Questions tagged [bibliometrics]

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

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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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Does Impact Factor reflect the quality of a journal?

Is the impact factor really useful for judging the quality of a journal article?
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How many people read an individual journal article?

General background Some time ago, I was reading a blog post, where there was some discussion about how many people read journal articles. I think that such an estimate is important when trying to ...
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Scientifically meaningful sources of bibliometrics

Whether we like it or not, modern academia is increasingly being measured, in some vain attempt to get objective measures. Although it is unwise to fight 'being measured', it is at least possible to ...
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Recently published paper does not cite my very relevant work

Before I start my PhD I worked in a group that researched on the application of a particular area to a particular domain. No other research group published work in this area+domain. So I can safely ...
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What is a fair metric for assessing the citation impact of journals across disciplines?

To quote Thomsons "a journal's Impact factor is calculated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years." I assume that ...
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Journals selection - alternative criteria to impact factor

While trying to select the journals I can submit my present work and future work, I realize the time between the date the authors send the article to the journal and when the revised article is ...
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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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Where can I find the Impact Factor for a given journal?

As from title. Not all journals provide the impact factor on their homepage. For those who don't where can I find their impact factor ?
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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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What is the average number of articles written per author in a year and has it increased recently?

Did anyone research 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 maybe ...
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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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Is it good to have all the PhD publications in one journal

I have two papers published in a APS journal and another paper just got accepted to the same journal (the journal is a reputed one in my field). It has been almost two years for my PhD. So I have ...
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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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When should I publish in interdisciplinary versus subject-specific scientific journals?

Most science research is published in subject-specific journals, of which there are many. However, there are a relatively small number of interdisciplinary journals, some of which are the most highly ...
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What is the h-index exactly and how does it work?

What is the h-index, and how does it work ?
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Is there documentation on how long it takes before publications are indexed by Scopus and Web of Science?

The two major bibliographic databases - Scopus and Web of Science\Web of Knowledge - have one very badly-documented limitation; their update lag. While the majority of papers are added quickly, it can ...
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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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Parameter quantifying the number of publications expected from a good researcher [closed]

Is there any such notion of parameter that quantifies the number of journal articles someone has to publish to be a good researcher or to obtain his tenure? For instance, how many publications per ...
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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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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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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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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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Which quantitative metrics are there of the quality and prestige of journals, and how do they compare?

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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What are the common productivity measures of a scientist, like h-index?

I am aware of h-index. I was wondering what other types of scores are both widely and rarely used to measure the impact of a scientist?
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Should self-citations be excluded when calculating the h-index?

The Hirsch index, or h-index is a widely used citation statistic that, arguably, accurately reflects the impact of a scientist. It takes into account the number of publications as well as how often ...
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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 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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What is the relationship between impact factor and journal ranking

As a second year graduate student, it's become increasingly difficult for me to figure out what journals are the most prestigious. My research is very interdisciplinary, and so journals from many ...
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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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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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Is Lecture Notes by Springer a journal?

Sorry for asking maybe a too-specific question. I've searched the internet and in this site but I still want a specific answer. Is the Lecture Notes in (enter the name of field here) by Springer a ...
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How are citations used to fairly compare researchers: fewer publications and fewer co-authors versus more publications with many co-authors

As a recently graduated researcher in the field of physics, I am in the early stages of establishing my scientific career, which involves being hired by senior researchers and professors. Much of the ...
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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 ...
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Is h-index important? Can h-index be used to classify yourself to know whether you are at a given academic rank?

Of all the statistical factors that are used for judging publication record, the h-index seems to be the most commonly used Wikipedia says Hirsch suggested (with large error bars) that, for ...
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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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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 flags,...
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Are there any metrics considering how heavily cited a paper is within another paper?

There are of course, a plethora of citation metrics. Are there any that consider how heavily cited a paper is within the papers that cite it? Let's consider paper X. One paper may casually cite ...
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How to obtain citation counts per year or exportable data from Google Scholar?

To me, it seems that "Fully Convolutional Networks for Semantic Segmentation" (http://arxiv.org/abs/1411.4038v2) has quite a bit of impact. However, I would like to support this feeling with data. On ...
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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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How to find h-index in microsoft academic? [closed]

I am wondering how do we find h-index here: http://academic.research.microsoft.com/
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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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Strategy for submission of articles to highly ranked journals

I am working on a research project that all total will probably end up lasting about two years. As the research progresses, I am writing articles about each new discovery/study, with each article ...
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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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How to withdraw an under review manuscript from a journal when you decide you want to submit to another journal with a higher impact factor?

I submitted my first article to a journal and the journal indicated that it was now under review. Now, I want to withdraw my article. The journal has a lower impact factor than a different journal, ...
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Where to find journal impact factors stripped of self-citation?

Where can I find a database of impact factors where self-citation has been removed? A journal's self-citations are defined as those citations by that journal's papers towards other papers in the same ...
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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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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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How does PLOS ONE maintain its impact factor?

The PLOS ONE journal has an impact factor over 3. The specialist journals in my field top out with impact factors of about 3. As impact factor is in essence a measure of citations per article, it ...
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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 ...