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Posted by Bornmann, Lutz on 06/21/2017 - 08:26
Dear colleague,   You might be interested in the following paper:   Can the Journal Impact Factor Be Used as a Criterion for the Selection of Junior Researchers? A Large-Scale Empirical Study Based on ResearcherID Data   Early in researchers' careers, it is difficult to assess how good their work is or how important or influential the scholars will eventually be. Hence, funding agencies, academic departments, and others often use the Journal Impact Factor (JIF) of where the authors have published to assess their work and provide resources and... [Read more]  

Posted by Jing Liu on 06/19/2017 - 15:10
Hello, all,Could someone point me to literature (methodology) on looking at research productivity (number of publications and citations) based on English AND non-English journals?  I know databases like SCOPUS have non-English journals, but they are not as well indexed or comprehensive as English journals.  Thanks in advance.Jing Liu-- Jing Liu, PhDResearch Area Specialist LeadMichigan Institute for Data ScienceUniversity of MichiganAnn Arbor, MITel: 7347642750    Email: ... [Read more]  
Replied by Caroline Wagner on 06/19/2017 - 20:11
Dear Jing, I should mention that I still have all the data from the paper I sent you in case you want to look at it. Caroline  [Read more]  
Replied by Klochikhin, Evgeny on 06/20/2017 - 03:43
Hi Jing, We have done a systematic literature review on an education-related subject in Latin America in about 10 different databases in five languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, and French). The search itself is based on duplicating the Boolean-based search strings in multiple languages, which might be tricky. We started to do the same multilingual search in a different subject and it was much harder to align English and Chinese, for instance. What is more complex is estimating the relevance of retrieved documents after you export them. Different... [Read more]  
Replied by Sugimoto, Cassidy Rose on 06/20/2017 - 11:09
You may find this work of interest:  https://arxiv.org/abs/1511.08096  [Read more]  
Replied by Pikas, Christina K. on 06/20/2017 - 12:37
I think a lot really depends on which country, which language, and which subjects.   (the mention of product names is not intended as an endorsement by me or my employer)   For example, for China, you should probably also go directly to CNKI.   Often, when people use WoS, they’re relying on the Core Collection. They now also offer Korean Citation Database, Russian Science Citation Index, SciELO Citation Index, etc. I believe each of these is also available through the database producer in the native language, as well.     ... [Read more]  
Replied by Jing Liu on 06/20/2017 - 15:49
Hello, everyone, this is great!  I know there is a lot of work out there in this area, but the replies give me a very good start!On Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 3:17 PM, <loet@leydesdorff.net> wrote:Gabriel Velez-Cuartas, Diana Lucio-Arias, and Loet Leydesdorff, Regional and Global Science: Latin American and Caribbean publications in the SciELO Citation Index and the Web of... [Read more]  
Replied by koen on 06/21/2017 - 05:43
Dear Jing in case useful in addition: Vincent Lariviere & Eric Archambault have done some potentially relevant work on this. see e.g. the ISSC World Social Science Report 2010 for the social sciences and the work they cite on it on natural sciences as well.... [Read more]  

Posted by Stephen Fiore on 06/16/2017 - 16:27
There is a new paper out comparing country level productivity and national/international research collaborations.  It appears to have more of a policy agenda than anything, but folks might find it helpful. I've cut-and-pasted the bottom line below.  Best, Steve “…there is a shift toward US-international collaboration instead of US-based research coupled with a decline in US-based research published in high-ranking journals (Figure 1). The increase in US-international collaboration is more obvious in high-ranking than mid-ranking journals, suggesting that... [Read more]  
Replied by Phillips on 06/16/2017 - 18:22
This article may just be parroting the Insight piece, but says much the same: https://mic.com/articles/180075/good-going-america-china-is-about-to-sur... ---- ICTPI’17, the International Conference on Technology Policy & Innovation, Taipei, 27-29 Sept., 2017. http://bit.ly/2l6rCSA Fred Phillips, Distinguished Professor College of Management, Yuan Ze University... [Read more]  
Replied by Brooke Struck on 06/19/2017 - 10:18
The conclusions of the JCI study (and the article writing it up in Mic) seem to be highly speculative. The US is increasing its publication output, but more slowly than the global average. Over the 2004-2014 period, China increased its total output by a factor of 3.6, while the US increased its own by a factor of about 1.3. Global output increased by a factor of about 1.8. The US accounts for 10% of global increase, while China accounts for about 30% of it. International collaboration rates have also been increasing, worldwide, over that time frame. Along that dimension, the US is... [Read more]  

Posted by Angelina Wangsha on 06/12/2017 - 09:56
Dear members, You are warmly invited to join Palgrave Macmillan for a panel discussion entitled:   Where next for evidence and policy in post-Brexit Britain?   The event takes place on June 22nd in London (15:30—17:30).   This free panel event, chaired by Prof James Wilsdon (University of Sheffield), will explore what is, and should be, the future of ‘evidence-based policymaking’ in post-Brexit Britain, and how should ‘experts’ engage to make sure that their evidence is heard.   Event synopsis The referendum on Brexit... [Read more]  

Posted by Loet Leydesdorff on 06/11/2017 - 10:15
Inga A. Ivanova, Øivind Strand, Duncan Kushnir, and Loet Leydesdorff, Economic and Technological Complexity: A Model Study of Indicators of Knowledge-based Innovation Systems, Technological Forecasting and Social Change 120 (July 2017) 77-89; doi: 10.1016/j.techfore.2017.04.007. Free access until July 26, 2017 at https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1VANd98SGayOPHighlights• Patent Complexity index (PatCI) is... [Read more]  

Posted by Stephen Fiore on 06/09/2017 - 02:45
Hi Everyone - I'm looking forward to seeing those of you who can make it to Clearwater Beach, FL next week for the 2017 Science of Team Science Conference, June 12-14.  We've got a great program lined up for you and you can view it at the link below.    If you plan on attending, please don't forget to register as it helps us for planning purposes.  The relevant links for that, and hotel and travel info, are below. We open the conference Monday with a set of workshops designed to meet the needs of our diverse stakeholder groups. This includes... [Read more]  

Posted by Hocine Cherifi on 06/08/2017 - 05:42
========================Apologies for any cross-posting========================  http://www.complexnetworks.org Kind of contribution:COMPLEX NETWORKS accepts contributions in the form of papers (not previously published) and extended abstracts.Speakers: Alex Arenas, Universidad Rovira i Virgili, SpainAlbert-László Barabasi, ... [Read more]  

Posted by Briggle, Adam on 06/07/2017 - 17:53
Hello SCiSIP community, Attached and below, you will find the final CFP for the next conference of the Public Philosophy Network. It will be held Feb. 8-10 at the University of North Texas. You will see that the theme is 'understanding impact,' and we are hoping several of you working in areas of research assessment, impacts, RRI, etc. will be able to attend. Our sense is that public philosophers will benefit from the accumulated knowledge in the science policy and STS communities and that they will have fresh perspectives to offer you as well. I hope to... [Read more]  

Posted by Mindee Forman on 06/07/2017 - 16:49
**Please forgive cross-postings**   Request for Proposals – Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program – Deadline: August 16, 2017   The 2018 Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship (KDF) Request for Proposals is available online, and proposals are being accepted by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation through August 16, 2017. The Kauffman Foundation will award up to 20 Dissertation Fellowship grants of $20,000 each to Ph.D., D.B.A. or other doctoral students for the support of dissertations from a wide range of fields on topics related to... [Read more]  

Posted by Caroline Wagner on 06/07/2017 - 13:57
Volume 44, Issue 2 April 2017 ISSN 0302-3427 EISSN 1471-5430 MAIN ARTICLES Overcoming the triple helix boundaries in an environmental research collaboration  Joacim RosenlundErik Rosell; ... [Read more]  

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