Sunday, September 22, 2013

Elsevier Connect -- Publishing articles becomes more sophisticated

Publishing an article has always been kind of a black box.  They accept your paper and, in most cases, you are left with little indication of how your work was received.  Considering how much information is at our fingertips in every other way, it is a little strange.  For example, I have a dashboard that tells me how much my readers appreciate what I write.  I get a real time tracker that shows me what articles are being read, when, and from what geography.

In contrast, I have no idea if anything I've ever published in a peer-reviewed journal has ever been cited.  I'd guess it probably hasn't been, but how would I know without digging for it?

Elsevier connect is trying to pull back the blinds a bit to let you see the fate of your Elsevier accepted article, by providing just that kind of information.  Definitely worth checking out, especially if you're trying to shape that career.  You can read more about it here.

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