26 October 2007

“Getting Started In…”

In PLOS, today: This month, PLoS Computational Biology and the ISCB begin a series of short, practical articles for students and active researchers who want to learn more about new areas of computational biology and are unsure where or how to start. The aim of each article in the “Getting Started in…” series is to introduce the essentials: define the area and what it is about, highlight the debates and issues of relevance, and provide directions to the most relevant books, articles, or Web sites to find out more...

The first expert to inform, motivate, and inspire readers to consider a new direction is Dr. Xiaole Shirley Liu, who introduces tiling microarrays.

“Getting Started In…”: A Series Not to Miss: PLoS Computational Biology 3 (10), e224 (2007)
Getting Started in Tiling Microarray Analysis : PLoS Computational Biology 3 (10), e183 (2007)

18 October 2007

Information R/evolution

A beautiful video about the science of information...

03 October 2007

Publish or Perish

FYI: Found today but not tested:

Publish or Perish - A citation analysis software program, designed to help individual academics to present their case for research impact to its best advantage.

Publish or Perish is a software program that retrieves and analyzes academic citations. It uses Google Scholar to obtain the raw citations, then analyzes these and presents the following statistics:

  • Total number of papers

  • Total number of citations

  • Average number of citations per paper

  • Average number of citations per author

  • Average number of papers per author

  • Average number of citations per year

  • Hirsch's h-index and related parameters

  • Egghe's g-index

  • The contemporary h-index

  • The age-weighted citation rate

  • Two variations of individual h-indices

  • An analysis of the number of authors per paper.