1;3409;0c How it works

How it works

Odysci Academic is a web portal for search and rank of technical papers and peer-to-peer collaboration. Using the Odysci Academic portal researchers and developers can search for technical papers published by the main publishers in the computer science and electronic engineering areas, obtain ranked lists of papers and their links, and collaborate with peers by reading and posting comments about papers.

You will find below more information about the site and how to use it.

The Home Page

The home page gives you the ubiquitous search bar and lists of the most recent conferences and journals inserted in our index. Scroll to the bottom of the lists and you get the ones inserted in earlier weeks, and so on. We normally update our index with new articles every two weeks.

Your Input

We are committed to providing the best portal for search and rank of technical papers and collaboration, and we count on you for ideas. If you can think of something you would really like to have on the site, please let us know. We do value your opinion and we will do our best to implement any good suggestions you may have to improve the services to the community. We welcome all your comments, praise and criticism. Just send an email to feedback@odysci.com. We promise we'll get back to you.

Why Create a Free Account

It is very easy to create your free Odysci Academic account. Just click on Sign In at the top right of any page, fill out a few fields, and you are ready. There are many advantages in having an account:

Sync'ing and Following

When you create an Odysci Academic account and login for the first time, the site will automatically find the papers which have your name (or similar) as an author, and ask you to positively identify one of your papers. Once you do that, all the papers by the same author (i.e., you) will be added to your My Articles tab and to your Following tab in your page. When you follow a paper you can get different types of alerts about that paper. For example, if a paper you follow is cited by newly published paper, you can get an alert about that. Or if anyone writes a comment about a paper you follow, you can get an alert about that too. (These alert features will be implemented soon).

Peer-to-Paper-to-Peer Collaboration

As a registered user of the site you can post comments and questions about papers to your colleagues and authors. This is what we to call Peer-to-Paper-to-Peer collaboration. If you have a question about a paper, find the paper on the site and post the question. The authors of that paper (if they are also users) will receive an alert about a comment on their paper and may post a reply. What better way to clarify those doubts about a paper you've just read! In addition, if you've just read an interesting paper or remember a good presentation at a conference, why not let your colleagues know by posting a comment about it.

The Search bar is present in almost all pages on the site. Just enter keywords and click search.

We search on all the keywords you enter. For example, if you write:


You will get articles that include the terms "lamport", "time" and "clock" anywhere in the article. We will rank these articles according to the match they have to the search terms, and according to a range of analytical metrics computed based on the article's citations, references, authors, publication place, among others.

We perform a range of interpretations of your query in trying to determine what you really meant. For example, if you write:


We will understand that you probably want articles containing "binary decision diagrams" written by Bryant, and we will return them, along with other article that mention "bdd" and "bryant" elsewhere in the article.

You can also force the search on a specific phrase by using quotes. For example, if you write:


You will find articles that contain the term "lamport" and the phrase "concurrent program modules" anywhere in the article.

Please note that in most cases we do not search on the full body of the article, but on its main parts: title, authors, publication, abstract and references.

Any search will give you a page with a list of articles properly ranked according to Odysci Academic's algorithms. Each entry displays the article title, authors, publication venue (e.g., proceedings of..., journal issue/number), and publication serie (e.g., Conference on ...., Journal of Applied...). In addition, there are icons representing the number of references, citations and comments in the article, as well as links to external sites where you can find the article pdf. Please note that these external sites may require special permissions to allow you to download the pdf file.

All article fields are "clickable":

You can use a variety of "tags" that can narrow down the scope of your search. These tags are:

1 - Please note that this feature is experimental. The affiliations of authors in many papers are not yet available, thus the results may be incomplete.
2 - Please note that this feature is experimental. The locations of many conferences are not yet available, thus the results may be incomplete.
3 - Please note that this feature is experimental. Many affiliations of authors and locations of conferences are not yet available, thus the results may be incomplete.