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

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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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Where can I download the list of references listed in a paper?

I would like to retrieve the references listed in a paper, as a RIS file or any format that I can import in my reference manager. Is there a way to do that? I can retrieve the list of papers which ...
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Google Scholar has erroneously merged two distinct papers with similar titles, along with their citations. How can this be corrected? [duplicate]

Two of my papers have the same name except for Year from the shared task; both papers are completely different. Google Scholar has merged both papers, due to which the new author from the 2nd paper ...
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Do same-year editorials contribute to impact factor?

In many journals, original articles are accompanied by editorials. It appears to me that these do not increase the impact factor directly, as same-year citations are not eligible for impact factor ...
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Co-citation analysis of my library?

I just realized that the co-citation analysis is a very handy tool, especially at the initial stage of the research. There are many software available that do the co-citation and bibliographic ...
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Correct use of Impact Factor - Use that of published year or the most recent?

When producing a list of publication for a CV, it is sometimes useful to append the impact factor of the journal in which each publication was published. The question is: should one use the impact ...
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Why giving an impact factor to a new journal from a prestigious publisher can be suspended?

The question is motivated by the fact, that Physical Review Research still did not get its first impact factor and a date it happens given on their internet page: "We are hopeful that Physical ...
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Reference formatting without impacting its discoverability by services like Google Scholar

When citing some paper in a manuscript what fields of the BIBTEX we can change/remove without impacting the citation count done by services like Google Scholar? In other words what are the fields in ...
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Why do top conferences/journals between different research fields sometimes have a large difference in h5-index?

Example: the top conferences/journals for computer vision have an h5-index almost twice higher than the top conferences/journals for natural language processing: https://scholar.google.com/citations?...
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What Are Companion Journals?

Elsevier launched new NeuroImage: Report as a companion journal to NeuroImage. What does companion mean here in terms of publishing content, cite-score and impact factors.
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How does semantic scholar extract topics?

I am looking for detailed information about how S2 extracts topics from documents. The only information I have found is this, from the FAQ page: "We use machine language techniques to analyze ...
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Can a predatory journal have a quite high Impact factor?

A journal from MDPI is ranked 114 out 272 in its category according to Web of Science Journal Citation Reports. Can it still be a predatory journal? Can a predatory journal obtain an impact factor at ...
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If my papers are always accepted, should I submit future papers to journals more diffficult to get published in?

I have written several papers, all of them got accepted (by different journals) with only minor (or even very minor) revisions. Naturally, I am happy about having my research published, especially ...
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Can I trust new articles in a high-impact journal with abnormal number of corrections for older ones?

Currently I survey new literature by subscribing to the RSS feed of high-impact journals. Especially for the journal nature communications (IP > 12) I see much much higher number of correction ...
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Has the proportions of articles to citations changed?

In 2014 Nature looked at the top 10 and top 100 papers with most citations. Has similar research been done more recently? I am particularly interested in whether the relative numbers have changed: In ...
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Will publishing all my papers in a single journal endanger my career?

I am a PhD student with only two papers published in peer-reviewed journals all within the same journal. One of them was published due to a deal between a conference I was in and the publisher. The ...
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How to calculate Hm-Index?

Michael Schreiber proposed the Hm-Index. It is related to the h-index but it adjusts for the number of authors on a paper. So, for instance, if you had two people with a h-index of 10, but one had all ...
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Why do some Thomson indexed Journals not have impact factors?

My paper was accepted in a conference, and among their journals there was this one: https://portal.issn.org/resource/ISSN/0974-6455 And this one : http://soeagra.com/abr.html# And while inspecting ...
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What is the difference between all of these impact factors? [duplicate]

While searching a Thomson indexed journal to submit to, I found this one : http://www.bepls.com And they are showing different impact factors : Impact Factor: 0.971 [UIF, Germany] Global Impact ...
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Alternative citation index for papers with 600+ citations?

I have a memory of seeing an alternative citation index being defined, being the number of papers with more than 600 citations. In other words, something like the i10 index, but with i=600 instead. ...
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How to follow an article citations when you are not the author?

Thanks to Google Scholar, you can follow citations of an article you are the author. Is there any way to that for an article you are not the author?
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How to cite a drug name in AMA Style journal article?

In my paper, I have used a drug name called Metformin. But I received a comment from Editor to cite the drug name. May I know how can I cite the drug name in AMA style? There could be multiple ...
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Total impact factor and average impact factor per publications

I have been asked to compute the total impact factor and the average impact factor per publication with respect to the year of publication. Does anybody know how to compute these metrics? Also, a ...
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How to know if I have done and am doing good research?

My research field is a "hot" one. It is in modeling of additive manufacturing process. Majority of the research being carried out is experimental and some research is theoretical/...
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Tips on finding experts on a specific topic [duplicate]

Ladies and gentlemen, hello. Attracted by one research topic, I am facing a challenge of finding the most relevant sources, more precisely, of identifying the reputed and most qualified authors. My ...
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Is there a list of the largest academic journal publishers, ordered by the number of journals they publish?

One can manually browse through scholarly publishers' websites and see the number of journals they publish, such as: Elsevier: ca. 4.330 journals SAGE: ca. 1.200 journals Inderscience: ca. 430 ...
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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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