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Research Scholar

  • Peace Star asked a question:
    What are unsolved problems in computer science?
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  • Blake Gurfein added an answer:
    What is the scientific impact of a paper? How can it be measured? How can researchers be assessed properly?
    Many threads here (and postings out there in the web) deal with troubles regarding ISI's Impact Factor and denying its usefulness for evaluation of scientific impact. On the other hand, a lot (if not the majority) of institutions use the IF to evaluate faculty.

    Is there a definition of "impact of a paper", which can be accumulated for an individual researcher and can be agreed upon by authors and committees? If not, what can be done to support institutions in finding appropriate candidates for positions?
    Blake Gurfein · University of California, San Francisco
    My institution (UCSF) also emphasizes the JCR impact factor. I use http://www.impactfactorsearch.com to find the most up to date impact factors for the journals that I choose to publish in.
  • Irina Pechonkina added an answer:
    What is your opinion on specialized museums? Is there a museum dedicated to your favorite scientist or your preferred field of research?
    All over the world, museums are opened for different purposes- art museums, natural museums, scientific museums, etc. There are even museums that are devoted to a certain scientific field, and furthermore to specific scientists. An example of such museums is a museum of Nikola Tesla, my favorite scientist, in Belgrade (see link attached). Also, there is an Einstein museum in Bern, which you can explore following this link: http://www.bhm.ch/en/exhibitions/einstein-museum/ . I would like to learn something about this topic from your experiences, that I hope you will share with me.
    Irina Pechonkina · Math and Physical Lyceum
    "It was funny to stand on the roof and look at the stars, like Tsiolkovsky"- it was in the comments.It's so touchy! To be poor and to be genius It's true, misery is a friend of geniality in our country May be, our brain, being under pressure, is becoming more productive.Thank you, dear Ljubomir. They are salt of earth.Greatest thread!
  • Irina Pechonkina added an answer:
    Is the attitude towards endowments and inheritance in some country is an attitude towards the cultural heritage of a country?
    What happens in your country? Legacy of many prominent citizens, artists, patrons, collectors are located mainly in the devastated buildings and are not available to the public! In countries where access to culture as a valuable system of values​​, attitudes and behaviours, endowments have long fought favourable tax treatment! It is time to reaffirm the philanthropic spirit. University of Belgrade uses certain endowments, and that's a good example! What is happening in Your country? Does Your Institution use any legacy, endowment or fund?
    Irina Pechonkina · Math and Physical Lyceum
    Thank you, dear Ljubomir, it's the greatest cultural foundation of Khovansky (you see, it existed up to 1917, then it was closed and opened not long ago) -our one of the first philologist, philosopher , real believer. His first grammatic and heuristic methodology are productive. The representatives of this foundation presented books by Khovansky to us. The books are unique.15 human beings, nominators, were very happy, too. I know some of them, these creative persons are highly noble, hard-working, decent.I was glad that really enthusiastic researchers had been awarded by the medals.
  • Abdul Majid added an answer:
    if someone published their paper in a journal without ISI Thomson router indexed, it the article still acceptable?
    Those journals that were not indexed by ISI Thomson router or indexed by other database such as Scopus, Google scholar etc. are OK for publication or not.
    Abdul Majid · Hazara University
    please some one explained me. here in Pakistan Higher Education commission clearly notify that only ISI Indexed journal paper can be counted. i confused in this aspect plz. some one.
  • Michael Brückner added an answer:
    How many active academics/scientists are there worldwide?
    Are there any serious investigations into the number of scientists/researchers/academics worldwide, which constitute the target group of RG? There is an OECD report for some areas (USA, OECD, China, Japan, India), but the data are old.

    RG members themselves should actually know (or at least be interested in) this number, even as an estimation, since it would help understand their 'penetration rate' in the 'market' (of knowledge sharing).
    Michael Brückner · Naresuan University
    @Andrzej, you're talking about IF (i.e. ReseachGate Score) going global, if I do understand you correctly. This would make us (the researchers) independent of publishing interests. Publishing here, being acclaimed by peers, being openly refereed...

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