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

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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 ...
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Is the reputation/prestige of the scientific journals where you published a paper really important?

Excuse me for the naive question, but is the reputation/prestige of the journal you chose for your publication really important? In the end, I believe the scientific content of your paper must be the ...
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Journal's website states different and much higher impact factor than what I found on Scopus. What do I do?

I looked up the website of a journal where someone I know had published research. They listed their Scopus impact factor as a number that is much higher than when I searched the website of Scopus. I ...
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Securing an Impact Factor rating for a journal

What's the process to secure an Impact Factor rating for a journal? I am taking over a journal which has been published for 10 years (2 editions a year) and has a wide readership, albeit in a ...
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Why reference articles from and/or submit articles to low impact factor journals?

I recently read this FAQ that explains a bit about impact factors. After reading, I was curious... what would be some reasons why researchers would use papers from a low-impact factor journal, say, a ...
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From a historical perspective, when did impact factors become so important?

This is a question on the historicity of impact factors for journals. There are hundreds of questions and websites on the impact factor of journals, or journal rankings (and fake rankings and impact ...
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Reference manager that sorts by number of citations

This question is related to: How to sort search results from SCOPUS or Web of Knowledge by number of citation in a specific field? but a little bit different. Is there a citation manager that keeps ...
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How to estimate standard error of journal impact factor based on impact factor and number of citable papers?

The impact factor (and other indicators of citations per document per year) is often used (controversially) to evaluate the research impact of a journal. Critics of the impact factor often point out ...
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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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Does presenting your work at conferences cause your related publications to be cited more?

Does presenting at conferences increase the number of citations to the work presented at the conference? I am limiting the scope of this question to disciplines where conference presentations are not ...
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Confusion between citation databases: how are they related?

I have seen in some faculties that I have been visiting that they give more importance to some citation databases than to others. About this issue, I have some confusions. I prefer to open only one ...
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How to get SCI impact factor from other than Journal site

I could see the IF of journal I am looking for in their site. My problem is Thomsor Reuters report lists the journal as indexed in both SCI and SSCI, but kournal home page says its indexed in SSCI ...
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Which publication information should be mentioned in CV : Online first, or volume(issue)?

One of my research work was published in the year 2015 as Online First article and has also received a few citations. Just recently, it got published in the formal Volume (Issue), pp. 1234 -- 1250, ...
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Can I help the impact factor of a journal by citing my own papers?

Lets say I have published paper A in a journal. I am now ready to submit a new paper, paper B. Paper A is cited in Paper B. Since B is related to A, I will probably submit it to the same journal. ...
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Is there a formal way to aggregate the Web of Science Categories?

I'm doing network analysis at the level of the author using data from Web of Science. As you might know, the column, WC has information about the Web of Science Categories, which are around 250 ...
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Publishing in a SSCI indexed journal for Computer Science Researcher

I am working in an interdisciplinary area and most of my area specific journals are available in journal which are indexed by SSCI instead of SCI. But some people told that for computer science ...
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Is SCI Impact Factor valid for a year? And, my PhD publication dilemma regarding it

My advisor asked me to publish in an SCI-indexed journal with better impact factor (say more than 1). I found a journal with impact factor as 1.2. But the journal says that its present impact factor ...
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How to remove citations from Google Scholar profile?

As the number of citations to some of my articles recently increased, I took a look to see who cites me among the articles listed on Google Scholar. To my surprise I found that I was cited in a ...
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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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Is there any (comparative) statistics on h-indices of old scientists during their lives?

In my country (I live in Russia) the government puts in place some reforms in Education, and, in particular, the possibility for a person to have a position at a university now depends on his ...
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Choosing a PI for my MS/PhD degree in EE based on the h-index?

I am an EE undergraduate senior who is about to become a graduate student next semester. I applied for integrated MS/PhD and there are two PIs I can choose. However, the problem is that I do not know ...
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Is there a bibliometric that weighs citations based on their number?

I wonder if the following bibliometric index exists. If a paper cites n other papers, then give a weight of 1/n to each. Then one can sum up these weights for each paper/person to get an index. This ...
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High impact journals - Do they always guarantee high quality papers?

In academia is common to hear the phrase 'publish or perish' and also that your articles have to be of high quality. So e.g. 4 articles in low impact journals worth as 1 article in a well ranked ...
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Does impact factor of journal you publish in matter when getting a post doc?

I have heard from quite a number of PhD students, that one can get a good post-doc, if the summation of the impact factors of the journals published by a PhD student is nearing 10. Is this true? How ...
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Can [edit: or should] a scientist's h-index decrease in the case highly cited publications are retracted?

I am at the moment preparing a workshop unit dealing with 'digital publication'. While writing down my script I noticed that I usually tell the participants that a scientist's h-index cannot decrease. ...
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Publishing in a Procedia journal versus a 'proper' one

I’m torn between asking for my (somewhat weighty) conference paper to be included in an issue of Transportation Research Procedia, versus submitting it separately to a journal with an impact factor, e....
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How to get a list of researchers ranked by their h index?

One way of identifying influential researchers in a field is to rank researchers by their h-index. I found only a list of researchers ranked by h-index for those with very high h-indices ( >40). ...
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What to report as impact factor for a journal that had one the year I submitted my manuscript, but not in the year of publication?

I had submitted a paper in a journal whose impact factor was .78 according to Thompson Reuters citation reports in 2013. My paper got accepted in that journal and was published in 2014. The journal ...
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Is there a metric for the impact in teaching?

There are different metrics like the h-index which try to measure the impact in research of a scientist. Is there a metric which tries to measure the educational impact of a lecturer or a tutor?
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How do journals improve their impact factor?

I would like to know how journals improve their impact score? It seems that great journals have almost always been great and second tier journals have always been second tier. How does a journal go ...
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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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How to obtain average and total impact factor of publications for an academic?

For a while ResearchGate provided something called impact points. It was calculated as the sum of the impact factors of all the publications an academic had. For example, if an author had been an ...
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