Top 2% Scientist by Elsevier

Elsevier has released a publicly available database of top-cited scientists, the World’s Top 2% Scientists for 2022. The ranking list is created based on the bibliometric information retrieved from Scopus as of 1 September 2022, with the data updated to the end of citation year 2021. The datasets are freely available at Mendeley Data (…

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Preprints 2: Concerns and Implications

Following the previous post on introduction and benefits of preprints, this blog post will briefly introduce concerns on preprints and some implications to readers and authors. Missed the previous post? Check the post here. Concern of preprints Quality While preprints play an unprecedented role in promoting timely dissemination of biomedical knowledge during COVID-19 pandemic, skeptics…

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Preprints 1: Speed, Readership, and Citation Advantage

This blog post will briefly introduce preprints and their benefits. In the next post, the concerns of preprints and implications to authors and readers will be discussed. Stay tuned! Introduction Preprint is a version of a scholarly paper preceding formal peer review. Since the launch of arXiv (, the very first preprint server used by…

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Ways to boost your citations – Social Media

Dissemination of scholarly information is no longer limited to printed materials or electronic databases, but a faster, easier, and more interactive platform – social media. When you are in search of effective ways to increase the visibility and boost citations of your published papers, social media could be a novel means that you could adopt.…

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Analysis of University Research Performance by Using ESI and InCites

About Essential Science Indicators (ESI) Essential Science Indicators (ESI) is an analytical tool that helps identify top-performing research on the Web of Science (WoS) Core Collection. ESI surveys more than 11,000 journals from around the world to rank authors, institutions, countries, and journals in 22 broad fields based on publication and citation performance. The survey…

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