Theale, England (PRWEB) March 18, 2014
Researchers will receive a much needed helping hand this week as JournalClick (http://www.journalclick.com) announces plans to revolutionize the way that open access information is explored. The platform is launching a ground-breaking new search function that means researchers are no longer alone in navigating the vast and varied web of public data. In addition to the traditional "click and go" search function, Journal Click have incorporated an innovative new algorithm that notes the current document topic and offers a listing of what other users have viewed. This approach promises to save time and help those writing papers or studying access highly relevant research in a much more efficient manner.
Journal Click founder Dan Almour said, “Journal Click was founded to bring a community aided value to people’s research. Our new algorithm has been inspired by ecommerce options such as Amazon’s well-known and loved ‘Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought’ feature. We have put an academic spin on that concept to make researching faster, easier and more in-depth in one fell swoop. We let people quickly find a much wider range of research materials relevant to their studies, saving them a lot of search time.”
Open access (OA) material consists of government funded, peer-reviewed scholarly research. As it utilizes tax payer money, the general public are given unrestricted access to all findings. While open access material is a goldmine of information, the sheer volume of content makes finding relevant publications a difficult, time consuming and often frustrating task. Even the most skilled of researchers can find themselves sifting through information for hours on end. That is where Journal Click comes in.
The groundbreaking suggestion feature is designed to guide researchers on a specially determined "learning path" that enhances the overall search experience and ultimately saves a huge amount of time and effort when browsing the online open access library.
Founded by publishing professional Dan Almour, Journal Click was born from a desire to bring a collaborative, community minded and user-friendly face to open access information. This sentiment is echoed in the Journal Click philosophy "Research. Collaborate. Discover."
The function is the first of its kind and adds enormous value to the world of open access material. Not only does it make the search process faster and more efficient but it also immensely broadens the scope of search results and has the potential to direct users toward information that they may not have otherwise found. This could have an extremely positive impact on the quality and diversity of future scholarly research.
Building on his dedication to bringing a community aided aspect to the research process, Almour has also incorporated comment sections and ranking functions into the Journal Click website. This allows users to openly share their thoughts and improve the search experience of other researchers. The site also features a personalized dashboard option for members that have signed up for an account.
Currently hosting almost 2 million articles across 11 journals, Journal Click is poised to become the open access search engine of choice for time savvy researches across the country.
About Journal Click: Journal Click was founded in 2014 by Dan Almour, a publishing expert with over five years of experience in the industry. The company aspires to bring a communal aspect to open access research, incorporating an innovative "Top Suggestions" algorithm that tailors content according to what is currently being viewed. Almour is most recently noted for his sales involvement with Eduserv, a leading Identity and Access Management (IAM) tool for libraries which is used by over 4000 organisations worldwide. Almour is joined by member acquisition partner, Luisa Barbato who has over 10 years of university work experience across four different countries. The site is http://www.journalclick.com.
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