Towards a Book Publishers Citation Reports First approach…

Towards a Book Publishers Citation Reports. First approach using the Book Citation Index :

“The absence of books and book chapters in the Web of Science Citation Indexes (SCI, SSCI and A&HCI) has always been considered an important flaw but the Thomson Reuters ‘Book Citation Index’ database was finally available in October of 2010 indexing 29,618 books and 379,082 book chapters. The Book Citation Index opens a new window of opportunities for analyzing these fields from a bibliometric point of view. The main objective of this article is to analyze different impact indicators referred to the scientific publishers included in the Book Citation Index for the Social Sciences and Humanities fields during 2006-2011. This way we construct what we have called the ‘Book Publishers Citation Reports’. For this, we present a total of 19 rankings according to the different disciplines in Humanities & Arts and Social Sciences & Law with six indicators for scientific publishers”


A citation analysis of top research papers of…

A citation analysis of top research papers of computer science :

“The study intends to evaluate the top papers of Computer Science as reflected in Science Direct. Moreover, it aims to find out authorship pattern, ranking of authors, ranking of country productivity, ranking of journals, and highly cited papers of Computer Science. The citations data have been collected from the quarterly list of hottest 25 research articles in the subject field of Computer Science from Science Direct database. In the present study, 20 issues of the alert service beginning from January/March 2005 to October/December 2010 containing a total number of 495 articles in Computer Science have been taken up for analysis. The study reveals that out of 495 top papers; three-authored articles are little ahead than two authored articles followed by four-authored articles and the country productivity of USA is at the top followed by UK, Taiwan, Chaina, and Canada. Moreover, it finds that European Journal of Operational Research occupies the top position followed by Computers in Human Behavior, and Pattern Recognition.”


Citing patterns in Open Access journals: a study of D-Lib Magazine

The purpose of this study was to investigate the pattern of citing references of research articles published in D-Lib Magazine during 2002 to 2008. A total of 4775 citations were collected from 295 articles published during 2002 to 2008. Articles classified as editorial materials, power point slides, book reviews, columns, reports and news items were not considered for the analysis.

References of each article were collected and Microsoft Office Excel 2007 was used for analyses. The various analyses focus on year-wise distribution of articles and cited references, types of documents cited, country and language of cited documents, file format and domain of cited references, etc. The study shows the changing trends of research in the field of library & information science in the field of digital libraries particularly with the introduction of Internet and World Wide Web.

This change can be seen in digital library research as researchers have been used digital and web resources to conduct their research.


Improving The Future of Research Communications and e-Scholarship

The dissemination of knowledge derived from research and scholarship has a fundamental impact on the ways in which society develops and progresses, and at the same time it feeds back to improve subsequent research and scholarship.

Here, as in so many other areas of human activity, the internet is changing the way things work; two decades of emergent and increasingly pervasive information technology have demonstrated the potential for far more effective scholarly communication. But the use of this technology remains limited.

Force11 is a community of scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers and research funders that has arisen organically to help facilitate the change toward improved knowledge creation and sharing.

This document highlights the findings of the Force11 workshop on the Future of Research Communication held at Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany, in August 2011: it summarizes a number of key problems facing scholarly publishing today, and presents a vision that addresses these problems, proposing concrete steps that key stakeholders can take to improve the state of scholarly publishing.


L’évaluation des publications scientifiques du facteur d’impact à…

L’évaluation des publications scientifiques : du facteur d’impact à l’indice de notoriété :

“Les différentes modalités d’évaluation, “classiques” et en émergence, des publications scientifiques: les modalités traditionnelles de l’évaluation des revues : “facteur d’impact” du JCR, associé à l’évaluation individuelle du SCI (Science Citation Index)… ; mécanismes, acteurs, importance, enjeux… de l’évaluation standard de la littérature scientifique. les nouvelles modalités d’évaluation de l’impact des revues et publications : par les moteurs de recherche (Google Scholar), sur les entrepôts en Open Access (CiteBase et autres statistiques sur les archives ouvertes, revues en ligne…), les enquêtes et autres recensements disciplinaires (CNRS, Faculty of 1000) etc. ; les figures, les modalités, les enjeux, mais aussi les problèmes posés par ces nouvelles formes d’évaluation et par la généralisation de “l’indice de notoriété” comme critère dominant de l’évaluation.”


Impact of Open Access on stem cell research: An author co-citation analysis

We explore the impact of Open Access (OA) on stem cell research through a comparison of research reported in OA and in non-OA publications. Using an author co-citation analysis method, we find that (a) OA and non-OA publications cover similar major research areas in the stem cell field, but (b) a more diverse range of basic and medical research is reported in OA publications, while (c) biomedical technology areas appear biased towards non-OA publications.

It appears that OA helps maintain diversity of research in this highly interdisciplinary field, and hence contributes to a healthy balance of scientific advancement.