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Ken Sochats, President and CEO of SciencEngines, was interviewed by reporter Sanjay Gangal at the recent Esri Conference in San Diego. He discussed World Science and its applicability in the GIS domain. The video interview will be webcast the week of July 30 at

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posted: 7/25/2012 9:14:17 PM

World Science Article Most Downloaded

The article entitled “Knowledge Network for Authoring, Reviewing, Editing, Searching, and Using Scientific or Other Credible Information” by Douglas Kondziolka, David Nawn, Benjamin Zimmerman, and Kenneth Sochats, featured in the inaugural issue of Disruptive Science and Technology is the most downloaded article of the journal. Disruptive Science and Technology is a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Publishers ( The article is available free online at

About World Science

In direct contrast to the increasingly cumbersome and frustrating current model for authoring, editing, reviewing , and publishing scientific literature, Kondziolka et al. have developed an interactive knowledge network, called World Science, that will radically change how scientific knowledge is written, published, and shared. By including multiple elements of knowledge engagement, users, readers, and reviewers can easily examine papers with intuitive and user-friendly tools. On a broader scale, all of the contributors, reviewers, and publishers become part of an integrated knowledge network that focuses on increasing the flow and sharing of scientific information worldwide.

About the Journal

Disruptive Science and Technology, a breakthrough, highly innovative, peer-reviewed journal, spearheaded by Editor-in-Chief, Alan J. Russell, PhD, Highmark Distinguished Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, cultivates, harnesses, and explores how existing paradigms can be changed to improve human health, well-being, and productivity. Bold, transparent, and resistant to limitations driven by protection of the science and engineering status quo, the Journal provides the first destination for those seeking to publish game-changing results that have the capacity to alter the way we live. Disruptive Science and Technology provides a multimedia platform and forum for ideas and opportunities, promotes breakthrough science and engineering, facilitates the innovator-market relationship, and accelerates the transition from bench-to-society. Visit us online at

About the Publisher

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers is a privately held, fully integrated media company known for establishing authoritative medical and biomedical peer-reviewed journals, including Tissue Engineering and Rejuvenation Research. Its biotechnology trade magazine, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN), was the first in its field and is today the industry’s most widely read publication worldwide. A complete list of the firm’s 70 journals, newsmagazines, and books is available at Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.

World Science Press Contact: Ken Sochats

Editorial office contact: Sophie Mohin

posted: 7/1/2012 10:14:00 PM

SciencEngines Announces Geographic Analytics for World Science

Through its partnership with Esri ( World Science now has the capability to search and analyze publications with geographic components and portray them on an interactive map.

The map below shows a display of documents from a search of the Proceedings of Esri International Users Conference of 2011 using GIS and emergency management as terms. The papers that had geography tags were dynamically plotted on the map represented as icons. This is done automatically with one simple mouse click. The map supports pan, zoom and many other features. Streets, landmarks, satellite images and other features are directly available through the map. Each Icon is clickable, producing a balloon display with information about the paper. A link is provided for the abstract of the paper.

The addition of mapping capabilities opens several doors for the analysis of documents. The mapping capability will be added to the World Science authoring toolset to allow authors to embed dynamic interactive maps and geospatial analyses in their documents.

posted: 7/1/2012 9:13:36 PM

SciencEngines Co-Founder Receives Patent

The US Patent and Trademark Office has awarded Patent 8,204,836 to Ken Sochats and his co-inventors. The patent entitled “Dynamic Discrete Decision Simulation System” covers technologies related to the automatic generation of simulation models. The system combines geographic information system (GIS), simulation, and artificial intelligence technologies to develop complex situation-specific simulation models in a rapid and efficient manner.

While SciencEngines has no immediate plans to further develop the technology. The patent provides licensing and other opportunities for generating revenue.

posted: 6/20/2012 9:11:25 PM

World Science Update 1/30/2012

World Science now includes people from 39 countries!  Here is a list of updates:

-over 9 million references are now available for use in the network, across a wide array of medical disciplines. More are being added weekly.

-You can perform either a simple or Advanced Search.  When the results appear, click "Analyze Results" to get charts that evaluate your search results by year, top 30 journals and leading authors.

-thanks to colleagues at the Barrow Neurological Institute, we created the potential for "Report Commentaries". Now you can immediately publish your own focused commentary on any article. Click on the Commentary link, search for the article of your choice (the citation becomes the title), and respond to the components.  This is not peer-reviewed but will be searchable along with the source article. Your commentary will be immediately available to the world.

-references are now easily cited in the text of your article. Make your reference list, click on the "R" button in each section box, and you will see your list appear. Choose which references you want and include them. The references will be automatically numbered for you in alphabetical order. 

-the Engineering modules are now available for use to create reports. 

-interactive features are now included with all articles published in World Science including the ability to ask questions and to combine data from different reports when applicable.  

Thanks as always. Your suggestions make the World Science network better and better.

We are breaking down the barriers to knowledge creation and dissemination to the world.

posted: 1/30/2012 7:02:00 PM

SciencEngines Founders Nominated for Carnegie Science Award

Douglas Kondziolka and Ken Sochats, co-founders of SciencEngines, have been nominated for a Carnegie Science award in the Entrepreneur and Information Technology Innovation categories. 

They were nominated in recognition of their World Science system.

World Science ( is the worlds first knowledge network.  World Science is a free, online integrated system that augments one's use of information throughout the knowledge life cycle from ideation to application.  It is a disruptive technology in that it focuses on the process required to produce a quality published product rather than automating the paper or electronic document. While getting its start in the medical professions, its capabilities are applicable to any professional discipline based on knowledge. It can be used by anyone.

SciencEngines is a two year-old Pittsburgh based Pennsylvania corporation providing next-generation systems and network solutions. Its entire workforce is located in western Pennsylvania. It has consistently posted an annual profit.  SciencEngines has strategic support from PubMed and a number of Silicon Valley companies.

Carnegie Science Center established the Carnegie Science Awards program in 1997 to recognize and promote innovation in science and technology across western Pennsylvania. For more information, see:

posted: 10/31/2011 7:59:40 PM

World Science Users now in 22 Countries Explore New Features

With hundreds of users across the world, the World Science network is growing while more and more features become active. 

Now on your home page, ReSearch (not merely "search") is active with articles from the entire fields of radiosurgery and endovascular now at the users disposal. With each search, you can perform analytics that describe the annual pace of science, where articles were published, and key descriptive terms used.

Soon, the entire neurosurgical literature will be available for use in World Science.  We thank colleagues at the National Library of Medicine (Pub Med) for their assistance and support. 

A new MyBrary feature will allow users to create personal libraries of stored information and to share this with co-authors and friends in the network.  An array of features will be progressively available in the MyBrary function. Stay tuned!

These features were shown during the recent meeting of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery in Scottsdale, Arizona, October 22, 2011.  

posted: 10/31/2011 7:58:24 PM

Improvements to our User Experience

The World Science team is pleased to announce that we have made great improvements to our site to allow our users to continue authoring, reviewing, and reading the research findings of tomorrow. We have revamped our data storage facilities, as well as several other enhancements to the user interface. These changes provide a much quicker response time on our site, and therefore, a much more fluid workflow for our users.

We hope you are starting to or continuing to use World Science as a integral component to your research process. We are committed to improving World Science for our users to help spread the knowledge of today's researchers, creating the world's truly global knowledge network.

Thank you,

The World Science Team 

posted: 7/25/2011 7:42:27 PM

World Science Tutorial Video

We've created a video tutorial to help get you familiar with World Science, as well as to help get you authoring. Check out the video below.

World Science Team 

posted: 5/11/2011 8:50:04 PM

Welcome to World Science

Welcome to World Science! We've created this News and Updates section to keep our users updated to the current happenings of World Science. All our updates will be posted here, and we'll be updating regularly, so check back often!

World Science Team 

posted: 5/11/2011 8:49:03 PM