Friday, April 19, 2013

The Article of the Future Is Now Live!

Resulting from the Article of the Future project innovations, we are now able to announce the SciVerse ScienceDirect redesigned article page, with a new layout including a navigational pane and an optimized reading middle pane.

The Article of the Future project- an ongoing initiative aiming to revolutionize the traditional format of the academic paper in regard to three key elements: presentation, content and context.

About the Article of the Future

Elsevier invests in platform innovation bringing together solutions like SciVerse ScienceDirect, SciVerse Scopus and web/third party content into one point of access: SciVerse. Now, through the Article of the Future project, Elsevier is redefining the article and associated article page on SciVerse ScienceDirect to allow for an optimal exchange of formal scientific research between scientist

  • The Article of the Future project is our never-ending quest to explore better ways to create and deliver the formal published record.
  • The Article of the Future format makes Elsevier journals on SciVerse ScienceDirect the best possible place to expose and explore research
  • Developed with 150 researchers
  • Redesigned article presentation for excellent on-line readability and seamless navigation
  • Discipline-specific content, format, and tools adjusted to the author and user needs and workflow
  • Enriched article content with features such as the Protein Viewer, Genome Viewer and Google Maps
  • Enables authors to put their article in the context of other research such as Genbank and Protein Data Bank

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

New SPARC Community Resource on Article-Level Metrics

Greg Tananbaum / April 16, 2013

Today, SPARC released a new community resource, Article-Level Metrics -- A SPARC Primer, delving into Article-Level Metrics (ALMs) an emerging hot topic in the scholarly publishing arena. Article-Level Metrics (ALMs) are rapidly emerging as important tools to quantify how individual articles are being discussed, shared, and used. This new SPARC primer is designed to give campus leaders and other interested parties an overview of what ALMs are, why they matter, how they complement established utilities and metrics, and how they might be considered for use in the tenure and promotion process.  

While Article-Level Metrics are not inherently part of the open access movement, they are tools that can be applied in a variety of ways that are of interest to SPARC and its constituents.  The community can develop, distribute, and build upon ALM tools in a manner that opens up impact metrics as never before.   These community efforts are transparent in the methodologies they use to track impact, as well as the technologies behind the processes.  In this manner, ALMs dovetail with not just SPARC's push for open access but various other “open” movements – open science, open data, and open source chief among them.  ALMs that are free to use, modify, and distribute contribute to a world in which information is more easily shared and in which the pace of research and development is accelerated as a consequence.

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