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Wikipedia: Journal Sources

February 05, 2018

Wikipedia: Journal Sources
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Journal_sources

This page links to library searches, online databases, and other venues where you can locate a journal article by title, journal, or identifier (such as DOI or PMID). It’s a good idea to start with a search engine, as it will have the most comprehensive coverage. However, many of the online databases listed below include free full text. If you’re looking for a source that isn’t a journal article, try the Find your Source guide. For books, you can also use Special:BookSources to search by ISBN. This will be added to Journalism Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™

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SciRev – Speeding Up Scientific Knowledge Production

January 31, 2018

SciRev – Speeding Up Scientific Knowledge Production
https://scirev.org/

SciRev.sc is a website made by researchers for researchers. The information they receive is freely available to the entire research community. By offering researchers the possibility to share their experience with the review process, they aim to make the scientific review process more transparent. Efficient journals get credits for their efforts to improve their review process and the way they handle manuscripts. Less efficient journals are stimulated to put energy in organizing things better. Researchers can search for a journal with a speedy review procedure and have their papers published earlier. Editors get the opportunity to compare their journal’s performance with that of others and to provide information about their journal at our website. Their new service, free scientific ads, is meant to strengthen communication among scientists across the globe. Given that their website is visited each day by thousands of researchers from all scientific fields, placing a SciRev ad provides a unique opportunity to send out a message to the global scientific community. The SciRev website is facilitated by the SciRev Foundation, which aims to help science by making the peer review process more efficient. This process is one of the weakest links in the process of scientific knowledge production. Valuable new knowledge lays untouched at reviewers’ desks and editorial offices for extended periods of time. This is an unnecessary loss of time in the scientific process which otherwise has become much more efficient. SciRev helps speeding up this process by making it more transparent. Researchers get the possibility to share their review experiences with their colleagues, who therefore can make a better informed choice for a journal to submit their work to. Journals that manage to set up a more efficient review process and which handle manuscripts better are rewarded for this and may attract more and better manuscripts. This will be added to Journalism Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Cofactor – Journal Selector

January 31, 2018

Cofactor – Journal Selector
http://cofactorscience.com/

The idea for Cofactor arose out of the experience of their founder, Anna Sharman. In her years in the lab as a biologist, as a journal editor and as a freelance editor Anna saw the disconnect between what researchers submitted to journals and what the journals wanted. She saw how journals are cutting costs and offering less copyediting and proofreading of research papers after they are accepted, relying instead on authors to get their papers checked. She saw how quickly the world of scientific publishing is changing and how difficult researchers find it to keep up with new developments. She learnt about open access, new forms of peer review, new ways of processing and presenting research results, and new standards for publication. Finding this new world exciting, Anna wanted to help researchers navigate their way through the publication process. And Anna wanted to help researchers. She had been a PhD student and postdoc herself, struggling to publish enough to get the next job, so she knew the pressures researchers are under. After fifteen years working for publishers she decided to change her focus to helping scientists. So she gathered a team of highly qualified freelance editors around her and launched Cofactor. Now Cofactor has been established for over three years and has over 50 freelance editors. Our workshops have taken place in more than 20 universities and institutes in the UK, Europe and further afield. Hundreds of scientists have benefited from Cofactor’s expert editing and advice, and many more will in the future. In biochemistry, a cofactor is a small molecule or even an atom that helps an enzyme to do its job. Cofactor is here to help you do your job as a scientist. This will be added to Journalism Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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arXiv.org – Open Access e-Prints

January 27, 2018

arXiv.org – Open Access e-Prints
https://arxiv.org/

Open access to 1,330,210 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance, Statistics, Electrical Engineering and Systems Science, and Economics. Started in August 1991, arXiv.org (formerly xxx.lanl.gov) is a highly-automated electronic archive and distribution server for research articles. Covered areas include physics, mathematics, computer science, nonlinear sciences, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics. arXiv is maintained and operated by the Cornell University Library with guidance from the arXiv Scientific Advisory Board and the arXiv Member Advisory Board, and with the help of numerous subject moderators. Users can retrieve papers from arXiv via the web interface. Registered authors may use our web interface to submit their articles to arXiv. Authors can also update their submissions if they choose, though previous versions remain available.  Listings of newly submitted articles in areas of interest are available via the web interface, via RSS feeds, and by subscription to automatic email alerts. This will be added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Journalism Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to New Economy Resources Subject Tracer™.

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The Winnower – Open Access Online Scholarly Publishing Platform

January 27, 2018

The Winnower – Open Access Online Scholarly Publishing Platform
https://thewinnower.com/

The Winnower is an open access online scholarly publishing platform that employs open post-publication peer review. You guessed it! They think transparency from start to finish is critical in scientific communication. Their aim is to revolutionize science by breaking down the barriers to scientific communication through cost-effective and transparent publishing for scholars. This will be added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Journalism Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™.

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LIMN – Scholarly Magazine Devoted To Outlining Contemporary Problems

January 26, 2018

LIMN – Scholarly Magazine Devoted To Outlining Contemporary Problems
http://limn.it/

Limn outlines contemporary problems. It draws material from networks of experts in the social and human sciences and is intended to be timely, diverse in perspective, authoritative, well written and beautifully designed. The focus is on contemporary problems in our global, politically interconnected, technologically intense culture: problems of infrastructure, ecological vulnerability, economic interdependence, and relentless technological invention A core goal of Limn is to provide genealogical framings that upset the often polarized, stale or static narratives offered in the media or public discussion. Contributors are chosen in light of these issues and because they can provide authoritative and unexpected insight into a problem more quickly and more accessibly than is possible through the current system of academic publishing. Limn is somewhere between a scholarly journal and an art magazine. It is an attempt to communicate and display ongoing scholarly research. Central to our vision is a process that differs from both scholarly and popular publications. Limn has three executive editors, but each issue is organized, debated and designed by an editorial team. That team is expected to actively explore the topic of the issue, pose it as a conceptual problem, not just a theme, and determine the most appropriate contributors. Contributions are reviewed and carefully edited by the editorial team, as well as shared amongst the contributors in order to promote collective work on the concept and the issue. Limn responds to problems with a visible public life. Limn appears as necessary and in response to shifting contemporary debates. There is no “call for contributions”—rather, the concept proposed by a team of editors should implicate a specific set of researchers, from multiple disciplines and including practitioners, however defined. Contributions should be concise, represent ongoing research, and be written for a general academic audience.  Limn is serious about both scholarship and design. Contributions to Limn are held to high standards by the editors, who challenge contributors to improve the work, bring it into conversation with other contributors, and find images, objects and other artifacts related to the topic. The design of Limn is integral to the scholarship, with a focus on communicating concepts and problems through images or design elements and a commitment to the creation of a more accessible and engaging medium. Limn exists both as an online site (open access and open to experiments in media) and in print—because it looks awesome in your hands. This will be added to Journalism Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Ludwig – Find Your Sentence

January 26, 2018

Ludwig – Find Your Sentence
https://ludwig.guru/

Ludwig is a smart translator and linguistic search engine which helps you to find the perfect word or sentence to express your ideas. By leveraging the most powerful learning tool that humans have, the ability to imitate, we developed a tool that advises people on how to put down their ideas in words with inspiration and confidence. We built a gigantic database with millions of correct English sentences and an algorithm specialized in language so that you can compare any of your English phrases with a set of similar correct and contextualized ones. Ludwig is for anyone who struggles with English writing, regardless of their English skills. Students, professors, startuppers, top managers, and many others share the need to constantly produce English content both for their professional and personal lives. This will be added to Journalism Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Ref-N-Write – Lookup and Learn

January 26, 2018

Ref-N-Write – Lookup and Learn
http://www.ref-n-write.com/

It has been discovered that one of the effective methods to improve writing skills is to practice imitative learning, where one looks up for statements of similar style, type and tone from previous documents and inherits some aspects into their writing. REF-N-WRITE provides a perfect platform for practicing imitative learning. Just drag-and-drop high quality documents and lookup for subject specific vocabulary and language ideas while you write. REF-N-WRITE has an academic phrase bank containing 20,000 frequently used academic/scientific phrases and templates. Non-native English speakers and international students will find this resource very useful to improve their academic writing skills. Native English speakers will find this resource very handy to paraphrase their text. Why write from scratch when you have already written something similar before? Just import your previous documents into REF-N-WRITE, and recycle your text and save time. Check for self-plagiarism in REF-N-WRITE after recycling to avoid academic misconduct. ust drag and drop your personal files from your computer, shared network drive or cloud. Search through the documents within Microsoft Word and gather writing and language ideas while writing. Get sentence, paragraph and document level results. This will be added to Journalism Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Writefull – A New Way of Writing With Confidence

January 25, 2018

Writefull – A New Way of Writing With Confidence
https://writefullapp.com/

Writefull is an app that gives feedback on your writing by checking your text against databases of correct language. You can use Writefull in any writing tool – from MS Word to Gmail. Simply select a piece of text, hit the short-key to activate Writefull, and choose one of its many options: 1) Check how often your selected text is found in the language database, and see how it is used in context; 2) Hear how your text is pronounced; 3) Translate from any language into English; 4) Enter two chunks and compare how often they are found in the database. Also see how they are used in context; 5) Find out which words are used most often in a gap in your selected text; and 6) See which synonyms of a given word are used most often in your selected text. Writefull uses large language databases to search for the frequency of chunks of text. The databases used are Google Books, Google Scholar, Google News, and Google Web. All you need to do is select a chunk of text (in whatever writing tool you use), activate the Writefull popover, and request the information you need. Yes, it’s free. There priority is building the product that fits your needs. This will be added to Journalism Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™.

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The Writing Center – Tips and Tools

January 09, 2018

The Writing Center – Tips and Tools
https://writingcenter.unc.edu/tips-and-tools/

This is an excellent resource from The Writing Center of the University of North Carolina, College of Arts and Sciences, covering comprehensive sources for: a) Writing the Paper; b) Citation, Style, and Sentence Level Concderns; c) Specific Writing Assignments or Contexts; d) Writing for Specific Fields; and e) Additional Resources. This will be added to Journalism Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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