Questions tagged [bibliometrics]

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

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Is there a version of the h-index adjusted for the total number of publications?

The H5 metric has merit, although - especially when applied to venues or organizations - I noticed that it seems to be biased by the total number of papers published in the 5 year window. To throw in ...
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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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Elsevier journals peer review record

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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Tools for team citation metrics

I'm looking for a tool that will let me track citations for my team, related to a certain project. I know there are plenty of tools that let me track my citations, but I want to track metrics for a ...
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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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Fermi problem: How much of the published primary literature is never cited and will this number increase relatively? [closed]

I stumbled over this to me interesting Q&A solving a fermi question by estimating the right order of magnitude. In the age of publish or perish in my opinion it becomes a crucial question for ...
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Is it possible to know about the research quality of a professor from the number of citations of his/her papers in Google Scholar?

I am in the process of advisor searching for a PhD in mathematics. I came across this site called Google Scholar which lists nearly all the publications of a professor. I found that many professors ...
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How to find the paper that initializes a new field [closed]

Problem I am now working on a relatively new field in machine learning. My advisor suggested me to read milestone papers in this field. I think The first paper that proposed the problem is surely an ...
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Publish more in less cited journals, or publish less in more cited journals?

Grad student just getting started here, this question popped in my head this morning when stumbling across a former colleague that has already published a lot but in journals with low h-indexes. ...
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Who publishes commentary papers, and how?

In my area of research (experimental psychology), publishing an empirical paper takes on average one year of work. It seems to me (I could be wrong) that those authors who appear to use every ...
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What would be the acceptable procedure (if any) for creating a Google Scholar page for someone else?

When doing research to answer this question, I would have loved to see the Google Scholar page of Nobel Laureate Martin Karplus. However it does not exist. There is a Google Scholar page for Richard ...
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what is the impact factor of “npj Precision Oncology” [closed]

How can I know the most recent impact factor of "npj Precision Oncology" journal, as I do not seem to be able to find it online. Other related questions on StackExchange do not answer my question.
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APIs for titles and abstracts for most or all published articles? [closed]

Are there any APIs that index and capture the titles and abstracts most or all published scientific journals? If not, what about only for pharmaceutical or health fields? ////// Edits: I came ...
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Are there any citation managers that track author-specific affiliations?

I'm looking to clean up our citation database and would like to be able to record the institutions that authors are affiliated, especially in cases where a publication is reporting on a collaboration ...
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Why do journals ask authors to classify their submissions using taxonomy or a list of topics?

I am submitting a paper and the submission requires a taxonomy or topics . I am not sure about this requirement. Taxonomy with respect to a research paper
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How to find a list of all articles published by a particular journal?

My colleagues and I are looking into ways to get a list of all articles published for the history of a given journal. Primarily, we are looking to for a list that includes title, authors, year, ...
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Reputed journal publications, yet I have small number of citations

People say that the impact factor and number citations somehow correlated. However; since 2012, I published 7 articles in well reputed top-10% journal, 5 papers in flagship conferences. Yet my total ...
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How is the Scimago journal ranking (Q1-Q4) defined?

What does it mean that a journal is ranked Q1 according to Scimago Journal and Country Rank?
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Submitting to Journals - impact factor versus subject specialism

I am coming to the end of my PhD in which I have been working under an NDA and not yet published anything directly from the thesis itself. Pretty soon we will be able to publish the work, and I am ...
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Possibility of guessing acceptance rate of a journal using its impact factor?

Usually for the journals we have impact factor and for the conferences we have acceptance rate. Now, is it possible to guess the acceptance rate of a journal using its impact factor ? For example, ...
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How to see citation contexts of all the papers that cite a paper?

Given a paper, I'm looking for a quick way to see the citation contexts of papers that cite that paper, to gauge both the direction and intensity of sentiment towards the original paper and help me ...
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Does the academic community perceive letters and short articles differently from longer articles?

There are some journals that accept short articles of 2 to 4 pages. I have submitted (and had accepted) such a letter (Cannot specifically name the letter) which is 2 pages in length but it is a SCI-...
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Applied clinical research clinical trials and regulatory affairs [duplicate]

Is this journal a legitimate one with impact factor or is it a fraud?
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List with 2018 JCR impact factors, categories and quartiles

I am looking for a PDF document or list that contains the new 2018 JCR Impact Factor for all journals, but not only showing Impact Factor, but also adding info about categories and quartile. Of course ...