Online access changes citation patterns

A US study reveals that fewer papers are being cited than in the days before the internet, while another concludes that making articles open access does not change their citation count. Rebecca Pool and Siân Harris report.

Online passes print to STM publishing

The European online STM information market has seen another year of double-digit growth. Online sales now account for 57 per cent of the total, reports David Mort

Visualisation boosts power of STM databases

Leading STM database providers are starting to offer visualisation tools to help interpret search results. David Mort reveals how this could help existing users to get more from their information and encourage new users

Industry considers RSS

Web developers are excited by the way that RSS technology can alert users to new journal articles and other content without them needing to visit dozens of web sites each day but are the users so excited? Industry analyst David Mort investigates

Good for research? Good for publishers?

The EU's push to increase R&D spending ought to benefit publishers and content providers in science, technology, and medicine, but mixed fortunes may lie ahead, warns David Mort


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