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Measuring Your Impact - how it will be calculated? Some basic help with Impact Factor, Citation Analysis and other Metrics...

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Bibliometrics is statistical analysis of written publications, such as books or articles. Bibliometrics methods are frequently used in the field of library and information science, including Scientometrics. For instance, bibliometrics are used to provide quantitative analysis of academic literature or for evaluating budgetary spending.

OVERVIEW: The term Bibliométrie was first used by Paul Otlet in 1934 and defined as "the measurement of all aspects related to the publication and reading of books and documents" The English version of this term bibliometrics was first used by Alan Pritchard in a paper published in 1969, titled Statistical Bibliography or Bibliometrics? He defined the term as "the application of mathematics and statistical methods to books and other media of communication". Bibliometrics also has a wide range of other applications, such as in descriptive linguistics, the development of thesauri, and evaluation of reader usage.

Citation analysis is a commonly used bibliometric method which is based on constructing the citation graph, a network or graph representation of the citations between documents. Many research fields use bibliometric methods to explore the impact of their field, the impact of a set of researchers, the impact of a particular paper, or to identify particularly impactful papers within a specific field of research.

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OVERVIEW: Citation analysis has a long history, the Science Citation Index began publication in 1961 and Derek J. de Solla Price discussed the citation graph describing the network of citations in his 1965 article "Networks of Scientific Papers". However, this was done initially manually until large scale electronic databases and associated computer algorithms were able to cope with the vast numbers of documents in most bibliometric collections. The first such algorithm for automated citation extraction and indexing was by CiteSeer.


Citing & Ranking

Journal and Proceedings ranking is widely used in academic circles in the evaluation of an academic journal's and Conference Proceedings impact and quality. Journal and Proceedings rankings are intended to reflect the place of a journal within its field, the relative difficulty of being published in that journal/proceedings, and the prestige associated with it. They have been introduced as official research evaluation tools in several countries. Consequently, several Journal and Proceedings-level metrics have been proposed, most citation-based:

  • - Impact factor – Reflecting the average number of citations to articles published in science and social science journals and proceedings.
  • - Eigenfactor– A rating of the total importance of a scientific journals and proceedings according to the number of incoming citations;
  • - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)– A measure of scientific influence of scholarly journals and proceedings that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journals and proceedings and the importance or prestige of the journals and proceedings where such citations come from;
  • - h-index– The h-index (Hirsch index) is defined as the maximum value of h such that the given author/journal and proceedings has published h papers that have each been cited at least h times;
  • - Publication power approach (PPA)– The ranking position of each journal is based on the actual publishing behavior of leading tenured academics over an extended time period;
  • - Altmetrics– Rate journals and proceedings based on scholarly references added to academic social media sites. .
  • - diamScore– A measure of scientific influence of academic journals and proceedings based on recursive citation weighting and the pairwise comparisons between journals and proceedings.
  • - Expert survey– A score reflecting the overall quality or contribution of a proceeding or journal is based on the results of the survey of active field researchers, practitioners and students (i.e., actual journal contributors or readers), who rank each journal/proceedings based on specific criteria;
  • - h5-index– This metric, calculated and released by Google Scholar, is based on the h-index of all articles published in a given journal/proceedings in the last five years.


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METRICS from Web of Science:

Clarivate Analytics citation results (2014 - 2016)

Total publications: 2189
Conference Proceedings H-index=5
Average citation per item (Impact factor):0.13
Sum of times cites: 577


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