Implications for researchers preprinting their work in terms of precedence, visibility and citation impact, and manuscript editing. Researchers that preprint their work have a citation boost ranging from 83% to 269%.
Drama Over How Eels Navigate Highlights Problems in Science Publishing
You might see science as splashy headlines and a barrage of new results—but in the background are people with emotions and ambitions, politics, and a system that promotes publishing novel findings above all. A new paper on eel navigation highlights some of these systemic troubles.
How Many Scientific Papers Are Mentioned in Policy-Related Documents?
An empirical investigation using Web of Science and Altmetric data investigates how many papers are mentioned in policy-related documents. We find that less than 0.5% of the papers published in different subject categories are mentioned at least once in policy-related documents. Based on our results, we recommend that the analysis of (WoS) publications with at least one policy-related mention is repeated regularly (annually). Mentions in policy-related documents should not be used for impact measurement until new policy-related sites are tracked.