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Female scientists are considerably more likely to be mistakenly cited as if they were males than vice versa

(19 April 2017) Gender stereotypes appear so enduring that certain prestigious professions continue to be almost exclusively associated with the male gender. Michał Krawczyk sought to discover if scientist was one such profession by studying the citations to a large sample of academic publications and identifying cases of gender misattribution of the cited author. Although […]

April 20, 2017 - 3:46 pm
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A new approach to track impact and reach of over 120,000 OECD research outputs

(18 April 2017,  London, UK and Paris, France)  Data science company Altmetric today announced a new pilot project with The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to track and report on the impact of over 120,000 articles, chapters, books, papers, tables, charts and statistical datasets in the OECD iLibrary. The OECD seeks to promote […]

April 20, 2017 - 3:00 pm
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Ruth’s Rankings 25: THE Young University Rankings 2017 – Generational rankings and tips for success

By Ruth A. Pagell* Four of THE’s top five “Young” universities are from East Asia. Australia leads the region with 23 universities. UK leads the world with 27 THE released its 2017 Young University rankings during the first week of April. This recalibration of existing data is interesting because of additional articles including rankings by […]

April 15, 2017 - 2:18 pm
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Japan now has 10 ORCID members

(10 April 2017) Interest in ORCID is high among researchers in Japan. With the recent addition of University of Tsukuba, Japan now has 10 ORCID member organizations, a mix of universities, national research institutes, funders, scholarly societies, and system vendors. Back in 2014 at the Fall 2014 ORCID Outreach Meeting in Tokyo, the ORCID Registry was […]

April 11, 2017 - 7:44 am
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73% of academics say access to research data helps them in their work; 34% do not publish their data

A new report published today by Elsevier and CWTS provides a benchmark overview of data sharing perceptions and practices among researchers (5 April 2017, Amsterdam/Leiden) Combining results from bibliometric analyses, a global sample of researcher opinions and case-study interviews, a new report  reveals that although the benefits of open research data are well known, in practice, […]

April 9, 2017 - 3:10 pm
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Citations are more than merely assigning credit – their inclusion (or not) conditions how colleagues regard and evaluate your work

(6 April 2017) The significance of citations goes far beyond energising and rewarding academic competition. Patrick Dunleavy in the LSE Impact Blog outlines why citations are so important; from setting up a specialist discourse in an economical and highly-focused manner, guiding readers seeking to follow your extended chain of reasoning, right through to showing you […]

April 8, 2017 - 8:50 pm
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Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC) launches with early success

(6 April 2017) There is fresh momentum in the scholarly publishing world to open up data on the citations that link research publications. Six organizations today announced the establishment of the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC): OpenCitations, the Wikimedia Foundation, PLOS, eLife, DataCite, and the Centre for Culture and Technology at Curtin University. Until recently, […]

April 8, 2017 - 10:16 am
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Nominations sought for ORCID Elections 2018

(5 April 2017) The ORCID Nominations Committee is now accepting recommendations for candidates to serve as Board members from 2018 – 2020. All ORCID members are eligible to have representatives serve as ORCID Directors. In addition, the Board is  also seeking nominations for researchers, who need not be affiliated with an ORCID member to serve. Board […]

April 6, 2017 - 1:20 pm
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Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! Fourth edition of U-Multirank: Still not for me

(5 April 2017) The latest edition of U-Multirank includes 1,500 universities.  Bibliometric data come from CWTS (Centre for Science and Technology Studies), which provides the data for Leiden rankings.  Of the over 1,200 universities that have bibliometric data, only 400 have complete data on the other indicators. A handful of North American schools share data […]

April 5, 2017 - 11:16 am
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Research evaluation and data science for libraries

(4 April 2017) EIFL, EIFL’s partner library consortium, Electronic Information for Libraries in Thailand, and Mahidol University, will host a two-day workshop on research evaluation and data science for libraries, 16-17 May 2017. The topics will be addressed in two sessions, over the two days: Research evaluation for research administrators/managers and librarians, covering research evaluation […]

April 4, 2017 - 3:23 pm
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Altmetric Badges for Books adopted by The MIT Press providing new attention insights for authors, editors and readers

(29 March 2017,  London, UK and Cambridge, MA)  Data science company Altmetric today announced that The MIT Press has integrated Altmetric Badges for Books into its book pages. Visitors will be provided with an at-a-glance summary of the online attention relating to all of their monograph titles, discovering for the first time the broader engagement from key […]

April 4, 2017 - 2:20 pm
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Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! Times Higher Education Japan: New ranking – Same universities at the top

(4 April 2017) Times Higher Education released its first Japan University Rankings, using a new methodology which focuses on student success.  This methodology will be used in other individual country rankings. Data for the rankings come from a variety of sources. These include Elsevier, Benesse Corporation, Nikkei Human Resources, the Japanese government and the Times Higher […]

April 4, 2017 - 12:27 pm
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Ruth’s Rankings 24: Malaysia Higher Education – “Soaring Upward” or Not?

By Ruth A. Pagell* (28 March 2017) Ruth’s Rankings 24 is based on Malaysian news articles that chronicle the changes in funding to Malaysia’s premier research universities following the release of the Ministry of Education’s Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015-2025 (Higher Education) – MEB – in 2015. In preparing the article, I read many news articles […]

March 28, 2017 - 1:59 pm
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Submissions invited for proposals to receive funding for projects to advance understanding of alternative research metrics

(22 March 2017, London, UK and Boston, USA) Data Science company Altmetric today announced that applications for its annual research grant are now open. First launched in 2016, the grant provides up to £1,500 ($1,900 USD) to fund research that facilitates the development and understanding of alternative research metrics (altmetrics) as part of the wider […]

March 24, 2017 - 8:45 am
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Japanese science stalls over past decade, threatening position among world’s elite

(22 March 2017, London) According to the Nature Index, Japan’s scientific output has failed to keep pace with other leading nations over the past decade, risking its position among the world’s elite if renewed government efforts fail to reverse a downward trend in its performance. Japan’s share of high-quality papers included in the Nature Index […]

March 23, 2017 - 6:59 pm
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