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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Making your article visible with SEO

Make sure your article gets the attention it deserves.

Is your article hiding among millions of others, difficult to find and not being read as a result? If it is, you’re not alone; great research can go relatively unnoticed if it’s not highlighted and indexed in the right way.

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2017 Scholar Metrics Released

Scholar Metrics provide an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications. GS is releasing the 2017 version of Scholar Metrics. This release covers articles published in 2012–2016 and includes citations from all articles that were indexed in Google Scholar as of June 2017.

To get started, you can browse the top 100 publications in several languages, ordered by their five-year h-index and h-median metrics. To see which articles in a publication were cited the most and who cited them, click on its h-index number to view the articles as well as the citations underlying the metrics.

You can also explore publications in research areas of your interest. To browse publications in a broad area of research, select one of the areas in the left column. For example: Top publications for FINANCE category.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Blacklist of predatory journals: Jeffrey Beall’s list is dead, Cabell's paying list is live

Five months after Jeffrey Beall shut down his widely consulted blog that listed predatory journals and publishers, Cabell’s International launched Cabell’s Blacklist, a list of predatory journals, on June 15.

Read more: 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Top journals by impact factor - Latest JCR is released

From the press release: 

The 2017 release, with 2016 citation data for literature within the sciences and social sciences, features 11,459 journal listings in 236 disciplines; 81 countries are represented. A total of 132 journals received their first JIF.

Below, top 10 journals for Management by impact factor:

1. Academy of Management Annals
2. Academy of Management Review
3. Journal of Management
4. Academy of Management Journal
5. MIS Quarterly
6. Annual Review of Organizational Psychology & Organizational Behavior
7. Journal of Information Technology
8. Journal of International Business Studies
9. Journal of Supply Chain Management
10. International Journal of Management Reviews

                                               Source: InCites

Monday, January 2, 2017

2016 Google Scholar Metrics

This year's release covers "articles published between 2011 and 2015, both inclusive. The metrics are based on citations from all articles that were indexed in Google Scholar in June 2016.

This also includes citations from articles that are not themselves covered by Scholar Metrics."

Methodology, coverage and inclusion criteria are available from this page.

Exple: Top 10 publications for Marketing category:

1.            Journal of Business Research
2.            Journal of Marketing
3.            Journal of Consumer Research
4.            Industrial Marketing Management
5.            Journal of Marketing Research
6.            Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science
7.            European Journal of Marketing
8.            Journal of Consumer Psychology
9.            Marketing Science
10.          Journal of Retailing

Browse the top 100 publications

Altmetric Unveils Top 100 Research Papers of the Year

Altmetric released its annual Top 100 list of published research papers that have generated significant online attention and discussion from all over the world, including from post-publication peer-review forums, patient advocacy groups, mainstream news media, and social media. 

Article #1 - United States Health Care Reform: Progress to Date and Next Steps
Article #2 - Medical error—the third leading cause of death in the US
Article #3 - Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger

In the past year, Altmetric has tracked over 17 million mentions of 2.7 million different research outputs. These are the top 100 most-discussed journal articles of 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Journal Impact Factor: what - or who - makes a citable item?

In this article from The Scholarly Kitchen, Phil Davis makes a suggestion for an algorithm driven process in determining what makes an item citatable or not. The goal would be to remove human bias as much as possible in selecting what Thomson Reuters considers a citable item.

Citable items are part of the calculations used to create the Journal Impact Factor of academic publications.

Citable Items: The Contested Impact Factor Denominator

Monday, February 1, 2016

The teaching score: a new metric?

This article from the New York Times present the Open Syllabus Project

The Syllabus Explorer tool lets users search 1 million syllabi, used in the past 10 years, mostly in the US and English speaking countries, and presents a teaching score metric:
"Teaching Score’ (TS) is a numerical indicator of the frequency with which a particular work is taught. Overall Teaching Score is based on the rank of the text among citations in the total collection;"
Top 3 textbooks for Business:

Top 3 textbooks all fields combined: 

96 things publishers do...

Guest post on the The Scholarly Kitchen blog from Ken Anderson.

Top 5:

  1. Audience/field detection and cultivation.
  2. Journal launch and registration 
  3. Create and establish a viable brand
  4. Make money and remain a constant in the system of scholarly output.
  5. Plan and create strategies for the future