Journal suppression is an effective tool for reducing high rates of self-citation, even years after a title is reintroduced.
Linda Bennett and Annika Bennett of Gold Leaf discuss the results of their recent study of stakeholder views on the UK’s Teaching Excellence Framework.
This year’s SSP Annual Meeting was a record-breaker. Come see what the Chefs learned at the meeting and tell us what you learned, if you were there in person or virtually!
Now we know how suppression decisions are made, should metrics companies suppress titles at all or simply make the underlying data more transparent?
Is citation manipulation a moral problem or an accounting problem?
At the Researcher to Reader conference, a volunteer project was launched to define a new suite of indicators to help researchers judge publishers, rather than the other way around.
A brief summary of the main citation indicators used today.
A new survey provides an updated view of how and why researchers are using scholarly collaboration networks. Charlie Rapple shares key findings.
The open access megajournal is a proven success, but its future may lie in the hands of commercial entities.
Hypotheses that flatter our own preconceptions and biases are incredibly seductive, and the temptation to accept them at face value can be nearly irresistible. But in a world that seems to be drifting away from analytical rigor and fact-based decision-making, the ability to resist that temptation is more essential than ever.
How much can a single editor distort the citation record? Investigation documents rogue editor’s coercion of authors to cite his journal, papers.
Are we thinking about predatory publishing the wrong way? Are researchers deliberately choosing these journals, and if so, what are the incentives driving this decision?
An overview of usage trends across libraries and journals indicates that usage is generally stable or up, archives remain of interest, and consumption doesn’t align with authorship or funding.
Online content v. traditional scholarly genres? Guest Joshua Piker walks us through a comparison of views and downloads, looking and reading.
In the quest to measure everything, authors are now presented with all kinds of metrics. This post reviews common sources for citation, attention, and usage metrics. Not all the tools are up for the job leaving authors wondering how to quantify the impact of their work.