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

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Which university rankings use the impact factor? [closed]

As the title says: which university rankings are known to incorporate the impact factor as part of their ranking process? Of course, I would like to use that as a negative criterion: rankings that use ...
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How can you find papers that have the largest bibliography (i.e., the highest number of references)? [closed]

Does anybody keep track of such things? How would one go about finding out about something like that?
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Should we update time periods in a Bibliometric analysis even after completing it, if it's found to be generating biased results due to recent study?

Suppose a bibliometric analysis was conducted to uncover new research discoveries, but it was later discovered that similar kinds of research had already been carried out. In such a scenario, what ...
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Semiconductor industry specific journals for applied data science - Low to Med impact factor [closed]

Am working in a semiconductor industry as a emerging data scientist. As part of my task, I work on simple problems and solve them using simple algorithms such as traditional machine algos - SVM, ...
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What process determines whether a preprint appears on inspireHEP

I am trying to access the INSPIRE-HEP citation metadata for a lot of preprints, specifically preprints that are (cross)-listed in the quant-ph category on arXiv. A lot of these (roughly 80%) do not ...
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Why are not more sophisticated algorithms used to handle the fake paper problem of the science? [closed]

Talking a lot about people in the academic world, I experienced a general unsatisfiedness of the customs of how the funding agencies (mostly, governmental entities) measure the scientific results. ...
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Where to check free of charge the impact factors of all journals

Where can one check free of charge the impact factors of all journals? jcr.clarivate.com seems to be one but it's not open to those with no subscription. Many other sources only show other metrics but ...
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Is there formal data demonstrating that academic pressures has been increasing over time?

QUESTION: Is there formal data demonstrating that academic pressures (e.g. "publish or perish") has been increasing over time? Did anybody draw a rough calendar of which laws and rules ...
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Starting from a URL, how can I programmatically look up the DOI of an article without scraping the publisher's website?

I have assembled a large collection of URLs pertaining to scientific papers from social media (e.g. "https://www.jni-journal.com/article/S0165-5728(21)00282-4/fulltext)". I would now like to ...
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Is publishing a selection of conference articles into a single massive journal article "surveying the latest results" just gaming the system?

QUESTIONS: Is publishing a selection of articles presented at a conference into a single massive journal article "surveying the latest results" in an area just a way to game the system (and ...
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How common are cash-per-publication incentives in different countries?

I've just asked Can Chinese "scientists who publish in the top Western journals... earn in excess of $100,000 per paper" via cash-per-publication incentives? in which I reference the recent ...
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Can Chinese "scientists who publish in the top Western journals... earn in excess of $100,000 per paper" via cash-per-publication incentives?

The recent Politics SE question Did China scientific incentives address the fact that the system can be gamed? includes the following: These guys have surveyed the financial incentives offered by the ...
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ESCI, Impact Factor and its consequences

Starting from the 2023 JCR release, Journal Impact Factors were expanded to all Web of Science Core Collection journals including arts and humanities. https://clarivate.com/blog/clarivate-announces-...
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Which website contains impact factors of all journals?

Impact factor for individual journals can be found on their website. There are several impact factors in use, like the 2-5 years impact factor, real-time impact factor (i.e., monthly update), Scimago ...
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Is Indian Journal of Medical Research Impact Factor right? [closed]

I was searching for Journal Impact Factor on internet, after that I came across a website named Journals Insights. I'll like to know if the Impact Factor mentioned on the website is correct or not? ...
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How do mathematicians rank other mathematicians?

This is something I've never been satisfied with. If two people are playing chess, and one person consistently beats the other person, then it makes sense to say that one is better than the other at ...
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Tool to distinguish the paper citation by type

I was always interested in whether there is any tool that allows you not only to count the citations of your paper (e.g. Google Scholar) but also distinguish the citations by their quality or by how ...
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How to add bibliographic data to a Google Scholar article?

A recent article of mine has just been successfully crawled by the Google Scholar robots; however, since the article is quite large (>40 MB), only the abstract and some basic journal metadata was ...
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My institution requires publication in Clarivate-indexed journals - what should I do if paper is accepted by a journal at risk of being de-indexed?

My department requires that papers are published in a journal that has an impact factor and is indexed in Web of Science. I submitted a paper to one of these and went through four rounds of review, ...
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Software tool to identify clusters in academic papers?

I know connected papers, web of knowledge, research rabbits, but they all either only seem look at one or a limited amount of papers and visualise new papers related to them. What I want to do is to ...
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Is academia a fair playing ground? [closed]

Is academia is a fair playing ground? I was talking to a friend who made this point. Unless one is from an elite institution it is considerably much more difficult to have an impact with your ideas. ...
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What are 'Article Influence' and 'CNCI' and how to obtain them?

I've been asked about my Article Influence and my Category Normalized Citation Impact (CNCI). I have several doubts regarding this: Are they metrics that can be calculated for each article, or, on ...
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How to survive in the academic world: focus entirely on top-tier results, or spend effort on lower-tier results to boost h-index?

During my fourth year as a postdoctoral researcher in computer science at my university, a position for an assistant professor opened up and was available to be filled by one of the local postdocs. We ...
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What are objectives and incentives of journal editors?

I am trying to understand better the factors that affect the decisions of journal editors (re: publication). I am not interested in strategies to boost my chances of publication, rather I want to ...
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Is it possible to bulk-download all citations for an entire field for analysis with AI?

I want to find a way to bulk-download citation data on (ideally!) all the papers published in my particular academic discipline. I want to analyse this large corpus of data using AI text ...
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How should one react and respond when reading questionable publications in highly-regarded conference proceedings?

I am writing to ask for the community's advice in both reacting (regulating my own thoughts) and responding (whether worth the time to respond at all) to situations involving questionable publications....
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What software can extract block diagrams from pdf?

I am looking for ways to extract block diagrams systematically from a folder of pdfs so that I can compare them quickly. I tried pyMuPDF but it does not exactly extract figures but all the bitmaps in ...
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Merging Altmetrics of pre-print and published version

My pre-print obtained a high Altmetric Attention Score as it was reported in multiple news outlets and blogs, and widely discussed on Twitter. One-and-a-half-year later, the paper was finally ...
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how can I save and load my bibliographic search in Scopus and Sciencedirect

Can I save my bibliographic search in scientific databases, such as: Scopus or Sciencedirect for loading my search later?
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Why should we always aim for the highest Impact Factor (IF) journal? The "IF first culture"

Dear Academia Community, I would like to ask the following question: In my department, there is the culture of "IF first", which implies that the IF is the most important (and often sole) ...
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How can I get the list of common references from different scientific articles? [duplicate]

I have a question regarding a literature review for my research. I would like to know if there is a way to get the list of common references to different articles automatically. Example: I have these ...
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Is my paper "better" or "worse" than the journal it is published in?

Is there a pseudo-quantitative way to determine from the impact factor, Cite score, or similar, whether an article I published in a journal is an "(under/over)performer" with respect to the ...
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Can semanticscholar do exact title search?

I tried to search a paper using semanticscholar with exact titles. But it seems that it just treated the title as a list of keywords and gave only irrelevant results. Is that possible to have ...
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Is there a tool for finding or visualizing bibliographic trails between two sources?

As the questions indicates, I am curious if there is a tool that finds bibliographic trails ("cited by Y", "cites X") connecting two sources. I have found connectedpapers.com but ...
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How to evaluate researchers?

Based on a recent question that seems closed or deleted, where the OP couldn't keep pace with his/her colleagues, I found it important to raise the questions of how researchers are evaluated to get ...
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It is possible a journal no longer be indexed in Web of Science (WoS)?

I am doing a bibliometric research in Web of Science. I made a research one year ago of a topic in Web of Science and I got a known number of results, as well as the percentual of papers per country. ...
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How to get a random selection of papers based on certain criteria?

What would be a good (easy, quick, replicable) way to get a random selection of, say, 1000 papers (DOIs) based on specific criteria, such as that they ought to have been: published in journals of a ...
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Top 1000 cited papers

I have a couple of ideas in mind for using machine learning to look for correlations between text and metadata of scientific papers and the number of times the papers have been cited, for which I ...
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Are there boycotts of university rankings?

Motivation: Our university has asked us to provide contacts for possible referees for our university for the QS ranking; apparently this "find your own reviewers" system has a 40% weight in ...
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How is JIF quartile determined in JCR?

According to JCR 2020, a given journal has a Journal Impact Factor (JIF) percentile of 75.18. As a result, I would expect a JIF quartile of Q1, since the percentile is > 75, but the reported JIF ...
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What other models are in use for evaluating faculty candidates?

A recent question mentioned the importance of citation counts and impact factor in evaluations of faculty candidates. There are some good answers explaining why this is the dominant model today. I'm ...
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Historical accuracy of trends/number of publications on keywords using Google Scholar?

Following this question on SE Academia: Easy way to see historical trend in keywords in publications?, I'm using Google Scholar and the linked script (https://github.com/Pold87/academic-keyword-...
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Why do universities place so much importance on citation counts and impact factors when evaluating researchers?

Impact factors and citation counts are widely used metrics to judge the reputation of researchers. However, these metrics can be misleading, and in some cases can be manipulated. Why do universities ...
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Do academics make decisions like other humans?

There are now 100s of studies from behaviour change sciences that show that humans take mental shortcuts to make decisions. For instance we eat at a busy restaurant, because, as a rule of thumb, they ...
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Historical impact factors of journals

Is there any database/resource/website providing the full historical impact factors of a journal? Scimago gives graphs of citations (kinda IF), but it only backs to 1999. I look for a database having ...
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Accuracy differences for artificial intelligence paper [closed]

I read a paper about Rumor detection and they used BERT as an unsupervised language representation, fine-tuning it using a small dataset, and combining it with a supervised learning model to provide ...
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How much of published papers is reasonable to expect to "fail" somehow? E.g. not having the impact you planned [closed]

How much of published papers is reasonable to expect to "fail" somehow? E.g. not having the impact you planned Are there studies that would e.g. measure, how much of published papers become ...
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how much are citations increasing year-on-year?

Increasing citations of an individual or a journal across years is usually taken as an indication that this work is more impactful or gathering more interest. However, I suspect the number of journals,...
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Is there a way to generate a report on where my paper was cited within another paper?

I do not mean the citations as they come up in Google Scholar, but given a paper that has cited my paper, is there a way to figure out where in their paper they have cited my paper? The way I do it ...
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Is there a python wrapper covering multiple scholarly resources API endpoints?

Question: Does anybody know of a Python Wrapper containing a number of the mentioned APIs listed by MIT? Context: I want to execute a systematic literature review, and apply bibliometrics/ citation ...
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