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Microsoft Academic is on the verge of becoming a bibliometric superpower

(19 June 2017) Last year, the new Microsoft Academic service was launched. Sven E. Hug and Martin P. Brändle look at how it compares with more established competitors such as Google Scholar, Scopus, and Web of Science. While there are reservations about the availability of instructions for novice users, Microsoft Academic has impressive semantic search […]

June 20, 2017 - 8:24 pm
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World’s most influential journals for 2017 unveiled in the Journal Citation Reports from Clarivate Analytics

(14 June 2017, Philadelphia, PRNewswire)  Clarivate Analytics today released the 2017 Journal Citation Reports (JCR), an annual update of the world’s most influential and comprehensive resource for information on highly cited, peer-reviewed publications and the source of Journal Impact Factor (JIF) scores. Since 1973, the JCR has provided an assessment of a journal’s standing in scholarly […]

June 16, 2017 - 7:26 am
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Classic Papers: articles that have stood the test of time

(15 June 2017) Scholarly research is often about the latest findings – the newest knowledge that our colleagues have gleaned from nature. Some articles buck this pattern and have impact long after their publication. Today, Google Scholar is releasing Classic Papers, a collection of highly-cited papers in their area of research that have stood the […]

June 15, 2017 - 3:40 pm
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Eugene Garfield Award for Innovation in Citation Analysis

(13 June 2017) The founding father in automated indexing and retrieval of information, Dr. Eugene Garfield pioneered the practice of citation analysis and infometrics, developing numerous citation databases that changed how scientists find and assess scholarly literature. To honor his legacy, Clarivate Analytics has established the Eugene Garfield Award for Innovation in Citation Analysis. The […]

June 13, 2017 - 7:32 am
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Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! 2018 Comes Early to QS World University Rankings®

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) takes over number one spot in Asia Massachusetts Institute of Technology remains number one in the world (12 June 2017) Not only are institutions competing but the rankers now seem to be in a race to be the first one out with the new “annual” rankings.  Last year, QS and THE […]

June 12, 2017 - 7:54 pm
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Nature Index: over 50% of China’s high-quality research involves international co-authors

(24 May 2017) The Nature Index 2017 China supplement, published today, reveals that as China’s total number of articles included in the Nature Index increased since 2012, the percentage of articles with international co-authors has continued to rise year-on-year. By 2016, papers with international co-authors comprised more than 50% of the country’s articles in the […]

May 26, 2017 - 4:03 pm
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Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! CWTS Leiden, New Ranking, New Ranking Principles

Over 30% of the top 100 universities in publication output are Asian Zhejiang University has the most publications in Asia and third most in the world Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has the highest proportion of top 10% publications in their field in Asia For purposes of this summary Asia excludes the Middle East (26 May […]

May 26, 2017 - 11:56 am
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ORCID iD display guidelines for journals now released

(16 May 2017) ORCID first published our iD display guidelines in 2013. To date, more than 250,000 articles have included ORCID iDs in the metadata they submit to Crossref. In July 2016 a community working group was formed to review policies in light of current practice. After collecting questions, suggestions, and use cases from the […]

May 17, 2017 - 1:45 pm
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Can we assess library electronic resource usage with citations, altmetrics & more ?

(12 May 2017) The question is posed by, Aaron Tay, Library Analytics Manager at Singapore Management University. Writing in his musingsinlibrarianship blog he posits that  while bibliometrics and altmetrics tend to be used to measure the impact of articles/items produced by users in terms of cites or altmetrics, is it possible to flip this around to […]

May 12, 2017 - 9:40 pm
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Ruth’s Rankings 26: March Madness –The rankings of U.S universities and their sports

By Ruth A. Pagell* (28 April 2017) Who won the March Madness (NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship) in 2017?  Duke, Princeton, Bucknell or University of North Carolina? Who won the 2017 Women’s Basketball Championship? Stanford or University of South Carolina? Who is number one in U.S. universities based on student-focused metrics?  Stanford or Princeton? Sports fans […]

April 29, 2017 - 2:49 pm
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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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