Springer Chemistry News

Celebrating open science: Jean-Claude Bradley Memorial Series

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Journal of Cheminformatics and Chemistry Central Journal are showcasing the latest open science initiatives in this cross-journal  memorial series honoring Jean-Claude Bradley, a true open science advocate. To celebrate the work and vision of Jean-Claude, our two Guest Editors, Andrew Lang and Antony Williams, have compiled a cross-journal memorial series, which will present work that spans both the domains of chemistry and cheminformatics in which Jean-Claude operated. The series will include papers published in Chemistry Central Journal, where as a Co-Editor-in-Chief Jean-Claude’s passionate advocacy of the open access movement and support in developing the journal was extremely valued, and Journal of Cheminformatics, for which his expertise was appreciated on the Editorial Board.

Take a look at the first set of papers available open access (of course) online and share your thoughts: http://bit.ly/JeanClaudeBradley.

Springer and Altmetric launch new platform for book impact: Bookmetrix


Springer recently announced that it is becoming the first publisher to offer title and chapter level metrics across all of its books via a new platform, Bookmetrix, developed in partnership with metrics provider Altmetric. The data captured via Bookmetrix are displayed on the book pages on Springer’s content platform SpringerLink and report how often an individual book or chapter is mentioned, shared, reviewed or read online. Updated in real time, the data are intended to provide an accurate representation of the current reach, usage, and broader impacts of each book or chapter for all authors, editors and readers.

Martijn Roelandse, Manager of Publishing Innovation at Springer, commented on the project: “Bookmetrix will change the way we look at books. We really wanted to create a place for our authors and editors that collates all possible book metrics in one place.”

Also available via the reference manager Papers, Bookmetrix provides book- and chapter-level metrics via a detailed book overview page, which is made up of five tabs: citations, online mentions, readers, reviews, and downloads.

•    The Citations tab shows the number of citations on both book and chapter level, based on data collected by CrossRef.

•    The Mentions tab uses data provided by Altmetric to show users how the book/chapter has been discussed, mentioned or shared in online sources, including public policy documents, mainstream news outlets, blogs, and a variety of social networks.

•    The Readers tab offers information on how many people have saved the book/chapter in their Reference Manager, including their country of origin and occupation.

•    The Reviews tab displays excerpts of book reviews known to Springer.

•    The Downloads tab displays both the monthly and total download figures for the book/chapter as recorded via SpringerLink.

An example for book data on bookmetrix.com is at: http://bit.ly/1D0gmIS