Author - Phil Gooch

Uncovering Previous Research Findings In Preprints

‘If Citations Could Talk’: Extracting, Structuring And Linking References To Reveal Earlier Research Findings Researchers have been making their early-stage research available on preprint servers since the early 90s, but it’s really over the past year or two that preprints have gone mainstream. As well as the huge growth in submissions to established repositories such as arXiv and bioRxiv, there are now preprint servers for marine biology, the social sciences, psychology, chemistry, health sciences, and larger publishers are starting to get [...]

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How does Scholarcy work its magic?

8 Steps To Structured Knowledge Extraction From Research Papers We are often asked: ‘How does Scholarcy summarise and identify the key points in research papers and other articles, and in what ways is it unique?’. Without giving too much away about our secret sauce, here’s an overview of what is happening under the hood. No matter what the input format – PDF, Word, HTML, XML, e-pub, Powerpoint, text – we convert the document into a unified, internal format, so that, for [...]

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How Scholarcy contributes to and makes use of open citations

The Power Of Open Citations For Researchers And Publishers Open citations benefit researchers, journals and publishers When researchers cite previous work, they recognise the foundations of their own research and provide evidence that may support or refute their methods and results. This creates a narrative path that contextualises their contributions within the larger body of scientific knowledge. But keeping up with this growing volume of literature is increasingly reliant on the use of digital discovery services. As a result, open access [...]

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How reviewers can use AI right now to make peer review easier

Technology To Help Reviewers Keep On Top Of The Growth In Submissions The academic peer review process has come under a great deal of scrutiny recently. The various merits and drawbacks of anonymous and double-blind review vs. open and public review have been discussed and debated on academic forums, in conferences and on Twitter. Leaving aside claims that the ‘Blockchain’ provides a panacea for resolving issues such as trust, bias, and academic misconduct in the peer review process, how can [...]

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