The Preprint Citation Index (PCI) is a new resource that is now available to TU Delft students and staff. The PCI is a searchable database of preprints from a wide range of leading preprint repositories, including arXiv, bioRxiv, medRxiv, chemRxiv, and preprints.org. Preprints are drafts of academic articles that have not yet been peer-reviewed, but they can be a valuable resource for staying up-to-date on the latest research.
The PCI offers a number of benefits for TU Delft students and staff:
• Keep up with the latest research. Preprints are often published much faster than peer-reviewed articles, so the PCI is a great way to stay ahead of the curve in your field.
• Discover new research areas. The PCI can help you to discover new research areas and collaborators by allowing you to search across a wide range of disciplines.
• Identify trends in your field. The PCI can be used to identify trends in your field by analyzing the citation data for preprints.
• Assess the impact of your research. The PCI can be used to assess the impact of your research by tracking how often your preprints are cited by other researchers.
Here are some tips for using the PCI:
• Use the advanced search features to narrow down your results. For example, you can filter your results by discipline, date, or preprint repository.
• Look for preprints that have been cited by other researchers. This is a good indication that the preprint is high-quality and has made a significant contribution to the field.
• Use the PCI to track the impact of your own research. Create a saved search for your preprints and check back regularly to see how often they have been cited.
Tip: visit to the TU Delft Library databases A-Z list to find more relevant resources for your research!