Thomson Reuters is building up to its annual attempt to predict Nobel Prize winners based on their citation profiles. Unlike Elsevier, Thomson Reuters isn’t so much a scientific publisher – it got out of that game years ago – rather, its Web Of Knowledge platform is a collection of databases, research and analytics tools which aggregate and index journal articles, abstracts, bibliographic information, patents, websites, conference proceedings, Open Access material and so on. Every year the editorial staff at the company then analyse citations in academic journals and try to predict who is going to win the Nobel prizes that year. They claim some success too – 26 correct predictions since 2002, apparently.
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