Impact

Google Scholar releases its Scholar Metrics 2019

Google Scholar released its journal ranking, the Scholar Metrics 2019. The new ranking can be found here. It includes journals that follow Google’s inclusion guidelines and some conferences in Engineering & Computer Science. Journals that published very few articles in 2014-2018 or that received no citations over these years are excluded from the ranking. Google […]

Updated list of highly cited open-access journals

Yesterday the National Contact Point Open Access OA2020-DE (Germany) published an updated list of of frequently cited open-access journals. The list comprises 800 Open Access journals; it is based on data from the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) that is enriched with SNIP-Scores (Source Normalized Impact per Paper). SNIP relies on citation information from […]

ReseachGate is granted a patent for (semantic) citation analysis

The Library Journal two days ago informed about an interesting patent granted to the Social Network ResearchGate: „ResearchGate Granted U.S. Patent 10,282,424: ‚Linking Documents Using Citations‘„. The abstract describes the patent as follows… „Aspects of the present disclosure relate to linking documents using citations. A server accesses a stored document in a data repository. The […]

Use and Usefulness of bibliometric and scientometric Data for Knowledge Management

On 11.05.2019 I will give a visiting lecture at the department of Information Science of the Fachhochschule Graubünden (University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons/ Switzerland) on the use and usefulness of bibliometric and scientometric data for knowledge management. The focus is not only on classical citation data, but also on altmetrics and data from […]

Software Citations on Zenodo

As Lars Holm Nielsen reported a few days ago, the Open Access server Zenodo now provides impact information in the form of software citations. This new feature is an outcome of the Asclepias project, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and involving the American Astronomical Society, NASA ADS bibliographic index and the Zenodo repository. […]

What is Open Access about? Debates at the heart of the Open Access movement

Yesterday, the National Contact Point Open Access (Germany) sent a mail to several mailing lists in which it pointed to a list of highly cited Open Access journals. According to the mail, this list could be helpful in motivating scientists to publish in Open Access journals [translated by the author of this posting]: „From now […]

Zwangsehen und Bastarde. Wohin steuert Big Data die Wissenschaft?

Publiziert als / zitieren als: Herb, U. (2018). Zwangsehen und Bastarde. Information – Wissenschaft & Praxis, 69(2-3), S. 81-88. DOI:10.1515/iwp-2018-0021 Zusammenfassung Taucht das Wort „Wissenschaft“ im Zusammenhang mit Big Data auf, denkt man zumeist an Wissenschaftler, die durch findige Analysen treffsichere Prognosen über zukünftige Entwicklungen, Ereignisse und Handlungen fällen – oder aber mit chirurgischer Präzision […]

Viele Daten, hohe Hürden: Eine Bilanz aus dem Projekt Open-Access-Statistik

Im Bibliotheksdienst ist heute ein Artikel zu einem bereits  seit längerem beendeten Projekt erschienen: Open Access Statistik. Er geht zurück auf einen Beitrag zum Workshop „Fachportale, Fachinformationsdienste, Wissenschaftsnetzwerke“ am Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung (ITAS) in Karlsruhe. Besonders bemühte ich mich um eine Einordnung der – verglichen mit internationalen Diensten, wie ResearchGate, Academia oder Mendeley – strengen […]

Altmetric.com tracks discussions about books listed in Amazon

The Altmetrics service Altmetric.com announced yesterday that it tracks now discussions about books listed on Amazon in social media and other not primarily scientific publications. According to altmetric.com’s posting this new data source produces „huge volumes of attention data – in just a few days Altmetric has found over 145,000 new mentions of 3,000 Amazon-listed […]

Indexierungsfehler im Social Science Citation Index, ein Interview mit Terje Tüür-Fröhlich

Bereits vor circa einem halben Jahr wies ich in diesem Blog auf Terje Tüür-Fröhlichs Dissertation über Indexierungsfehler in Zitationsdatenbanken im Allgemeinen und dem Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) im Speziellen hin. In telepolis erschien nun ein Interview mit der Autorin, das einen Einblick in ihre Dissertation The Non-trivial Effects of Trivial Errors in Scientific Communication […]

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