Automatic check for full text, details, and metrics of scientific articles, plus comments, citations, fast sharing and more.
A recent study by Khabsa & Giles (2014)* estimated that 24% of scientific papers are freely available through Google Scholar. In some scientific disciplines, it reached as high as 50%. Thus, Google Scholar can be a first stop to check for a free full text of a paper. However, it takes 7 clicks to do this manually, and checking for metrics and other info takes much more time.
Lazy Scholar automatically queries Google Scholar and other services for a freely available full text the instant you open a scientific paper. Set up library links in Google Scholar and/or your institution's EZproxy url in settings to show preformed links without leaving the page. In addition, it checks for comments on the paper in PubPeer & PubMed Commons, provides various citation metrics on the paper and journal, and one-click citation styles, including a preformed powerpoint style.
Features in further detail:
-Infobar automatically appears when a paper is opened & tells you if a free full text is available, and provides various metrics & comments, along with fast citations.
-This can be turned off and you can click the browser button for these.
-Type "LS" in the address bar and quickly query Google Scholar, PubMed, or Web of Science.
-Search your paper history with natural language.
-Get new PubMed listing recommendations - Lazy Scholar learns your research preferences automatically based on what papers you open.
-Citation count (GScholar's, Web of Science, and Altmetric.com score).
-PubMed Commons & PubPeer comment count
-Impact factor of many journals
-Open Access indicator courtesy of dissem.in
-Attempts to find a contact email address for the paper you are searching
-Auto generated sharing links (Twitter, email, Mendeley, Endnote, RefWorks, etc)
-Fast copying of citation to clipboard (over 900 citation styles, including a short citation for PowerPoint slides).
-Paper details listed in PubMed search results if available.
-Highlight text on a page, right click, "Search Google Scholar" for fast searching.
-Automatically checks Beall's list of predatory journals and notifies of a match
-Quick link to hypothes.is annotation layer
-Recommended citations from citepeer.io
-Automatic check for clinicaltrials.gov listing
-Option to block non-scholarly websites for 1 hour to reduce online distractions :)
Note: Please report bugs! I welcome any feedback:
Colby Vorland: colby.vorland at gmail | @LazyScholarExt | lazyscholar.org
For changelog see lazyscholar.org/changelog