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

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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 ...
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What is SciPost?

The SciPost seems to be a new publishing platform with rather unusual peer review procedure -- fully open. It means that names of authors/editors/referees are known to the public at any stage. My ...
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Bibliometrics analyses with Pubmed metadata

I just started to have interest into bibliometric analyses, and so far I am struggling to understand the tons of copyright policies. However, these are (from my opinion) quite vague and with too much ...
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Keyword author comparison

Are there any databases filtering authors and comparing author-level metrics as to a given keyword? In example, can all German authors of articles on derivatives be ranked according to their h-index?
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Does citation count include cites from arxiv

I was wondering, suppose I have an arxiv paper citing my paper, does Researchgate or google scholar count it as if my paper was cited? What if there are two versions (arxiv and peer reviewed) and ...
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How to check geographical variation/self citation in the citing articles on Google Scholar?

In my department, I have been assigned to find geographical variation and self-citation in the citing articles of some research papers. On Google Scholar, manually it is very difficult to check ...
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Comparing the scientific outputs of researchers [closed]

We want to compare the scientific outputs of researchers across various fields (such as theoretical physics versus organic chemistry) quantitatively. Is the following formula appropriate? Let us ...
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How do I quickly describe the timeframe a topic became relevant?

In a single sentence in a homework for a historical overview I mention that: Video games [in academia] became relevant only after the new milennium. Before that, topics concerning video games ...
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Find papers authored by a specific number of authors

For some concrete study, I need to find for some keywords, papers that have just one author. I used PubMed, Scopus and ISI Web of Science, but in any case, I could not find a way to filter ...
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How is an experimental particle physicist evaluated?

As an undergraduate student majoring in physics, I intend to apply for a Ph.D. in experimental particle physics. I have known that working as physicists in this field is kind of different, as they are ...
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What quantitive metrics would reviewers in order to be presented as candidates for peer review?

I am looking for ideas and suggestions on when someone would have enough experience and expertise to be presented as a potential peer review candidate. I am specifically looking at using review ...
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Acknowledgments in google scholar citations

Is it acceptable to add articles under my profile in "google scholar citation" in which i was acknowledged for my real contribution rather than being a co-author?
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What is the impact factor of EPJ Web of Conference? [closed]

The journal EPJ Web of Conference is indexed in many databases: DOAJ, EBSCO, CAS, SCOPUS, etc., but I cannot find its impact factor. Does anyone know it?
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Checking whether you have cited some other researcher

Sometimes you need to find out quickly whether one of your papers has cited a particular researcher given only the name of that researcher. Is there a tool for that? Assume you have used the bibtex ...
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What are “General Quality Indicators” for scientific research?

I am currently filling in a CV in the Spanish CVN online system (https://cvn.fecyt.es/). In the section "Scientific and technological activities" it asks to specify "General Quality Indicators" in up ...
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Converting Web of Science ID to pubmed or DOI

I have downloaded a set of articles from Web of Science using their API. Each article contains its WOS (web of science ID), but the entries for the DOI identifier are incomplete (i.e., not all ...
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Curious case of self-citations and how to monitor self-citers?

If one looks superficially at the publications of author X, he seems to be one of the top scientists in his field. But looking more closely his citations are 60% from himself 35% from his co-author, ...
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Should I submit an article to a not-yet-indexed WOS journal, hoping that it will be indexed later? [closed]

I am planning to submit an article to an unindexed WOS journal. However, I think that since this journal in the WOS journal list, it will market itself one way or another and let's say in a few years ...
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Counting the the number of publications citing all of a given set of publications [duplicate]

I would like to specify a list of publications and find out which articles cited the ones in my list. Is there such tool?
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Soliciting citations

I have now several times experienced recieving mails after publishing a preprint, from authors asking me to cite their work before I submit it to a journal. In some cases it is probably fair, but in ...
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How reliable is GoogleScholar for judging the status of a researcher?

Since GoogleScholar is based on a search engine, it is useful to find the ranks of researchers (of course just by the h-index measure) in a topic or institution. I am conducting a scientometric ...
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Obtain CiteScore rank

Is possible to obtain the information about the CiteScore rank for a journal? I have seen in "Elsevier Developers" that there are different APIs to obtain the SJR and SNIP metrics, but nothing about ...
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Is there an official, widely used subject classification?

For a university project I want to classify authors according to the subjects/domains they frequently publish in. For this purpose I want to first establish a subject classification with the according ...