Social Network Service for Scientists Difficulties Facing E-Publishing over Cloud Computing

Social Network Service for Scientists Difficulties Facing E-Publishing over Cloud Computing

Evon M. O. Abu-Taieh (Computer Information Systems Faculty, The University of Jordan - Aqaba, Aqaba, Jordan)
Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 11
DOI: 10.4018/IJTD.2016070102
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Abstract

This paper illustrated the difficulties facing e-publishing over cloud computing pertaining to social network service for scientists from three axioms: the life cycle of the research document, an explanation of what a researcher juggles during the course of the production of the document related to research. Then this paper discussed discovering study of the researcher knowledge pertaining to both social network service for scientists, scholarly search engines and citation indices. The first axiom reflected the life cycle of the research paper and how each phase affects and influences the next phase. The second axiom showed the researcher worries and the different tasks that a scholar juggles: research financial support, institutional laws and regulations, time & money, legality and copy rights, language barrier, tech savvy, web metrics & university ranking. The third axiom was a discovering study that explored the weakness of the scholar pertaining to his/her knowledge about citation indices. Scholar's knowledge of social network service for scientists and citation indices like: ResearchGate, Google scholar, and academia.edu, Zotero, Coins, and figshare. CiteSeerX, getCITED, MyScienceWork, Mendeley; In addition, citation indices pertaining to Social network service for scientists and scholar search engines: i10-index, h- index, SCI, SSCI, and RG score.
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The Life Cycle Of Research Paper

Primal factor to understand the difficulties facing e-publishing over cloud computing pertaining to Social network service for scientists would be to look deeper at the life cycle of the today's life cycle of the research paper. Research papers are the explicit face of knowledge of tacit knowledge (idea) that has been proven by scientific methodology. Research paper is then written, edited and sent out for publishing consideration at either a scientific conference or scientific journal. After appropriate review (peer & blind), paper is either published and indexed in digital library or rejected. Many researchers may look at results of fellow researchers to use in their own work. Researchers usually cite such usage of work of others in their own work, in view that cited papers are regarded highly since it proves useful to others. For a

paper to be cited digital libraries (DBLP, ACM digital Library, IEEEXplore digital library) feed into search engine the paper metadata or the document itself. As such, when a researcher looks for a paper, such paper would be available. When a paper is cited frequently in search engines i.e. Google scholar and social network service for scientists i.e. ResearchGate index the paper hence increasing the citing index of the researcher. Such indices like i10-index, h-index RG score, SCI, SSCI are used in ranking the researcher university and enhancing the image and the rank of the university. Figure 1 illustrates the life cycle of a research paper.

Figure 1.

Research Paper Life Cycle

By definition “social network sites as web-based services that allow individuals to (1) construct a public or semi-public profile within a bounded system, (2) articulate a list of other users with whom they share a connection, and (3) view and traverse their list of connections and those made by others within the system” (Ellison,2007). (4) Social networking services facilitate the development of online social networks by connecting a user's profile with those of other individuals and/or groups (Buettner, 2016). As such, social network can be categorized into the following:

  • 1.

    Social network like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Myspace.

  • 2.

    Professional network & business oriented like LinkedIn, Google+

  • 3.

    Social network service for scientists like ResearchGate, Academia.edu

  • 4.

    Social navigation like Goodreads for books

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