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The forest chatter has been clamorous since Microsoft’s announcement to retire Microsoft Academic
(MAG) at the end of 2021. Like many others, at CORE, we have used MAG for a number of tasks including data quality enhancement and enrichment, to obtain citation data, for our research in semantic typing of citations and to enrich MAG and Microsoft Academic Search by supplying direct links to full-text content (in a similar way we do for PubMed).
Posted 1st April 2021. You’ll probably be glad to know that, thankfully, none of what follows is actually true. We do hope however it brought even a weak smile to your REF-weary faces. We, like you, are at the behest of far greater and more powerful forces so, when and if REF2026 comes around, we’ll be hanging on for the ride too! Happy holidays to those lucky enough to get some time off over the next couple of weeks.read more...
October to December 2020 CORE broke records, partnered with arXiv.org and continued improving our REF2021 compliance monitoring service. The CORE team had a busy end to 2020!
Our team concentrated on multiple areas, including collaboration with the open access community and new feature development. Find out more details on Jisc Research Blog. CORE Discovery
helps users find freely accessible copies of research papers that might be behind a paywall on the publisher’s website. It is backed by our huge dataset
of millions of full text open access papers as well as content from widely used external services beyond CORE. The tool not only provides state-of-the-art coverage of freely available content, it is the only discovery service which:
- delivers state-of-the-art performance compared to other discovery tools in terms of both content coverage (finding a freely available copy when it is available) and precision (reliably delivering a free copy of the paper on success);
- is run by researchers for researchers (as opposed to companies);
- has the best grip on content from the global network of open repositories;
- can deliver to readers other relevant freely available research papers even in situations where a freely available version is not available from anywhere on the web.
To satisfy the needs of CORE users, the world’s largest global aggregator of open access research papers now helps users access articles of their interest. Generally, discovery tools can find typically free copies of papers for about 15%-30% of published documents
(slide 11). This means that in more than 70% of cases, they don’t bring to the user anything useful
. CORE Discovery can offer the user relevant documents even in situations where other discovery tools are not successful. What distinguishes CORE Discovery from other discovery services on the market is that it does not stop when an open access version is not available, but always aims to offer related open access articles to the end user.read more...
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