Wellcome Explains the Benefits of Developing an Open and Global Grant Identifier
Wellcome, in partnership with Crossref and several research funders including the NIH and the MRC, are looking to pilot an initiative in which new grants would be assigned an open, global and interoperable grant identifier.
Why Every Researcher Should Care About Open Citations
What happens when you cite someone’s research? Have you ever wondered what happens with citation data that you produce and how it is being used by others? Citation data is not released automatically - by default the references are hidden from the public eye and can only be obtained from Crossref with specific consent from the publisher.
Code of Practice for Research Data Usage Metrics Release
The Code of Practice for Research Data Usage Metrics standardizes the generation and distribution of usage metrics for research data, enabling for the first time the consistent and credible reporting of research data usage.
A Novel Method for Depicting Academic Disciplines Through Google Scholar Citations
This research article describes a procedure to generate a snapshot of the structure of a specific scientific community and their outputs based on the information available in Google Scholar Citations (GSC)....
A Brief History, Critique, and Discussion of the Adverse Effects of the Journal Impact Factor
The Journal Impact Factor is, by far, the most discussed bibliometric indicator. Since its introduction over 40 years ago, it has had enormous effects on the scientific ecosystem. This paper by Cassidy R. Sugimoto provides a brief history of the indicator and highlights well-known limitations.
Altmetric Scores, Citations, and Publication of Studies Posted as Preprints
This study describes views, downloads, Altmetric scores, and citations of articles published as preprints and differences in Altmetric scores and citations of published articles by prior preprint status.
The Secrets of a Surprisingly High Citations Success
Switzerland appears to have three key factors for success in getting a surprisingly high proportion of its researchers’ articles cited in the scientific literature: it’s a small country, it’s research investment is large compared to other countries, and importantly, its hosting of the Large Hadron Collider is a drawcard for collaborative research.
Nobel Laureates and the Economic Impact of Research: A Case Study
We ran data on the scientific publications of 37 laureates of the Nobel prizes in Medicine, Physics and Chemistry. The results showed that those laureates have produced knowledge that has been taken up in innovation more widely than the work of the average US or world scientist.
When Evaluating Research, Different Metrics Tell Us Different Things
Metrics from different sources are compared in two studies published as preprints. The research indicated that altmetrics, as currently framed, are significantly weaker indicators of research quality - as measured by expert peers’ assessments - than traditional metrics.