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 Library News

Try Reaxys for Chem Searches 
by Wetzel, BarbaraNo presence information
 8/3/2018 11:40 AM
Have you tried Reaxys? It is a chemistry database with information about millions of chemical structures, reactions and properties.To help you get started,you can click on the recorded webinar here (works best in Internet Explorer), or visit Help in Reaxys
"Become a Science Advocate" recording available from ACS 
by Wetzel, BarbaraNo presence information
 7/27/2018 11:45 AM
The edited recording and slides for Allison Campbell's ACS presentation "Become a Science Advocate: How to Engage Your Elected Officials," have just been posted open access for a limited time.
Predatory Publishers --and Conferences 
by Wetzel, BarbaraNo presence information
 7/26/2018 9:50 AM
Start with this 2017 overview of how "predatory publishers" (a side product of  the move to Open Access publishing) came to be, and follow the story to 2018. Researchers receive many emails from "publishers" and "conference sponsors"--how...
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 Dig Deeper into an Impact Factor

The data in the graph below from Journal Citation Reports (JCR) shows the frequency with which items published in the year or two years prior were cited in the JCR data year; that is, it shows the components of the calculation of the Journal Impact Factor, in this case, for the journal Analytical Chemistry.  
The x axis shows citation counts from 1 to 50, with an additional group on right hand limit of “>50”.  The y-axis shows how many items had the x-value of citations in the JCR data year. 
All journals are displayed on the same x-axis, allowing easy visual comparison of the “impact profile” of different journals. The y-axis scales to accommodate the difference in size between journals.  

Need help navigating JCR metrics? Research Librarians can help you learn how to see what papers have the most influence on the impact factor for a journal, or how the impact factor is derived, or for an overview of the new release of Journal Citation Reports!