When publishing a research paper, it's best to be sure.

Don't Keep Calm and Carry On

Image via blackbeltjones

About a week ago, I had the pleasure of attending Science Hack Day with about 150 other scientists and hackers. It was an amazingly fun event with people from all over the world coming together to build cool, quirky, and otherwise awesome things over the span of a weekend. It’s a sort of high holy day for geeks like me, so I was especially thrilled that Mendeley was able to be a sponsor this year. It was also fun spending quality time with some of the PLoS developers and collaborating on a fun hack. Here’s some of the highlights:Read More »

Display your publications on your own website using Exhibit

Mendeley makes it easy to embed publications in a public group on your personal website or other pages with convenient embeddable widgets. However, this display is very basic and many of you have asked for something a little more customizable. You have a few options, ranging from no code required to patching Drupal. I’ll be explaining the easy option and leaving the more complicated solutions as an exercise for the reader. 😉 So let’s get started!Read More »

One-on-One with Jessica Hammer, Game Researcher at Columbia University

Jessica Hammer, a Mellon Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Fellow at Columbia University, shares her candid thoughts about Mendeley. Thank you, Jessica, for taking the time to chat! You’ve helped us to kick off what may be a brand new series of Mendeley stories – as told by our users themselves.

Tell us about your research interests
Officially I study psychology, but games, stories, community, race, gender, learning, technology and creativity are all part of my larger research interests. My focus is on investigating how technology interventions influence the way that people think, feel and behave.  Right now, I’m working on how games can help people adopt new ways of thinking about race and gender.

Read More »

Making a difference in the developing world – Katarlah Taylor from CGIAR

Katarlah Taylor Trainer in the Mendeley Session_Oct. 18, from Flickr, used by permissionEarlier this year, a representative from the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) got in touch with us to see if we could help get their organization started with Mendeley. Of course we agreed and recently we heard from Katarlah Taylor, a Knowledge Management Specialist at the International Food Policy Research Institute about how what we’re doing is making a difference to their organization.Read More »

Another researcher index? ReaderMeter looks to answer with Mendeley

Editor’s note: This is a guest crosspost from Dario Taraborelli who created the ReaderMeter application on top of the Mendeley API. Dario also blogs at Academic Productivity. He asked if he could talk a bit about citation metrics. Over to Dario….

Readers of this blog are not new to my ramblings on soft peer review, social metrics and post-publication impact measures:

  • how can we measure the impact of scientific research based on usage data from collaborative annotation systems, social bookmarking services and social media?
  • should we expect major discrepancies between citation-based and readership-based impact measures?
  • are online reference management systems more robust a data source to study scholarly readership than traditional usage factors (e.g. downloads, clickthrough rates etc.)?

Read More »

Mendeley a perfect fit with the Global Honors College

At Mendeley, we’re continually impressed by the uses people find for our service, so we occasionally showcase some of these stories that demonstrate why Mendeley is such a powerful tool.

In this post, meet Professor Griffin along with Ashlinn Quinn and a team from Columbia University who are involved with the Global Honors College and learn how Mendeley works for them.

Ashlinn Quinn
Professor Griffin

The Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) focuses on enhancing education with the purposeful use of new media and technology. The Center provides support for a number of Columbia University online platforms, such as its wikis, blogging, and course management systems and also develops custom educational projects including online simulations, case studies, training sites, and more. During the past year, a team at CCNMTL researched and curated a suite of tools to be used in the Global Honors Seminar, an annual, summer-long intensive course hosted by Waseda University in Tokyo in which faculty and students across nine universities spend three months researching, debating, and documenting a specific area of research. The first part of the course, which began in June, is conducted entirely online, and then students meet for a final on-site phase where they continue their work in person.

CCNMTL set out to find a way for over 50 students and faculty to track and share their research. They were specifically seeking a tool that would allow students to seamlessly build a shared bibliography of annotated references on a range of topics covered throughout the seminar, and they found Mendeley’s social bibliography tool to be a great fit.
Read More »