Research Smarter

The Web of Science Academy is here, an online hub for research integrity training

Research integrity in publishing is an important topic that is not often taught to researchers through their institution or by publishers. The new Web of Science™ Academy offers researchers around the world an opportunity to improve their skills and knowledge, making them better researchers, peer reviewers and journal editorial board members. Courses will help researchers […]

Group identity: What makes us ‘us’? [White paper]

What defines our emotional response to the COVID-19 pandemic? We discuss a new area of research gaining significant interest worldwide. Download our new white paper for more information, and learn how a similar analysis can inform horizon scanning, funding focus and more.   COVID-19 has changed the way we live. We’ve been forced inside, isolated […]

Demonstrating real-world outcomes and the future of research evaluation [Podcast]

Tune in to learn the current challenges facing research evaluators and to discover best practices and new tools for measuring real-world outcomes of research.   Research evaluation has taken a new direction in recent years. There’s been a shift in focus from research quality to research delivery, and this has brought new challenges for all […]

Meeting researchers at their point of need to accelerate discovery [Podcast]

Tune in to learn how discovery platforms can best meet the needs of researchers during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Improving the researcher experience is crucial to accelerating output and impact. However, researchers’ needs and pain points are changing right across the research workflow. In this episode of our Future of Research podcast, we discuss […]

The changing nature of international collaboration [Podcast]

Tune in to learn how traditional and newly formed patterns of global collaboration play out in research, and about the tools available to uncover new cross-disciplinary opportunities.    Collaboration has changed significantly over the last 30 to 40 years. Air travel, international meetings and the internet have all played a role alongside other geopolitical, historical […]

World’s Highly Cited Researchers share their views about the future of science

Our Highly Cited Researchers™ 2020 announcement is fast approaching. In anticipation of this prestigious event, where we celebrate the exceptional performance of some of the most cited researchers on the planet, we reached out to some of the influential researchers named in previous years. We asked each researcher how the scientific landscape has changed over […]

How open science is transforming the future of research [Podcast]

Open research is a complex and rapidly evolving global movement. It has proven to be a springboard for ongoing research, discovery and innovation, but it has also led to challenges for researchers, librarians and publishers alike. Here to talk us through open research and the tools designed to help in this space is Dr. Nandita […]

Here’s what Highly Cited Researchers look for in PhD students

Our Highly Cited Researchers™ 2020 announcement is fast approaching. In anticipation of this prestigious event, where we celebrate the exceptional performance of some of the most cited researchers on the planet, we reached out to some of the researchers named in previous years. We asked them what qualities they look for most in a PhD […]

Highly cited economist tackles pandemic forecasting with new models, datasets

In November each year, we celebrate the exceptional performance of some of the most cited researchers on the planet. Our Highly Cited Researchers™ 2020 announcement is fast approaching, and in anticipation of this prestigious event, we reached out to some of the influential researchers named in previous years.   In this interview, we speak with […]

A researcher’s complete guide to open access papers

Open access is one of the most effective ways of ensuring your findings can be read and built upon by a broad audience. Sharing your papers and data without restrictions can help to build a better research culture, and lead to faster, more advanced outcomes for the global challenges we face today. Open access isn’t […]

It’s time to broaden the use of scientometrics, says award-winning researcher

Every October as part of our Eugene Garfield Award™, we recognize an early-career researcher for their innovative approach to citation analysis. To get a feel for the impact of this award, and to find out what exciting projects they have on the horizon, we reached out to some of our past recipients.   Our 2017 […]