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Free Web Search vs. Paid Search Tools

This white paper is based on a research project sponsored by STM publisher Elsevier. Independently conducted by Martin Akel&Associates (Chester, NJ), the study reflects the opinions and activities of 415 engineers and scientists in the US corporate (industrial) market. Scientists and Engineers have woven Internet search into the very fabric of the research process in response to pressures to conduct research more quickly and accurately. While the free web is sufficient for simple searches, it is deemed to be less than effective for more complex searches. According to the study, based on factors that determine the success of search efforts, paid search is seen to be superior on the scope and quality of results, on search functionalities, and overall productivity.
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The Changing Research and Publication Environment in American

Scientists and engineers generally publish their research results in peer-reviewed journal articles. This report summarises the views of experienced observers and practitioners in research universities about how the worlds of academic S&E research and publication changed between 1988 and 2003. It is part of a larger study by the National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics (SRS), of changing patterns and trends in the US production of scientific articles since the late 1980s.
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What open source webpublishing software has the scientific community for e-journals?

Nowadays a scientific community can use different electronic publishing systems for the e-journals (journal management systems). Open-source ones were developed solely for e-publications' management and now, in 2007, we can say three of them are of general use for e-journals: Digital Publishing System (DPubs), ePublishing toolkit (ePubTk), Open Journal System (OJS). There exists also different content management systems (CMS), yet those were not primarily built for e-journals and are usable only with a special publication module. Finally, the third option is to pay for a service of different publishers and providers with their own publication systems. This paper deals with comparison of the first two options: specialised systems for e-journals on one side and general CMS on the other side.
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Author and Publisher rights for academic use: An appropriate balance

This whitepaper on the academic use of journal content was recently released by the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM), the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers (AAP/PSP) and the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP). The position paper lays out general terms for the appropriate balancing of rights for academic journal publishing. It notes that the vast majority of academic publishers offer a high level of usage rights by authors and their institutions, including use within the classroom and internal postings for scholar-friendly uses.
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Improving the Quality of Technical Publications Increases Employee Productivity and Customer Satisfaction

The following paper discusses how you can improve the quality of your publications. Also, it looks at why a product development system that incorporates publishing in your product development processes is essential to solving your information quality problems.
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