Structural Genomics Knowledgebase

Keep informed about advances in structural biology and structural genomics. Discover how protein sequences, three-dimensional structures and models relate to biological function. Stay up to date with the latest protocols, materials and technologies.

Click for more details: http://kb.psi-structuralgenomics.org/index.html

LangId-Identify your language

LangId is a free web service that allows you to identify in which language was written any text you need to analyze.

LangID is the quickest way to retrieve informations about a language you don’t know.

Most of the free translations services available online ask you to select the language you want to translate a text from. This means that if you don’t know what language it is you can not translate it in your language

Using LangID you can understand in which language a text was written and then use an external service to translate it.

Author Mapper

AuthorMapper, an online tool for visualizing scientific research, enables document discovery based on author locations and geographic maps. Integrating content and mapping technology, AuthorMapper provides an easy-to-use, dynamic interface that allows

  • Explore patterns in scientific research
  • Identify new and historic literature trends
  • Discover wider relationships
  • Locate other experts in your field

AuthorMapper searches the springer journals collection and offers access to nearly one hundred fifty years’ of articles from more than 1,900 journals available on Springer Link. Comprehensive coverage includes both current and archival content in all major subject areas including life science, medicine, engineering, mathematics, computer science, business, and law, contributed by the world’s best academics and researchers. AuthorMapper is a powerful knowledge discovery tool that provides unique insights into scientific literature.

For more details http://www.authormapper.com

Using Eigenfactor to Measure Journal Ranking

Eigenfactor is a free tool developed by Carl Bergstrom’s lab at the University of Washington. It measures the impact of a journal based on the number of citations as well as journal pricing. They describe themselves as:

(1) Eigenfactor.orgTM scores and Article InfluenceTM scores rank journals much as Google ranks websites.


(2) Eigenfactor.orgTM reports journal prices as well as citation influence.

(3) Eigenfactor.orgTM contains 115,000 reference items.
Eigenfactor.org not only ranks scholarly journals in the natural and social sciences, but also lists newsprint, PhD theses, popular magazines and more. In so doing, it more fairly values those journals bridging the gap between the social and natural sciences.

(4) Scores adjust for citation differences across disciplines.

(5) Scores rely on 5-year citation data.

(6) Scores are completely free and completely searchable.

Read more detailed explanations at http://www.eigenfactor.org/whyeigenfactor.htm

Read a more scholarly description of the Eigenfactor at http://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2008/07/23/eigenfactor/