Check out the new FACULTYof1000 database of expert evaluations of published articles. Also included is a Rankings section. Articles are ranked by: All Time Top 10s Current Top 10s All Time Most Viewed Current Most Viewed Hidden Jewels
Interesting Nature editorial on measuring individual scientific achievement. “A poll of Nature’s readers suggests that feelings about metrics are mixed. Many researchers say that, in principle, they welcome the use of quantitative performance metrics because of the potential for clarity and objectivity. Yet they also worry that the hiring, promotion and tenure committees that control [...]
Journal Citation Reports (JCR) recently released the 2009 edition of JCR. JCR 2009 includes citations from more than 1,600 new journals.
Interesting article published in PLoS ONE: A Principal Component Analysis of 39 Scientific Impact Measures (Bollen J, Van de Sompel H, Hagberg A, Chute R, 2009 A Principal Component Analysis of 39 Scientific Impact Measures. PLoS ONE 4(6): e6022. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0006022) discusses measuring the impact of scientific publications. “Our results indicate that the notion of scientific impact is [...]
Journal Citation Reports recently released data for 2008. New metrics and features include: 5-Year Journal Impact Factor is the average number of times articles from a journal published in the past five years have been cited in the JCR year. For journals in subjects where citation activity continues to rise through several years, this metric [...]