Affiliation searches: the Why, What, and How of our Canonical Affiliation Feature
15 Jan 2020

One of the features new to ADS since the new interface has launched is search and organization by institutional affiliation. The 15 million publications in ADS have more than 35 million combined author affiliations. The ADS has long wanted to...

User-Developed Tools for ADS
30 Jul 2019

ADS was started in the late 1980s by astronomers, for astronomers, and has long received public funding via NASA grants. This history has meant that we’ve long been open to community involvement, and we’ve taken this a step further with...

Citations to Astronomy Journals 3: Journal Impact
26 Mar 2019

This is the third of a series of blog posts measuring the journals that publish astronomy research articles, using citation statistics with a number of different indices. In this post we discuss per article citation rates and how these can...

Citations to Astronomy Journals 2: Ranking the Journals
22 Oct 2018

This is the second of a series of blog posts measuring the journals that publish astronomy research articles, using citation statistics with a number of different indices. In this post, we examine the performance of individual journals with respect to...

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...