The new Mendeley Reference Manager

Mendeley has changed the research workflow of reference management with its new version. Some features have been summarized, improved and redesigned.

What’s new in Mendeley Reference Manager:

  • Automatic synchronization allows to work from multiple locations and devices, thanks to cloud-based library.
  • Working in offline mode is possible due to automatic synchronization of your library when you are back online.
  • Improved Mendeley Web Importer
  • New citation add-in, Mendeley Cite for Microsoft Word

The still available Mendeley Desktop will be replaced by Mendeley Reference Manager in the long run. When exactly this will happen has not been determined yet (but already with the upgrade to macOS 11 Big Sur, Mendeley Desktop will no longer be supported).

New Web of Science

Starting on July 7th 2021, all Web of Science users will be automatically taken to the new Web of Science platform. This visual and functional update aims to improve existing workflows and enhance the user experience.

Some of the newly added features include:

  • New and refined search options
    • Publisher, subject category, affiliation
  • Enriched Cited Referencesbeta
    • How many times is a reference cited? Where in the article is it cited? What citations are related?
    • Find samples here (more will be added later)
  • Improved shareability
    • Static search and record URL’s
  • New Quickfilters for refining your search
    • Review articles, early access
  • Advanced Query builder
    • Combine or transform your simple searches into the proper syntax for an advanced search.
  • Article recommendations based on user behaviour
  • Mobile app

For a summary of the new features, you can watch this video:

or take a look at the New Web of Science release notes.

If you prefer to use the legacy version, you can select the “Classic” Web of Science in the “Products” section of the website.

Web of Science News: February 2021

This exciting new feature has been added to the Web of Science (WoS) – available via the preview of the new Web of Science – in the February release:

Author Impact Beamplots

  • Visualize the citation performance of an author’s entire publication list
  • Publications performances are compared to similar records and put into percentiles (a 90% + score means the paper is among the 10% most cited in the field)
  • Adding more context than single-point metrics e.g. performance change over time

Look at authors Impact Beamplots by accessing their Author Record via the Author Search, or click any author name in a Core Collection document.

You will find a complete timeline of the Authors works (1980- ) under the “Author Impact Beamplot” tab. Hover over the elements of the beamplot to see article, citation, and percentile information and click through to see the full record.

For more information on Author Impact Beamplots check out this video:

Other Updates

  • Author field search suggestions – get author names suggestions based on your input
  • Publisher added as a search field
  • Categories field search suggestions – get categories suggestions based on your input