Academic & Government

Top things to do while preparing for your dissertation defense

You’ve written the defining work of your academic career – and now it’s time to defend it. The prospect of explaining your research and answering questions about it in front of a committee of experts can certainly be daunting. Fortunately, you know the subject matter deeply, so success is mostly a matter of presentation and […]

Who’s hacking the Web of Science?

At the recent American Library Association (ALA) annual conference in Chicago, we organized a panel titled: Hacking the Web of Science data?- From bibliometric projects to researcher portals.  The session explored uses of Web of Science data outside of our traditional platform via APIs and raw data. The panelists included: Ann Beynon (moderator) Clarivate Analytics Eamon […]

Long journey from Africa: Searching DCI

A recent news story in the June 7, 2017, issue of Nature, about the discovery in Morocco of what might be the oldest Homo sapiens fossils yet discovered, reminds me of a story told by the geneticist Spencer Wells