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

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What are different frameworks (in different fields) for measuring socio-economic impact or broader impact of research papers?

one of major criteria for NSF grants among other grant agencies are "broader impact". in recent years Altmetrics and different tools and indexes are trying to measure social-media or non-traditional ...
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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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Accessing CiteSeer database [migrated]

I need a huge publication bibliography dataset, so my target is CiteSeer. On their website, data can be accessed using one of the following ways: OAIHarvester2: I tried it but it failed due to ...
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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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Between Impact Factor, SJR, and H-index, which is best for evaluating quality and prestige of journals?

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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How can I get lists of scientific articles for data mining purposes? [closed]

I would like to do some data analysis of journal articles. I really just need the titles of the articles, perhaps the abstracts as well. Essentially, I'm analyzing how citation counts, "trendy ...
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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 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 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 independent oversight of Journal Impact Factors?

I ask this question more out of curiosity rather than any need for the answer. I have read many questions on this site that relate to Journal impact factors in relation to how that may affect where to ...
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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 ...
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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?
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Is it important to publish my article in a journal indexed on Thomson ISI?

If a journal is not indexed this way, is it an academically honorable one?
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How does Microsoft Academic Search generate its rankings?

Yesterday, during some idle time in the office, a colleague of mine has discovered that I am currently ranked at position 20 worldwide by Microsoft Academic Search for my subfield regarding the last 5 ...
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Does anyone have rate the relative quality of scientific papers, rather than authors?

I've seen plenty of places where authors are rated on how much they publish and are cited. There are also metrics like the h-index and i10-index that try and assign a number to the relative quality of ...
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Mention impact factor or conference acceptance rate in CV

Some people, in their CV or publication list, add bibliometric information to each entry. I've typically seen: mention the impact factor of each journal number of citations of each paper mention the ...
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How to read Eigen factor and AI for a journal in specific field?

I am trying to understand the reputation of a journal in specific field of science. I am looking at this journal CHI Paper. How do i read info from the graphs and figure out where it stands among ...
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Can I reliably determine the quality of a journal by checking citation numbers in Google Scholar?

I have recently come across this journal International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA) The journal provides acceptance notification within 15 days. This raised red ...
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Policy regarding grouping of papers in Google Scholar

Using Google scholar, a researcher can generate a public webpage where all his papers and citations are presented. Because Google is far from perfect, it is possible to group some papers. For instance ...
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How to find h-index in microsoft academic?

I am wondering how do we find h-index here: http://academic.research.microsoft.com/
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Is Scientometrics a scientific discipline?

This question is not about the politics of scientometrics, nor is it on the role of scientometrics in governmental research programs, nor is it about the use of scientometric indices: these questions ...
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Are alternative metrics taken seriously by hiring committies?

Knowing that there are some members of hiring committees here, I am hoping for some insights. Having read Rise of Altmetrics, I started to wonder what would be the best way to measure the impact on ...
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What computations of the Lotka function exist for publications in humanities meta-disciplines?

Given Lotka's law's general applicability to publishing rates and bibliometrics; what computations of the Lotka function exist for the meta-disciplines in the humanities? (Philosophy, History, ...
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How complete are academic databases?

Right now I'm using Web of Knowledge, ScienceDirect, etc. to find papers to read and get some metadata. My university has a subscription, so this is nice. As far as I know these databases simply have ...
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Scientific output of researchers in industry and academia

How does the scientific output of PhD’s who work in industry compare to that of PhD’s who stayed in academia (professors, mainly). I mean, in terms of number of publications, conferences, etc.
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How much does the impact factor vary from year to year?

Journal impact factors are averages of samples of a power-law distribution (most papers are not cited, lots are highly cited). Wouldn't you expect the year-to-year impact factor to vary widely...? At ...
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How to find the h-index of a professor?

I am an Computer Science undergraduate student and I am looking for my potential mentor for my PhD study. I guess besides research interest, personality etc., h-index is an important factor one should ...
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Does the eigenfactor ranking depend on number of articles in a journal?

The eigenfactor is offered by ISI Web of Knowledge as an alternative journal score compared to the impact factor. It is explained on their site as follows: The Eigenfactor Score calculation is ...
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Are academic indicators (h-index, impact factor, etc) really adopted by institutions? Currently used? And how?

Academic indicators (h-index, impact factor, modified h-indexes, etc) have a long string of criticism by academics and not (see here, here or here). Instead of debating (endlessly) on how "not ...
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Will self-citation be viewed as self-promotion in academia?

As we know, citation counts are important to judge one's research activity. Is it good to cite one's previous works? Will it be viewed as an act of advertisement or self-promotion?
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What is the closest alternative journal to journal X?

Does anyone know of a website or resource that identifies the nearest journal neighbours to journal X (any specific journal) in terms of content (perhaps defined by some distance metric defined on ...
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Easy way to see historical trend in keywords in publications?

Is there an easy way or existing tool to generate a historical chart with the occurrence of one or more user-specified keyword(s) (combinations) in academic publications, based on the words in the ...
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How do I use/add first name (or forename) in citation?

I like to use first names (or forename) to cite the work of others. It has become even more relevent when I found that somebody working in my field shares my initial and surname. However, this is not ...
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Which is the most accepted measure for an individual's academic productivity?

Among the various indices for academic productivity/impact in the respective field, which is most accepted one? You can see some productivity measures, used in academia, here and here This question ...
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What is the average number of articles written per author in a year and has it increased recently?

Does anyone researched the data about scientific productivity? I.e. what is the average number of articles written by author in a year in a specific field? I am referring to average, since this is ...
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Towards a Stackexchange-like comment/reputation system for research papers

We have had quite a few discussions on how to gauge the quality of research papers and academic journals. The consensus is that it is tough to identify a single metric which could reveal this quality ...
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Which bibliometrics index to trust more?

We've already discussed about which bibliometric indeces are diffused the most, and how they work. We all know that, along the most common h-index, there are many other parameters deriving from it or ...