August 11, 2015

ScienceDirect Newsletter | August – September 2015

Feature Story

Measure by measure – using citation metrics to assist benchmarking and goal setting

image 200 x 200Journal metrics assist researchers and scholars in deciding where to submit articles for publication. And it takes a "basket of metrics" to get the varied and nuanced insights into the performance of a journal than is possible by using any one metric alone. Between 2013 and 2014, Elsevier saw 55% of our journals' impact factors increase ahead of the aggregate across other journals. In 2014, Elsevier journals occupied the top rank in 62 subject categories, up from 61 in 2013. Read more about Elsevier's 2014 annual citation metrics highlights and instructions for finding journal metrics on ScienceDirect.

New in this Issue
ScienceDirect Tips & Tricks

A simplified way to download multiple PDFs

image 200 x 200Downloading an article, and those recommended with it, from ScienceDirect just got easier. Plus, once your export is complete, you will be returned automatically to the original article you were reading.

Click here for step-by-step instructions and try downloading multiple PDFs today.
Stay Informed

What you should know about Search on ScienceDirect

image 200 x 200If starting a new search leaves you feeling stressed, rest assured, you are not alone. The ScienceDirect team shares this desire for better searching with less worry. We recently improved the ScienceDirect search function to return results drawn directly from articles only. We've de-emphasized delivering search results drawn from references, leading you more directly to relevant articles.

Click here for details about how we're making search results even more relevant to your queries.

A 3D image is worth 1,000+ words

image 200 x 200Have you ever found yourself reading a paper only to read the same sentence or paragraph over and over, each time wondering, "What does this mean?" Learn how we're working with authors to enrich articles and book chapters on ScienceDirect with content innovations such as interactive data visualizations, multimedia files, contextual references, open data and more.
Librarian's Corner

Reduced workload ahead: why collaboration across vendors is a winning combination for librarians

image 200 x 200If you use a library service provider to link to and integrate your ScienceDirect holdings reports with your library knowledge base, life just got easier for you. We're proud to add SFX® KnowledgeBase to our list of data partners. You experience less work in updating holdings reports and your patrons get more accurate and reliable links to full-text publications on ScienceDirect. Read more on our blog and visit our librarian information page about ScienceDirect's electronic holdings reports.
Also of interest: Journal metrics are a tool to aid you in assessing and managing your library journal collections. Read more about journal metrics on ScienceDirect.
New Case Study

Boosting competitiveness in the medical device industry with help from ScienceDirect

image 200 x 200One medical device R&D scientist at a global healthcare solutions company shares his experience about how ScienceDirect helped him and his team keep abreast of new market innovations and product developments in this new case study. For the full case study and history of his research journey, click here.