The separation of powers is as important in academic publishing as it is in government.
The suppression of three economic history journals reveals more about Clarivate’s methods than citation manipulation.
Publisher of performance metrics suppresses 20 journals, 14 for high levels of self-citation and 6 for citation stacking, releases Editorial Expression of Concern for 5 others.
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?
How much can a single editor distort the citation record? Investigation documents rogue editor’s coercion of authors to cite his journal, papers.
Citation network maps may indicate when gaming is taking place. Proving intention is a different story.
Citation networks can provide much more than journal metrics and rankings. Publishers should look to them for competitive intelligence.
Journal additions, suppressions, new metrics and an improved user interface are included in this year’s Journal Citation Report (JCR).
Establishing new citation benchmarks and an international board of academics, Elsevier is poised to take on Thomson Reuters for dominance in the citation metrics market.
This year, Thomson Reuters suspended six business journals for engaging in a citation cartel. Should the authors be held responsible for the malfeasance of their editors? We propose a new solution to punishing the community for the poor decisions of the few.
Fifty-one journals are suspended from the Journal Citation Report for “anomalous citation patterns.” Whether or not you agree with the impact factor, sanctions help maintain the integrity of the scientific publishing enterprise for everyone.
Cheap, effective, and nearly undetectable — editors devise citation cartels to drive up their journal’s impact factor.