Bibliometric research evaluation. The case of Sub-department Environmental Technology Wouter Gerritsma Information spcialist, Wageningen UR Library
Midterm review 2005
Citation analysis Explained
What’s in a name?
The incentive for this presentation
Wimek midterm evaluation 2005
Relative impact 1.8 7 Social Sciences, General 0 1 Physics 1.27 33 Microbiology 0.17 1 Materials Science 0.15 1 Geosciences 1.01 184 Environment/Ecology 1.46 3 Engineering 0.76 12 Chemistry 0.52 84 Biology & Biochemistry 1.06 2 Agricultural Sciences RI # Papers Research area (ISI-ESI)
Analysis over last 10 years 0 24 0.92 9.95 3244 326 All 0 11 0.83 4.67 803 172 2000-2004 0 13 1.01 15.85 24 41 154 1995-1999 Papers in top 1% Papers in top 10% RI Cits/ Pub Cits Pubs Period
ETE very productive group
Average citation impact
But what does it mean?
Citation data from Web of Science
Research Fields from Essential Science Indicators
Baseline data from Essential Science Indicators
How do we compare numbers?
Scientist Z. Math has a publication from 1996 with 17 citations
Scientist M. Biology has a publication from 2003 with 24 citations
Baseline Molecular Biology
Zee, F.P.v.d., G. Lettinga, and J.A. Field (2001) Azo dye decolourisation by anaerobic granular sludge. Chemosphere 44:1169-1176.
Time cited: 65 times
Chemosphere (look up in journals menu ESI)
Environment/Ecology , 7.95 citations per article
Baseline data (from ESI)
Article from 2001 in Environment/ecology: Average: 11.62 citations, 10%: 27 citations, 1%: 82 citations
RI= 65 / 11.62 = 5.6
Where to publish
It is better to publish one paper in a quality journal than multiple papers in lesser journals. …………. Try to publish in journals that have high impact factors; chances are your paper will have high impact, too, if accepted.
Bourne PE (2005) Ten Simple Rules for Getting Published . PLoS Comput Biol 1(5): e57 doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.0010057 or at SciVee
Journal citations reports
Journal information from Essential Science Indicators
ESI Average citations per article over a 10 year period
Performance measure for journals
“… it is also used for assessment of the quality of individual papers, scientists and departments. For the latter a scientific basis is lacking, as we will demonstrate in this contribution” (Opthof, 1997)
Opthof, T. (1997). Sense and nonsense about the impact factor. Cardiovascular Research 33 (1): 1-7. http:// dx.doi.org /10.1016/S0008-6363(96)00215-5
50 % of articles generate 90% of all cites Seglen, P. O. (1997). Why the impact factor of journals should not be used for evaluating research. BMJ 314 (7079): 497-502. http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/314/7079/497
What’s in a name Department of Environmental Technology, Wageningen University , P.O. Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
Dep. of Environmental Technology, Wageningen Univ. and Research Centre , Bomenweg 2, HD 6703 Wageningen, The Netherlands
Department of Agricultural, Environmental and System Technology, Sub-department of Environmental Technology, Wageningen University, P.O. Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
Department of Agrotechnology and Food Sciences, Wageningen University Agrotechnion, Mansholtlaan 10, Wageningen 6708 PA, Netherlands
Department of Environmental Technology, Wageningen University, 6700 EV Wageningen, Netherlands
Sub-department of Environmental Technology, Wageningen University, P.O. Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, Netherlands