August 21, 2014

Research Article: “Beyond Citations: Scholars’ Visibility on the Social Web” (Preprint)

Title Beyond Citations: Scholars’ Visibility on the Social Web Authors Judit Bar-Ilan Department of Information Science, Bar-Ilan University (Israel) Stefanie Haustein Central Library, Forschungszentrum Julich  (Germany) Isabella Peters Department of Information Science, Heinrich-Heine-University (Germany) Jason Priem School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (USA) Hadas Shema Department of Information Science, Bar-Ilan […]

Preprint: The Weakening Relationship Between the Impact Factor and Papers’ Citations in the Digital Age

Title The Weakening Relationship Between the Impact Factor and Papers’ Citations in the Digital Age Authors George A. Lozano Universite du Quebec a Montreal Vincent Lariviere Universite de Montreal Yves Gingras Universite du Quebec a Montreal Source arXiv Article To Be Published in JASIST Abstract Historically, papers have been physically bound to the journal in […]

Research Paper: “Citation Impact of Papers Published From Six Prolific Countries: A National Comparison Based on InCites Data”

Title Citation Impact of Papers Published From Six Prolific Countries: A National Comparison Based on InCites Data Authors Lutz Bornman Max Planck Society Munich, Germany Loet Leydesdorff Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) University of Amsterdam, Source via arXiv Abstract Using the InCites tool of Thomson Reuters, this study compares normalized citation impact values calculated […]

Research Article: Citation Analysis: “Edited Volumes, Monographs, and Book Chapters in the Book Citation Index (BCI) and Science Citation Index (SCI, SoSCI, A&HCI)”

Title: Edited Volumes, Monographs, and Book Chapters in the Book Citation Index (BCI) and Science Citation Index (SCI, SoSCI, A&HCI) Source via arXiv Authors Loet Leydesdorff Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR), University of Amsterdam Ulrike Felt Department of Social Studies of Science, University of Vienna Abstract In 2011, Thomson-Reuters introduced the Book Citation Index […]

Citation Analysis: Thomson Reuters Releases Rankings of the Hottest Research Papers of 2011

Thomson Reuters is the publisher of the Web of Knowledge/Web of Science database. From Highlights/News Release (via TR News Release) This year’s group of 15 Hottest Researchers each contributed to at least 10 Hot Papers, covering key areas such as genetics, cardiology, epidemiology and cancer research. Eric S. Lander of The Eli and Edythe L. […]

Citation Analysis: Top 20 Countries in All Fields, 2001-August 31, 2011

From Thomson Reuters: For the tenth consecutive year, ScienceWatch.com Webmaster Spyder Schafer presents the 10th annual “Top 20″ listings of countries which, according to the latest bimonthly update of Essential Science Indicators, achieved particular distinction based on their papers published in Thomson Reuters-indexed journals from January 2001 through August 31, 2011, a 10-year plus 8-month […]

Scholarly Papers Publication Statistics: "Science in Canada, 2006-10" and "Field Rankings for Mexico, Jan. 2001-Apr. 2011"

1. “Science [and Social Science] in Canada, 2006-201o” Canada’s world share of science and social-science papers over a recent five-year period, expressed as a percentage of papers in each of 21 fields in the Thomson Reuters database. Also, Canada’s relative citation impact compared to the world average in each field, in percentage terms. 2. “Field […]

Preprint: "Positioning Open Access Journals in a LIS Journal Ranking"

Title: Positioning Open Access Journals in a LIS Journal Ranking (16 pages; PDF) Author: Jingfeng Xia Affiliation: Indiana University, School of Library and Information Science Accepted: May 8, 2011 Scheduled For Publication in January 2012 Issue of College and Research Libraries From the Abstract: Academic journal ranking serves as an important criterion for the scholarly […]

Research Paper: "How Journal Rankings Can Suppress Interdisciplinarity. The Case of Innovation Studies in Business and Management"

“How journal rankings can suppress interdisciplinarity. The case of innovation studies in business and management” (via arXiv) by: Ismael Rafols, Loet Leydesdorff, Alice O’Hare, Paul Nightingale, Andy Stirling From the Abstract: While interdisciplinary research (IDR) is valued as a means of encouraging scientific breakthroughs, innovation and socially relevant science, it is also widely perceived as […]

Rankings: Citation Analysis: Top 5 U.S. Institutions Most Prolific in Art, 2005-09

A new citation brief from Thomson Reuters ScienceWatch. Of U.S. institutions, [here are the top five with] the greatest number of papers to the field of art over a recent five-year period. Based on each institution’s percentage of the  6,503 papers published in Thomson Reuters-indexed art journals between 2005 and 2009. Direct to Rankings