater detail and with greater speed how their Elsevier publications are being read, shared and cited within days of being published. It allows you to measure quickly and easily the impact of your research, which can be invaluable when applying for funding or when seeking a promotion. My Research Dashboard is a free service to Elsevier authors.
The American Physical Society (APS) has refreshed the look and feel of the Physics website. The updated design makes it easier to discover and share the latest news and commentary on papers from the APS journal collection. The new homepage highlights the latest articles at the top of the page. Further down, the right column provides a simplified sign up for weekly Physics email alerts and links to recent news and opinion articles from APS News.
Launched in 2004, Phys.org's Physics News covers a staggering array of science topics, from mathematics to earth science to nanotechnology and beyond. The Physics News section publishes several original articles per day, categorized by subjects including General Physics, Optics & Photonics, Quantum Physics, and Condensed Matter. In addition to the news items that appear in order of publication date, readers may peruse the site by Featured articles, Last Comments, Popular articles, and Most Shared articles. There is also a Trending Topics section that lists 15 of the topics people are talking about in the magazine's comments sections. For readers who like to keep up on the latest developments in physics, Physics News will be a welcome find.
NASA announced its plan for a policy ensuring public access to articles and data resulting from the approximately $3 billion it invests annually in basic and applied research, as required by the February 2013 White House directive. NASA has provided a detailed timeline for the final policy to be fully developed, and is slating October 2015 as the goal for full implementation to begin. NASA’s plan includes provisions for making both articles and data resulting from its funded research publicly available. Read more.
It all started with an electronic bulletin board — one computer on one scientist’s desk. Now, more than two decades later, arXiv is a driving force in scientific communication. It draws in thousands of researchers every day, operating with a permanent staff and a $1M budget. Read more.
Science in the Classroom is an excellent resource for university professors who want to integrate the latest breaking research into their lesson plans. The project consists of a team of editors from the world-renowned journal Science, who work with an advisory board of scientists and science teachers to produce content designed for the classroom. On the site, readers may click on either High School or University to choose their target audience. Topics may be divided into Physical or Biological sciences (or choose "Any" to peruse all articles). Discussion questions are listed throughout. In addition, each article is accompanied by Activities and Teaching Resources, which can be downloaded as PDF files.