Welcome to Things we read this week, a weekly post featuring articles from around the internet recommended by BMJ’s Digital Group members. These are articles we’ve read and liked, things that made us think and things we couldn’t stop talking about. Check back every Friday for a new post.
- Delivering growth: M&A in medical technology
McKinsey is stating that growth is only possible in the MedTech space with M&A, due to the scarcity of growth assets. [Suggested by Esther, Head of Digital Strategy]
- Catalogue of Bias
Interesting database showing how bias enters health studies and can influence results results, stemming from work by David Sackett.
- Schibsted grows digital subscriptions with predictive analytics
How Aftenposten combined machine learning and user behavior to increase its telemarketing conversion rates by 540%. [Suggested by Helen, Digital Strategy Lead]
- How close is AI to replacing doctors? Here is a scorecard
[Suggested by Rex, CTO]
- Microsoft Academic January 2018 graph update
- Crossref as a new source of citation data: A comparison with Web of Science and Scopus
“A large share of the scholarly literature indexed in WoS and Scopus is also available in Crossref. For recent years, 68% of the WoS publications and 77% of the Scopus publications can be matched with Crossref using DOIs as a crosswalking mechanism. These figures are likely to underestimate the true overlap between the data sources, since matching based on DOIs presents several difficulties, such as missing, incorrect, and duplicate DOIs. To improve matching, publishers and data providers need to work together to offer more comprehensive and more accurate DOI data.”
- Fascinating tweets from @gedankenstuecke about SciHub analyzing the latest set of SciHub log files:
Looking at all Sci-Hub downloads of 2017 over the year. https://t.co/GrhFa2VYSr
— Bastian Greshake Tzovaras (@gedankenstuecke) January 18, 2018
- The Future of User Interface — Voice Meets the Screen
- In 1994 Knight-Ridder produced a video demonstrating their faith in the tablet newspaper of the future.
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