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Measuring the lack of impact of journal papers

I’ve been involved in a depressing discussion on the Astronomers facebook page, part of which was about the widespread use of Journal Impact factors by appointments panels, grant agencies, promotion committees, and so on. 509 more words

Open Access

Exploring the knowledge management literature

Lutz Bornmann recently promoted a relatively new piece of software through the SIGMETRICS mailing list (https://www.asis.org/SIG/met.html) that can be used to analyze cited references exported from  499 more words


DLIS, University of Kerala to organize ‘National Seminar on Librametrics to Almetrics’ on 26-27 Feb., 2016 in Thiruvananthapuram

The Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kerala is organizing a two day National Seminar on ‘Librametrics to Altmetrics’ (NSLA 2016) on 26-27 February 2016. 567 more words


12 reasons scholars might cite: citation motivations

I’m sure I read something similar about this once,  and then couldn’t find it again lately… so here is my quick list of reasons why researchers might cite. 116 more words


The Metric Tide: Are you using bibliometrics responsibly?

Recent years have seen an increase in the use of metrics for research assessment.  Whether using citation data to support REF scores, calculating an h-index to compare researchers or research groups, or choosing a journal according to its… 368 more words


Introducing Scopus

Thanks to those who attended the Research Bites session Introducing Scopus’ last week. Unfortunately the session was not recorded on this occasion. The following features were demonstrated following the introductory slides. 124 more words

Research Bites

Discovering "Long-Fuse" Papers - Physics Results

I ended the previous blog with a list of “long-fuse” astronomy papers and I realized that, since I have similar results for physics papers too, why not show them here as well? 644 more words

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