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

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Monday, August 31, 2015

The Reproducibility Project finds a minority of studies can be replicated



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An attempt to estimate the reproducibility of psychological research has found that only 39% of results from three leading psychology journals could be reproduced.


Read the article from the Atlantic Monthly How Reliable Are Psychology Studies?
Visit the site for the Reproducibility Project and the Summary Report from Science.

Monday, June 29, 2015

2015 Google Scholar Metrics

This year's release covers "articles published between 2010 and 2014, both inclusive. The metrics are based on citations from all articles that were indexed in Google Scholar in June 2015. 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 Game Theory and Decision Science category:
  1. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization
  2. Games and Economic Behavior
  3. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
  4. arXiv Computer Science and Game Theory (cs.GT)
  5. ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce
  6. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making
  7. Experimental Economics
  8. Theoretical Economics
  9. Decision Sciences
  10. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty

Monday, June 22, 2015

Top journals by impact factor - Latest JCR is released


From the press release: 
The 2015 release, with 2014 citation data for literature within the sciences and social sciences, features 11,149 journal listings in 237 disciplines; 82 countries are represented. A total of 272 journals received their first JIF; 53 percent of journals saw an increase in JIF from last year and 43 percent saw a decrease. Additionally, 39 journals were suppressed to ensure the integrity of the reports. Suppressed journals are re-evaluated after a year for reconsideration in the JCR.
Below, top 10 journals for Management by impact factor, for more, INSEAD community users can login from the Library page here.

  1. ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT ANNALS 
  2. ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT REVIEW 
  3. ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT JOURNAL 
  4. JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT 
  5. MIS QUARTERLY 
  6. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY 
  7. JOURNAL OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY  
  8. PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY 
  9. OMEGA-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCE
  10. ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCH METHODS

Friday, May 15, 2015

2015 Academic Reputation Survey

Thomson Reuters released its 6th annual Academic Reputation Survey:
Exploring Scholarly Trends and Shifts Impacting the Academic Reputation of the World’s Leading Universities”. 


The report analyzes the key trends and shifts in global research influencing institutions’ academic standings. It covers 65,000 academics from 6,500 universities in 105 areas of study.

Monday, April 13, 2015

AAUP Faculty Salary Survey 2014-2015

Busting the Myths, the annual update to the Staff and Faculty survey from the AAUP has been released. You can search the results from 4700 colleges and universities from the Chronicle of Higher Education page, sort by types of schools (very high research, business and management schools, men vs women salary etc.)



Tuesday, March 31, 2015

PNAS 100th anniversary

2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). January 1915 was the first issue, click below to view an animated timeline:


PNAS timeline

Friday, January 9, 2015

2015 List of Predatory Publishers




5th update to the annual list of predatory publishers by J. Beall, librarian from the University of Colorado Denver. In addition the usual lists, there are now a list for Misleading Metrics and one for Hijacked Journals