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[23 Dec 12: 13:20]
Inbox zero! I don't even remember the last time I could say that!

[06 Aug 12: 14:21]
Phew! Done with nine 20min oral exams, three more to go. To be continued tomorrow...

[14 Oct 11: 11:45]
Just received an email from a computer science student - with an AOL email address?

[03 Jul 11: 22:26]
Google citation alerts suck: I just found out by accident I rolled over h-index of 13 and 500 citations

[21 May 11: 18:14]
6.15pm: Does god have Alzheimer? No #rapture in Europe...

[01 May 11: 11:31]
w00t! Just been invited to present at OKCon 2011! #OKCon2011


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A special issue on bibliometrics
Now here's a must-read for anyone interested in entering a science career. The journal "Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics" has just published a special issue called "The use and...[more]
bibliometrics   science publishing   citations   citation metrics   impact factor   citation statistics   
Posted on Tuesday 03 June 2008 - 17:29:09

Impact factor receives yet another blow
2008 is only about half way over and it's already been a devastating year for monopolist Thomson Scientific, formerly Institute for Scientific Information, ISI. First, the company's ...[more]
bibliometrics   science publishing   citations   citation metrics   impact factor   citation statistics   
Posted on Thursday 26 June 2008 - 11:02:00

Post-publication paper assessment
There has been an interesting discussion going on at the message board for editors of PLoS One. I've posted a comment to this discussion I thought may be interesting to others as well. Here it is (slightly edited):

I may ...[more]
bibliometrics   science publishing   citations   citation metrics   impact factor   citation statistics   
Posted on Monday 21 July 2008 - 17:55:28

In which potatoes in France are like high-ranking journals in science
ResearchBlogging.orgThere are about 1.5 million scholarly articles published in all the sciences, spread over about 24,000 journals. Even if there were a single database or entry-point providing access to all the literature, nobody would be...[more]
journal rank   bibliometrics   citation statistics   impact factor   
Posted on Monday 26 April 2010 - 09:35:53

Do you really want to publish in a high-retraction journal?

With more than 24,000 scholarly journals in which some piece of relevant research may be published, a ranking scheme seems like a boon: one only needs to read articles from a small, high-ranking subset of journals and sa...[more]
citations   bibliometrics   impact factor   retractions   
Posted on Friday 09 December 2011 - 11:55:12

Australian research council phases out impact factors
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is Australia's premiere funding agency for medical research and is no longer using Thomson Reuter's Impact Factors to evaluate individual grant applications or res...[more]
Thomson Reuters   impact factor   bibliometrics   citation statistics   citation metrics   journal ranking   
Posted on Tuesday 06 April 2010 - 12:48:11

Why Thomson's Bibliographic Impact Factor (BIF) is dead
Despite the recent downpour of evidence against the use of Thomson's BIF, I still get comments from people such as "However, IFs are still the most used way of evaluating a researcher's career and value. Even if we find ...[more]
Thomson Scientific   impact factor   citation statistics   bibliometrics   citation metrics   journal ranking   
Posted on Wednesday 23 July 2008 - 15:08:54

Retractions correlate better with 'Impact Factor' than citations
Thomson Reuters' Impact Factor (IF) is supposed to provide a measure for how often the average publication in a scientific journal is cited and thus a quantitative basis for ranking journals. However, there are (at least...[more]
citations   impact factor   retractions   bibliometrics   misconduct   fraud   
Posted on Thursday 18 August 2011 - 09:59:22

Science without journals: More evidence that journal rank is a poor predictor of citations

ResearchBlogging.orgIn response to my last post, Dwight Kravitz from the NIH alerted me to his paper on a similar topic: Toward a new model of scientific publishing: discussion and a proposal. His paper contains some very interesting data,...[more]
publishing   journal rank   citations   bibliometrics   journals   
Posted on Wednesday 14 December 2011 - 11:37:48

Why is the Impact Factor still around?
Much has been written about the Impact Factor, a bibliographic measure originally developed in the 1960s by Eugene Garfield as a tool to rank scholarly journals according to their mean citation rate and now published eve...[more]
impact factor   citation statistics   citation metrics   journal ranking   bibliometrics   
Posted on Friday 20 February 2009 - 15:38:36

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