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Revista de Ciencias Forenses de Honduras     Open Access  
Revista de Ciencias Jurídicas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Ciências Jurídicas     Open Access  
Revista de Derecho     Open Access  
Revista de Derecho     Open Access  
Revista de Derecho     Open Access  
Revista de Derecho     Open Access  
Revista de Derecho (Concepción)     Open Access  
Revista de Derecho (Coquimbo)     Open Access  
Revista de Derecho Comunitario Europeo     Open Access  
Revista de Derecho de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso     Open Access  
Revista de Derecho de la Seguridad Social, Laborum     Open Access  
Revista de Derecho de la Unión Europea     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Revista de Derecho de la Universidad Nacional del Altiplano de Puno     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Derecho Fiscal     Open Access  
Revista de Derecho Privado     Open Access  
Revista de Derecho Privado     Open Access  
Revista de Derecho Público     Open Access  
Revista de Direito     Open Access  
Revista de Direito Agrário e Agroambiental     Open Access  
Revista de Direito Ambiental e Socioambientalismo     Open Access  
Revista de Direito Brasileira     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Direito da Administração Pública     Open Access  
Revista de Direito da Faculdade Guanambi     Open Access  
Revista de Direito Sanitário     Open Access  
Revista de Direito Sociais e Políticas Públicas     Open Access  
Revista de Educación y Derecho     Open Access  
Revista de Estudios de la Justicia     Open Access  
Revista de Estudios Historico-Juridicos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Estudios Jurídicos y Criminológicos     Open Access  
Revista de Estudos Empíricos em Direito     Open Access  
Revista de Estudos Institucionais     Open Access  
Revista de Historia del Derecho     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de la Facultad de Derecho     Open Access  
Revista de la Facultad de Derecho (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba)     Open Access  
Revista de la Facultad de Derecho : Universidad de la República     Open Access  
Revista de la Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Políticas     Open Access  
Revista de la Maestría en Derecho Procesal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de la Secretaría del Tribunal Permanente de Revisión     Open Access  
Revista de Llengua i Dret     Open Access  
Revista de Movimentos Sociais e Conflitos     Open Access  
Revista de Processo, Jurisdição e Efetividade da Justiça     Open Access  
Revista de Sociologia, Antropologia e Cultura Jurídica     Open Access  
Revista Derecho del Estado     Open Access  
Revista Digital de Derecho Administrativo     Open Access  
Revista Direito e Práxis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Direito GV     Open Access  
Revista Direitos, Trabalho e Política Social     Open Access  
Revista do Curso de Direito     Open Access  
Revista do Curso de Direito do Centro Universitário Brazcubas     Open Access  
Revista dos Estudantes de Direito da UnB     Open Access  
Revista Electrónica Cordobesa de Derecho Internacional Público : RECorDIP     Open Access  
Revista Eletrônica de Direito Processual     Open Access  
Revista Eletrônica do Curso de Direito - PUC Minas Serro     Open Access  
Revista Española de Medicina Legal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Revista Estudios Jurídicos     Open Access  
Revista Estudios Socio-Jurídicos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Eurolatinoamericana de Derecho Administrativo     Open Access  
Revista Facultad de Jurisprudencia     Open Access  
Revista Historia y Justicia     Open Access  
Revista Icade. Revista de las Facultades de Derecho y Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales     Full-text available via subscription  
Revista Interdisciplinar de Direito     Open Access  
Revista Internacional CONSINTER de Direito     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista Internacional de Derecho del Turismo     Open Access  
Revista Internacional de Doctrina y Jurisprudencia     Open Access  
Revista IUS     Open Access  
Revista Jurídica     Open Access  
Revista Jurídica : Investigación en Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Jurídica Crítica y Derecho     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Jurídica da UFERSA     Open Access  
Revista Jurídica de Asturias     Open Access  
Revista Jurídica de la Universidad de León     Open Access  
Revista Jurídica IUS Doctrina     Open Access  
Revista Jurídica Portucalense/Portucalense Law Journal     Open Access  
Revista Jurídica Universidad Autónoma de Madrid     Open Access  
Revista Latinoamericana de Derecho Social     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista Latinoamericana de Derechos Humanos     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista Opinión Jurídica     Open Access  
Revista Pedagogía Universitaria y Didáctica del Derecho     Open Access  
Revista Persona y Derecho     Full-text available via subscription  
Revista Processus de Estudos de Gestão, Jurí­dicos e Financeiros     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista Quaestio Iuris     Open Access  
Revue du Droit des Religions     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revue générale de droit     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Revue internationale de droit pénal     Full-text available via subscription  
Revue pro právo a technologie     Open Access  
Riau Law Journal     Open Access  
Roger Williams University Law Review i     Open Access  
RUDN Journal of Law     Open Access  
Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Center Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Russian Politics & Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Santa Clara Law Review     Open Access  
Santé mentale et Droit     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
SASI     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Science & Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 312)
ScienceRise : Juridical Science     Open Access  
Scientiam Juris     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Scientometrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
SCRIPTed - A Journal of Law, Technology & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Seattle Journal for Social Justice     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Seattle University Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Seqüência : Estudos Jurídicos e Políticos     Open Access  
Seton Hall Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Seton Hall Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Sexual Offending : Theory, Research, and Prevention     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Singapore Academy of Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Singapore Journal of Legal Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Social & Legal Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Società e diritti     Open Access  
Sociologia del diritto     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Sociological Jurisprudence Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
South African Crime Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
South African Journal of Bioethics and Law     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
South East European University Review (SEEU Review)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Southern Illinois University Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Spanish Journal of Legal Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science & Law     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
St. John's Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Stanford Law & Policy Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Stanford Law Review     Free   (Followers: 40)
Stanford Technology Law Review     Free   (Followers: 3)
Statute Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Statutes and Decisions : Laws USSR     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Strategic Direction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Studenckie Zeszyty Naukowe     Open Access  
Studia Canonica     Full-text available via subscription  
Studia Iuridica Lublinensia     Open Access  
Studia Iuridica Toruniensia     Open Access  
Studia z Prawa Wyznaniowego     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Studies in Social Justice     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Suffolk University Law Review     Free  
Suhuf     Open Access  
Supremasi Hukum : Jurnal Penelitian Hukum     Open Access  
Supreme Court Review, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Sustainable Development Law & Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Swiss Political Science Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Sydney Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Syiar Hukum     Open Access  
Tanjungpura Law Journal     Open Access  
Te Mata Koi : Auckland University Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Teisė : Law     Open Access  
Temas Socio-Jurídicos     Open Access  
Texas Journal of Women and the Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Texas Law Review     Free   (Followers: 10)
The American Lawyer     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
The Journal of Legislative Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
The Jurist : Studies in Church Law and Ministry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
The Modern American     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
THEMIS - Revista de Derecho     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Theoretical Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Theory and Practice of Legislation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Tidsskrift for erstatningsrett, forsikringsrett og trygderett     Full-text available via subscription  
Tidsskrift for Rettsvitenskap     Full-text available via subscription  
Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis / Revue d'Histoire du Droit / The Legal History Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Tilburg Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Toruńskie Studia Polsko-Włoskie     Open Access  
Touro Law Review     Open Access  
Transnational Environmental Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Transnational Legal Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Transport Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Transportation Planning and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Trusts & Trustees     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Tulane Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Tulsa Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
UCLA Entertainment Law Review     Open Access  
UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
UCLA Law Review     Free   (Followers: 8)
UCLA Women's Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Udayana Journal of Law and Culture     Open Access  
UIR Law Review     Open Access  
Universitas : Revista de Filosofía, Derecho y Política     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
University of Baltimore Journal of Land and Development     Open Access  
University of Baltimore Law Forum     Open Access  
University of Baltimore Law Review     Open Access  
University of Chicago Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
University of Chicago Law School Record     Open Access  
University of Cincinnati Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
University of Kansas Law Review     Open Access  
University of Massachusetts Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
University of Miami Business Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
University of Miami Inter-American Law Review     Open Access  
University of Miami Law Review     Free   (Followers: 3)
University of Miami National Security & Armed Conflict Law Review     Open Access  
University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
University of New Brunswick Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
University of New South Wales Law Journal, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
University of Pittsburgh Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
University of Queensland Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
University of St. Thomas Law Journal     Open Access  
University of Toronto Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
University of Vienna Law Review     Open Access  
UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Unnes Law Journal     Open Access  
USFQ Law Review     Open Access  
Utrecht Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Uyuşmazlık Mahkemesi Dergisi     Open Access  
Valparaiso University Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Vanderbilt Law Review     Free   (Followers: 5)
Varia Justicia     Open Access  

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  • Application of k-means clustering algorithm to improve effectiveness of
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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.
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  • The geographic proximity effect on domestic cross-sector vis-à-vis
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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.
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  • Sources of convergence and divergence in university research quality:
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           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
       
  • Gender disparities in Russian academia: a bibliometric analysis

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      Abstract: Abstract The problem of gender disparities in various areas of society has long been well known and identified in most countries. Russian academia is no exception. This paper describes the representation of Russian men and women authors in terms of research production. The analysis is based on 121,953 papers with at least one Russian author, covered by Web of Science (WoS) and published between 2017 and 2019. The results demonstrate that there are still evident signs of gender disparities. Women remain underrepresented in their overall presence and performance almost in all disciplines and generally in academia. In all research fields, women’s mean number of publications is lower than analogous indicators for men. Although some areas have relative gender parity and even more women authors, the gap between both genders remains stable for most disciplines. As a result, despite some improvements in women’s research performance, Russian academia is the case, demonstrating that without a gender policy in both Russian political and science systems, it is complicated to eliminate gender inequality.
      PubDate: 2022-05-03
       
  • Suggestions to the article: demonstrating the ascendancy of COVID-19
           research using acronyms

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      Abstract: Abstract The article published on 16 May 2021 is interesting and impressive, particularly on the Figure displaying several acronyms in trend. Although the most popular eight acronyms in 2019 and 2020 are individually highlighted and labeled, how to determine the points in 2019 and 2020 is required for classifications. The analysis for the evolution of keywords is common and necessary in the bibliographic study. None of the studies addressed the determination of the bursting point for a given keyword over the years. We aim to illustrate the way to determine the inflection point on a given ogive curve and apply the temporal bar graph (TBG) to interpret the trend of a specific keyword (or acronym). The prediction model is based on item response theory, commonly used in educational and psychometric fields. The eight acronyms presented in the previous study were demonstrated using the TBG. We found that the TBG includes more valuable information than the traditional trend charts. The inflection point denoted the topic burst indicates the turning point suddenly from increasing to decreasing. The TBG combined with the inflection point to represent the trend of a given keyword can make the data in trend easier and clearer to understand than any graph used in ever before bibliometric analyses.
      PubDate: 2022-05-01
       
 
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