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Astronomers lead the pack on Arxiv June 18, 2009

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The growing success of Arxiv, 1991-2009 (Ingoldsby, 2009)

The growing success of Arxiv, 1991-2009 (arxiv.org)

How much of the research record in physics can actually be found on Arxiv? How accurately does Arxiv reflect what is happening in physics today? On the whole, not so well, says the American Institute of Physics. Over at the Scholarly Kitchen, Philip Davis reports on a presentation given at a science editors’ conference by Tim Ingoldsby of the AIP that shows a highly inconsistent coverage of the literature on Arxiv between the different fields of physics research. (more…)


Tweeting Arxiv June 9, 2009

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tweprintsFellow astronomer, blogger and developer Rob (@orbitingfrog) has put together a great new site in recent months that makes the most of two of my favourite places on the web, arxiv and Twitter. Arxiv on Twitter, or Tweprints for short, tracks all tweets about publications listed on arxiv, the online preprint service where many scientists post their new papers in a variety of sciences, including astronomy. Authors often post their work to arxiv before they are officially published by the journals, so it’s an excellent way to disseminate new results to the community more quickly than the time it takes a journal to publish (months sometimes).