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User Account Dashboard Gets A New Look (and Dossier, Portfolio, Letter Writer Get A Paint Job)

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We’re excited to roll out an updated appearance for our user account dashboard (the home page that displays when a user signs into their Interfolio account) and for our Dossier, Portfolio, and Letter Writer products. For the time being, the changes are only cosmetic—all the same pages retain the same functionality they had before—but they should […]

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Five Top Ways Altmetrics are Impacting Universities

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. The impact of research has traditionally been measured by metrics, such as journal impact factors and the times cited; however, the evolution of technology and social media has fostered the growth of alternative metrics (called altmetrics) to provide new research metrics that complement traditional […]

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Flexible hierarchy release in ByCommittee!

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A big improvement has come to institutional structure in our ByCommittee platform! In light of recent conversations with institutions using the platform, we have expanded the available hierarchy to accommodate any number of administrative levels—making it possible for even institutions with more distinctive structures to benefit from academic committee support software.

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Submit recommendations without an account!

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We’re proud to say we have (at last!) removed a well-known obstacle that sometimes slowed the submission of recommendations to Interfolio. From now on, when you send an Interfolio recommendation request via email, the letter writer will be able to submit their letter in a few simple clicks, without having to sign in or create […]

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Demonstrating Impact in the Research Community

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. What does the term ‘impact’ really mean in the research community? This was the discussion topic for a panel of speakers at a recent Research Impact Spotlight event hosted by Digital Science. According to Jonathan Adams, chief scientist at Digital Science, there are […]

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ORCID Researcher IDs: Pilot at Eight Universities in the UK

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. Providing an international system to link journal publications and other research information to the correct researcher has been the driving force behind ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID). In a recent online article on the Research Information web site, authors Verena Weigert and […]

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Microsoft Academic Graph Helps Researchers Find Relevant Data Easier

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. Researchers now have another tool available to assist them with their research needs. The new Microsoft Academic Graph (MAG), recently released by Microsoft Research, allows researchers to easily search millions of research papers that have been identified by Microsoft Academic Search (MAS), and […]

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Defining ‘Discovery’ in Academic Publishing

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines “discovery” as : : the act of finding or learning something for the first time : the act of discovering something : something seen or learned for the first time : something discovered As the field of academic publishing […]

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Five Reasons Why Tenure & Promotion Workflows are Moving to the Cloud

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here.   Many colleges and universities are finding significant advantages in migrating faculty tenure and promotion processes, as well as their annual review and sabbatical processes, to an online environment. Following are five reasons why this is occurring: Data collection. Faculty members save time […]

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New Metrics For Measuring the Impact of Research

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. There is a growing need for alternative metrics for demonstrating the impact of research. According to David Stuart, in his article entitled “Rising Metrics To Go Deeper,” new tools and metrics are being developed to measure the influence of research that go beyond traditional […]

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