Guerres de mémoires on line : un nouvel …

Guerres de mémoires on line : un nouvel enjeu stratégique ? :
La mythologie de la société de l’information voudrait que l’interconnexion généralisée des individus et des contenus ait des effets de lissage sur les nouages du nous, au point d’éteindre les anciens conflits de mémoire. Pourtant, on peut se demander si le réseau ne génère pas des formes spécifiques de guerres mémorielles que l’idéologie du Web 2.0 cherche à dissimuler. Mais il faut peut-être tout autant redouter les effets d’une compatibilité globale des mémoires dans l’hypothèse où toutes les opinions, toutes les différences, toutes les singularités auraient bel et bien enfin, droit de cité.

Recommendations for implementation of Open Access in Denmark…

Recommendations for implementation of Open Access in Denmark :
The Danish Open Access committee has published 14 recommendations on how Denmark can live up to the Council of the European Union’ conclusions on scientific information in the digital age. It is the committee’s opinion that green Open Access is the most negotiable path and that there as far as possible should be free access to the results of publicly funded research.

The Impact Factor of Open Access journal…

The Impact Factor of Open Access journals: data and trends :
The aim of this preliminary work, focused on “Gold” Open Access, is to test the performance of Open Access journals with the most traditional bibliometric indicator – Impact Factor, to verify the hypothesis that
unrestricted access might turn into more citations and therefore also good Impact Factor indices. Other indicators, such as Immediacy Index and 5-year Impact Factor, will be tested too.


Challenges in the study of Cuban scienti…

Challenges in the study of Cuban scientific output :
Cuban scientific output at macro level has not been frequently studied in the literature on scientometrics. The current paper explores the different metric approaches to the Cuban scientific activity carried out by national and international authors. Also, the article develops a scientometric study of the Cuban scientific production as included in Scopus during the period 1996-2007, using socio-economic indicators combined with bibliometric indicators supported by the SCImago Journal & Country Rank. Web of Science and Scopus are compared as information sources. Results confirm the possibility to use Scopus to obtain an objective picture of the Cuban science behaviour during the end of the 1990s and the beginning of the XXI century. The SCImago Journal & Country Rank, in this case, offers an important set of indicators. The combination of these indicators with those related to socio-economic aspects of activities in Science and Technology, allow the authors to show a perspective of the Cuban science system evolution during the period analyzed. The inclusion in Scopus of less-cited journals published in Spanish language and its impact on productivity and citation-based indicators is also discussed. Our investigation found an increasing growth of the Cuban scientific production during the whole period, which is in correspondence to the country efforts and expenditures in Research and Development activities.

Mapping the structure and evolution of e…

Mapping the structure and evolution of electronic publishing as a research field using co-citation analysis :
Electronic publishing can be defined as making full-texts of journal articles and books available through the network. Although e-publishing has been in existence for over 30 years in various forms such as CD-ROMs, it owes much of its current level of development to the Internet and the Web. This paper attempts to chart the evolution of e-publishing as a research field over the last 31 years using CiteSpace, an information visualization tool. It maps the intellectual structure of e-publishing based on 493 articles that appeared in professional literature on the subject between 1979 and 2009. Document co-citation and author co-citation patterns and patterns of noun phrases and keywords of papers on e-publishing are visualized through a number of co-citation maps. Maps show the major research strands and hot topics in e-publishing such as “open access” and would improve our understanding of
the e-publishing as a research field.