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Ranking and mapping of universities and research-focused institutions worldwide based on highly-cited papers: a visualisation of results from multi-level models

Ranking and mapping of universities and research-focused institutions worldwide based on highly-cited papers: a visualisation of results from multi-level models | SCImago on Papers | Scoop.it

Purpose - The web application presented in this paper allows for an analysis to reveal centres of excellence in different fields worldwide using publication and citation data. Only specific aspects of institutional performance are taken into account and other aspects such as teaching performance or societal impact of research are not considered.

Design/methodology/approach - Based on data gathered from Scopus, field-specific excellence can be identified in institutions where highly-cited papers have been frequently published.

Findings - The web application (http://www.excellencemapping.net) combines both a list of institutions ordered by different indicator values and a map with circles visualising indicator values for geocoded institutions.

Originality/value - Compared to the mapping and ranking approaches introduced hitherto, our underlying statistics (multi-level models) are analytically oriented by allowing 1) the estimation of values for the number of excellent papers for an institution which are statistically more appropriate than the observed values; 2) the calculation of confidence intervals as measures of accuracy for the institutional citation impact; 3) the comparison of a single institution with an "average" institution in a subject area, and 4) the direct comparison of at least two institutions.

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Lutz Bornmann, Moritz Stefaner, Félix Moya Angón & Rüdiger Mutz

ONLINE INFORMATION REVIEW 38(1), 2013

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Publishing Trends in Library and Information Sciences Across European Countries and Institutions

Publishing Trends in Library and Information Sciences Across European Countries and Institutions | SCImago on Papers | Scoop.it
Ten bibliometric indicators were used to assess European publishing intensity in journals listed in Scopus under the subject category “Library and Information Science” between 2003 and 2012. The findings were analyzed for the 20 countries and 25 research institutions with the greatest output in that period. The indicators calculated included normalized impact, number and proportion of highly cited papers and the distribution of papers by the quartiles defined in the Scimago Journal Rank (SJR). SJR is a measure of the scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from. With SJR, the subject field, quality and reputation of the journal have a direct effect on the value of a citation. The analysis covered 11,931 Western and 939 Eastern European papers published in 149 journals. The highest output growth rates were found for Spain, Poland, Portugal, Italy, Greece and Austria. The highest impact ratings were attained by European institutions whose members are prolific authors of papers on informetrics. On the whole, the articles were written primarily in English, Spanish, German or French, while the publications most widely cited appeared in English language journals. This study presents bibliometric data that shed light on the status of Library and Information Science research in Europe today, in the framework of the European Higher Education Area.
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Olmeda-Gómez, C., de Moya-Anegón, F.
JOURNAL OF ACADEMIC LIBRARIANSHIP 42(1):27-37, 2016.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2015.10.005
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Relación y correspondencia entre diversos indicadores de repercusión en una muestra de artículos de excelencia

Relación y correspondencia entre diversos indicadores de repercusión en una muestra de artículos de excelencia | SCImago on Papers | Scoop.it
El objetivo ha sido comparar el factor de impacto a 2 años con autocitas (FI2aCA) con el factor de impacto a 2 años sin autocitas (FI2aSA) y el FI2aCA con el factor de impacto a 5 años (FI5a) así como el FI2aSA con el Scimago Journal Rank (SJR) de las revistas donde fueron publicados artículos de excelencia en tabaquismo de autores españoles en el periodo2008 a2012. La búsqueda se realizó en el SCI-E y en el SSCI-E el 25 de noviembre de 2013. Fueron seleccionados los documentos que tenían el índice h de la muestra global de la estrategia (número de artículos que tienen al menos ese número de citas), empleando para la búsqueda los descriptores “smok*” OR “tobac*”. Se recuperaron 69 artículos de autores españoles en 55 revistas. Encontramos una correlación casi perfecta entre el FI2aCA y el FI2aSA, alcanzando el FI2aCA valores mayores que el FI2aSA. Además encontramos una correlación casi perfecta entre el FI2aCA y el FI5a con una buena concordancia, alcanzando el FI5a valores mayores que el FI2aCA pero con gran variabilidad y heterogeneidad entre revistas. Escasa correlación y concordancia entre el FI2aSA y el SJR. El FI2aSA presenta sistemáticamente valores superiores al SJR y miden, por lo tanto, aspectos diferentes, no siendo extrapolables ni intercambiables.
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José Ignacio Granda Orive, Adolfo Alonso Arroyo, José Francisco Pascual Lledó, Daniel E. López Padilla, Francisco García Río, Rafael Aleixandre Benavent.
ANALES DE DOCUMENTACIÓN, 19(1), 2016
http://dx.doi.org/10.6018/analesdoc.19.1.247101
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Metrics, flawed indicators, and the case of philosophy journals

Metrics, flawed indicators, and the case of philosophy journals | SCImago on Papers | Scoop.it
De Marchi and Lorenzetti (Scientometrics 106(1):253–261, 2016) have recently argued that in fields where the journal impact factor (IF) is not calculated, such as in the humanities, it is key to find other indicators that would allow the relevant community to assess the quality of scholarly journals and the research outputs that are published in them. The authors’ suggestion is that information concerning the journal’s rejection rate and the number of subscriptions sold is important and should be used for such assessment. The question addressed by the authors is very important, yet their proposed solutions are problematic. Here I point to some of these problems and illustrate them by considering as a case in point the field of philosophy. Specifically, here I argue for four main claims. First, even assuming that IF provides a reliable indicator of the quality of journals for the assessment of research outputs, De Marchi and Lorenzetti have failed to validate their suggested indicators and proxies. Second, it has not been clarified why, in absence of IF, other journal-based metrics that are currently available should not be used. Third, the relationship between IF and rejection rate is more complex than the authors suggest. Fourth, accepting the number of sold subscriptions as a proxy would result in discrimination against open access journals. The upshot of my analysis is that the question of how to assess journals and research outputs in the humanities is still far from resolved.
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Andrea Polonioli
SCIENTOMETRICS, 2016
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11192-016-1941-2
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Análisis e implicaciones del impacto del movimiento MOOC en la comunidad científica: JCR y Scopus (2010-13)

Análisis e implicaciones del impacto del movimiento MOOC en la comunidad científica: JCR y Scopus (2010-13) | SCImago on Papers | Scoop.it
La irrupción de los MOOC (Massive Online Open Courses) ha supuesto un punto de inflexión en el mundo académico y, espe- cialmente, en el diseño y oferta de cursos formativos en la Educación Superior. Una vez superado el primer momento de explo- sión informativa, se precisan análisis rigurosos sobre la repercusión del movimiento en el mundo científico con más alto impacto para valorar el estado de la cuestión y las líneas de investigación futuras. El presente estudio analiza el impacto del movimiento MOOC en forma de artículo científico durante el período de nacimiento y explosión (2010-2013) en dos de las bases de datos de revistas científicas más relevantes, Journal Citation Reports (WoS) y Scopus (Scimago). A través de una metodología descrip- tiva y cuantitativa se presentan los datos bibliométricos más significativos por su índice de cita y repercusión. Asimismo, mediante la metodología de Análisis de Redes Sociales (ARS) se realiza un análisis de co-ocurrencia con representación en grafo de las palabras clave de los artículos para la determinación de los campos de estudio e investigación. Los resultados muestran que tanto el número de artículos publicados en ambas bases de datos como las citas que reciben presentan un índice medio-bajo de impacto y la red temática de interrelaciones en los resúmenes y palabras clave de los artículos publicados no reflejan la crítica actual de los medios divulgativos generales.
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Eloy López Meneses, Esteban Vázquez Cano y Pedro Román Graván
COMUNICAR 44(1):73-80, 2015.
http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C44-2015-08
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Correlación entre indicadores bibliométricos en revistas de Web of Science y Scopus

Correlación entre indicadores bibliométricos en revistas de Web of Science y Scopus | SCImago on Papers | Scoop.it

Este artículo analiza el grado de correlación existente entre diferentes indicadores bibliométricos obtenidos de las revistas indizadas en 2013 en WoS y Scopus. Se han seleccionado los indicadores Factor de Impacto (FI), Factor de Impacto 5 años (FI5), Inmediatez, Eigenfactor Score (ES), Influencia del Artículo (AIS), Scimago Journal Rank (SJR), citas/documentos en 2 años (FIScopus), índice H, Impacto por Publicación (IPP) e Impacto Normalizado por Artículo (SNIP). El número total de revistas coincidentes en ambas bases de datos fue de 10.700, de las que se seleccionaron para el análisis de la correlación 9.657 que contenían todos los indicadores. Se aplicó el coeficiente de correlación de Spearman mostrando en algunos indicadores valores muy altos, tanto de manera global como en las áreas de ciencias y ciencias sociales, evidenciando validez convergente, lo que plantea si son necesarios distintos indicadores cuando realmente miden lo mismo. Solo el índice H presentó los valores más bajos, ofreciendo información complementaria al resto de indicadores.

 

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José Antonio Salvador-Oliván, Carmen Agustín-Lacruz

REVISTA GENERAL DE INFORMACIÓN Y DOCUMENTACIÓN 25(2), 2015.

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Virology research in a Latin American developing country: a bibliometric analysis of virology in Colombia (2000–2013)

Virology research in a Latin American developing country: a bibliometric analysis of virology in Colombia (2000–2013) | SCImago on Papers | Scoop.it

Introduction.

Bibliometric analysis demonstrates that the virology research in Latin America has increased. For this reason, the objective of this study was to evaluate Colombian publications on viruses and viral diseases in indexed journals during the period from 2000 to 2013.

 

Methodology.

The bibliographic data were collected from MedLine, SciELO, LILACS and Scopus databases. The database was constructed in Excel descriptive statistics. The SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) was evaluated using the SCImago Journal & Country Rank in 2013 and was used as an indicator of the quality of the journals used by the Colombian researchers.

 

Results.

The total number of papers published was 711, of which 40.4% were published in local journals, and 59.6% were published in foreign journals. Most (89.2%) were original papers. Moreover, 34.2% of the papers were published in collaboration with international researchers, with the United States being the most represented. Of the journals used, 85.6% had an SJR, and 14.4% did not. The median SJR of the papers was 0.789, and the median of the papers with international collaborators was higher compared to the SJR of the papers without international collaboration. Papers were most frequently published in journals whose categories were medicine (miscellaneous), virology, and infectious diseases. The viruses that appeared in the papers more frequently were HIV, dengue, and papillomavirus.

 

Conclusions.

This study provides data for use in research, health planning, and policy analysis as it relates to virology in Colombia and other developing Latin American countries.

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Julian Ruiz-Saenz, Marlen Martinez-Gutierrez

THE JOURNAL OF INFECTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES 9:11, 2015

http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.6627

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A critical review of SCImago Journal & Country Rank

A critical review of SCImago Journal & Country Rank | SCImago on Papers | Scoop.it

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Since the use for evaluation purposes of the SCImago Journal & Country Rank (SJR) is increasingly being considered, it is pertinent to carry out a qualitative and quantitative analysis from a theoretical and practical perspective. The aim of this article is the analysis of the advantages and limitations of SJR. Some weaknesses from the perspective of its use for research evaluation purposes are identified and detailed, such as the absence of construct definition, lack of coherence between statements of its developers and observable features in data, gaps in the coverage of journals and its consequences for comparative purposes, issues related to the comparability of different citation networks, lack of a trustworthy ordinal position of journals in the output ranking, the use of retrospective backups in the underlying data and its consequences for longitudinal data stability, methodological issues in quartile construction, comparatively low discriminative capacity of the indicator, issues related to parameter fixing procedures, degree of transparency and reproducibility of the results, and the existence of errors in the assignment of documents in Scopus to countries and its consequences for the Country Ranks. It is concluded that, although the idea behind SJR is laudable and the indicator is a sophisticated alternative to other quality indicators, SJR omits a large amount of information, putting into question its transparency, reliability, and suitability for evaluative purposes in its current form, although most of the identified problems can be solved and might be the object of future improvements.

 

Key words

Journal rankings - SJR - database coverage - Scopus - SCImago

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Jorge Mañana-Rodríguez

RESEARCH EVALUATION 24(4):343-354, 2015

http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/reseval/rvu008

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Research growth in LIS during last decade: a study

Research growth in LIS during last decade: a study | SCImago on Papers | Scoop.it
Purpose
The purpose of this study is to examine the research growth in the field of library and information science (LIS) at a global level for the period 2004-2013. The key areas analyzed in the study include research growth in LIS at a continental level, world’s ten leading LIS research countries, citation analysis Hirsch Index (h-index), etc.

 

Design/methodology/approach
The study is supported with empirical findings, for which data were retrieved from the SCImago Journal and Country Ranking, based on SCOPUS data source. The study is not exhaustive in nature, as it covers only those articles published in LIS journals indexed with this particular data source. The study simply reflects a trend and not the exhaustive figures.

 

Findings
A total of 75,887 research articles were retrieved on the date of data retrieval and put to analysis. The USA is emerging as a leading LIS research country with 29,349 articles, constituting 38.54 per cent of the total global LIS research output, followed by the UK and China. Spain is the fastest-growing LIS research country in the world, with an average annual research growth of 28.70 per cent, which is closely followed by Australia and China. The average annual corresponding research growth of LIS publications at the global level remained 10.46 per cent. Out of 194 nation countries, 162 (82.50 per cent) have contributed to the LIS research during the period. North America, Europe and Asia are the three leading LIS research continents.

 

Originality/value
The scope of the present study is global in nature and lasts for the period 2004-2013.
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Ramesh Pandita and Shivendra Singh

Library Review, 64(8/9):514-532, 2015

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Comparación entre Factor de Impacto, Eigenfactor Score e Indicador SCImago Journal Rank en Revistas de Anatomía y Morfología

The Impact Factor (IF) is considered the best quality indicator for evaluation of scientific journals but has been criticized on many accounts, and its limitations have already been described extensively. New bibliometrics indicators, accepted by the scientific community, has been considered to evaluate quality ranking for journals using more complex algorithms and other databases. The aim of this study was to evaluated three indices of journal scientific impact: (IF), Eigenfactor Score (ES), and SCImago Journal Rank indicator (SJR), of mainstream Anatomy and Morphology journals in 2014. Specific anatomical and morphological journals were selected from Anatomy & Morphology category of Web of Science. The 2014 IFs and ESs were obtained from Journal Citation Report® and the SJR from the SCImago Journal and country rank website. We listed the journals and retrieved information by matching their international standard serial number. All journals were compared regarding their 2014 IF, ES and SJR and correlations between indices were evaluated using Pearson correlation. Twenty Anatomy and Morphology journals were identified, all indexed in both databases. The highest IF was 17 and lower 0.318. According to Eigenfactor score, the first place in the ranking was 0.01843 and the lower 0.00044, and to JRS the first position to 1.795 and the last position to 0.228. None of the journals had the same ranking to compare different indicators. Comparison between the IF and EF as well as the SJR yielded negative correlation (r= -0.012 and r= -0.037, respectively). All the analyzed journals have the highest standard of quality since they are indexed in the two most prestigious databases, WoS and Scopus. IF is the main index used by researchers for ranking the anatomy and morphology journals, but several shortcomings should be taken into account when they are using this index alone. SJR and ES can be more accurate quality indexes in certain conditions. It is recommended considering all these indices when judging the quality of the anatomy and morphology journals. © 2015, International Journal of Morphology. All Rights Reserved.

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M Cantín, M Muñoz e I Roa Henríquez
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MORPHOLOGY, 33(3):1183-1188
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Indian and Chinese higher education institutions compared using an end-to-end evaluation

The latest (2014) release of the SCImago Institutions Rankings (SIR) allows to compare the research performance of leading higher education institutions in India and China using an end-to-end bibliometric performance analysis procedure. Six carefully chosen primary and secondary bibliometric indicators summarize the chain of activity: input–output–excellence–outcome–productivity. From principal component analysis it is established that the primary indicators are orthogonal and represent size-dependent quantity and size-independent quality/productivity dimensions respectively. Using this insight two-dimensional maps can be used to visualize the results.

 

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Savithri & Gangan Prathap

CURRENT SCIENCE, 108(10):1922-1926, 2015.

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A evolução da neurociência no Brasil: Uma comparação com os países da América Latina nos últimos 16 anos

Introduction.

Neuroscience is one of the world’s most growing areas. However there are few studies that assess their impact in different countries. Objective. Compare the academic production of neuroscience in Brazil with other Latin American countries over the past 16 years.

 

Method.

A data survey in SCImago Journal and Country Rank was conducted to analyze the scientific production of 20 Latin America countries between 1996 and 2011.

 

Results.

Brazil showed the highest annual production in neuroscience with 627±276 articles (p<0.01 compared to all other Latin American countries), followed by Mexico (193±73 articles) and Argentina (137±46 articles).

 

Conclusion.

Brazil, Mexico and Argentina, the three most important Latin American countries of economy and politics are also the three greatest Latin American producers of neuroscience in the last 16 years.

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Guimarães, T.T., Monteiro-Junior, R.S. & Deslandes, A.C.

Revista Neurociências 22(3):359-364, 2014

http://dx.doi.org/10.4181/RNC.2014.22.03.939.6p

 

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Ophthalmology on social networking sites: an observational study of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

Ophthalmology on social networking sites: an observational study of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn | SCImago on Papers | Scoop.it

Background: The use of social media in ophthalmology remains largely unknown. Our aim was to evaluate the extent and involvement of ophthalmology journals, professional associations, trade publications, and patient advocacy and fundraising groups on social networking sites.

 

Methods: An archived list of 107 ophthalmology journals from SCImago, trade publications, professional ophthalmology associations, and patient advocacy organizations were searched for their presence on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Activity and popularity of each account was quantified by using the number of “likes” on Facebook, the number of followers on Twitter, and members on LinkedIn.

 

Results: Of the 107 journals ranked by SCImago, 21.5% were present on Facebook and 18.7% were present on Twitter. Journal of Community Eye Health was the most popular on Facebook and JAMA Ophthalmology was most popular on Twitter. Among the 133 members of the International Council of Ophthalmology, 17.3% were present on Facebook, 12.8% were present on Twitter, and 7.5% were present on LinkedIn. The most popular on Facebook was the International Council of Ophthalmology, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology was most popular on Twitter and LinkedIn. Patient advocacy organizations were more popular on all sites compared with journals, professional association, and trade publications. Among the top ten most popular pages in each category, patient advocacy groups were most active followed by trade publications, professional associations, and journals.

 

Conclusion: Patient advocacy groups lead the way in social networking followed by professional organizations and journals. Although some journals use social media, most have yet to engage its full potential and maximize the number of potential interested individuals.

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Jonathan A Micieli & Edmund Tsui

ClINICAL OPHTHALMOLOGY (2015) Feb 10;9:285-90

http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S79032

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Citation Rate of Highly-Cited Papers in 100 Kinesiology-Related Journals

Citation Rate of Highly-Cited Papers in 100 Kinesiology-Related Journals | SCImago on Papers | Scoop.it

 

This study extended previous research on several citation-based bibliometric variables for highly cited articles in a large (N = 100) number of journals related to Kinesiology. Total citations and citation rate of the 30 most highly cited articles in each journal were identified by searchers of Google Scholar (GS). Other major biblometric variables for these journals were obtained from three databases: Thomson-Reuters’ Journal Citation Reports, SCImago Journal and Country Rank, and Eigenfactor.org. Two variables (SCImago Journal Rank and the Impact Factor) were aligned with journal impact, and two variables (Eigenfactor™ and Hirsh index) were aligned with journal prestige. There was great variation in median citation rates of highly cited articles across these journals indexed in GS. Correlations confirmed the different impact and prestige structure in these Kinesiology journals, which has also been previously observed in Kinesiology and other academic fields. There is a need for scholar ratings of Kinesiology journals because of the disparate citation rates in different sub-disciplines and the multi-factorial nature of journal influence, as well as to improve the recognition of Kinesiology as a distinct field of study.

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Duane Knudson

MEASUREMENT IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND EXERCISE SCIENCE 9(1), 2015

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1091367X.2014.988336

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Walailak Journal of Science and Technology - A Scientometric
Analysis from 2010 to 2015

Walailak Journal of Science and Technology - A Scientometric<br/>Analysis from 2010 to 2015 | SCImago on Papers | Scoop.it
The growth of Walailak Journal of Science and Technology is chronicled through a scientometric analysis from 2010 to 2015. The number of submissions has vastly increased since the online submission system was introduced in 2011 and surpassed 400 manuscripts per year in 2014 - 2015. It follows that the acceptance ratio has been reduced to the minimum of 25 % in 2015. The 339 published papers, mostly full-length research articles, are categorized into Science (46.61 %), Agricultural technology (23.30 %), Engineering (17.70 %), Health sciences (6.78 %) and Information technology (4.72 %). The journal is benefited from demographic diversity of authors. Papers submitted from 27 different countries were published during this 6-year period. Furthermore, domestic reviewers and editorial board members have become the minority since 2012. The citation recorded in SCOPUS database has continued to improve with the reduction in self-citation ratio. The lastest Scimago Journal Rank (SJR) obtained in 2014 is 0.207 with 33 citations and average 0.33 citations per paper.
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Kosin Sirirak, Chitnarong Sirisathitkul, 13(6), 2016
WALAILAK JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
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Review of the Journal Acta Informatica Medica During Eight Year Period: 2008-2015

Review of the Journal Acta Informatica Medica During Eight Year Period: 2008-2015 | SCImago on Papers | Scoop.it
Introduction: Acta Informatica Medica is official journal of the Academy for Medical Sciences of Bosnia and Herzegovina (from 2014 Acta Inform Med is published bimonthly). Aim: To evaluate journal “Acta Informatica Medica” in 2015 and compare findings to previous years. Material and methods: The study has retrospective and descriptive character, and included the period 2008-2015 (included 36 issues of journal). Results: A total of 83 (average 13,8 articles per journal) articles were published in Acta Informatica Medica during 2015. Analyzing the type of articles, original articles are present in majority during 2015 (68,6%) (by analyzing last eight years, 310 (67,3%) were original). During 2015, 27,7% of articles were related to the applied of Health informatics in field of clinical medicine, 63,8% preclinical medicine and 8,5% to public health. Collaboration rate in 2015 was 0,84. Most often the time required for decision on acceptance of article in 2015 is between 50 and 60 days. Articles came from 16 countries. According to scimagojr.com for 2014, Acta Informatica Medica has SCImago Journal Rank 0,166, while Cites / Doc. (2years) parameter (widely used as impact index) is 0,70. According to GoogleScholar, h5 index is 11 and h5 median is 19. We analyzed the Acta Informatica Medica by “Publish or Perish” software - H index was 14, g index was 19 and e-index was 10.39. Conclusion: Year after year the highest number of original articles are published. Although the period of revision of articles is acceptable, the period up to two months is certainly not long, the goal is to reduce this period. Although the magazine in mentioned field found its place, although it is indexed in numerous bases, including: PubMed, PubMed Central, SCOPUS, EMBASE, EBSCO, etc. The main goal for next year is that the magazine becomes part of the Web of Science. Imperative is further internationalization of the magazine.
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Izet Masic, Edin Begic, Lejla Zunic.
ACTA INFORMATICA MEDICA, 24(2):84-89, 2016
http://dx.doi.org/10.5455/aim.2016.24.84-89
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Impact of country-specific characteristics on scientific productivity in clinical neurology research

Impact of country-specific characteristics on scientific productivity in clinical neurology research | SCImago on Papers | Scoop.it
Objectives
The objective of this study was to identify the top 50 countries in the world in clinical neurology research and to use their data to assess the impact of a number of country-specific characteristics on scientific productivity in clinical neurology.

Methods
The SCImago Journal & Country Rank (SCR) web site was used to identify the top 50 countries in the world based on their total documents in clinical neurology. Using their data 5 country-specific characteristics and 6 productivity indicators (total documents, total cites, h-index, citable documents, self-cites and citations per document) were correlated and examined statistically.

Results
The number of universities in the world top 500 and the number of clinical neurology journals enlisted in SCR correlated significantly with each of the 6 indicators. The gross domestic product (GDP) per capita and the percentage of GDP spent on research and development (R & D) correlated significantly with 3 and 4 out of the 6 indicators respectively. The population size did not correlate significantly with any of the 6 indicators.

Conclusions
The number of universities in the world top 500 and the number of clinical neurology journals enlisted in SCR appear to have a strong impact on scientific productivity. GDP per capita and spending on R & D appear to have a moderate impact on productivity that is influenced by the indicator used. Furthermore, population size appears to have no significant impact on productivity in clinical neurology research.
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Bakur A. Jamjoom y Abdulhakim B. Jamjoom ,
eNeurologicalSci, 4:1-3, 2016.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ensci.2016.03.002
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Social Media Metrics and Bibliometric Profiles of Neurosurgical Departments and Journals: Is There a Relationship?

Social Media Metrics and Bibliometric Profiles of Neurosurgical Departments and Journals: Is There a Relationship? | SCImago on Papers | Scoop.it

BACKGROUND: Social media plays an increasingly important role in dissemination of knowledge and raising awareness of selected topics among the general public and the academic community.


OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between social media metrics and academic indices of neurosurgical programs and journals.


METHODS: A 2-step online search was performed to identify official social media accounts of neurosurgical departments that were accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dedicated neurosurgery and spine journals' social media accounts also were identified through an online search on SCImago Journal and Country Rank portal. Nonparametric tests were performed with bootstrapping to compare groups and to look for correlations between social media and academic metrics.


RESULTS: We identified 36 social media accounts officially affiliated with academic neurosurgical institutions. These accounts represented 22 of 119 neurosurgical programs in North America (18.4%). The presence of a social media account for neurosurgical departments was associated with statistically significant higher values of academic impact metrics (P < 0.05). Specific social media metrics for neurosurgical department accounts, however, did not correlate with any values of academic indices. For journals, there were 11 journals present on social media and had greater academic metrics compared with journals without social media presence (P < 0.05).


CONCLUSIONS: Social media presence is associated with stronger academic bibliometrics profiles for both neurosurgical departments and journals. The impact of social media metrics on indices of scientific impact in neurosurgery is not known. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


KEYWORDS: Bibliometric; Neurosurgery; Social media

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Alotaibi NM, Guha D, Fallah A, Aldakkan A, Nassiri F, Badhiwala JH, Ibrahim GM, Shamji MF, Macdonald RL, Lozano AM.
WORLD NEUROSURGERY 2016 Feb 6. pii: S1878-8750(16)00175-3.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2016.01.087
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A Scopus-Based Analysis of Publication Activity in Kazakhstan from 2010 to 2015: Positive Trends, Concerns, and Possible Solutions

A Scopus-Based Analysis of Publication Activity in Kazakhstan from 2010 to 2015: Positive Trends, Concerns, and Possible Solutions | SCImago on Papers | Scoop.it

The article analyzes the publication activity of scientific authors from Kazakhstan based on Scopus and SCImago Journal & Country Rank data from 2010 to 2015. The number of indexed multidisciplinary and medical articles from the country has been steadily growing from 2011 onward and this can be due to the adoption of the new Law on Science in that year. Several regulatory legal acts have been issued in recent years aimed at improving the quality of local journals and the international recognition of academic degrees and titles. Publication activity of scientific authors from Kazakhstan was found to be higher than that from other countries in the Central Asian region. However, there are still many unresolved issues related to the English language barrier, lack of indexing status of local journals, and poor topical education on science writing and editing. As such, the number of articles published in 'predatory' journals remains sizable, and there are concerns over authors' negligence and plagiarism. The global solution to the discussed problems may be achieved by educating researchers, authors, reviewers, and editors.

 

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Yessirkepov, M., Nurmashev, B., Anartayeva, M.
JOURNAL OF KOREAN MEDICAL SCIENCE, 30(12):1915-1919, 2015.
 

http://dx.doi.org/10.3346/jkms.2015.30.12.1915

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Aggregate ranking of the world's leading universities

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Moskovkin, V.M.; Golikov, N.A.; Peresypkin, A.P.; Serkina, O.V.

WEBOLOGY 12(1), june 2015

http://www.webology.org/2015/v12n1/a133.pdf

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Análisis de la producción y de la visibilidad científica de Ecuador en el contexto andino (2000-2013)

Análisis de la producción y de la visibilidad científica de Ecuador en el contexto andino (2000-2013) | SCImago on Papers | Scoop.it

Se realiza un análisis cuantitativo de la producción científica del Ecuador en el contexto andino durante el período 2000- 2013, tomando en consideración los datos suministrados por el SCImago journal & country rank (SJR). A partir de esta información hemos identificado los indicadores de producción absoluta y de tasa de crecimiento; para la visibilidad, identificamos los indicadores de citación absoluta, citas por documentos y de colaboración internacional. Resultados: 1) se constata un crecimiento interanual positivo de la producción científica; 2) la mitad de la producción se adscribe a las áreas de agricultura y medicina, mostrándose como las principales áreas del desarrollo científico nacional; 3) el área más productiva, agricultura, también es la más citada.

 

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Patricio Álvarez-Muñoz, Mario Pérez-Montoro

EL PROFESIONAL DE LA INFORMACIÓN 24(5):

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Research performance evaluation of leading higher education institutions in Malaysia

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Gangan Prathap and K. Ratnavelu

CURRENT SCIENCE 109(6):1159-1164, 2015

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Serials use in post graduates’ dissertations of pharmaceutical sciences: collection building by citation analysis

Serials use in post graduates’ dissertations of pharmaceutical sciences: collection building by citation analysis | SCImago on Papers | Scoop.it

Purpose

This study aims to analyze the resources used in the citations of 156 postgraduate dissertations submitted to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) through the Acharya & BM Reddy College of Pharmacy (ABMRCP), and prepares the core journal list according to the Bradford’s law of scattering. For any research and academic institutional libraries, books and journals are considered as key resources. As the resources are more and diverse, collection building is a tough task for librarians. Citation analysis is one of the best methods to list the most used resources by the users. The paper highlights the extent use of in-house resources and open access journals in the citations.

 

Design/methodology/approach

Citations of PG dissertations during 2010-2013 (four years) were compiled, the data about the resources cited in each were taken and the list of resources used in PG dissertations was prepared. The list of core journals obtained by citation analysis was matched with the list of online journals provided by Health Science Library & Information Network (HELINET) of RGUHS as well as print list of journals subscribed by ABMRCP Library, and evaluated the print and online consortia journals used by ABMRCP community. The list of core journals’ ranking in the SCImago Journal & Country Rank (SJR) list-pharmaceutical sciences was identified to know the impact of the journals.

 

Findings

The study gives the list of different information resources cited in the pharmacy dissertations. The core list obtained by applying the Bradford’s law of scattering in this study has 19 journals pertaining to pharmacy. After matching the core list with the Keogh’s list, it is found that 31 journals can be considered very useful in the field of pharmacy. Twelve journals listed in the core list have different positions in the SJR ranking 2013. The results indicate that open-access journals with online journals subscribed through HELINET and print holdings have been cited more in the PG dissertations.

 

Originality/value

The topic of journal use in this case may be of greatest interest to those who purchase journals in the sciences and, very specifically, the pharmaceutical sciences.

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Aragudige Nagaraja , A.B Prashanth
COLLECTION BUILDING 34(2):94-101, 2015

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Celková a zahraniční citovanost Sociologického časopisu: výsledky citační analýzy.

Celková a zahraniční citovanost Sociologického časopisu: výsledky citační analýzy. | SCImago on Papers | Scoop.it

This citation analysis of Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review looks at the journal’s total influence and the influence outside Czech(oslovak) sociology as measured by the number of citations in foreign journals. Indexed since the 1970s, SČ/CSR is the longest-covered East European sociology journal in the Web of Science. Beyond citation counts available through the WoS’s Basic Search option, foreign-journal citation data were collected by examining the reference lists of all WoS-indexed foreign-journal articles listed as citing SČ/CSR in the WoS’s Cited Reference Search or Google Scholar. In total, 690 foreign-journal citations of SČ/CSR between 1965 and 2013 were retrieved, including 113 author self-citations and 253 citations made by Czech and Slovak authors. Among the 690 citations, 379 are not indexed correctly in the WoS. The number of foreign citations missing from the WoS ranges from 14% for the Czech issues in 2002–2013 to 32% for the English issues in the same period. WoS is missing all 221 citations to the Czech Sociological Review between 1993 and 2001; this was a separate journal not included in the SSCI, which resulted in an important loss of international visibility for Czech sociology. In terms of per-article-citedness by foreign journals, the fewest citations were of the journal in the period up to 1989, followed by the Czech issues in 2002–2013, and the Czech issues again in 1990–2001. The highest foreign citation numbers were received by the English-language edition in 1993–2001, followed by the English issues in 2002-2013. The author’s expanded foreign citation data set yields a very different ranking of most-cited articles than the one based on WoS citation counts, suggesting that WoS is not a reliable source of data for identifying most-cited articles. A comparison between most-cited articles by any journal and by foreign journals only indicates that different articles are influential nationally and internationally.

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Skovajsa, Marek.

SOCIOLOGICKÝ ČASOPIS = CZECH SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW, 50(5):671-712, 2014. 

http://dx.doi.org/10.13060/00380288.2014.50.5.119

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Patrones de comunicación e impacto de la producción científica cubana en salud pública

Patrones de comunicación e impacto de la producción científica cubana en salud pública | SCImago on Papers | Scoop.it

Objetivo:

caracterizar el patrón cubano de comunicación científica en salud pública en la base de datos Scopus a partir de los patrones de producción y colaboración y su influencia en el impacto de las publicaciones.


Métodos:

se aplicaron indicadores bibliométricos de producción, visibilidad y colaboración extraídos de los portales SCImago Institutions Rankings y SCImago Journal and Country Rank a partir de datos de Scopus, categoría Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, período 2003-2011.


Resultados:

el patrón de comunicación presentó una tendencia al incremento de la producción científica con un alto liderazgo de autores cubanos y escasa colaboración nacional e internacional. Este incremento no repercutió en un mayor impacto en la comunidad internacional; el 7,22 % de los documentos aparecieron en revistas de alto impacto, y el 2,16 % entre los documentos de excelencia. La producción de excelencia con liderazgo fue casi inexistente. El 75 % de la producción se ubicó en revistas de bajo impacto (cuarto cuartil) y la mayoría en revistas nacionales. La producción en inglés representó menos del 30 % del total y alcanzaron mayor impacto que los artículos en español.


Conclusiones:

se caracterizó el patrón de comunicación científica cubano en salud pública, donde la poca publicación en inglés, en revistas de alto impacto y la insuficiente colaboración nacional e internacional son factores que pudieran estar influenciando en el bajo impacto científico. Estos resultados pueden utilizarse como complemento de la evaluación de la investigación en salud pública en el marco de su décima función esencial.

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Grisel Zacca-González, Zaida Chinchilla-Rodríguez,Benjamín Vargas-Quesada y Félix de Moya-Anegón

REVISTA CUBANA DE SALUD PÚBLICA, 41(2), 2015

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Scoring of medical publications with SIGAPS software: Application to orthopedics

Scoring of medical publications with SIGAPS software: Application to orthopedics | SCImago on Papers | Scoop.it

SIGAPS is a bibliometric software tool developed in France to identify and analyze Medline-indexed publications that are produced by a researcher or research group. This measurement takes into account the author's ranking on the paper along with the journal's prestige according to its impact factor within the research field. However, use of this impact factor is the primary limitation of SIGAPS. SIGAPS analysis results are used to assign a financial value to hospital facilities. The impact of the journal Revue de Chirurgie Orthopédique and its successor-Orthopaedics & Traumatology: Surgery & Research-was compared using the Medline-based ISI (SIGAPS) and SCOPUS-based SCImago journal rankings.

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Rouvillain JL, Derancourt C, Moore N, Devos P.

ORTHOP TRAUMATOL SURG RES, 100(7):821-5, 2014

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.otsr.2014.06.020

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