Out on The Physics Front, there are many fabulous apps, resources, videos, and the like devoted to the teaching of Physics and Physical Science. Within the Technology Tool Archive, the curious physicist can look over hundreds of resources, including video modeling, a virtual microscope, and even a browser-based graphing calculator. Visitors can also explore Editor Selections by topic or unit, such as conceptual physics and algebra-based physics. Frequent users are encouraged to create their own shared folders for future reference, which may prove particularly helpful for referring to the educational standards provided with each available resource.
Scopus released an upgrade to the database with a new interface. The overall functionality remains the same but the workflows for executing some functions are different. Alerts and saved searches remain intact. Videos of possible interest: http://trainingdesk.elsevier.com/products/Scopus.
ScienceOpen was founded in 2013 as a "Research and Publishing Network," combining the advantages of a journal, a preprint archive and a research network on one platform. Research networks facilitate communication and collaboration among scientists. Journals manage peer review, manuscript editing and make your work public. Preprint archives emerged to satisfy the increasing demands of authors: to shorten publication times, to reach a broader audience and to consult peers for additional input. ScienceOpen gives access to over 1,000,000 articles in all fields of modern science.
SciVal offers quick, easy access to the research performance of 4,600 research institutions and 220 countries worldwide. A ready-to-use solution with unparalleled power and flexibility, SciVal enables rapid comparison of scholars, research groups and peer institutions based on multiple metrics - scholarly output, national and international collaboration, field weighted citation impact, citations per publication, etc. I will be doing a trial of this product February 4-18. Come by if you would like me to demonstrate the service. More info:
Your name as an author is key to establishing a unique public profile for dissemination and promotion of your research. Authors should use the same variation of their name consistently throughout their academic and research careers. There are several resources to help authors manage unique and consistent author names to ensure that their publications are associated with the correct author. I highly recommend that authors create an ORCID iD, then check their profiles in Scopus, Web of Science and Google Scholar Citations. An ORCID iD can be created using publication data from Scopus or Web of Science/Researcher ID. Some publishers will start asking for an ORCID iD (a unique perpetual author identifier) in early 2014. Now is a good time to sign up - it's free and easy as 1-2-3 at http://www.orcid.org. The Becker Medical Library has created a nice guide with more information: Tools for Authors: Establishing Your Author Name.
IOP Publishing (IOP) and the American Astronomical Society (AAS) announced the launch of the Astronomy Image Explorer (AIE). The AIE provides quick and easy access to hundreds of thousands of images, illustrations, graphs, charts, and videos that have been published in peer-reviewed journals and is available free online to scientists and the public alike. Please visit the site at http://astroexplorer.org for more information.
Tuesday, October 22 - 4-5 - Liberman Graduate Center, DUC. Electronic Theses & Dissertations (ETDs) and OA:
A discussion about open access/embargo options and how graduate
students can implement their choices in Proquest (for doctoral degrees)
and in Open Scholarship (both masters and doctoral degrees). Preregistration requested but not required.