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CORE makes it to the top 5,000 websites globally by user engagement

CORE has just made it to the top 5,000 websites globally accroding to Alexa Global Rank, which is calculated from a combination of daily visitors and page views on a website over a 3 month period. As of today, CORE ranks at 4,924, climbing 871 places over the last 90 days. The improvement is impressive considerring that…

KMi Researchers Win Vannevar Bush Best Paper Award at JCDL2019

KMi researchers Dasha Herrmannova, Nancy Pontika and Petr Knoth win Vannevar Bush Best Paper Award at the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2019) for their paper titled: “Do Authors Deposit on Time? Tracking Open Access Policy Compliance”. JCDL 2019 is an A* conference (highest rank) and the world’s highest ranking venue for digital libraries…

CORE releases a new front-end

We are very excited to announce that CORE has released a new front-end marking the end of Phase 1 of front-end improvements, which will continue with 2 more phases. The key highlights of the new UI are: A more modern yet functional look and feel. Support for mobile devices. A new and better presentation of CORE’s mission…

CORE hits 10 million monthly active users mark making CORE a top 6k website globally by usage

CORE usage has increased dramatically in 2018 and has hit the 10 million monthly active users mark in January 2019 (10.41 million users). This is a 571% increase of users compared to January 2018. As of January 2019, CORE was the 5,448th most used website globally according to an independent Alexa Rank. This rank is…

CORE partners with Naver, South Korea’s No 1 search engine

CORE, the world’s largest aggregator of open access scientific content, and Naver, South Korea’s number one search solution, have entered into a collaboration that will see CORE’s content being made available to 42 millions Naver users.  As part of the collaboration, Naver ingests data collected by CORE to enrich its Naver Academic search system with millions of open…

KMi researchers, David Pride and Petr Knoth, receive best paper award at TPDL2018

The best paper award at the 22nd International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL 2018) went to the paper authored by David Pride and Petr Knoth titled “Peer review and citation data in predicting university rankings, a large-scale analysis.” The paper conducted the largest analysis of REF2014 data so far (data of…

Drahomira Herrmannova successfully passes her PhD viva

A KMi research student Drahomira Herrmannova (Dasha) has successfully defended her PhD thesis titled: "Mining Scholarly Publications for Research Evaluation." While current research metrics evaluate the excellence of a publication based on the number of interactions in the scholarly network, such as the number of times it has been cited (Bibliometrics) or downloaded (Altmerics), this thesis…

KMi Researchers Win the Best Poster Award at JCDL 2016

Drahomira Herrmannova and Petr Knoth have won the Best Poster Award at JCDL 2016 in Newark, USA with their contribution “Semantometrics: Towards fulltext-based research evaluation.” This was a very good timing as the full experimental report on semantometrics commissioned by Jisc was published in this announcement a week prior the conference.  The CORE team at…

OU Analyse: turning barriers into opportunities!

At the beginning of August, the OU Analytics team in KMi received the following letter from the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic): "Zdenek and team, At the office of PVC-A Team Away Day I asked colleagues to nominate people who they work with and who deserve a special thank you. The team were nominated for "turning…

KMi Receives 12 Bottles of Quality Champagne as an Expression of Thanks for Our Research

Two mysterious boxes of quality champagne have been delivered to KMi on Friday last week. After an original uncertainty about the sender and the true recipient, it has been revealed they were sent by a London based company Research Research Limited.  The champagne was addressed to Petr Knoth and his team developing the CORE system…


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