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Bibliometrics: Oldies, Goodies, Freebies SLA 2014

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Presentation for Special Libraries Association 2014 Annual Conference

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Bibliometrics: Oldies, Goodies, Freebies SLA 2014

  1. 1. Bibliometrics Resources: Oldies, (new) Goodies, and Freebies Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Sunday, June 8, 2013 Vancouver, BC, Canada Elaine M. Lasda Bergman Senior Assistant Librarian University at Albany elasdabergman@albany.edu
  2. 2. Bibliometrics Photo source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/18/%22Citation_needed%22.jpg/1024px-%22Citation_needed%22.jpg
  3. 3. • Citation count • Impact Factor • Immediacy Index • Citation Half-Life Origins of Bibliometrics Photo: http://www.chemheritage.org/Discover/Collections/Oral-Histories/Details/asset_upload_file66_69008_thumbnail.jpg
  4. 4. • Number of times cited • Does not take into account – Materials not included in citation database – Self citations (possibly) Citation Count Photo source: http://pixabay.com/static/uploads/photo/2011/06/17/14/25/abacus-7935_640.jpg
  5. 5. Journal Impact Factor Journal Citation Reports Number of citations to a journal in a given year from articles occurring in the past 2 years Divided by the number of scholarly articles published in the journal in the past 2 years
  6. 6. • Domain/Discipline Specific • 2 Year Time Frame • Adequacy of Journal Coverage • Impact = Quality??? Concerns http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/262/5/c/free_vector_icon_high_quality_guarantee_badge_by_melaychie-d5fb272.jpg
  7. 7. Newer, Bigger Concerns with JIF http://www.theguardian.com/science/political-science/2013/may/17/science-policy
  8. 8. New Twists on an Old Theme
  9. 9. What is that H-index, anyway? http://proj.ncku.edu.tw/research/commentary/e/20080815/images/0808110317430yfDpK.jpg
  10. 10. 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 NumberofCitations Article Number H-index Scholar A Scholar B H-index Example Scholar A Scholar B 10 27 10 12 9 5 8 4 7 4 6 2 6 2 56 citations 56 citations 6 h-index 4 h-index
  11. 11. Influence of Google Page Rank Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PageRank-hi-res.png#file created by Felipe Micaroni Lalli
  12. 12. Sources of Citation Data
  13. 13. Free Web Sources Using WoS Data
  14. 14. Eigenfactor http://www.eigenfactor.org/
  15. 15. Science Watch http://sciencewatch.com/
  16. 16. Free Web Sources Using SCOPUS data
  17. 17. SJR:SCImago Journal Rank http://www.scimagojr.com
  18. 18. Journal M3trics www.journalmetrics.com
  19. 19. Free Web Sources Using Google Scholar
  20. 20. Publish or Perish http://www.harzing.com/resources.htm#/pop.htm
  21. 21. Clean PoP http://cleanpop.ifris.net/
  22. 22. PoP Metrics • Papers • Citations • Cites/paper • Cites/author • Papers/Author • Authors/Paper • H index • G index • Hc Index • HI index • HI, Norm • Hm Index • E-index • AWCR • Per Author AWCR
  23. 23. Google Scholar Citations http://scholar.google.com/intl/en/scholar/citations.html
  24. 24. Other Assorted Tools http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4d/Woodworking_tools.jpg
  25. 25. Scholarometer http://scholarometer.indiana.edu/
  26. 26. Microsoft Academic http://academic.research.microsoft.com/
  27. 27. Keep In Mind • Journal Quality ≠ Article Quality • Citing a work ≠ Agreement • Self Citations • Pattern Variance from Domain to Domain
  28. 28. Also… • Trend vs. citation count • Database Coverage • Non-scholarly publications
  29. 29. Thank You for coming Elaine M. Lasda Bergman University at Albany elasdabergman@albany.edu http://www.slideshare.net/librarian68/

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