Citations as a reflection of usefulness of an article in potentiating new ideas or helping chart a research path

Citations are often viewed as acknowledgement of the quality of a piece of research. While partially true given that poor quality research would generally not receive citation, citations can also be viewed as an indication of the usefulness of an article or its role in potentiating new research areas or ideas in science.   Specifically, … More Citations as a reflection of usefulness of an article in potentiating new ideas or helping chart a research path

How should one judge the quality of a piece of research published in a journal?

This is an age old question in academia. How should a piece of research be judged? One standard parameter is the impact factor of the journal in which the research is published. But, is impact factor a good parameter to based one’s judgement on? The answer is no.   Impact factor of a journal is … More How should one judge the quality of a piece of research published in a journal?

Zotero Connector is able to catalogue webpage and blogs with a single click on the Zotero extension button in Chrome browser

A short note to describe the utility of Zotero Connector extension in Google Chrome browser, where a single click of the Zotero Connector button in Chrome browser helps automatically add a reference in your opened Zotero standalone desktop application on your computer.   Adding citation information of journal articles is also the same with a … More Zotero Connector is able to catalogue webpage and blogs with a single click on the Zotero extension button in Chrome browser

Zotero Connector on Chrome browser as an efficient way to collect references for bibliography

I recently discovered that Zotero Connector on Google Chrome browser is an efficient way to collect references and citation for the building of a bibliography database in scientific and social sciences research.   Previously, one would need to click on “export citations” on a journal article’s webpage to start the process of collecting the article’s … More Zotero Connector on Chrome browser as an efficient way to collect references for bibliography

Lack of citation capabilities in word processing apps on Android

We often use the “cite while you write” function from Endnote to cite an article in Microsoft Word through Endnote plugin in Word. But we cannot do the same in any of the word processing apps on Android. Yes, there exists reference management apps on Google Play store, but their primary function remains the retrieval … More Lack of citation capabilities in word processing apps on Android