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Evaluating Scholarly Publications: General

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Evaluating Scholarly Publications


Evaluation of research and publications at universities and research departments is increasing; the evaluation is carried out, among others, by university administration, single researchers and external evaluators.

Bibliometrics is the scientific field concerned with measuring scholarly publications, authors and citations. 

What is being evaluated?

Countries, universities, research groups, scientific fields, connections between researchers, journals , citation practices

How is the evaluation done?

By measuring citations, various indicators (impact factor, h-index), ranking lists, bibliographies

Why is this a hot topic?

In the new funding system for the universities, the importance of the research and publications is even greater than before.

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Online resources:
Evaluation based on scientific publishing

- Citation analysis in research evaluation / Henk F. Moed. Dordrecht: Springer, cop. 2005. xiii, 346 s. (Information science and knowledge management; vol. 9)
- The future of the academic journal / edited by Bill Cope and Angus Phillips. Oxford: Chandos, 2009. xxiv, 391 s.
- Measuring academic research : how to undertake a bibliometric study / Ana Andrés. Oxford: Chandos Publishing, 2009. xv, 169 s.
- Colledge, L., de Moya‐Anegón, F., Guerrero‐Bote, V., López‐Illescas, C., El Aisati, M. H., & Moed, H. (2010). SJR and SNIP: two new journal metrics in Elsevier's Scopus. Serials: The Journal for the Serials Community, 23(3), 215-221.

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