[BioNLP] Citation information

Dazhi Jiao dazhi.jiao at gmail.com
Wed Oct 21 08:07:49 EDT 2009


This blog post is about getting citation information from scopus and
web of X. I've never tested it myself, but it seems promising.

http://bibwild.wordpress.com/2009/04/13/cited-by-from-isi-and-scopus-in-the-link-resolver/

Dazhi

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Dazhi Jiao
PhD Candidate in Chemical Informatics
Indiana University School of Informatics

On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 1:40 PM, Heather Piwowar <hpiwowar at gmail.com> wrote:
> Three ideas for getting citation information:
>
> 1.
> Publish Or Perish is software that extracts and analyzes citation
> information from Google Scholar:
> http://www.harzing.com/pop.htm
>
> 2.
> Many bibliometrics scholars do their data collection by manually saving web
> pages containing citation result listings from ISI Web of Science (not
> free), Scopus (not free) or Google Scholar (free) and then write scripts to
> extract the info from them.  The manual saving of full web pages actually
> doesn't take as long as you might think, and can be done while you watch
> your favourite videos :)
> I have code I'd be happy to share if you are interested.
>
> 3.
> Another GREAT and underused source of citation information, depending on
> your needs, is PubMed Central.
> Free, open, programmatic access to lists of all PubMed papers cited by any
> paper in PubMed Central.  Admittedly this limits the set in two ways (the
> cited papers need to have a PubMed ID, and the citing papers need to be in
> PubMed Central), but it can nonetheless be sufficient for many projects.
> Especially true as the number of papers in PubMed Central continues to
> rise.  It also sets you up to filter the lists in all sorts of powerful
> ways, using the other Entrez tools.
>
> eLink is the key to programmatic access for citations:
> http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/corehtml/query/static/elink_help.html
> http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query/static/eutils_help.html#UserSystemRequirements
>
> For example, this URL returns a list of all five PubMed Central IDs that
> cite PubMed article ID 17375194 :
> http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/eutils/elink.fcgi?dbfrom=pubmed&id=17375194&db=pmc
>
> This is the same list you see on the lower right "Cited by" list on the main
> PubMed page for the article:
> http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17375194
>
> I've done quite a bit of this sort of PubMed Central data extraction in
> Python.  I've been using an updated version of the EUtils python library and
> have some home-spun code as well (to be open source, but I haven't posted it
> yet).  If you are interested in more info or the code I've been using, let
> me know and I'd be glad to help (though with a bit of lag time, since I'm in
> the midst of moving to Vancouver Canada this week and am surrounded by
> moving boxes! )
>
> Hope that helps someone.
>
> Heather Piwowar
> doctoral candidate
> Dept of Biomedical Informatics
> University of Pittsburgh
>
>
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