Thomson Reuters issues a press release on the JCR 2007

It just popped up in my RSS feed on the second of July. The official press release from Thomson Reuters is dated July 1st, announcing the new edition of the Journal Citation Reports 2007. There is no further mention of the new journals included or excluded. There is a link to the official promotional website of JCR, which still states:

  • Covers more than 7,500 of the world’s most highly cited, peer-reviewed journals in approximately 200 disciplines
  • The Science Edition covers over 5,900 leading international science journals from the Thomson Reuters database
  • The Social Sciences Edition covers over 1,700 leading international social sciences journals from the Thomson Reuters database

It actually struck me today that the journals included in JCR are not listed at their Master Journal List.

Shall we call it progress that Thomson is confirming what I blogged about some two weeks ago?

Changes in the world of science blogs

Bora Zivkovic from A Blog around the Clock mentioned that Discover Magazine just started with a collection of top science blogs. For me that post was an incentive to updated my list of science blog portal and aggregators.

Since I think the list is far from complete I thought it wisely to post it here to and see if the comments will lead to some useful suggestions:

The Academic blog portal
A wiki that lists a large collection of academic blogs.

Discover Blogs
Freshly starting collection of science blogs at Discover Magazine. It hosts one of the most popular science blogs Bad astronomy.

Nature Blogs
A collection of blogs run by Nature. A really interesting post on one of the Nature blogs was their investigation of the scientific blogosphere

Nature Network Blogs
A collection of some 80+ blogs run by scientists on the Nature Network.

Postgenomic, also from the Nature Publishing Group, harvests about 800 science blogs -including most blogs from the agregators mentioned on this page- and collects what is hot and what not at the moment. The full list of blogs covered is give at this website.

Research Blogging
A collection of blogposts discussing peer reviewed research

Perhaps the best known collection of science blogs (including most of top science blogs reported by Nature) which has grown to syndicate some 70 science blogs.

Scientific American Community Blogs
Just ceased to exists.

Scientific Blogging
One blog platform hosting many bloggers on various scientific subjects that can be followed with a few feeds per subject.

As you can see I have left out the science blogs at journals such as WIRED ScienceTimeCBCNYT and Correlations, I am looking for larger science blogging communities, aggregators or portals.