Science-advisor.net, the scientific search engine and forum
Science-advisor.net is one of the first online forum where researchers can search for scientific articles and post reviews and messages in the forum linked to each article. Science-advisor.net contains now more than 1’300’000 bibliographic references and about 1500 members.
- Science-advisor.net is a free and open-source inspired online forum for scientific discussions addressed to researchers and students.
- Science-advisor.net is a scientific database where researchers or students can search for scientific literature, and at the same time can freely and anonymously discuss and review research articles. The search engine uses metadata tranmitted by arXiv and other metadata harvested using the open archives initiative protocol.
- Science-advisor.net is online since september 2005.
- One can search and download all articles of arXiv.org (physics, mathematics, computer science) and PubMedCentral (biology, medicine).
Access to relevant informations: the quantity of research reports and articles has been increasing enormously during the last decades. Hence, there is a need to help researchers to find scientific articles that are interesting for their work. Short comments and discussion forums help researchers to get essential informations of these articles.
Exchange of knowledge: Science-advisor stores the experience accumulated by researchers during years of reading articles. Thanks to Science-advisor, this knowledge is no more lost when they leave their job. This is especially useful to young researchers or to researchers who start working in a new field. One of the goal of Science-advisor is to store all these "little" thoughts and remarks that are usually exchanged during conferences or by email and then lost.
Dynamical and self-consistent evaluation: Science-advisor offers to the community of scientific researchers a new evaluation method. Since anyone can be reviewer of Science-advisor, the community of researchers control itself which article will have a good rating. The evaluation of articles is now a dynamical and self-consistent process among researchers where reviews are submitted to evaluation as well.
A daily working tool: each article has its own forum or discussion page. Hence, researchers or students can anonymously post their questions to the commnunity interested by a particular article or field. "Stupid" questions are welcome... Questions are no more restricted to authors like in standard databases.
Fast search : performance the search engine is very high and allow complex queries.