Archives par mot-clé : research impact

The Dawn of Open Access to Phylogenetic Data

« The scientific enterprise depends critically on the preservation of and open access to published data. This basic tenet applies acutely to phylogenies (estimates of evolutionary relationships among species). Increasingly, phylogenies are estimated from increasingly large, genome-scale datasets using increasingly complex … Continuer la lecture

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Rise of the Rest: The Growing Impact of Non-Elite Journals

« In this paper, we examine the evolution of the impact of non-elite journals. We attempt to answer two questions. First, what fraction of the top-cited articles are published in non-elite journals and how has this changed over time. Second, what … Continuer la lecture

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Altmetrics as a means of assessing scholarly output

« Career progression for scientists involves an assessment of their contribution to their field and a prediction of their future potential. Traditional measures, such as the impact factor of the journal that a researcher publishes in, may not be an appropriate … Continuer la lecture

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The impact factors of open access and subscription journals across fields

« We have compared the 2-year and 5-year impact factors (IFs), normalized impact factors (NIFs) and rank normalized impact factors (RNIFs) of open access (OA) and subscription journals across the 22 major fields delineated in Essential Science Indicators. Journal Citation Reports … Continuer la lecture

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Seeking Impact and Visibility: Scholarly Communication in Southern Africa

« African scholarly research is relatively invisible for three primary reasons: While research production on the continent is growing in absolute terms, it is falling in comparative terms (especially as other Southern countries such as China ramp up research production), reducing … Continuer la lecture

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Novel Research Impact Indicators Citation counts and…

Novel Research Impact Indicators : « Citation counts and more recently usage statistics provide valuable information about the attention and research impact associated with scholarly publications. The open access publisher Public Library of Science (PLOS) has pioneered the concept of article-level … Continuer la lecture

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Resourses of open access as a tool for…

Resourses of open access as a tool for formation of scientific rating of scientists : « Purpose. Scientific journals in open access play an important role in scientific communications. It is they are able to provide an operational studying the leading … Continuer la lecture

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arXiv e prints and the journal of record…

arXiv e-prints and the journal of record: An analysis of roles and relationships : « Since its creation in 1991, arXiv has become central to the diffusion of research in a number of fields. Combining data from the entirety of arXiv … Continuer la lecture

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Data reuse and the open data citation advantage…

Data reuse and the open data citation advantage : « Background: Attribution to the original contributor upon reuse of published data is important both as a reward for data creators and to document the provenance of research findings. Previous studies have … Continuer la lecture

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Open Access and the Changing Landscape of Research…

Open Access and the Changing Landscape of Research Impact Indicators: New Roles for Repositories : « The debate about the need to revise metrics that evaluate research excellence has been ongoing for years, and a number of studies have identified important … Continuer la lecture

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