Archive for the 'Scholarly Metrics' Category

Small Journals Benefit More from Highly-Cited Paper: "Impact Factor Volatility to a Single Paper: A Comprehensive Analysis"

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Scholarly Metrics on February 27th, 2020

https://arxiv.org/abs/1911.02533

"Article Processing Charges: Mirroring the Citation Impact or Legacy of the Subscription-Based Model?"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Scholarly Metrics on February 25th, 2020

https://doi.org/10.1162/qss_a_00015

OA Monograph Metrics: "UNT Developing First Cyber Knowledge Bank for Open Access Books with $1.2m Grant"

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Metrics on February 7th, 2020

https://news.unt.edu/news-releases/unt-developing-first-cyber-knowledge-bank-open-access-books-12m-grant

New Ranking System from Center for Open Science: "Measuring Research Transparency "

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Scholarly Metrics on February 3rd, 2020

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2020/01/31/new-system-will-measure-journals-research-transparency

"The Stability of Twitter Metrics: A Study on Unavailable Twitter Mentions of Scientific Publications"

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Metrics, Social Media on January 23rd, 2020

https://arxiv.org/abs/2001.07491

"A Study of the Impact of Data Sharing on Article Citations Using Journal Policies as a Natural Experiment"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Scholarly Metrics on December 20th, 2019

https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0225883

Canadian Association of Research Libraries: Institutional Repository Statistics: Reliable, Consistent Approaches for Canada

Posted in Digital Repositories, Institutional Repositories, Open Access, Scholarly Metrics, Self-Archiving on December 18th, 2019

http://www.carl-abrc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/orwg_report1_irstats_en.pdf

"Meta-Research: Releasing a Preprint Is Associated with More Attention and Citations for the Peer-Reviewed Article"

Posted in E-Prints, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Scholarly Metrics, Self-Archiving on December 13th, 2019

https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.52646

"A Discussion of Value Metrics for Data Repositories in Earth and Environmental Sciences"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Repositories, Scholarly Metrics on December 11th, 2019

http://doi.org/10.5334/dsj-2019-058

"The Open-Factor: Toward Impact-Aligned Measures of Open-Access eBook Usage"

Posted in E-Books, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Metrics on December 10th, 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.3998/3336451.0022.104

"Do Articles in Open Access Journals Have More Frequent Altmetric Activity Than Articles in Subscription-Based Journals? an Investigation of the Research Output of Finnish Universities"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Scholarly Metrics on November 21st, 2019

https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-019-03301-x

Paywall Article: "Do Altmetrics Correlate with Citations? a Study Based on the 1,000 Most-Cited Articles"

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Metrics on November 19th, 2019

https://doi.org/10.1108/IDD-07-2019-0050

"Can the Impact of Grey Literature Be Assessed? an Investigation of UK Government Publications Cited by Articles and Books"

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Metrics on November 18th, 2019

http://hdl.handle.net/2436/622832

Paywall Chapter: "Web Citation Indicators for Wider Impact Assessment of Articles"

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Scholarly Metrics on November 6th, 2019

https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-02511-3_31

"Practice Meets Principle: Tracking Software and Data Citations to Zenodo DOIs"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Scholarly Metrics on November 5th, 2019

Stephanie van de Sandt et al. have self-archived "Practice Meets Principle: Tracking Software and Data Citations to Zenodo DOIs."

Here's an excerpt:

Data and software citations are crucial for the transparency of research results and for the transmission of credit. But they are hard to track, because of the absence of a common citation standard. As a consequence, the FORCE11 recently proposed data and software citation principles as guidance for authors. Zenodo is recognized for the implementation of DOIs for software on a large scale. The minting of complementary DOIs for the version and concept allows measuring the impact of dynamic software. This article investigates characteristics of 5,456 citations to Zenodo data and software that were captured by the Asclepias Broker in January 2019. We analyzed the current state of data and software citation practices and the quality of software citation recommendations with regard to the impact of recent standardization efforts. Our findings prove that current citation practices and recommendations do not match proposed citation standards. We consequently suggest practical first steps towards the implementation of the software citation principles.

Research Data Curation Bibliography, Version 10 | Digital Curation and Digital Preservation Works | Open Access Works | Digital Scholarship | Digital Scholarship Sitemap

"From Academia to Software Development: Publication Citations in Source Code Comments"

Posted in Scholarly Metrics on October 18th, 2019

https://arxiv.org/abs/1910.06932

Paywall Article: "Effects of Journal Choice on the Visibility of Scientific Publications: A Comparison Between Subscription-Based and Full Open Access Models"

Posted in Open Access, Scholarly Journals, Scholarly Metrics on October 16th, 2019

https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-019-03265-y

Paywall Article: "The Open Access Citation Premium May Depend on the Openness and Inclusiveness of the Indexing Database, but the Relationship Is Controversial Because It Is Ambiguous Where the Open Access Boundary Lies"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Scholarly Metrics on October 16th, 2019

https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-019-03221-w

Paywall Article: "Do We Need a Book Citation Index for Research Evaluation?"

Posted in Scholarly Books, Scholarly Metrics on October 11th, 2019

https://doi.org/10.1093/reseval/rvz024

"Female Citation Impact Superiority 1996-2018 in Six out of Seven English-Speaking Nations"

Posted in Scholarly Communication, Scholarly Journals, Scholarly Metrics on October 4th, 2019

https://arxiv.org/abs/1904.12919

"The Presence and Issues of Altmetrics and Citation Data from Crossref for Working Papers with Different Identifiers from Econstor and RePEc in the Discipline of Economic and Business Studies"

Posted in E-Prints, Open Access, Scholarly Metrics, Self-Archiving on October 4th, 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3402099

"Institutional Repositories and the Item and Research Data Metrics Landscape"

Posted in Digital Repositories, Institutional Repositories, Open Access, Scholarly Metrics, Self-Archiving on October 2nd, 2019

Paul Needham and Jo Lambert have published "Institutional Repositories and the Item and Research Data Metrics Landscape" in Insights.

Here's an excerpt:

The success of COUNTER in supporting adoption of a standard to measure e-resource usage over the past 15 years is apparent within the scholarly communications community. The prevalence of global OA policies and mandates, and the role of institutional repositories within this context, prompts demand for more granular metrics. It also raises the profile of data sharing of item-level usage and research data metrics. The need for reliable and authoritative measures is paramount. This burgeoning interest is complemented by a number of initiatives to explore the measurement and tracking of usage of a broad range of objects outside traditional publisher platforms. Drawing on examples such as OpenAIRE, IRUS-UK, Crossref's Distributed Usage Logging and Event Data service and COAR Next Generation Repositories, this article provides a brief introduction and overview of developments in this area.

Research Data Curation Bibliography, Version 10 | Digital Curation and Digital Preservation Works | Open Access Works | Digital Scholarship | Digital Scholarship Sitemap

"Citation Counts and Journal Impact Factors Do Not Capture Research Quality in the Behavioral and Brain Sciences"

Posted in Scholarly Journals, Scholarly Metrics on September 24th, 2019

Michael Dougherty and Zachary Horne have self-archived "Citation Counts and Journal Impact Factors Do Not Capture Research Quality in the Behavioral and Brain Sciences."

Here's an excerpt:

Citation data and journal impact factors are important components of faculty dossiers and figure prominently in both promotion decisions and assessments of a researcher's broader societal impact. Although these metrics play a large role in high-stakes decisions, the evidence is mixed regarding whether they are valid proxies for research quality. We use data from three large scale studies to assess the degree to which citation counts and impact factors predict four indicators of research quality: (1) the number of statistical reporting errors in a paper, (2) the evidential value of the reported data, (3) the expected replicability of reported research findings in peer reviewed journals, and (4) the actual replicability of a given experimental result. Both citation counts and impact factors were weak and inconsistent predictors of research quality and sometimes negatively related to quality. Our findings impugn the validity of citation data and impact factors as indices of research quality and call into question their usefulness in evaluating scientists and their research. In light of these results, we argue that research evaluation should instead focus on the process of how research is conducted and incentivize behaviors that support open, transparent, and reproducible research.

Research Data Curation Bibliography, Version 10 | Digital Curation and Digital Preservation Works | Open Access Works | Digital Scholarship | Digital Scholarship Sitemap

"The Allure of the Journal Impact Factor Holds Firm, Despite Its Flaws"

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Scholarly Metrics on August 30th, 2019

https://www.natureindex.com/news-blog/allure-journal-impact-factor-holds-firm-despite-flaws

"Citation Advantage for Open Access Articles in European Radiology"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Scholarly Metrics on August 28th, 2019

Rayan H. M. Alkhawtani et al. have published "Citation Advantage for Open Access Articles in European Radiology" in .

Here's an excerpt:

The results of our study show that open access articles in European Radiology are significantly and independently more frequently cited than subscription access articles. This can be explained by the facts that open access by definition does not require a journal subscription or payment of a fee to read the article, open access offers potentially faster and easier article access even to subscribers because there is no need to login, and open access articles are also published in PubMed Central, which improves article visibility. Altogether, this may increase the number of article reads and subsequent citations.

Research Data Curation Bibliography, Version 10 | Digital Curation and Digital Preservation Works | Open Access Works | Digital Scholarship | Digital Scholarship Sitemap


DigitalKoans

DigitalKoans

Digital Scholarship

Copyright © 2005-2020 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license.