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We examine a recent Nature study that reveals how many papers end up without a single citation.
A recent blog and editorial by Professor Jens Nielsen (Editor-in-Chief of FEMS Yeast Research) discuss several pressing issues in scientific publishing, including predatory journals, the usefulness of journal impact factors … Continue Reading A guide to developments in scientific publishing
Despite many journals now requiring an author contributions statement, the relative involvement of each co-author in a publication is not quantifiable. Researchers calling for a quantitative approach have proposed a … Continue Reading Quantifying author contribution in scientific publications
Researchers are increasingly expected to demonstrate the “scholarly impact” of their work, for career progression or for approval by funding bodies. As such, they may refer to Altmetric scores … Continue Reading Keep an open mind when assessing online research metrics
Is self-citation getting out of control and do we need to keep a closer eye on it? A recent article suggests that it might be time for the creation of … Continue Reading Do we need to keep an eye on self-citation?
Ben McLeish of Altmetric explains how this data science company is dedicated to tracking and analyzing the online activity around scholarly research outputs, and how you can use their tools … Continue Reading [VIDEO] Altmetric data, services, and platform: An overview
José Luis Ortega, a web researcher from the Cybermetrics Lab at the Spanish National Research Council, recently investigated whether author participation on Twitter influences the volume of tweets about, and … Continue Reading To tweet or not to tweet? Does author Twitter presence influence article citation?
Over two days last month (17-18 January, 2017), around 250 delegates and exhibitors attended the 2017 European meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) in London. The … Continue Reading Meeting report: Summary of Day 2 of the 2017 European #ISMPP Meeting
Earlier this month, the publisher Elsevier launched a new journal metric, the CiteScore index, to assess the quality of academic journals. CiteScore is essentially the average citations per document that … Continue Reading CiteScore: A new rival for the Journal Impact Factor
Many researchers now use social media, particularly Twitter, to promote their publications and to keep up to date with the latest developments. This has fuelled interest in alternatives to citation … Continue Reading Twitter activity predicts citation rates
Since 2013, PLOS One, the first of the open access mega-journals, has published roughly 30,000 articles per year. However, in September its monthly publication tally was overtaken for the first … Continue Reading Scientific Reports overtakes PLOS One as largest academic journal
As open access (OA) articles are freely available, the potential readership and impact is much greater than for articles where access to the full-text is limited to subscribers only. But … Continue Reading Does the ‘Open Access Citation Advantage’ exist?
Journal impact factors (JIFs) are a topic often found at the centre of debate within the scientific community. Designed as a measure of the quality of a journal as a … Continue Reading Is the tide turning against journal impact factors?
This is the question that has been asked by a group of scientists from the eScience Institute at the University of Washington, led by Bill Howe. The group set out … Continue Reading Are papers with figures more widely read, and therefore more influential?