Can Clarivate deliver on a single, normalized measurement of citation impact or did its marketing department promise too much?
A reanalysis of TrendMD experimental data reveal details on its effectiveness, novelty, and bias.
TrendMD may drive traffic, saves, and citations, according to a new study by the founders and employees of TrendMD. Deeper analysis of their results reveal overstated results and a lack of context. Should these papers be considered sound science just another form of marketing?
The 2018 release of the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) now features citation distributions for each journal. Poor implementation may prevent these figures from being used and may actively encourage abuse by predatory publishers.
Phil Davis examines how publication timing can affect annual Journal Impact Factor scores.
Researchers may publish their best work at any point in their careers, a new study reports. This is not the same as success being the result of random forces or just plain “dumb luck.”
Publishing a histogram of a journal’s citation distribution won’t alleviate Impact Factor abuse. At best, it will be ignored. At worse, it will generate confusion.
Citation networks can provide much more than journal metrics and rankings. Publishers should look to them for competitive intelligence.
After years of tightening its submissions policy, papers contributed by NAS members start resembling direct submissions.
Clean, data rich, and intuitive, forest plots can be used to visualize publication metrics.
When journals provide academy members a VIP submission track, do their papers perform any better?
If a free website claimed that you could double citations to your papers simply by uploading them to their file sharing network, would you believe it? Or would you check their data?
Scholars are citing proportionally more older material, a new Google paper reports. Digital publishing and delivery, and better search engines can only explain part of the trend. Something much bigger is taking place.
The scientific literature is expanding while the number of publication slots in elite journals has shrunk. Is it any wonder why many more highly-cited articles are found in non-elite journals?
Making sense of non-events (citation, circulation, and publication) requires context and a tolerance for uncertainty.