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Bibliometrics pres

  1. 1. Bibliometrics: Measuring the impact of research Sam Aston http://www.flickr.com/photos/mad_house_p hotography/4311409835/
  2. 2. Sam Aston Objectives
  3. 3. Sam Aston What are Bibliometrics?
  4. 4. Sam Aston Definition • ‘A term used in quantitative studies of peer-reviewed scientific publications, dealing with measurement of the spread and impact of information published in scientific media, based on the statistical analysis of information in sources such as the Index Medicus and Science Citation Index’. • "bibliometrics" A Dictionary of Public Health. Ed. John M. Last, Oxford University Press, 2007. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press. University of Manchester. 26 October 2010 <http://www.oxfordreference.com>
  5. 5. Bibliometrics in a nutshell
  6. 6. What is a bibliometric?
  7. 7. What are bibliometrics used for?
  8. 8. Sam Aston
  9. 9. What’s good about bibliometrics?
  10. 10. What’s not so good?
  11. 11. Impact Measures Sam Aston
  12. 12. (Journal) Impact Factor • Journal Impact Factors (JIF) were devised by Eugene Garfield • Eg. If a journal has an impact factor of 4 in 2009 then in 2007 & 2008 then its papers received an average 4 citations each. Sam Aston
  13. 13. Sam Aston 200920082007 Source paper – published in 2009 Cited reference – published in 2007 or 2008 Citations All Previous Years 2006 2010 2009 Impact Factor
  14. 14. More Measures Sam Aston
  15. 15. Individual Measures • ‘H’ Index developed by Jorge E. Hirsch Sam Aston Schematic curve of number of citations versus paper number, with papers numbered in order of decreasing citations. Hirsch J E PNAS 2005;102:16569-16572
  16. 16. Sam Aston Services to measure
  17. 17. Web of Knowledge & Journal Citation Reports Sam Aston
  18. 18. Using the Scopus database for bibliometrics
  19. 19. H Index
  20. 20. SCOPUS author evaluator • Andrey Geim
  21. 21. SCOPUS Journal analyser • Scopus analytics
  22. 22. Sam Aston Bibliography • Chapman, Karen, 2010. Methods of demonstrating article and journal impact, Journal of business and Finance Librarianship. 15:1, 2-13. • White Paper Using Bibliometrics in Evaluation Research http://science.thomsonreuters.com/news/2 008-07/8465001/

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