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A free Workshop on Text Mining and the HathiTrust Research Center at the IFLA WLIC 2018 Kuala Lampur, Malaysia

(13 June 2018) Are you attending the IFLA 2018 World Library and Information Congress? JOIN US ON:  August 23, 2018, for a day-long text mining workshop for librarians hosted by the IFLA Social Science Libraries Satellite Meeting. Come and Learn more about digital humanities methods and text mining? Here are some of the exciting things you can expect to learn […]

June 13, 2018 - 7:32 am
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Elsevier releases 2017 CiteScore™ values

Citation impact metrics available for all peer-reviewed research journals, book series, conference proceedings and trade publications covered in Scopus           (31 May 2018, Amsterdam) Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, today released the 2017 CiteScore values, its latest assessment of thousands of serial scholarly publications, and is now freely available for Scopus […]

June 10, 2018 - 8:48 pm
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Ruth’s Rankings 34: Authors: Part 2 – Who are you?

By Ruth Pagell* Who is the best researcher in the world? Who has the most citations in Asia? Who has the most citations at Shanghai Jiao Tong University? Who is credited with the most citations in Physics and Astronomy at Nanjing Tech? See Conclusion for answers. (3 May 2018) Ruth’s Rankings 33 describes the processes […]

May 3, 2018 - 1:52 pm
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IntechOpen embeds Dimensions badges from Digital Science

Becoming the First Publisher to Provide Citation Badges for Books (26 April 2018) IntechOpen is the market leader in scientific publishing of Open Access books with more than 3,350 published OA books to date and 1.7 million downloads of scientific chapters and books in the last year. More than 107,500 researchers, including Nobel Prize laureates, […]

April 26, 2018 - 7:40 pm
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Updates on Metadata 2020 projects

(9 April 2018) The first meetings for the Metadata 2020 projects have now taken place. They focused on the breadth and scope of each project, discussing the crossovers with other projects, and potential overlaps and need for synchronization with other metadata-related initiatives in scholarly communications. The projects are described here.

April 10, 2018 - 8:06 pm
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Early adopters of the OpenCitations data model

(23 March 2018) OpenCitations has announced its collaboration with four new scholarly Research and Development projects that are early adopters of the recently updated OpenCitations Data Model, described here. The four projects are similar, in that they each are independently using text mining and optical character recognition or PDF extraction techniques to extract citation information […]

April 8, 2018 - 7:44 pm
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Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! 2018-2: QS Subject rankings and THE’s new releases – Japanese Universities and the Arab League

(5 April 2018) Many of our rankings appear once a year.  QS and THE slice and dice their datasets to create subsets of their annual rankings.  Are following these releases worth our time? QS adds two subjects: Library & Information Management and Classics & Ancient History Asia has more ranked universities in Materials Science than […]

April 5, 2018 - 2:36 pm
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Releasing 1.8 million open access publications from publisher systems for text and data mining

(22 March 2018) Text and data mining offers an opportunity to improve the way we access and analyse the outputs of academic research. But the technical infrastructure of the current scholarly communication system is not yet ready to support TDM to its full potential, even for open access outputs. To address this problem, Petr Knoth, […]

March 23, 2018 - 11:56 am
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False investigators and coercive citation are widespread in academic research

(5 March 2018) A recent study has revealed widespread unethical behaviour in academic research. Allen Wilhite focuses on two activities in particular; the addition to funding proposals of investigators not expected to contribute to the research, and editors who coerce authors to add citations to manuscripts even though those citations were not part of the scholars’ reference […]

March 6, 2018 - 2:45 pm
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Impact Factors: an Academy of Management report on measuring scholarly impact

(2 March 2018) What constitutes scholarly impact? And which stakeholders have importance for research? Usha Haley shares findings of a recent Academy of Management report that sought answers to these questions by surveying its 20,000 members and conducting a selection of in-depth interviews with prominent figures. A majority of respondents indicated journal rankings did not […]

March 3, 2018 - 9:35 am
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OASPA Endorses the Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)

(12 February 2018) OASPA is pleased to announce our formal endorsement of the Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). Developed in 2012 at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology in San Francisco, DORA is a cross-disciplinary global initiative seeking to improve the ways in which scholarly research outputs are evaluated. OASPA is […]

February 13, 2018 - 7:41 pm
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Back to the Future: Institute for Scientific Information re-established within Clarivate Analytics

(7 February 2018, Philadelphia, /PRNewswire) Clarivate Analytics, the global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, today announced it will re-establish the prestigious Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) to its Scientific and Academic Research Group. This new incarnation of the institute will be focused on the development of existing and […]

February 8, 2018 - 7:25 am
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Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! 2018-1: THE Asia: Reshuffling the same deck

(7 February 2018) The 2018 cycle begins.  THE released its 2018 Asia rankings 7 February 2018.  Covering 359 universities from 25 countries across Asia, this is an increase of 101 universities from 2017. Table 1 shows the top 15 universities in 2018 with their 2017 rankings and 2018 world rankings. The names are the same; […]

February 7, 2018 - 12:01 pm
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Announcing the winners of the first ORCID consortia awards

(31 January 2018) ORCID has announced the five consortia who have gone above and beyond in their support for ORCID. The awardees come from the UK, Italy, Australia, New Zealand and Germany, Names and full details are here.

February 1, 2018 - 1:58 pm
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Quantity does matter as citation impact increases with productivity

(23 January 2018)  Many scholars are encouraged to focus on the quality not the quantity of their publications, the rationale being that becoming too focused on productivity risks reducing the quality of one’s work. But is this, in fact, the case? Peter van den Besselaar and Ulf Sandström have studied a large sample of researchers […]

January 25, 2018 - 11:38 am
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