Scientific Publishing: 3. Citation Analysis & Performance Metrics

Manolis Antonoyiannakis
2022 Zenodo  
This is the third of a five-lecture Seminar on Scientific Publishing, presented by Manolis Antonoyiannakis at Columbia University (sponsored by IGERT Quantum Optics) in 2016-2017. The seminar aims to train and inform graduate students and junior researchers on matters pertaining to scientific publishing. Its five themes are: (1) writing a paper, (2) peer review, (3) citation analysis & performance metrics, (4) publication ethics, and (5) topics from the history & sociology of science
more » ... Lecture 3: Citation analysis & performance metrics Basic metrics: Journal Impact Factor, Median Citation Index, Eigenfactor, h-index, h5 index, Immediacy Index, 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 Syndrome and the "scourge of bibliometrics" Citation databases Altmetrics Metrics of highlighted papers (Editors' Choice, etc.) Sleeping beauties: What are they? How rarely do they occur?
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5860783 fatcat:pmfkdw3xprcw5bjozheb4qhnam