Tag Archives: metrics

2019 Scholar Metrics Released by Google

(19 Jul 2019)  Scholar Metrics provide an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications. Today, we (Google Scholar) are releasing the 2019 version of Scholar Metrics. This release covers articles published in 2014–2018 and includes citations from all articles that were indexed in Google Scholar […]


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DataONE implements new usage and citation metrics to make your data count

(24 October 2018) Publications have long maintained a citation standard for research papers, ensuring credit for cited work and ideas. Tracking use of data collections, however, has remained a challenge. DataONE shares its latest effort in overcoming this barrier and in demonstrating data reuse with new data usage and citation metrics. The full story is […]


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Ruth’s Rankings 37 – Part 2: How Important are Journal Quality Metrics in the Era of Potential/ possible/ probable predatory publishers and publications?

By Ruth A. Pagell* (21 October 2018) A chaired professor at a distinguished British university is listed as the international advisor for a journal even though he has tried for years to remove his name. A new online directory lists a major database vendor as a sponsor even after a “cease and desist” order Many […]


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

By Ruth A. 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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CiteScore metrics updated with 2017 annual values

Citation impact metrics are available for all peer-reviewed research journals, book series, conference proceedings and trade publications covered in Scopus (31 May 2018) The latest assessment of thousands of scholarly serial publications is now available with the release of the 2017 CiteScore metrics by Elsevier. CiteScore provides a set of simple, reproducible journal metrics that […]


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2017 in review: round-up of top posts on metrics

(24 December 2017) The LSE Impact blog touches on Mendeley, Google Scholar, altmetrics, Microsoft Academic, THE methodology, ResearchGate Score, and more, here.


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Core Competencies for Scholarly Communication Librarians published

(21 August 2017) The NASIG Core Competencies for Scholarly Communication Librarians have been approved and adopted by the NASIG Executive Board. They are now available at the NASIG web site at https://goo.gl/94eisN. This document describes the skills that librarians need to work in the highly collaborative environment related to digital scholarship and scholarly communications in […]


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CiteScore™ shines a spotlight on high-quality journals neglected by other metrics

(24 July 2017, Amsterdam) Elsevier’s CiteScore is currently the only metric for more than 200 top-quality academic journals from numerous renowned publishers that guides them in their exceptional work. Metrics are an important tool to determine editorial choices when editing research journals and managing their role in their respective fields. Analysis by Elsevier, a global […]


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2017 Scholar Metrics released

(5 July 2017) Scholar Metrics provide an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications. Today, Google is releasing the 2017 version of Scholar Metrics. This release covers articles published in 2012–2016 and includes citations from all articles that were indexed in Google Scholar as of […]


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Controversial impact factor gets a heavyweight rival

(8 December 2016) Elsevier’s CiteScore uses a larger database — and provides different results for the quality of journals. Richard Van Noorden writes in Nature that one of science’s most contentious metrics has a flashy new rival. On 8 December, publishing giant Elsevier launched the CiteScore index to assess the quality of academic journals. Although […]


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New metrics from Elsevier will make journal assessment more complete and transparent

CiteScore metrics are calculated using Scopus data for over 22,200 journal titles in 330 disciplines. The largest discipline is General Medicine, with 1,549 titles. (8 December 2016)  In response to academia’s call for metrics that provide a broader, more transparent view of an academic journal’s citation impact, Scopus has developed a set of metrics that […]


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ÜberResearch announces Dimensions for publishers

 (14 October 2016, London, UK and Boston) Data science company ÜberResearch, today unveiled its global grants database, Dimensions, for scholarly publishers – to enable them to understand new trends in research as they emerge, and compare the most up-to-date activity in research funding with ongoing publication trends. Dimensions is the industry’s first searchable database of […]


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2016 Scholar Metrics released by Google

(15 July 2016) Scholar Metrics provide an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications. Today, Google has released the 2016 version of Scholar Metrics. This release covers articles published in 2011–2015 and includes citations from all articles that were indexed in Google Scholar as of […]


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Wikiometrics: A wikipedia based ranking system

(8 January 2016) Authors Gilad Katz, Lior Rokach write in their abstract: We present a new concept – Wikiometrics – the derivation of metrics and indicators from Wikipedia. Wikipedia provides an accurate representation of the real world due to its size, structure, editing policy and popularity. We demonstrate an innovative mining methodology, where different elements […]


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Ruth’s Rankings 14: SciVal – Elsevier’s research intelligence – Mastering your metrics

By Ruth A. Pagell* (12 September 2015) Master Chef is coming to Asian TV in September (2105) but if cooking is not your passion then open up the guidebooks provided by Elsevier and learn how to cook up your own world standard metrics. Articles in e-Access and Online Searcher examined Thomson- Reuters’ subscription analytical platform […]


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