Questions tagged [bibliometrics]

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

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How can I find the altmetrics for a specific paper?

Alternative metrics for a paper, include not just the citations in other academic journals, but also all Twitter mentions, citations in Wikipedia, citations across the Stack Exchange network, etc. The ...
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Is the impact factor the sole criteria for selecting journals? [duplicate]

I am planning on submitting a paper to a mechanical or materials science journal. I am looking at these two journals IJMS (IF 4.6) and JMST (IF 6.2). First one is published by Elsevier and is an old ...
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How does Semantic Scholar count influential citations?

On Semantic Scholar, each author has a count of "Highly Influential Citations", see for example https://www.semanticscholar.org/author/Onur-Mutlu/1734461. This information is also present in ...
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Waiting times and hurdles between inclusion in ESCI and getting an impact factor?

In two cases recently, my co-authors are considering/decided to submit joint work to some young journals which I think are a good match. However those journals happen to be only indexed in the ...
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How can I get a list with all papers that cites one person's papers in the last month?

I want to know which papers cite papers of author X in the last 30 days or 60 days. Is such a query possible? I don't know any provider that supports that kind of view on authors' citations. I can use ...
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Can I trust web of science citation reports?

In viewing authors profile to try to assess their impact I notice that H-index is quite different in Google Scholar and Web of Science (citation report). In Web of Science there is also a search for ...
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Is a paper with no citations likely to contribute to citation metrics in a way which reduces my job prospects?

Last year I did some work to help out my friend and his supervisor on a project that they were working on. I wasn't very involved with the project, but the work that I contributed was important for ...
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Using ORCID to obtain bibliographic data for coauthor network analysis

I'm trying to use ORCID to generate a full list of publications for a set of approximately 500 individuals, along with whatever associated metadata is available in that database. I'm trying to use ...
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Scimago (Scopus) or Journal Citations Report? Which one is more important?

I am aware that Scrimago and JCR are both authoritative sources. It seems that Scrimajo includes more journals. I was wondering which one of them is more widely used and more important?
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Why did SoftwareX’ impact factor drop from 4.5 SJR to 0.4 last year?

I planned to submit one of my long-developed software pieces to the prestigious journal SoftwareX. I was preparing for this for a while and making my code ready, and was just about to submit and ...
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Choosing an undergraduate research advisor

I'm looking to complete a senior thesis (I would also want to do other research, but I doubt the viability of this) as an undergrad and I need help understanding how I would go about choosing the ...
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How would I judge the status of a researcher without talking to them or reading their papers?

I was using Google Scholar to judge the rank of a researcher, but then realized I couldn't find everyone I wanted to and came across this question which highlighted this problem. Looking at Scorpus, ...
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Is there a way to finding an author's H-index on Google Scholar if they have not created a profile?

There are quite a few professors at my school that do not have a Google Scholar profile at all. I may search them in Google Scholar's search engine and hope their most recent papers come up, but I am ...
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What is the impact factor of my short communication paper?

Recently I published a paper in as a short communication in a Springer Journal in Natural Science discipline (Impact Factor 3.56). It was a short paper within 2500 words and 3 figures although the ...
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What are some examples of famous scholars with low h-index?

The h-index is often used to measure a 'quality' of a scholar, and it is also often criticized as a lousy measure, since there is more into quality than just the number of papers and citations. What ...
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How to find if a paper is in top 10% most cited articles in a journal?

I saw in some applications that some researchers state that their papers are in top 10% most cited articles, but they never state how they calculated this. I have tried Web of Knowledge and there are ...
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Is there an easy way to check for the “expert appeal” of some reference?

Is there an easy way to check for the "popularity" (or more particularly, "appealing to experts") or citations of some reference? That is, when I find some reference and want to ...
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Can I exclude papers from my CV/Google Scholar when my contribution was marginal?

Years ago, when I had no academic experience and no sense of what constituted authorship, I worked as a software developer in a biology lab whose PI was very generous with authorship. If you gave ...
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What does competitiveness of a journal mean?

I was looking at metrics on Letpub for few journals. For competitiveness, few journals had "very difficult", few had "86%" while some other had "2%". What does the percentages represent? Is it similar ...
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Looking for a free article citation web/graphical viewer and explorer? [closed]

I am attempting to find a tool which will produce and hopefully populate a graph of a collection of articles based on their citations. For example, I have approximately 200 references in a Mendeley ...
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IS impact factor around 2 good for bio-engineering field? [closed]

I need to Presenting an article as a lesson exercise with good impact factor, so i found this paper : Sleep behavior assessment via smartwatch and stigmergic receptive fields With this impact factor:...
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How to perform a review of citing articles

I am interested in the development of field X following the publication of an influential paper in 2003. The paper in question proposed a simple model that has since then been extended and cited ~500 ...
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My h-index is very low and I want to increase it

Nowadays universities judge faculty based on their h-index, to be promoted from assistant to associate or to be hired as associate in some universities you need at least a h-index of 10. I am ...
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How to determine the merit of an encyclopedia?

Scholarly articles and books have citation counts (in for example Google Scholar), as do specific people in citation metrics such as the Arts and Humanities Citation Index. Even universities have ...
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Find a specific paper on information retrieval method supporting literature research searching not by keywords but by documents

About 2012, I did a literature research on the following topic but unfortunately lost my results. Specifically one paper comes repeatedly to my mind, therefore maybe someone knows about this or ...
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Google Scholar has indexed the arXiv version and publisher version of my paper - but lists arXiv over the publisher. How to fix this?

I published a paper in Nature. (Not really, but just an example.) I put the preprint of the article up on arXiv. Now on Google Scholar it shows: A definitive proof that P=NP when N=1 R Dodecahedron ...
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Building a local database from Web of Science and Scopus search results

I would like to build a local bibliography database (possibly with SQL) with the data exported from Web of Science (WOS) search results. I can export these online query results in a BibTeX file and ...
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Impact factors of preprint repositories

I'm wondering if the growing catalogue of preprint repositories have known 'impact factors' similar to those of popular print journals. If so, can anyone highlight them?
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Do citation counts explode like news in social networks and when did this start?

From facebook/youtube it is known that if a video/post gets a distinct amount of likes, at some point the overall like number of this video is going to explode due to a network and avalanche effect. ...
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How to obtain citation metrics for a low-profile journal that is not indexed in major journal databases?

I am interested in generating citation-metrics for The journal of the British Association for the Study of Religions using Google Scholar or such tools. (The journal is not indexed in almost any ...
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What % of publications should be in top quartile journals?

I've searched the forums but can't find anything specific to this question so I hope someone can help. Recently I've been told that I need to better strategise my publishing as I'm not publishing in ...
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Is there a search engine to show citing articles' extracts

Sometimes we need to see what other researchers say about a specific article. Usually, I check citing articles manually then search for my specific articles in their references. Is there a search ...
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Who cites whom most often [duplicate]

How can I find out which authors cite a certain author X most often? This question is different from Influence of author on other authors because here I ask about the number of citations (a very ...
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Is it possible to automatically obtain cited-by lists?

In google scholar, it is easily possible to obtain a list of articles that cite a specific article. Web of science and scopus also offer this feature, if you manually enter the article identifiers (e....
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Transactions journal with impact 2.5 or IEEE internet of things journal with 9 [closed]

I have to choose between a transaction journal on Network science and engineering with impact factor ( 2.5) and IEEE internet of things journal with 9 impact. I know that people prefer transactions ...
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Influence of author on other authors

How can I find out which authors are influenced how strongly by a certain academic author X?
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Does Web of Sciences indexation implies a JCR impact factor for a journal?

Does an indexation of a journal to the Web of Sciences means that it must have a JCR impact factor? JCR = Journal Citation Report
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Impact of book chapters [duplicate]

In my PhD, i have 2 chapters published in book chapters published by springer and elsavir. To what extent do you think the importantance of book chapters regarding in the PhD student CV? Does these ...
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How easy is it to game the altmetric score?

The altmetric score is a summary of the online attention a publication has received. More tweets, hits and chatter makes a bigger score. But what does the popularity contest mean? I've heard of ...
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How to calculate/decide impact factor of a new journal

I have published my paper in a new journal in our field. The reason for submitting for this journal was the editorial board which consists of some of the top professors from best global universities (...
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How to identify A/A* Journal

The academic promotions procedure at my Australian university includes specifically publications in A/A* journals. What defines A/A* and where can I find out which journals are in this category?
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Is it possible to automatically obtain abstracts and citations from a list of references?

I have a list of about 150 references stored in my reference manager. They are from my dissertation. My end goal is to do a bibliometric analysis of these papers to visualize their network of ...
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After how many years since its first issue, does a journal get its impact factor

After how many years since its first issue, does a journal from a good publication get its impact factor?
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Allowing preprints boosts the impact factor – was this argument ever (prominently) made?

Background The impact factor is a journal metric that rewards citations in the first two years after publication (or five in some flavours). For better or worse, this metric has some importance and ...
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Software for snowballing (data mining) academic papers [closed]

Snowballing is a methods of data mining. In this method, a literature contains references. By using some keyword/keywords I would like extract those papers alone. I would again go to the references of ...
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What is a common way to tell if an academic is “above average,” or outstanding in their field? Is their h-index (Hirsh index) one of them?

If one claimed that a particular scholar was "above average" or "noted" in their field, is there any good metric by which to support or deny such a claim? Is there a generally accepted way to ...
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Personal log of peer review conducted at Elsevier journals

A few months ago, I found a web app that showed statistics on my experience as a reviewer, especially with respect to Elsevier journals; it just displayed the number of referee reports I had submitted,...
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Is there any relation between them like ESCI is less than SCIE and SCIE is less than SCI?

I am having a hard time figuring out the difference between excellent,good,average and bad journals. I checked this link http://mjl.clarivate.com/ from where I figured out about ESCI,SCI,SCIE ...
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Why does arXiv not have an impact factor? Are there any “un-offocial” estimates of arXiv's impact factor?

I am interested to know where arXiv stands against the journals. Not being peer-reviewed, and being so huge, certainly could contribute to arXiv having a very low impact factor, but since ultra-high-...
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Find PI's main publications

Nowadays, people in biology make huge collaborations, so of course they're all having loads of publications. Therefore, I was wondering if there is a way, on Google Scholar or on other sites, to ...

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