Lazy Scholar 2.0: Getting Smarter

For the last half year I’ve been working on laying the groundwork for giving Lazy Scholar the ability to extract helpful information from a paper and put it in a sidebar. Most of this information is extracted using text matching rules, and some using machine...

Impact Factors removed, CiteScore added

Due to a legal demand, impact factors have been removed from Lazy Scholar. For now, I have replaced them with Elsevier’s CiteScore metric, which is similar to how the impact factor is calculated, with an important difference in that it includes other types of...

ResearchGate-gate: potential impact on free full texts

Nature News reports that ResearchGate take-down notices are imminent and perhaps already occurring which threatens to lower the percent of papers that are available to freely view on the web. How much of an impact might this have? I analyzed the recent Lazy Scholar...

Lazy Scholar for Firefox

The Firefox version of Lazy Scholar is back: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/lazy-scholar/ It will look and function similar to the Chrome version. Firefox is in the process of revamping their extension platform to support Chrome extensions, so if...