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Since 1997, the SciCentral editors have been aggregating breaking research news from the most reputable and reliable sources. The service has received over 30 Web awards and enthusiastic reviews from leading science publishers (e.g.; Science Magazine, The Lancet, The New Scientist) for the quality of its service. Over 700 other websites point to SciCentral as a trusted source of information.



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The sources featured in any section of the site have been hand-picked and ranked by the SciCentral editors based on 7 criteria:

  • Reliability

  • Timeliness of the information

  • Extent of daily coverage

  • Multidisciplinary coverage

  • Leads to follow up information

  • Presentation and general appeal

Only content freely accessible to online readers is considered. Publications that produce high-quality content but do not offer a significant amount of online materials on a free access basis are not considered for selection in SciCentral.


All resources will be reviewed monthly and the rankings adjusted accordingly. We will also continuously assess new sources for possible inclusion to SciCentral. In order for this service to remain effective for users, we will limit the number of resources indexed under any section to a maximum of 5. This means that some sources may disappear from the site as new ones, deemed more extensive, take their place. This is to ensure that SciCentral users will not have to plough through dozens of links and will always have a quick, central access to the "best in class" resources in any category.



Are the other resources featured on the site ranked as well?


"Non-news" resources such as literature search tools, directories, or utilities are not formally ranked. They are organized based on the level of usage we observe for each one, which reflects our visitors' interest.



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We will, however, try to respond to feedback and general comments in a timely fashion.



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