Bibliometrics is a set of methods to quantitatively analyze scientific and technological literature.

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What does top-tier mean when referring to journals/conferences?

I see people here often use the term 'top-tier' when referring to journals/conferences. Is it used to refer to the top publications in terms of metrics like the impact factor? Or is it used to refer ...
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How to obtain the h-index or number of publications for a given academic as a function of time?

Services like Google Scholar can provide you with the h-index of a given author at present. Is there a way or a service that provides a time series of the h-index (or the number of publications) as a ...
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How common is it for researchers in mathematics to have 1000 citations or more? [closed]

How often is it to have 1000 citations or more in mathematics? Can I find such researchers in a databases?
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How to automatically retrieve journal ranking and quartile from article list

For a grant application I need to generate a list of my supervisor's publications (hundreds of articles) sorted by date, and for each publication they want impact factor, ranking, and quartile ranking ...
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Is there documentation on how long it takes before publications are indexed by Scopus and Web of Science?

The two major bibliographic databases - Scopus and Web of Science\Web of Knowledge - have one very badly-documented limitation; their update lag. While the majority of papers are added quickly, it can ...
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Are there any metrics considering how heavily cited a paper is within another paper?

There are of course, a plethora of citation metrics. Are there any that consider how heavily cited a paper is within the papers that cite it? Let's consider paper X. One paper may casually cite ...
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What is the meaning of h-index for a journal?

What is the meaning of h-index for journals, especially those recognized Journals?
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Identifying reputable journal indexing services

I am part of a committee tasked to create a policy on creating incentives for publications of university employees. Right now, the highest incentive award is given to publications in journals "...
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Web of Science; any way to get the “Published Items in Each Year” numeric data?

If you perform a search in Web of Science there is an option to create a "citation report"; This provides charts of citations each year, and the number of papers published each year; Is there any ...
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Is there a tool for showing trend in a technical research field?

Does anyone know if there exists a tool to generate the trend of interest in a particular research field over time? I am particularly interested in wearable computing. I know this field has been hot ...
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Does a bibliography-only citation count like a regular citation for the author?

There is a very nice open source toolbox for Matlab which I have used for proof of concept. However, the real implementations in my field are almost always done in C++. I really like to give credit to ...
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How to obtain citation counts per year or exportable data from Google Scholar?

To me, it seems that "Fully Convolutional Networks for Semantic Segmentation" (http://arxiv.org/abs/1411.4038v2) has quite a bit of impact. However, I would like to support this feeling with data. On ...
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Any altmetrics statistics for physics papers?

I am interested in how many papers (especially in physics literature) have this certain altmetric score (see more on www.altmetric.com). I have looked in several journals e.g. Physical Review and have ...
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Is Lecture Notes by Springer a journal?

Sorry for asking maybe a too-specific question. I've searched the internet and in this site but I still want a specific answer. Is the Lecture Notes in (enter the name of field here) by Springer a ...
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Alternatives to Google Scholar, dblp to measure scientific impact of a research article?

Are there any cross-platform websites to measure scientific impact of any research article? I am aware of dblp, Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Search. Recently, ResearchGate is quite popular. ...
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Should self-citations be excluded when calculating the h-index?

The Hirsch index, or h-index is a widely used citation statistic that, arguably, accurately reflects the impact of a scientist. It takes into account the number of publications as well as how often ...
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How does PLOS ONE maintain its impact factor?

The PLOS ONE journal has an impact factor over 3. The specialist journals in my field top out with impact factors of about 3. As impact factor is in essence a measure of citations per article, it ...
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Do citations of an edited volume of which I wrote one chapter count towards my own bibliometric indicators?

I recently noticed that an edited volume of which I wrote one of the chapters is picking up quite some citations. Since the citations are of the entire edited volume, naming only the editors of the ...
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Is there a resource that gives the number of citations per scientist in various countries?

The motivation for this question is attempting to quantify the quality of science in a country. Getting at quality is difficult, but the number of citations is one way of trying to do so. Is there ...
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Recently published paper does not cite my very relevant work

Before I start my PhD I worked in a group that researched on the application of a particular area to a particular domain. No other research group published work in this area+domain. So I can safely ...
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API for Scientific Literature Search

I have to dig through a large number of scientific papers (~26K), all with DOI links. I've built a small Python script for searching through the papers. Now I want to have more data about those papers....
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Is it possible to count the citations that a paper has received in a particular country using Web of Science?

I'm new in the use of bibliometrics. I was wondering if you guys can help me out. Consider this situation, an author "x" of the country "c" , publishes a paper "p" with a(n) international collaborator(...
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How do I properly cite the amount of times an article has been cited on Google Scholar?

I wish to properly cite the amount of times a paper has been cited according to Google Scholar. However, I couldn't find a proper answer to this question. The paper in question is: Blei, David ...
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Is h-index important? Can h-index be used to classify yourself to know whether you are at a given academic rank?

Of all the statistical factors that are used for judging publication record, the h-index seems to be the most commonly used Wikipedia says Hirsch suggested (with large error bars) that, for ...
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Is it possible to find out which author got the most citations in a specific scientific discipline?

I'm currently trying to find out which authors get the most citations in specific fields, like Astrophysics Condensed Matter High Energy Physics - Experiment ... (These are all arXiv categories) ...
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How does publication month and number of citations to a paper correlate?

I am assuming that there is a correlation between a paper's publication month and the number of citations it attracts, based on the following premises (that may or may not be wrong, that's also open ...
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What are some formal methods in measuring socio-economic impact or broader impact of research topic or individual research papers?

One of the major criteria for NSF grant are "broader impacts" (likewise with other funding agencies). In recent years, Altmetrics and similar tools and indexes have been devised to measure impact ...
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H-index: Any quantitative (or other) measures on how well h-index actually measures scientific productivity?

I am wondering if there have been any sort of rigorous/meaningful study about how well an h-index measures the scientific productivity of a person. I am wondering how much stock I should put into the ...
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How would we identify a better measure of academic productivity?

Measures of academic productivity, like the h-index, m-index, i10-index are useful but imperfect. Their imperfections are more than an abstract concern. Hiring committees consider them in determining ...
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how to find highly cited articles in journals with low impact factor?

Journals with high IF get more attention, so might get "better" articles. However I am interested in finding papers published in minor journals that have a high number of citations, say >100. I can't ...
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How many research papers are downloaded by each major economic sectors?

I am interested in knowing who downloads academic papers. In particular, ideally, I wonder if it is possible to have a kind of matrix with: in row, research areas (e.g. computer science, ...
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Figures of Merit (Erdős number) in Resume/CV

I've noticed recently that colleagues, friends, and others seeking employment, have shown, among other things, their Erdős number on their resume/CV. I've also seen some put down their h-index, or ...
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If a paper cites a work and its translation, is it counted as two citations for calculating h-index?

If a bibliography mentions a work two times, once in its original and once in its translation, how does this count in the author's H-index? E.G.: Everyman, J. (2000), A work on citations, ...
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Which quantitative metrics are there of the quality and prestige of journals, and how do they compare?

I have seen several different metrics that are applied for ranking journals: Impact Factor, SJR, and H-index. Which of these is the most useful and robust for comparisons with respect to the quality ...
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What is Cumulative Impact Index of a journal?

I recently came across the term "Cumulative Impact Index". I came to know about it here, which includes the statement, "publication of 5 International Journal papers, each Journal having a cumulative ...
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Is there an available network analysis of all academic papers and/or a 3D representation?

I know multiple paid or open databases are available online for a meta-analysis of academic articles, but I was wondering if there are any published papers or graphics on a network analysis of the ...
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Is paper reviewing for journals that are not JCR-listed worth the time?

Is it worthwhile to spend some time as reviewer of journals which are not JCR-indexed? I do not know in the rest of the world, but in Spain all that matters are those listed in JCR. NOTE: I am a ...
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Publication statistics per research company

Is there any website or other places that give some publication statistics (e.g. number of published papers, number of citations, etc.) per company? Ideally I would like to have those statistics ...
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Coverage of Web of Science

The reason I'm asking this question is that I've never used Web of Science before. My apologies if it is silly or irrelevant. I'm gathering materials for an application to a tenure-track job, and one ...
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Are standard metrics of academic output skewed by the relative popularity of a field?

The number of citations seems to be a good unit of measurement for someone's success in a specific field, however, shouldn't the h-index also include the popularity of a given field? For example, I've ...
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How to find the ISI-indexed papers for a specific institution?

I am interested in finding the ISI-indexed papers for a given institition X. This would be any ISI-indexed paper where one or more authors are affiliated with X. Is this doable and are there any ...
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Get citation relations from a given collection of papers [duplicate]

I have a pretty big collection of papers (as bibtex records) for which I'd like to add citation relations, i.e. a collection of cites(a,b) where a and b are two keys identifying the citing and cited ...
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How to get cited and how to boost the impact of one's work?

Six years ago while I was working in a company outside academia, I had been involved in improving a process which was hot in academia. I have developed a new method which, among other notable ...
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Is there an independent oversight body of Journal Impact Factors?

I have read many questions on this site that relate to Journal impact factors, for example, in relation to how that may affect where to publish etc. I am wondering is there an independent oversight ...
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Construct a network of citations

I had the thought that I should run a computation on my document to see things like: How many times I cite each source, how many times I cite each author etc. Then I thought that isn't enough. What if ...
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How large is the effect of one's appearance on the recognition among scientific peers?

I just found the paper by Halford and Hsu, that describes the effect that the appearance of companies' CEOs have on the stock value of said company after public appearances of the CEO. They were able ...
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Impact Factor vs 5-year Impact Factor

In ISI Web of Knowledge Journal Citation Report, we can find any journal Impact Factor (IF) and 5-Years Impact Factor (IF5), which is, as far as I get it, the Impact Factor over the last 5 years (well,...
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Should I put my h-index on my CV?

I'm finishing my PhD and looking for postdoc jobs. I've published a decent number of papers (and also have a fair number of citations), and want to emphasize this on my CV. Should I actually state my ...
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If I write a really bad, but controversial, paper, can I increase my h-index?

Imagine that I write a paper about a controversial topic like global warming denial, the link between vaccines and autism, why different races have different IQ. After publication, the paper gets the ...
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How and why did the top journals become top journals?

Journals like Nature and Science have impressive impact factors. How and why did these top journals become top journals? Why are they able to sustain their statuses?