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Learning confusion
The February issue of "Educational Leadership", the journal of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) features a discussion on how we learn to read. The interesting component of this discussion...[more]
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Posted on Monday 12 March 2007 - 20:06:33

Citation statistics
I just came across a post from Coturnix in which he refers to a nice little piece of software which uses Google Scholar to calculate some citation statistics. I went and downloaded Publish or Perish right away and tried ...[more]
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Posted on Thursday 04 October 2007 - 17:21:13

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

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

Citations: up or down, which is it now?
Blogging on Peer-Reviewed ResearchThere has been a lot of discussion about a recent Science paper on the effect of online access to scientific publications. In the abstract, the author claims that with time, fewer and fewer articles and journals are cite...[more]
citation metrics   citations   bibliometry   
Posted on Friday 29 August 2008 - 10:20:22

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

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

Frontiers, F1000, PLoS One, Mendeley et al., brace yourselves
Almost right on my cue, Judson Dunham of Elsevier reveals the results of a recent survey into how researchers want to search for information and data. Here are what I thought were the two most interesting paragraphs:...[more]
mendeley   article level metrics   citations   statistics   F1000   post-publication   networks   peers   experts   
Posted on Friday 01 October 2010 - 11:47:21

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