Springer Science+Business Media has launched the Web site www.SpringerExemplar.com, a free linguistic tool designed to support the publishing process for authors, editors and the scientific community in general.
The online service Exemplar allows researchers to quickly see how a particular term or phrase is used in peer-reviewed, published literature. It is now available and open to anyone with an internet connection.
Springer, as an internationally renowned scientific publisher, has partnered with the Centre for Biomedical and Health Linguistics to develop this conceptual online service. The user searches for a specific term, which retrieves a list of results of where and how the keyword is used in published Springer content. The left column displays lists of different categories: the year the article was published, the top subject areas in which the term is used, the highest concentration of articles by country, and the name of the journal where the keyword is used most. By clicking on the keyword itself, the user is linked directly to the journal article where the word is located.
"It is our hope that the research community will take advantage of this tool to help consolidate the use of subject-specific terminology and facilitate the communication of scholarly information through standardization," said Olaf Ernst, President, eProducts Management and Innovation at Springer. Researchers have found this tool helpful in locating and analyzing rare and emerging terminology.
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