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#PerDebate     Open Access  
Actas Urológicas Españolas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Journalism and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
African Journalism Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
American Journalism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Âncora : Revista Latino-Americana de Jornalismo     Open Access  
Annales françaises d'Oto-rhino-laryngologie et de Pathologie Cervico-faciale     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Apparence(s)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Archivos de Medicina Veterinaria     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arethusa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Asian Journal of Animal Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Information Management     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Asian Journal of Marketing     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Astérion     Open Access  
Atención Primaria     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Australasian Marketing Journal (AMJ)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
BMS: Bulletin of Sociological Methodology/Bulletin de Méthodologie Sociologique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Brazilian Journalism Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
British Journal of General Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39)
Brookings Papers on Economic Activity     Open Access   (Followers: 68)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Bulletin of the Comediantes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Cahiers de la Méditerranée     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CIC. Cuadernos de Informacion y Comunicacion     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Communication & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Communication and Media in Asia Pacific (CMAP)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Communication Cultures in Africa     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Communication Papers : Media Literacy & Gender Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Comunicação Pública     Open Access  
Comunicación y Ciudadanía     Open Access  
Connections : A Journal of Language, Media and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cuadernos.info     Open Access  
De Arte     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Développement durable et territoires     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Digital Journalism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Documentación de las Ciencias de la Información     Open Access  
E-rea     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
El Argonauta español     Open Access  
Espaço e Tempo Midiáticos     Open Access  
Estudios sobre el Mensaje Periodístico     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études caribéennes     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Science Editing     Open Access  
Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
General Relativity and Gravitation     Hybrid Journal  
Géocarrefour     Open Access  
Grey Room     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
GRUR International     Full-text available via subscription  
Hipertext.net : Anuario Académico sobre Documentación Digital y Comunicación Interactiva     Open Access  
Improntas     Open Access  
In die Skriflig / In Luce Verbi     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Index on Censorship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Information Today     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34)
InMedia     Open Access  
International Journal of Bibliometrics in Business and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Entertainment Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Investment Analysts Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
IRIS - Revista de Informação, Memória e Tecnologia     Open Access  
Journal of European Periodical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Healthcare Risk Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Illustration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Information Privacy and Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of International and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Islamic Law and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Jewish Identities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Late Antiquity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Latin American Geography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of LGBT Youth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Literacy Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Media Ethics : Exploring Questions of Media Morality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of the Early Republic     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal of the Short Story in English     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Thyroid Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Transatlantic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of World History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
Journalism & Mass Communication Educator     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journalism & Communication Monographs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journalism History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journalism Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journalistica - Tidsskrift for forskning i journalistik     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Komunika     Open Access  
L'Espace Politique     Open Access  
L'Homme     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
La corónica : A Journal of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
La Presse Médicale     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Language     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Latin American Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Latin American Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Law, State and Telecommunications Review     Open Access  
Les Cahiers d'Outre-Mer     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Media & Jornalismo     Open Access  
Memory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Museum International Edition Francaise     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Natural Language Semantics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Newspaper Research Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Nordic Journal of Media Management     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Norsk medietidsskrift     Open Access  
OJS på dansk     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Papers of The Bibliographical Society of Canada     Open Access  
Periodica Mathematica Hungarica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Physics of the Solid State     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Pollack Periodica     Full-text available via subscription  
Pozo de Letras     Open Access  
Prometheus : Critical Studies in Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Publishers Weekly     Free   (Followers: 2)
Religion, State and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Research Integrity and Peer Review     Open Access  
Revista Observatório     Open Access  
Revue archéologique de l'Est     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Revue archéologique du Centre de la France     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revue d’économie industrielle     Open Access  
Revue européenne des migrations internationales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
RUDN Journal of Studies in Literature and Journalism     Open Access  
Scientometrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Sensorium Journal     Open Access  
Signo y Pensamiento     Open Access  
Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Stellenbosch Theological Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Studia Socialia Cracoviensia     Open Access  
Syntax     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Sztuka Edycji     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
TD : The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa     Open Access  
Time     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Tracés     Open Access  
Transport Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Trípodos     Open Access  
Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe     Open Access  
Tydskrif vir Letterkunde     Open Access  
Ufahamu : A Journal of African Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Variants : Journal of the European Society for Textual Scholarship     Open Access  
Verbum et Ecclesia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
World Futures: Journal of General Evolution     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)

           

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Scientometrics
Journal Prestige (SJR): 1.125
Citation Impact (citeScore): 3
Number of Followers: 42  
 
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ISSN (Print) 0138-9130 - ISSN (Online) 1588-2861
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  • The three cultures in American science: publication productivity in
           physics, history and economics

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      Abstract: Abstract In 1959 Lord Charles Percy Snow delivered a scathing critique of the bifurcation of scientists into two cultures: The humanists and the natural scientists. Five decades later, Jerome Kagan retorted that the university has actually evolved into three cultures—adding the social sciences as a distinct discipline with its own language, aims, and commitments. In the present study we evaluate one dimension of the ‘three cultures hypothesis,’ by addressing productivity patterns in physics (the natural sciences), history (the humanities) and economics (the social sciences). To do this, we analyze a unique dataset of faculty productivity in 279 American Ph.D. granting universities, utilizing 15 years of data from 6064 physicists, 5508 historians, and 4960 economists. The results support this major facet of the 'three cultures hypothesis’ by showing that productivity norms are truly different across the disciplines. Physicists publish enormous quantities of papers but very few books. Historians, in contrast, gravitate towards book publishing but author few papers. Productivity norms in economics take a middle ground between physics and history. We found those three disciplinary norms to be invariant across individuals and institutes. As academic administrators worldwide embrace ‘new management’ practices, these findings—speaking for the existence of profound disciplinary differences in productivity—are vital for a sober discussion of the future of universities.
      PubDate: 2022-05-26
       
  • When a journal is both at the ‘top’ and the ‘bottom’: the
           illogicality of conflating citation-based metrics with quality

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      Abstract: Abstract The ‘quality’, ‘prestige’, and ‘impact’ of a scholarly journal is largely determined by the number of citations its articles receive. Publication and citation metrics play an increasingly central (but contested) role in academia, often influencing who gets hired, who gets promoted, and who gets funded. These metrics are also of interest to institutions, as they may impact government funding, and their position in influential university rankings. Within this context, researchers around the world are experiencing pressure to publish in the ‘top’ journals. But what if a journal is considered a ‘top’ journal, and a ‘bottom’ journal at the same time' We recently came across such a case, and wondered if it was just an anomaly, or if it was more common than we might assume. This short communication reports the findings of our investigation into the nature and extent of this phenomenon in Scimago Journal Country and Rank (SJR) and Journal Citation Reports (JCR), both of which produce influential citation-based metrics. In analyzing around 25,000 journals and 12,000 journals respectively, we found that they are commonly placed into multiple subject categories. If citation-based metrics are an indication of broader concepts of research/er quality, which is so often implied or inferred, then we would expect that journals would be ranked similarly across these categories. However, our findings show that it is not uncommon for journals to attract citations to differing degrees depending on their category, resulting in journals that may at the same time be perceived as both ‘high’ and ‘low’ quality. This study is further evidence of the illogicality of conflating citation-based metrics with journal, research, and researcher quality, a continuing and ubiquitous practice that impacts thousands of researchers.
      PubDate: 2022-05-25
       
  • Recognition and longevity: an examination of award timing and lifespan in
           Nobel laureates

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      Abstract: Abstract Using data for 387 Nobel Prize winners in physics, chemistry, or physiology/medicine from 1901 to 2000, this study focuses on the relation between the timing of prestigious awards and human longevity. In particular, it uses a linear regression model to examine how a winner’s longevity is affected by (1) the age at which the prestigious award is won, (2) the total number of prestigious awards collected, and (3) the delay between the Nobel Prize work and recognition. To alleviate estimation issues stemming from survival selection, we conduct our analyses using subsamples of surviving individuals and controlling for age-specific life expectancy. Our results suggest that receiving the Nobel Prize at a younger age is related to a longer expected lifespan (e.g., obtaining the Nobel Prize 10 years earlier is associated with an additional 1 year of lifespan compared to the average population life expectancy). The results also point to a strong negative association between the age of receiving major scientific awards and relative life expectancy, which further indicates the benefit of early recognition. Yet, we did not find evidence suggesting that the number of prestigious awards received at an earlier age correlated with longevity. Nor are we able to observe that the duration between Nobel Prize work and the award reception (waiting time for the Nobel Prize recognition) is associated with changes in longevity.
      PubDate: 2022-05-21
       
  • The high scholarly value of grey literature before and during Covid-19

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      Abstract: Abstract New academic knowledge in journal articles is partly built on peer reviewed research already published in journals or books. Academics can also draw from non-academic sources, such as the websites of organisations that publish credible information. This article investigates trends in the academic citing of this type of grey literature for 17 health, media, statistics, and large international organisations, with a focus on Covid-19. The results show substantial and steadily increasing numbers of citations to all 17 sites, with larger increases from 2019 to 2020. In 2020, Covid-19 citations to these websites were particularly common for news organisations, the WHO, and the UK Office for National Statistics, apparently for up-to-date information in the rapidly changing circumstances of the pandemic. Except for the UN, the most cited URLs of each organisation were not traditional report-like grey literature but were other types, such as news stories, data, statistics, and general guidance. The Covid-19 citations to most of these websites originated primarily from medical research, commonly for coronavirus data and statistics. Other fields extensively cited some of the non-health websites, as illustrated by social science (including psychology) studies often citing UNESCO. The results confirm that grey literature from major websites has become even more important within academia during the pandemic, providing up-to-date information from credible sources despite a lack of academic peer review. Researchers, reviewers, and editors should accept that it is reasonable to cite this information, when relevant, and evaluators should value academic work that supports these non-academic outputs.
      PubDate: 2022-05-21
       
  • Measuring publication diversity among the most productive scholars: how
           research trajectories differ in communication, psychology, and political
           science

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      Abstract: Abstract Examining research patterns across scientific fields constitutes a growing research enterprise to understand how global knowledge production unfolds. However, scattered empirical evidence has casted light on how the publication diversity of the most productive scholars differ across disciplines, considering their gender and geographical representation. This study focuses on the most prolific scholars across three fields (Communication, Political Science, and Psychology), and examine all journals where they have published. Results revealed the most common journals in which prolific scholars have appeared and showed that Communication scholars are more prone to publish in Political Science and Psychology journals than vice-versa, while psychologists’ largely neglect them both. Our findings also demonstrate that males and US scholars are over-represented across fields, and that neither the field, gender, geographic location, or the interaction between gender and geographic location has a significant influence over publication diversity. The study suggests that prolific scholars are not only productive, but also highly diverse in the selection of the journals they publish, which directly speaks to both the heterogeneity of their research contributions and target readers.
      PubDate: 2022-05-21
       
  • Co-citation Percentile Rank and JYUcite: a new network-standardized
           output-level citation influence metric and its implementation using
           Dimensions API

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      Abstract: Judging value of scholarly outputs quantitatively remains a difficult but unavoidable challenge. Most of the proposed solutions suffer from three fundamental shortcomings: they involve (i) the concept of journal, in one way or another, (ii) calculating arithmetic averages from extremely skewed distributions, and (iii) binning data by calendar year. Here, we introduce a new metric Co-citation Percentile Rank (CPR), that relates the current citation rate of the target output taken at resolution of days since first citable, to the distribution of current citation rates of outputs in its co-citation set, as its percentile rank in that set. We explore some of its properties with an example dataset of all scholarly outputs from University of Jyväskylä spanning multiple years and disciplines. We also demonstrate how CPR can be efficiently implemented with Dimensions database API, and provide a publicly available web resource JYUcite, allowing anyone to retrieve CPR value for any output that has a
      DOI and is indexed in the Dimensions database. Finally, we discuss how CPR remedies failures of the Relative Citation Ratio (RCR), and remaining issues in situations where CPR too could potentially lead to biased judgement of value.
      PubDate: 2022-05-21
       
  • Top Indian scientists as public communicators: a survey of their
           perceptions, attitudes and communication behaviors

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      Abstract: Abstract Research on science communication, especially from scientists’ point of view, is rare in the Indian context. This first of its kind study in India explores the perceptions and attitudes toward science communication of senior and experienced Indian scientists (N = 259). Based on a cross-sectional survey of scientists who are elected fellows of three Indian national science academies, it provides a snapshot of what Indian scientists think about their involvement, performance, and experience in public engagement activities and the perceived impact of their involvement in such activities. It also provides a diagnosis about the use of different ways of public communication by Indian scientists. The results show that almost all the respondents have participated in some science communication activity during their careers, and the majority of their affiliated institutions organized such activities. A vast majority of the respondents had a positive experience in public engagement and expressed willingness to engage in the future as well. More than three-quarters of the respondents personally enjoyed taking part in science communication while feeling that they were confident and well-equipped to communicate their research. The results from this survey are discussed with possible implications for future policies on science communication by scientists and devising appropriate inventions for enhancing their engagement.
      PubDate: 2022-05-21
       
  • Exploring the characteristics of special issues: distribution, topicality,
           and citation impact

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      Abstract: Abstract Special issues are a unique mode of scholarly communication designed to highlight essential or emerging research themes through high-quality manuscripts. Special issues are increasingly becoming a fixture across a wide range of disciplines. Yet whether publishing special issues is necessarily a beneficial practice remains controversial. In this paper, we explore whether the actual effect of special issues meets the academic community’s expectations, which is to enhance citation impact and highlight important research topics. Our sample, which comprises all special issue articles in all disciplines published between 2008 and 2017, reveals that there has been a proliferation of special issues across countries, institutions, and journals, with some differences among the disciplines. Opportunities to appear in special issues are more given to countries/institutions that achieved the highest overall research output. The effectiveness of special issues in promoting academic development varies across disciplines and even across journals. Honing in on library and information science as a case area to explore citation impacts and the topic distribution of special issues, we find that many special issues present high-impact manuscripts, especially those of the less prominent journals. However, the issue of publishing low impact manuscripts through special issues also exists in many fields. Special issues are also more likely to publish interdisciplinary or cross-disciplinary articles and rarely discussed research themes compared to regular issues. Further, such topics are seldom explored on a large scale in the normal editions of the journal. To ensure the quality of the manuscripts, we recommend optimizing the procedures for selecting special issue topics and reviewing submissions.
      PubDate: 2022-05-21
       
  • Measuring the disparity among scientific disciplines using Library of
           Congress Subject Headings

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      Abstract: Abstract Examining the relationships among scientific disciplines is important today, but existing methods are limited by the contents and structure of their bibliographic databases. We therefore demonstrate a novel approach that measures disparity by examining the organization of published scientific books and monographs into Library of Congress Subject Headings. After outlining the method and analyses conducted, we compare our results with those produced by prior works, note potential implications of the demonstrated method for use by bibliometric practitioners, and suggest directions for further research.
      PubDate: 2022-05-21
       
  • Research networks and the initial placement of PhD holders in academia:
           evidence from social science fields

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      Abstract: Abstract Based on the data of 1882 Chinese doctoral students in social science fields, this study examined the initial placement of PhD holders in the academic labor market. Findings indicate the research network of doctorate holders is significantly related to their academic career identity attainment. There was an inverted U-shape curve between the research network scale and the probability of pursuing an academic career. Those occupying more structural hole locations were more likely to choose an academic career. However, neither the scale nor location of the research network could guarantee a faculty position in a prestigious university or department. No significant correlation was found between the research network and academic career status attainment.
      PubDate: 2022-05-21
       
  • Smart bibliometrics: an integrated method of science mapping and
           bibliometric analysis

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      Abstract: Abstract Bibliometric techniques and science mapping are widely employed in the research environment to provide an overview of the state-of-the-art of scientific knowledge on a given topic. These techniques are essential to assist the researcher's work by guiding the compilation of the bibliography to support the theory discussion. To this objective, the Smart Bibliometrics was developed to facilitate bibliometric analysis and selection of theoretical references, embodied by a system that brings intelligence, dynamism, and agility to the scientific writing process. The innovation of this methodology is the fusion of two relevant criteria applied during the bibliometric analysis process: the application of a representative metric of classification of scientific papers and dynamic visuals strategically developed. The methodology differs for providing the user with dynamic navigation and interaction experience with the data collected, innovating the approach to reaching insights within the universe of discussions of the scientific community. In addition, as an innovation factor, the method is presented in a scalable Business Intelligence (BI) system that features blunt visuals, extensive analysis repertoire, intuitive navigation, and automated updating. The development was carried out in a cutting-edge technological platform to attend information and sharing intents by employing cloud computing resources, another feature that enables interaction among researcher groups also from different institutions. Additionally, it is not necessary to install any software. The output will be available for consultation, at any time and place, just by using one device with an internet connection.
      PubDate: 2022-05-21
       
  • Application of k-means clustering algorithm to improve effectiveness of
           the results recommended by journal recommender system

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      Abstract: This study investigates to evaluate feasibility of k-means clustering algorithm in order to improve effectiveness of the results recommended by RICEST Journal Finder System. More than 15,000 papers published in filed of engineering journals during 2013–2017 were collected from their websites. Their titles, abstracts and keywords were extracted, normalized and processed in order to form the test body. According to the number of papers collected, using Cochran's formula, 400 papers completely relevant to the subject of each journal were randomly and proportionally selected and entered the system as queries in order to receive the journals recommended by the system before and after k-means clustering algorithm and the results were recorded. Finally, effectiveness of the system results was determined at each stage by leave-one-out cross validation method based on precision at K top ranked results. Also, opinions of subject reviewers on relevance of the target journal were investigated through a questionnaire. Results showed that before data clustering, only 40% of target journal was recommended at the first 3 ranks. But after k-means clustering algorithm, in more than 80% of searches, the target journal was retrieved at the first 3 ranks. Also, effectiveness of the recommendations, according to 210 subject reviewers, after k-means clustering algorithm, showed that more than 80% of the recommended journals are completely relevant to the given paper. According to the study results, data clustering can significantly increase effectiveness of the results recommended by journal recommender systems.
      PubDate: 2022-05-21
       
  • The geographic proximity effect on domestic cross-sector vis-à-vis
           intra-sector research collaborations

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      Abstract: Abstract Geographic proximity is acknowledged to be a key factor in research collaborations. Specifically, it can work as a possible substitute for institutional proximity. The present study investigates the relevance of the “proximity” effect for different types of national research collaborations. We apply a bibliometric approach based on the Italian 2010–2017 scientific production indexed in the Web of Science. On such dataset, we apply statistical tools for analyzing if and to what extent geographical distance between co-authors in the byline of a publication varies across collaboration types, scientific disciplines, and along time. Results can inform policies aimed at effectively stimulating cross-sector collaborations, and also bear direct practical implications for research performance assessments.
      PubDate: 2022-05-21
       
  • Sources of convergence and divergence in university research quality:
           evidence from the performance-based research funding system in New Zealand
           

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      Abstract: Abstract The introduction of performance-based research funding systems (PBRFS) in many countries has generated new information on their impacts. Recent research has considered whether such systems generate convergence or divergence of research quality across universities and academic disciplines. However, little attention has been given to the processes determining research quality changes. This paper utilises anonymised longitudinal researcher data over 15 years of the New Zealand PBRFS to evaluate whether research quality changes are characterised by convergence or divergence, and the processes determining those dynamics. A unique feature is the use of longitudinal data to decompose changes in researcher quality into contributions arising from the entry, exit and quality transformations of retained researchers, and their impacts on convergence or divergence of research quality across universities and disciplines. The paper also identifies how researcher dynamics vary systematically between universities and disciplines, providing new insights into the effects of these systems.
      PubDate: 2022-05-16
       
  • Reviewer recommendation method for scientific research proposals: a case
           for NSFC

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      Abstract: Abstract Peer review is one of the important procedures to determine which research proposals are to be funded and to evaluate the quality of scientific research. How to find suitable reviewers for scientific research proposals is an important task for funding agencies. Traditional methods for reviewer recommendation focus on the relevance of the proposal and knowledge of candidate reviewers by mainly matching the keywords or disciplines. However, the sparsity of keyword space and the broadness of disciplines lead to inaccurate reviewer recommendations. To overcome these limitations, this paper introduces a reviewer recommendation method (RRM) for scientific research proposals. This research applies word embedding to construct vector representation for terms, which provides a semantic and syntactic measurement. Further, we develop representation models for reviewers’ knowledge and proposals, and recommend reviewers by matching two representation models incorporating ranking fusions. The proposed method is implemented and tested by recommending reviewers for scientific research proposals of the National Natural Science Foundation of China. This research invites reviewers to provide feedback, which works as the benchmark for evaluation. We construct three evaluation metrics, Precision, Strict-precision, and Recall. The results show that the proposed reviewer recommendation method highly improves the accuracy. Research results can provide feasible options for the decision-making of the committee, and improve the efficiency of funding agencies.
      PubDate: 2022-05-14
       
  • Reframing evidence in evidence-based policy making and role of
           bibliometrics: toward transdisciplinary scientometric research

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      Abstract: Abstract Bibliometric and scientometric analyses are widely in university headquarters, across multiple disciplines, in companies, and governments. Therefore, we need further research and expertise on how this analysis can be used in practice. In this study, we focus on the role of bibliometric analysis in evidence-based policymaking (EBPM). We divide the type of analysis into descriptive, predictive, and explorative analyses, and their different roles in EBPM processes. To discuss the role of scientometrics in EBPM, we illustrate a case of hydrogen energy technologies. We derive four propositions based on arguments on evidence and prerequisites for the analysis, that are necessary for: (1) strict distinction between policy evidence and policy reason, (2) application of relevant type of analysis to each unit process of policymaking, (3) multi-layered expertise including data and algorithms, domain knowledge, and understanding of policy context and social issues, and (4) a knowledge system to archive data, algorithms, and results. This paper contributes broadly to transdisciplinary bibliometric research, and specifically to scientometric research and science-based policymaking.
      PubDate: 2022-05-14
       
  • On the possibilities of presenting the research performance of an
           institute over a long period of time: the case of the Institute of
           Information Science at the University of Graz in Austria

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      Abstract: Abstract In this paper, we demonstrate how the research performance of a university institute (department) over a long period of time can be presented and evaluated. Using the example of an information science institute at a German-speaking university, namely the (former) Institute of Information Science at the University of Graz in Austria, we present the research performance of this institute over the entire duration of its existence (33 years) in different ways. In order to be able to contextualize its performance, we compare it with that of some related institutions from all over the world. Due to the high effort involved in collecting data and the lack of data availability, the comparison must be limited to a period of a few years and—with regard to the institutions from non-German-speaking countries—to the Web of Science as data source. In this international comparison, the institute in the focus of the study shows relatively poor results. As can be seen, the choice of the data source has a major influence on the evaluation results. Especially for institutes from non-English-speaking countries with publications in their respective national languages, an exclusive use of international databases, such as Web of Science or Scopus, cannot fully consider the whole research performance. The use of personal publication lists or local research databases seems almost indispensable in these cases. A major novelty of this article is the handling of a very long evaluation period and the discussion of different ways of subdividing it. With regard to the presentation of the results, in the case of a long observation period, not only should annual and overall results be presented, but also multi-year comparisons be performed. In this way, year-by-year fluctuations can be smoothed out, and longer-term developments can be well represented.
      PubDate: 2022-05-14
       
  • The impact of qualitative methods on article citation: an international
           business research perspective

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      Abstract: Abstract Qualitative methods have traditionally been underused in international business, and their research potential in this area has not been widely investigated. The main objective of the present study is to determine whether the use of qualitative methods by authors is a predictor of the impact their articles have in terms of the citations received. The analysis is based on empirically-based articles published in the Journal of International Business between 2000 and 2020. A total of 925 articles were examined. A quantitative regression technique was used to test the model. The results indicated that articles in the field of international business tended to be cited more if they employed qualitative methods. This suggests an avenue by which international business researchers can increase the impact of their work. This study also demonstrates the relevance of the qualitative approach in international business and reveals the close relationship between citation rates and research methods. Also, is important to use titles that draw people´s attention and, in some cases, reduce the number of pages of their publications.
      PubDate: 2022-05-14
       
  • A refinement strategy for identification of scientific software from
           bioinformatics publications

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      Abstract: Abstract In the field of bioinformatics, a large number of classical software becomes a necessary research tool. To measure the influence of scientific software as one kind of important intellectual products, a few strategies have been proposed to identify the software names from full texts of papers to collect the usage data of packages in bioinformatics research. However, the performance of these strategies is limited because of the highly imbalance of data in the full texts. This study proposes EnsembleSVMs-CRF, a two-step refinement strategy based on ensemble learning that gradually increases the sentences that contain software mentions to improve the performance of named entity recognition. The experiment on the bioinformatics corpus shows that the performance of EnsembleSVMs-CRF, in terms of the local F1 (78.81%) and the global F1-A (73.49%), is superior to the rule-based bootstrapping method and direct CRF. Application of this strategy to the articles published between 2013 and 2017 in 27 bioinformatics journals extracted 8,239 unique packages. The most popular 50 packages thus identified demonstrate that most of them are professional software which generally requires inter-discipline knowledge, rather than programming skill. Meanwhile, we found that researchers in bioinformatics tend to use free scientific software, and the application of general software is increasing compared with professional software.
      PubDate: 2022-05-03
       
  • Evidence-based recommendations for increasing the citation frequency of
           original articles

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      Abstract: Publications and citations are important for career advancement of researchers. Our main aim was to derive recommendations that might increase the citation frequency of authors’ work. We examined title and article characteristics of original research articles published in the major medical journals BMJ, JAMA, Lancet, NEJM and PLOS Med (PLOS) between 2011 and 2020, using PubMed and Web of Science. To analyze citation frequencies, we estimated quasi Poisson regression models. The NEJM had by far the shortest titles (9.7 ± 1.8 words). Titles in the other journals were at least 8 words longer on average. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were rarely identifiable by its title in the NEJM (5.3% by title, 63.3% by title plus abstract). BMJ, Lancet and PLOS articles had more frequently active verbs than JAMA and NEJM articles. The citation frequency was higher when articles were open access and when more authors and corporate authors were involved (all p < 0.001), and it was lower when a geography was mentioned (p < 0.001). Titles differed substantially in their characteristics between major medical journals. The NEJM often chose titles for RCTs not following the CONSORT 2010 statement. Several modifiable title and article characteristics were associated with the citation frequency of articles, such as open access of an article. We recommend authors to choose the title carefully to obtain the maximum range for their work.
      PubDate: 2022-05-03
       
 
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