PaperBox’s “eyes”: always be the first to know new publications

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When I was a student in Baylor College of Medicine, I spent most of my time in front of computers analyzing data. One day I noticed that a few fellow students and postdocs, as well as our advisor, are discussing something. I moved closer and found they were talking about a paper on an imaging method.

I am pretty embarrassed because I never read the paper. I actually did not know when the paper was published. It was later did I realize that the paper was published a year ago! So I just stood there silently listening – but like many scientific discussions, you get very little when you did not prepare.

I wish I had a tool to discover relevant papers for me. At that time there were none so we had to develop a new one. It is called PaperBox. Today I use it everyday. I have set up about 50 “eyes”. Some on topics I am interested in (for example “fmri nirs”, or “social nirs”), some on researchers (for example, “read montague”, or “signe bray”). Whenever there are new publications on these topics, or by these authors, I will get an email from PaperBox. Quite often I discover something I would not without the tool. For example, just a few days ago PaperBox discovers a paper titled “BigBrain: an ultrahigh-resolution 3D human brain model“. This is a very nice paper so I forwarded it to our lab.

Do you also need a tool to track publications for you? You can try PaperBox (Disclaimer: I am the leading developer of PaperBox).

Where to download PaperBox?


PaperBox是一款优秀的云端文献管理软件,许多顶尖名校(斯坦福大学,哈佛,北大清华等)的学生和教授(包括美国科学院院士)都在使用。和传统的文 献管理软件(比如endnote等)不同,您可以为她安装眼睛,这样一旦她发现新的重要文献符合您的兴趣,她就自动把它呈交给您(像您的秘书一样)。能够 在第一时间了解行业动态是我们做研究的必备能力,可是每天所发表的新文章浩如烟海,应接不暇,实在让人头痛。PaperBox就解决了这个问题。 另外,PaperBox是云端软件,这样如果你在实验室的电脑上添加了文献,在家的电脑上也可以访问。非常方便。 如果您是实验室老板或者是大学老师,PaperBox可以让你非常方便地把文献读物等分享给学生。比如你把某个标签分享给了20个学生,以后你在这个标签里放入的新文献都会自动分享给他们。方便极了。(和dropbox一样方便) PaperBox 对轻量级的用户是免费的(文献数目<50),为了让该博客的读者更好地试用,我们为前100名注册的用户提供免费的三年无限制账户。下载软件 后,单击“Account”按钮,把下面的升级代码填写到“Update code”一栏,并单击“Update”按钮。即可。 代码是: I_like_Xu_ PaperBox软件下载地址是:
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2 Replies to “PaperBox’s “eyes”: always be the first to know new…”

  1. hi Xu Cui, am horatius from Singapore. I came across your website about NIRS. I am looking for a portable cheap NIRS system that I can use to measure blood flow and with a software that shows at least a virtual 3d image of the brain and where blood is pooling at, and not just graphs only. Shimadzu and some of the rest of the companies have NIRS way above my budget. I am looking to do research on blood flow for a newly patented machine which I built for training the brain. would be great if you could reply to me.

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