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Discovering "Long-Fuse" Papers - Physics Results

I ended the previous blog with a list of “long-fuse” astronomy papers and I realized that, since I have similar results for physics papers too, why not show them here as well? 644 more words

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Discovering "Long-Fuse" Papers - A First Exploration

On average, articles get cited in a pretty predictable pattern. An article gets published, it takes a little while to get “absorbed” by the scientific community, and then, if it resonates, it starts getting citations. 1,735 more words

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The data sharing advantage in astrophysics [IMA]


We present here evidence for the existence of a citation advantage within astrophysics for papers that link to data. Using simple measures based on publication data from NASA Astrophysics Data System we find a citation advantage for papers with links to data receiving on the average significantly more citations per paper than papers without links to data. 53 more words

Instrumentation And Methods For Astrophysics

'Libraries-A Paradise of Knowledge' by Azwa Azwa

Despite the growing belief that libraries are less significant, the vital importance of libraries cannot be looked down upon. Libraries, in simple words, are buildings which contain a large collection of books. 311 more words

Article Writing

Chance Meetings on the Library Shelves

I was a graduate student at New York University during a period in the mid 1980s when Bobst Library was converting from its card catalog to a computerized catalog. 345 more words

Culture And Democracy

Laura and John Arnold Foundation Announce $1.9 Mm Grant to Develop #InternetArchive #SearchEngine | Arnold Foundation #search #digital #preservation #libraries

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) today announced a $1.9 million grant to the Internet Archive, the world’s largest public digital library, to develop a search engine that will provide unprecedented access to its extensive collection of webpages, also known as the Wayback Machine. 65 more words


Quantifying the Cognitive Extent of Science [CL]


While the modern science is characterized by an exponential growth in scientific literature, the increase in publication volume clearly does not reflect the expansion of the cognitive boundaries of science. 229 more words