The Power of Data: Notes from the STEM Summit 4.0

The Power of Data: Notes from the STEM Summit 4.0

The STEM Summit 4.0 – The Power of Data was held by Scientific American and Macmillan Learning at the New York Academy of Sciences on October 14, 2016. Hosted by Susan Winslow, Managing Director, Macmillan Learning, and Mariette DiChristina, Editor in Chief, Scientific American, the summit aimed to further collaboration between educators, entrepreneurs and public policy leaders, and to highlight how data can impact and transform the way that people teach and learn.  Read more

Journal metrics: handle with care

We have recently updated the journal metrics page for Nature Research to include an array of additional bibliometric data (www.nature.com/npg_/company_info/journal_metrics.html).  In addition to the traditional 2-year impact factor, we are now providing the 5-year impact factor, the immediacy index, the Eigenfactor score and the Article Influence Score. Whilst it is a measure that reflects a journal’s citations, the 2-year impact factor as an arithmetic mean of the citations per article can be disproportionately skewed by a minority of highly cited outliers.  Read more

ORCID: what, why, how?

ORCID: what, why, how?

If you’re a researcher or work in a research organization, the chances are that over the past couple of years you’ve started to hear about ORCID. Maybe you’re one of the over 2 million people who have already signed up for an ORCID iD, or you know colleagues who have.  Read more