In the latest Elsevier "Library Connect" Newsletter, vol.6, no.2, 2008 one of the articles focuses on TopCited and 2collab - the two new Elsevier tools to keep up with the latest technological developments.* TopCited
TopCited (www.topcited.com), a new Scopus service, gives visitors an instant overview of the top 20 cited articles in 26 subject areas over the past 5 years of publications. Scopus TopCited also displays authors, their affiliations and cited-by counts and integrates this information into Google maps. If you do not have access to Scopus, view the results on the Scopus preview pages or sign up for a free 30 day trial. (P.S.: University of Johannesburg does not have a Scopus subscription, but you can still view the TOP 20 articles)
Google Map The Google map visualizes the publishers geographic location of the 20 most highly cited articles in Scopus per subject area available. The map visualizes the publishers geographic location of the 20 most highly cited articles in Scopus per subject area available in the drop down menu.
2collab (www.2collab.com) is a new, free collaborative research tool enabling researchers to share bookmarks, references or any linked material with their peers and colleagues. Currently efforts are underway to integrate further 2collab into ScienceDirect, which will allow ScienceDirect users to see which articles have been bookmarked in 2collab, the tags used in association with articles and which 2collab public groups include specific articles in their discussions. This information will help researchers more quickly to gain a broader understanding of the impact of a specific article while they’re accessing it.