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How good is research really?

Lutz Bornmann, Werner Marx
2012 EMBO Reports  
How good is research really?  ...  S o how does it work in practice?  ... 
doi:10.1038/embor.2013.9 pmid:23399654 pmcid:PMC3589094 fatcat:wajnmogisvhctavb7ts7ozcjca

Library and Information Science Literature in India: A Bibliometric Analysis

Sambhu Nath Halder
2016 Zenodo  
The areas of the Bibliometrics review are contributions of current research, use of citations, length of articles, use of illustrations, authorship patterns, geographical and chronological distribution  ...  A structured schedule had been prepared to record data through content analysis of the articles published during the years 2010-2014.  ...  Indeed, citation analysis is a really significant field of library and infornmation science.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5515416 fatcat:ebzvfknacrahvjiph3ppjdv2yu

A Bibliometric Analysis of Observatory Publications 2015-2019

Dennis R. Crabtree
2021 Zenodo  
A poster presented at the LISAIX conference. The poster uses bibliometrics to explore the performance of a selection of astronomical observatories  ...  The productivity numbers are normalized to a "per telescope" basis, e.g., the VLT raw number is divieded by four as the "VLT" is really four telescopes.  ...  Figure 5 shows the percentage of high-impact papers in a telescope's bibliography, A high-impact paper is defined as one in the 90 th percentile of the impact distribution.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4885167 fatcat:vrmjwdqdsjfi3oebv2wz3ymfh4

Patent bibliometrics

F. Narin
1994 Scientometrics  
of the scientific literature, particularly the skewness of the distributions of publications and citations, reference time distributions, and various anomalies in the citation patterns from one country  ...  There are remarkable similarities between literature bibliometrics and patent bibliometrics, and they are both applicable to the same wide ranges of problems.  ...  So this is really an indicator of the local nature of science, and the dependence of one persons' work on his own and his close colleagues earlier work.  ... 
doi:10.1007/bf02017219 fatcat:fuxmkpojgnbfhjstp5egvib5cm

Seven Myths in Bibliometrics About facts and fiction in quantitative science studies

Wolfgang Glänzel
2008 Collnet Journal of Scientometrics and Information Management  
Although, there is always a grain of truth in bibliometrics myths too, the generality of their statements is disproved on the bases of methodological studies and by referring to typical counterexamples  ...  These latter two views completely reflect what citations really express. With the wide distribution, which bibliometrics experienced during the last decade, the situation turned even worse.  ...  Scientists even feel sometimes victims to the evaluations which are usually performed by bibliometric semi-professionals.  ... 
doi:10.1080/09737766.2008.10700836 fatcat:z64ztprzgzelvmznxi5myhkeeu

How can bibliometric and altmetric suppliers improve? Messages from the end-user community

Elizabeth Gadd, Ian Rowlands
2018 Insights: The UKSG Journal  
This article reports on a 2018 survey of bibliometric and altmetric practitioners -'Three things you want your metrics supplier to know' -that was undertaken to better understand the practitioners' usage  ...  Based on these findings, and expanding on the four themes, the article makes a number of practical recommendations to metrics suppliers for ways in which their services could better serve the need of the  ...  This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licence, which permits unrestricted use and distribution provided the original author and source are credited  ... 
doi:10.1629/uksg.437 fatcat:m7wfkfqa7fa5tbbikac4qw25em

Page 30 of SRELS Journal of Information Management Vol. 27, Issue 4 [page]

1990 SRELS Journal of Information Management  
.: A bibliometric distribution which really works., Journal of the American Society for Information Science. 36: 314- 321; 1985.  ...  .: A second note on ageing in a library circulation mode: the correlation structure., Journal of Documentation. 42: 114-128; 1986.  ... 

On house renovation and coauthoring (with a little excursus on the Holy Grail of bibliometrics) [article]

Roberto Piazza
2013 arXiv   pre-print
More than a paper, this is just a little divertissement about coauthoring, the Hirsch h-index, and bibliometric evaluation in general.  ...  I hope the same will happen to my readers, even it they will likely be much less than 25, which is the audience one of the greatest Italian writers (whom, is left to the reader to single out) addresses  ...  The main body of fig. 3 shows that the frequency distribution of the h-index for those authors considered in Fig. 2 , which has an average valueh ≃ 27 and a relative standard deviation σ h /h ≃ 0.63  ... 
arXiv:1307.5647v1 fatcat:le344wbuffeetasbxtifp2cdju

Page 12 of Library & Information Science Abstracts Vol. , Issue 4 [page]

1993 Library & Information Science Abstracts  
Describes the way in which a computerized interloans system could work in 1999 from the point of view of an interloans librarian.  ...  (GLC) 9302231 Yes, the GIGP really does work - and is workable! Q. L. Burrell and M. R. Fenton. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 44 (2) Mar 93, p.61-9. tables.refs.  ... 

Creativity in Science and the Link to Cited References: Is the Creative Potential of Papers Reflected in their Cited References? [article]

Iman Tahamtan, Lutz Bornmann
2018 arXiv   pre-print
Several authors have proposed that a large number of unusual combinations of cited references in a paper point to its high creative potential (or novelty).  ...  We asked them where the ideas for the papers came from and which role the cited publications played.  ...  ., Schubert, A., Characteristic Scores and Scales in assessing citation impact. Journal of Information Science, 14 (2), 1988, 123-127.  ... 
arXiv:1806.00224v2 fatcat:rsc7lhe3hfaexhotpumdn4lsoi

Bibliometric indicators: the origin of their log-normal distribution and why they are not a reliable proxy for an individual scholar's talent

Giancarlo Ruocco, Cinzia Daraio, Viola Folli, Marco Leonetti
2017 Palgrave Communications  
A tricky issue seems to emerge, that is: what then do bibliometric indicators really measure? This issue calls for deeper investigations into the meaning of bibliometric indicators.  ...  A Log-Normal distribution function is the normal distribution for the logarithm of the variable. In linear scale it is a highly skewed distribution with a long tail in the high productivity side.  ...  A tricky issue seems to emerge from this interpretation of our model that is: what do bibliometric indicators really measure?  ... 
doi:10.1057/palcomms.2017.64 fatcat:i267obl5vbccvbfmfyrzktwymu

Scientific Publishing: 3. Citation Analysis & Performance Metrics

Manolis Antonoyiannakis
2022 Zenodo  
Syndrome and the "scourge of bibliometrics" Citation databases Altmetrics Metrics of highlighted papers (Editors' Choice, etc.)  ...  Repeat after me: "Large journals cannot have high Impact Factors" Citation distributions: basic facts & properties Citation performance: groups (journals, universities, etc.) vs. individuals The High-Impact-Factor  ...  a lot of papers and applying for a lot of grants and so on and so forth, I do not think I could have done the work I did in the early years at Sussex, including the work on superfluid Helium-3, which  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5860783 fatcat:pmfkdw3xprcw5bjozheb4qhnam

Do they agree? Bibliometric evaluation versus informed peer review in the Italian research assessment exercise

Alberto Baccini, Giuseppe De Nicolao
2016 Scientometrics  
The evidence of a poor agreement supports the conclusion that IR and bibliometrics do not produce similar results, and that the adoption of both methods in the Italian research assessment possibly introduced  ...  The only notable exception, confirmed also by a statistical meta-analysis, was a moderate agreement for economics and statistics (Area 13) and its sub-fields.  ...  report of the experiment for economics and statistics, was published also as a working paper which appeared in a nearly identical form in five different working paper series (Bertocchi et al. 2013e,  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11192-016-1929-y fatcat:24umlwdqizcx5ixrvcsszejb5a

ISKO 10's Bookshelf: An Editorial

Richard P. Smiraglia
2008 Knowledge organization  
So, while there is great breadth in the citations, and while there is a decidedly humanistic bent, the date distribution suggests heavy reliance on recent work-a hallmark of the sciences.  ...  Most Cited Journals Our authors cited a remarkable 129. Table 3 shows the very high end of the distribution.  ...  Author Co-citation Analysis Using the 41 most-cited authors yielded a fairly flat distribution, by which I mean that there was actually little co-citation-many cells were empty.  ... 
doi:10.5771/0943-7444-2008-4-187 fatcat:xh2ntxs7lneydp7hzsutvuf7be

A bibliometric study of taxonomic botany

Christopher Walton, Anne Morris
2013 Journal of Documentation  
Design/methodology/approach -454 citations were collected at random from 47 botanical monographs published in 2009; a Bradford distribution of cited journals was produced; agedistributions of citations  ...  Originality/value -The bibliometrics of taxonomic botany have previously been little studied; likewise citations from monographs. Some of the bibliometric methods of J. M.  ...  A. Griffin, Ms. A. Marshall and Mr. S. Piper of the Library of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and also Mrs. A.  ... 
doi:10.1108/jd-09-2012-0121 fatcat:nwpzraerfrhihjkjojolxoo5cq
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