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|February 2006||PublicationHarvester: An Open-Source Software Tool for Science Policy Research|
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We present PublicationHarvester, an open-source software tool for gathering publication information on individual life scientists. The software interfaces with MEDLINE, and allows the end-user to specify up to four MEDLINE-formatted names for each researcher. Using these names along with a user-specified search query, PublicationHarvester generates yearly publication counts, optionally weighted by Journal Impact Factors. These counts are further broken-down by order on the authorship list (first, last, second, next-to-last, middle) and by publication type (clinical trials, regular journal articles, reviews, letters/editorials, etc.) The software also generates a keywords report at the scientist-year level, using the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) assigned by the National Library of Medici...
Published: Azoulay, Pierre, Andrew Stellman and Joshua Graff Zivin. "Publication-Harvester: An Open-Source Software Tool For Science Policy Research," Research Policy, 2006, v35(7,Sep), 970-974. citation courtesy of