Growing impact of ‘non-elite’ journals

Dr. Anurag Acharya and six Google Scholar co-authors have published an analysis of scholarly journals’ usage from 1995-2013, using bibliometric data from Google Scholar. The paper, ‘Rise of the Rest: the growing impact of non-elite journals’ is available online. The authors conclude that “… the fraction of highly-cited articles published in non-elite journals increased steadily over 1995-2013… [and that] finding and reading relevant articles in non-elite journals is about as easy as finding and reading articles in elite journals, researchers are increasingly building on and citing work published everywhere.”

Upgraded Web of Science bibliographical database now available at the EUI

Thomson Reuters launched the new Web of Science interface – with unified search field – on 12 January 2014. The EUI Library has created a support page for the upgrade. From March 2014, the Web of Science will be cross-linked with Google Scholar, and EUI members will be able to click through to full texts in the Library collections. A presentation of the new features will take place on Friday, 28 February, at 13:30 in the Library training room. More details…