Google Scholar digs up recent research papers

Google has added a new search feature that allows users to find recent research papers on the Google Scholar search engine. The new feature is briefly mentioned in Google's official blog by software engineer, Dejan Perkovic. "Today we're launching a feature of Google Scholar which will make it easier for researchers to keep up with recent research," says Perkovic.

The new search ranks recent papers by comparing the author's prominence and the journal's previous papers. In addition, it will also take into account how many citations the article already has. Previously the Scholar ranked research papers only by date.

Google Scholar was launched in 2004 and searches peer-reviewed articles in journals and scientific magazines.