Microsoft Academic Is on the Verge of Becoming a Bibliometric Superpower
Last year, the new Microsoft Academic service was launched. Sven E. Hug and Martin P. Brändle look at how it compares with more established competitors such as Google Scholar, Scopus, and Web of Science.
We find Nature Research's critical attitude towards journal impact factors, embodied in its signing of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA; Nature544, 394; 2017), to be inconsistent with the aims of its Nature Index.
At the Researcher to Reader conference, a volunteer project called Project Cupcake was launched to define a new suite of indicators to help researchers judge publishers, rather than the other way around.