In a blog post last week, Dario Taraborelli officially announced ReaderMeter. ReaderMeter takes the usage data from reference managers (starting with Mendeley) to analyze the impact of publications by a particular author.
ReaderMeter is a welcome addition to other metrics of researcher impact, most of which are citation-based. And ReaderMeter was hacked together in a few nights, so the service should improve over time. Dario mentions some of the current limitations in his blog post:
ReaderMeter is visually pleasing and fun to use. And the data are also provided in JSON format, which allows integration into other web pages, e.g. the researcher’s home page.
A step forward for software citation: GitHub's enhanced software citation support
Cross-posted from the FORCE11 blog. Authors: Martin Fenner, Stephan Druskat, Neil Chue Hong, Daniel S. Katz, Morane Gruenpeter, Arfon Smith, Tom Morell and Robert HainesOn August 19, GitHub announced software citation support in GitHub repositories. ...
Editorial by more than 200 health journals: Call for emergency action to limit global temperature increases, restore biodiversity, and protect health
More than 200 health journals today published an editorial calling for urgent action to keep average global temperature increases below 1.5°C, halt the destruction of nature, and protect health. The editorial can be read for example here (published under a CC-BY Open Access license), ...
Announcing the new Member API
When we launched the new version of the OAI-PMH service in November (Hallett (2019)), and retired Solr (used by the old OAI-PMH service) in December, we completed the transition to Elasticsearch as our search index, and the REST API as our main API. ...