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Dorta-González, Pablo; Santana-Jiménez, Yolanda – Research Evaluation, 2018
The potential benefit of open access (OA) in relation to citation impact has been discussed in the literature in depth. The methodology used to test the OA citation advantage includes comparing OA vs. non-OA journal impact factors and citations of OA vs. non-OA articles published in the same non-OA journals. However, one problem with many studies…
Descriptors: Databases, Access to Information, Incidence, Citations (References)
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Chavarro, Diego; Ràfols, Ismael; Tang, Puay – Research Evaluation, 2018
The assessment of research based on the journal in which it is published is a widely adopted practice. Some research assessments use the Web of Science (WoS) to identify 'high quality' journals, which are assumed to publish excellent research. The authority of WoS on journal quality stems from its selection of journals based on editorial standards…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Bibliographic Databases, Foreign Countries, Probability
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Lewandowska, Kamila; Stano, Pawel Miroslaw – Research Evaluation, 2018
Art studies, as an academic discipline, is an under-researched topic, especially with reference to science evaluation. Yet, it is a particularly interesting field to study given that it does not easily fit into the 'science' category. Our analysis centres on the core element of the evaluation system: scientific journals in the field of arts. We…
Descriptors: Evaluation Research, Foreign Countries, Art Education, Art
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Petersen, Jessica – Research Evaluation, 2017
Journal editors play a crucial role in the scientific publication system, as they make the final decision on acceptance or rejection of manuscripts. Some critics, however, suspect that the more innovative a manuscript is, the less likely it will be accepted for publication. Especially top-tier journals are accused of rejecting innovative research.…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Editing, Intellectual Disciplines, Online Surveys
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Ahmed, Mohamed O.; Daw, Mohamed A.; van Velkinburgh, Jennifer C. – Research Evaluation, 2017
Understanding the publication output of a country's biomedical research can provide information for strengthening its policies, economy, and educational systems. Yet, this is the first bibliometric study to date to analyze and provide an in-depth discussion of the biomedical research productivity from Libyan academic institutions. The biomedical…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Periodicals, Biomedicine, Foreign Countries