Springer Science+Business Media, a publisher in the science, technology, and medicine (STM) sectors, announced the launch of the website www.AuthorMapper.com, a free analytical online tool for discerning trends, patterns, and subject experts within scientific research. AuthorMapper.com searches over three million journal articles to deliver a variety of useful analyses including an interactive Google map of the results, keyword tag clouds, and "Top 5" bar charts for various important metrics. AuthorMapper.com advanced search also provides the ability to run complex queries using such criteria as keyword, discipline, institution, journal, and author. The results can then be refined to identify scientific trends through timeline graphs and bar charts of top statistics.
Springer Science+Business Media also announced it has published its 30,000th eBook. Originally launched in 1996, SpringerLink provides students and researchers with electronic access to a collection of eBooks, to more than 1,500 peer-reviewed Springer journals, as well as to 18,000 protocols for laboratories. The eBook collection also comprises more than 140 reference works and over one thousand book series. Springer introduced its eBooks in July 2006 with 10,000 titles.