Citations to Astronomy Journals 1: The growth of interdisciplinarity
20 Aug 2018

This is the first of a series of blog posts measuring the journals which publish research astronomy articles, using citation statistics. In this post we describe the measurement process and the sample. The tables with the entire data set used...

What We Wish We'd Known: 3 Former Astronomers Turned ADS Staff Share Their Wishlists
06 Aug 2018

Though the vast majority of astronomy researchers, faculty, and students worldwide use ADS on a daily or weekly basis, most stick with searching on a combination of first author name and publication year for a known paper. While this is...

How research on multiple and interacting galaxies evolved: an epistemological and bibliometric investigation
17 Jul 2018

Introduction Authors publish because they want to transfer information. They have been doing so for centuries, resulting in a vast body of scholarly literature, recording the emergence and evolution of a broad spectrum of ideas and quests for answers. This...

Open Access and NASA Astrophysics Data
16 Mar 2016

NASA Astrophysics is, and has always been, a leader in providing open access to scientific data. With small exceptions, all data from NASA missions are publically available. Indeed NASA has also been the leader in creating systems to make the...

Calculating and Visualizing Publication and Citation Metrics with ADS Bumblebee
21 Oct 2015

For many scientists, it’s all about the numbers and when it comes to evaluating each other, it’s no different. Project managers and administrators also want to be able to evaluate the impact of programs or instruments. As a result, publication...

Updates on ADS Interfaces and the Announcement of Bumblebee
15 Jul 2015

The Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is a tool for finding astronomy and planetary science publications. ADS currently has three different interfaces: ADS “Classic” – the one you all know and love, ADS “Labs” or “2.0” – the first interface to...