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Archive for October 3rd, 2013

Oct 03 2013

JournalRate : Academic Journal Search Tool

Journal Rate (http://www.journalrate.com) is a free tool of allowing academics to search the database of thousands of academic journals. Academics can search by keyword or category and refine their search by impact factor to help direct them to the leading journals in their respective fields, as well as descriptions and direct links to the websites of these journals.

[Source : Journal Rate]

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Oct 03 2013

SOAJ – searching OA journals

Science Open Access Journals (SOAJ) is a gateway to open access publications in the sciences. Using federated search technology, SOAJ allows the user to search multiple open access publications with a single query. The query is sent simultaneously to each individual database searched by SOAJ, providing the user with real-time, up-to-the-minute results. A consolidated, relevance-ranked results list is produced, which directs the user to the originating sources for access to the full text documents. Results lists may be emailed or saved, and the user also has the option to create Alerts for automatic updates on specific areas of interest.

Science Open Access Journals (http://www.osti.gov/soaj/)

[Source: Science Open Access Journals ]

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Oct 03 2013

US announces 2014 research budget

The Obama administration on Wednesday proposed a budget for the 2014 fiscal year that suggests slowly rebuilding federal support for science, with an emphasis on clean energy and biotechnology. The 2014 spending plan includes a total of $33.2-billion for basic research. For Arts and Humanities, would raise budgets by roughly $200,000, to $154.5-million.

Two articles in The Chronicle discuss the details :
STM budget : Obama Budget Seeks to Slowly Rebuild Spending on Scientific Research
Humanities and Arts budgets : Arts and Humanities Endowments Would Edge Up Under Obama’s Budget

[Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education | News, April 10, 2013]

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Oct 03 2013

Thomson launches enhanced version of free Endnote Basic

Thomson has launched Endnote Basic to provide a free reference management system as a slimmed-down version of the full software.

Available Online, Anytime.
• Store up to 50,000 references
• 20 most popular bibliographic styles
• 2GB of files storage
• Online search of the 5 most popular databases
• Webpage reference capture

Free Endnote Basic (http://endnote.com/basic)

[Source: INFODocket, 23 Apr 2013]

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Oct 03 2013

DeepDyve and Reprints Desk collaborate

Reprints Desk and DeepDyve have announced an agreement to expand access to full-text articles for registered DeepDyve.com users by supplementing DeepDyve’s existing article rental and PDF purchasing service with an expanded list of titles for which the full-text can be legally acquired via Reprints Desk.

[Source: Reprints Desk, Press Release, April 8, 2013]

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Oct 03 2013

Periodical Price Survey 2013

The Library Journal has issued a paper looking at serials pricing and reports that prices are rising at the same rate as last year : approximately 6%. The article privides detailed infromation on prices across the disciplines and a forecast that prices are likely to continue to rise next year.

Periodical Price Survey 2013

[Source: Library Journal, April 25, 2013]

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