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Online profile usage of a paper
Some interesting statistics, released from Angewandte Chem. I found the profile usage of a paper particularly interesting. Apart from the fact that you have a vert short window to get notice, the most intense activity is found when the paper first appear online. There are two possible reasons for this:
- Researchers checking out the Angew Chem website every day or so.
- Researchers using RSS to keep up to date, as I mentioned earlier.
I am certainly not representative, but I don’t know anyone checking everyday journal’s websites for new papers. Which means that the number of RSS feed subscribers must be somewhat consequent. For a different perspective, the open access journal Materials is providing statistics for each published paper. Here are the statistics for a paper I published last year. No peaks at the beginning, I guess that’s the difference between a high profile, well established journal and a new open access one.
From In the Pipeline.
Nature papers for rent
From their press release:
Readers can now view selected NPG content on the DeepDyve platform. Access to a single article for a 24 hour period is available for $3.99
Thirty-day and annual subscriptions are available. For Nature, access via the iPhone app is available for $9.99 for 30 days or $79.99 a year. Access to the other titles is $8.99 for 30 days or $69.99 a year. Subscriptions are paid for through the iTunes store.
I have mixed feelings about this one. The pricing scheme is definitely lower than purchasing individual papers, but I usually want to keep a copy (pdf) of interesting papers I came across. A read-only 24hrs access should be $0.99. Makes me wonder how many institutions do not have access (understand: pay subscription) to the NPG journals. The other good news is the iPad app launch, coming soon. I wonder if they are going to take advantage of the tablet format, or if this is going to be a more or less straightforward interface of the NPG website. We’ll know soon enough.
Image search in ScienceDirect
A useful addition. You can now search images in the ScienceDirect database. I can only hope the other publishers will adopt this idea.
Intriguing new service from Springer showing who’s downloading what from Springer’s website. Not sure what to do with it, but interesting nonetheless. Majority of the activity is related to biology stuff, obviously. They clearly took some direct inspiration from Apple’s matrix-style app wall from WWDC 2009 for their icon wall.