APL materials will be a premier, international, rapid-publication, open-access journal in advanced materials research. It will span the whole breadth of functional materials research. Submitted papers will be afforded a high-quality review process with fast turnaround, and will benefit from exceptional visibility and prestige once published. Articles of both an experimental and theoretical nature on materials with a range of functional properties (including but not limited to electronic, optical, electrical, magnetic, biological, ionic, multifunctional and emergent phenomena) are invited. Submissions open on 1 January 2013.
- Free, permanent, online access to your article
- Article level metrics; analytics to measure reader-interest in your article
- Fair, fast, and rigorous peer review
- Worldwide media coverage for your work
- Creative Commons licensing so you retain copyright
- View recent influential research via Google Scholar. Publications can be browsed in broad research areas e.g. Engineering & Computer Science, Health & Medical Sciences, or Social Sciences. Research areas can be refined by subcategory e.g. Water supply and treatment.
- The top 20 publications are sorted by their 5 year h-index and h-median metrics. It's also possible to browse the top 100 publications in several languages.
The Google Scholar Metrics Help pages provide valuable assistance with setting up a Google Scholar Citations account; how to search; indexing and troubleshooting guidelines.
The online version of 'Register of Australian Mining' provides a comprehensive analysis of all mines, projects and prospects in Australia.
Fully indexed, it includes full geology details plus a financial and editorial summary of all Australian Stock Exchange-listed mining companies and more than 300 private mining companies. Authentication is required - signon with your UQ details to access the username and password. Find additional mining information sources in the Mining and Metallurgical Engineering subject guide.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced that Inspec, its database indexing science and engineering research, has reached 13 million records. Inspec adds approximately 700,000 new records each year, indexing scientific literature in electrical engineering, electronics, physics and information technology from 1896.
Inspec on the Engineering Village platform enables researchers to drill down search results using Inspec controlled terms, Uncontrolled terms and Inspec classification codes. The Inspec Thesaurus identifies controlled vocabulary terms and finds synonyms and related terms.
SAGE Open Engineering is a new Open Access peer-reviewed journal designed for the publication of high quality research in all areas of engineering. SAGE is a large international academic publisher of journals, books and electronic media in all subject areas. Access UQ Library's SAGE subscription journals.
If you would like Google Scholar to link directly to UQ Library resources here's what to do:
On the Google Scholar search screen, click on 'Settings' in the top right-hand corner. Choose 'Library links' on the left-hand side of the page. Type UQ Library - Get it at UQ Library (this is the only UQ Library link that works here).
Contact us if we can be of further assistance on linking directly to UQ Library resources.
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2012 has been awarded to Serge Haroche and David J. Wineland for independently inventing and developing ground-breaking methods for measuring and manipulating individual particles while preserving their quantum-mechanical nature, in ways that were previously thought unattainable.
Their ingenious laboratory methods enable measuring and control of very fragile quantum states, thus taking the very first steps towards building a new type of super-fast computer. These methods have also lead to the construction of extremely precise clocks which are a hundred-fold more precise than current caesium clocks. Image taken from Kungl. Vetenskaps Akademien.
Scifinder now includes predicted as well as experimental data, giving you access to a huge range of data and spectra.
To date there are 3.7 billion predicted values (for 56.2 million substances) and 4.5 million experimental values (for 3.0 million substances) in the database.
For spectra there are over 100 million predicted spectra and 1.1 million experimental spectra.
EndNote is a sophisticated referencing desktop application. EndNote workshops will be held in the Dorothy Hill Engineering & Sciences Library (Hawken Building 50) on:
- Tuesday October 23, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
- Wednesday November 7, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
These 2 hour workshops will cover setting up an EndNote library and importing references from the databases you use e.g. Web of Science. Working with EndNote and Word to write papers and create bibliographies.
Booking in advance is appreciated.
In Scopus, each author is assigned a unique number, the Scopus Author Identifier that allows publications by the same author to be grouped together. However, being a mere computer algorithm, sometimes not all your publications will be listed under the one unique author profile. To fix this you can request Scopus to merge all your publications into the one author profile.
The process is straightforward, in Scopus, do an "author search" (use the "author search" tag to do this) using your last name and initials or first name. This will return a set of possible author results grouped together under single identifier numbers on the basis of an algorithm. Select from the listed author sets those that are indeed you. When you have completed your selections, click on "Request to merge authors" on the top/bottom of the "author results" page, and follow the instructions.
If you have any queries or problems contact your librarian for assistance.