Monday, August 31, 2009
In parallel with this development, publishers such as BMJ have dropped traditional date - volume - part - page pagination in references and replaced it with a new method where the electronic article is given a unique number instead of page numbers.
BMJ references in in PubMed now look like this:
Should antihistamines be used to treat anaphylaxis?
Andreae DA, Andreae MH.
BMJ. 2009 Jul 10;339:b2489. doi: 10.1136/bmj.b2489.
The date (Jul 10) and volume (339) format remains the same but the article reference is now to " b2489 " a number unique to this article in this issue. Also referenced is the doi or digital object identifier, a unique string which enables a digital object to be searched and found on the internet.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Web of Science
Citation Indexes and Journal Citation Reports
Web of Science is a multidisciplinary journal index comprising Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index. It includes 10,000 + journals and there are more journals indexed and more disciplines covered than Medline, especially in:
- Social sciences
- Health services
- Healthcare management
- Find all citations to a known paper or author
- Calculate citations for an author or a paper
- Show impact measures for an author, paper or institution
- Find an author’s h-Index
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