Tag Archives: citations

Ruth’s Rankings 37 – How Important are Journal Quality Metrics in the Era of Predatory Journals? Part 1: Journal citation metrics

By Ruth Pagell* (18 September 2018) During decades of working with faculty in competitive universities I was always concerned by “publish or perish”, especially when junior faculty were pressured to publish in ”A” journals.  Now, thanks to the proliferation of possibly predatory publishers, anyone can publish anything in a publication that calls itself a peer-reviewed […]


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Easy citations from Artstor

(20 August 2018) Writing a paper? You can use Artstor to easily generate citations in APA, Chicago, or MLA styles. Here’s how to do it: 1.View the image you would like to cite. 2.Select the “Cite this item” button to the right of the image viewer. 3.Click “Copy to clipboard” located underneath the citation style […]


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Wiley journal articles increase share in 2018 Journal Citation Reports

(12 July 2018) Wiley’s performance in the 2018 release of Clarivate Analytics’ Journal Citation Reports (JCR) remains strong, maintaining its position as #3 in terms of the number of titles indexed, articles published, and citations received. Wiley saw a 9.5% increase in JCR articles, giving it 9.7% overall share (+0.6%) – its biggest increase since […]


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Report shows value of hybrid journals to research community and beyond

(2 July 2018, London) A report from Springer Nature shows that OA articles published in hybrid journals attract more downloads, citations, and attention compared with non-OA articles in hybrid journals. The findings of the report, Assessing the open access effect for hybrid journals, demonstrate this wider value which hybrid journals bring to researchers and to […]


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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 […]


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ies Consulting, a subsidiary of iGroup, helps research visibility for academic research

(1 June 2018) It is increasingly frustrating for researchers to improve their research performance on the basis of citation counts. Based upon a survey of Nature, there was an indication that more than 20% of the articles in journals covered in Web of Science were not cited at all. This  contradicts the widely held belief […]


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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 […]


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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, […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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Crossref as a new source of citation data: A comparison with Web of Science and Scopus

(17 January 2018) The Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC) encourages scholarly publishers to make the references found in their journals and books openly available through Crossref. With a few exceptions (most notably the American Chemical Society, Elsevier, IEEE, and Wolters Kluwer Health), almost all large publishers support the initiative. So far, this support has resulted […]


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Digital Science launches Dimensions: a Next-generation research and discovery platform linking 124 million documents, providing free search and citation data across 86 million articles

Ground-breaking research information database links publications, grants, policy, data and metrics for the first time (15 January 2018, Boston, MA, USA and London)  Global technology company Digital Science is proud to announce the launch of Dimensions, a new platform that aims to democratise and transform scholarly search. A collaboration between six Digital Science portfolio companies […]


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Academic journals with a presence on Twitter are more widely disseminated and receive a higher number of citations

(4 December 2017)  Research has shown that researchers’ active participation on Twitter can be a powerful way of promoting and disseminating academic outputs and improving the prospects of increased citations. But does the same hold true for the presence of academic journals on Twitter? José Luis Ortega examined the role of 350 scholarly journals, analysing […]


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Wiley announces new Data Sharing and Citation policies to improve transparency in research

(14 September 2017, Hoboken, NJ)  John Wiley and Sons  today announced the launch of new data sharing and citation policies that will be implemented across all participating Wiley journals. Sharing data enables researchers to reuse experimental results and supports the creation of new work built on previous findings. These new policies will improve the efficiencies of […]


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NCSTE of China and Clarivate Analytics partner on international scientific research collaboration report

(4 July 2017, Beijing) China National Center for Science and Technology Evaluation (NCSTE) and Clarivate Analytics launched a collaborative report entitled China’s International Scientific Research Collaboration Landscape. The report is based on the publication and citation data of global scientific research collaboration papers from the Web of Science powered by Clarivate Analytics. In addition to bibliometrics, […]


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