Current Earth Sciences Library News, No. 492 – the phoenix edition

Here’s a little something extra for the revision bunnies:

Open Access

A couple of interesting articles; the first has received quite a bit of attention, ”If Harvard Can’t Afford Academic Journal Subscriptions, Maybe It’s Time for an Open Access Model”. It’s a short piece whose main impact is  what it says in the title – that Harvard is feeling the squeeze.  This next article points out that not all things open access are necessarily equal, there are danger of discrimination: Open access publishing should not favour those with deep pockets.

Someone in the department ask where the best place to publish was? Good question. A good place to start would be to look at the Directory of Open Access Journals and browse their Earth and Environmental Sciences category. This blog post looks at the impact factor of open access journal and even provides a (slightly dated) list  to consult.

Google Scholar facelift

A new version of the Google Scholarinterface is now available in your browsers. To my mind the best thing about it is the ability to perform an advanced search more easily. They’ve placed a handy little drop down box arrow, click on it and you can use the Advanced parameters in your search. Annoyingly it still not on the immediate google menu as it used to be.

Goog scholar new look

google schlar advanced

Additionally the new launch sees the creation of Citations or My Citations in google scholar. Another citation management platform akin to Mendeley, Zotero , or EndNote web. You’ll need a google account to use this feature, here are the main points according to the blurb:

  • Track citations to your publications; check who is citing your publications. Graph your citations over time. Compute citation metrics.
  • View publications by colleagues; keep up with their work. See their citation metrics.
  • Appear in Google Scholar search results; create a public profile that can appear in Google Scholar when someone searches for your name.

Clearly with Google and Goolge scholar being such an important starting point for researchers and general information this is definitely something to watch.


Publications Brand New to eprint

Jones, S. M. and Lovell, B. and Crosby, A. G. (2012) Comparison of Modern and Geological Observations of Dynamic Support from Mantle Convection. Journal of the Geological Society . (In Press)

Kampman, Niko and Burnside, Neil M. and Shipton, Zoe K. and Chapman, Hazel J. and Nicholl, Joe A. and Ellam, Rob M. and Bickle, Mike J. (2012) Pulses of carbon dioxide emissions from intracrustal faults following climatic warming. Nature Geoscience, 5 (5). pp. 352-358.

Mannion, Philip D. and Benson, Roger B. J. and Upchurch, Paul and Butler, Richard J. and Carrano, Matthew T. and Barrett, Paul M. (2012) A temperate palaeodiversity peak in Mesozoic dinosaurs and evidence for Late Cretaceous geographical partitioning. Global Ecology and Biogeography . ISSN 1466-8238 (In Press)

Maresch, Walter V and Grevel, Christiane and Stanek, Klaus Peter and Schertl, Hans-Peter and Carpenter, Michael A. (2012) Multiple Growth Mechanisms of Jadeite in Cuban Metabasite. European Journal of Mineralogy, 24 (2). pp. 217-235. ISSN 0935-1221, 1617-4011

Myhill, Robert and Warren, Linda (2012) Fault plane orientations of deep earthquakes in the Izu-Bonin-Marianas subduction zone. Journal of Geophysical Research . (In Press)

McNamara, K. J. (2012) Heterochrony: the evolution of development. Evolution: Education and Outreach . ISSN ISSN: 1936-6426 (print version) ISSN: 1936-6434 (electronic version) (In Press)

Sheen, K. L. and White, N. J. and Caulfield, C. P. and Hobbs, R. W. (2012) Seismic imaging of a large horizontal vortex at abyssal depths beneath the sub-Antarctic Front. Nature Geoscience . ISSN 1752-0894 EISSN:1752-0908 (In Press)

Wigley, Max and Kampman, Niko and Dubacq, Benoit and Bickle, Mike (2012) Fluid-Mineral Reactions and Trace Metal Mobilization in an Exhumed Natural CO2 Reservoir, Green River, Utah. Geology .

Woods, Andrew W. and Espie, Tony (2012) Controls on the dissolution of CO 2 plumes in structural traps in deep saline aquifers. Geophysical Research Letters, 39 (8). ISSN 0094-8276

Now Published 

Namur, Olivier and Charlier, Bernard (2012) Efficiency of compaction and compositional convection during mafic crystal mush solidification: the Sept Iles layered intrusion, Canada. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 163 (6). pp. 11049-1068. ISSN 0010-7999

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