News from the IVS-CPT

New SciFindern online trainings by Dr. K. Faerber and team (13-15 May 2024) are open for registration:

In February 2023, Dr. Dirk Tunger and Dr. Alexander Tekles have joined the IVS-CPT as guest scientists.

In November 2022, Dr. Robin Haunschild has joined the PLOS ONE Editorial Board

Since June 2022, MPG researchers have access to SciFindern. Please see more information on the SciFindern page.

Due to the current STN contract, access to STN resources is restricted to SciFinder or service requests to the researchers in the scientific facility of the information service CPT.

Since 07 July, 2021, the default landing page of Clarivate's Web of Science is the new WoS. You can change to the classic WoS via the products switcher on the top-right corner of the landing page.

In April 2021, Dr. Robin Haunschild has accepted the invitation to join the Advisory Board of the scientific database Scilit.

In January 2021, Dr. Robin Haunschild has accepted the invitation to join the Editorial Board of the Journal of Data and Information Science.

Since 2020, Dr. Robin Haunschild is a member of the Distinguished Reviewers Board of the journal Scientometrics:

Due to the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 pandemic, MPG researchers have the opportunity to use SciFinder-n (ending on July 1st, 2021). Please see more information on the SciFindern page.

Since May 1st, 2019, MPG researchers have access to Methods Now and PatentPak via SciFinder. Please see more details on our SciFinder page.

Dr. Robin Haunschild is guest-editing a special issue on bibliometrics for the MDPI journal Computation.

In December 2018, Dr. Robin Haunschild has accepted the invitation to become a member of the Editorial Board of the journal MDPI Information.

Talk about "Service & Research at the IVS-CPT" by Thomas Scheidsteger at the Directors' Board Meeting on 7 December 2018.

The IVS-CPT has established three new mailing lists:

1) icsd_fkf_users:
(Inorganic Crystal Structure Database)
2) csd_fkf_users:
(Cambridge Structural Database)
3) scifinder_mpg_users:

Primarily, the mailing lists are intended to disseminate new information regarding the databases to the users. However, users should feel free to discuss topics related to these databases on the mailing lists. Please subscribe to any of these mailing lists if you are interested.


Since August 2016, all MPG researchers with SciFinder access have a new resource available: ChemZent (Chemisches Zentralblatt) 1830-1969.


Our paper "Climate Change Research in View of Bibliometrics" is featured by


Our full paper "Normalization of Mendeley reader counts for impact assessment" has been published in the Journal of Informetrics, Vol. 10, pg. 62-73 (2016).


On October 16, 2015, our full paper "An Empirical Look at the Nature Index" was accepted for publication is JASIST.


On November 12, 2014, Nature introduced the Nature Index. An online version gets updated regularly. Recently, we have published a correspondence and a letter regarding the Nature Index where the main problems of the Nature Index are discussed.

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