Impact of Peer-Rev. Research on Web Content

The second sevice described here, WebCites, looks interesting, especially considering SSHRC’s Knowledge Mobilization focus.

From the GreyLit list:

Scopus Enriches Literature Research With PatentCites and WebCites Features PRNewswire, 27 September 2006

Scopus®, the world’s largest abstract and citation database of research information and quality Web sources, today announced the launch of two new features. PatentCites, released to customers on September 22nd, allows users to track how primary research is practically applied in patents. WebCites, which is to be launched shortly, is the first step towards enabling Scopus users to track the influence of peer reviewed research on web literature. Researchers want to know the influence of research described in a published journal article. Influence can be evaluated by how often an article has been cited in other research articles; however, research influence often extends beyond the official scholarly literature. For example, how the article has been used in patents, theses or other “grey literature” often available on the web.

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