Citation Analysis in Research Evaluation (Information by Henk F. Moed

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By Henk F. Moed

This ebook offers with the evaluate of scholarly study functionality, and makes a speciality of the contribution of scholarly paintings to the development of scholarly wisdom. It offers quite a lot of very important proof, and corrects a few universal misunderstandings approximately quotation research. It introduces uncomplicated notions and differences, and offers either with theoretical and technical elements, and with its applicability in a number of coverage contexts. This ebook is additionally serious and underlines the boundaries of quotation research in examine review. that allows you to be used accurately as a examine review device, it's crucial that every one members have perception into the character of quotation research, how its symptoms are developed and calculated, what a number of the theoretical positions nation approximately what they degree, and what are their prospects and barriers, really relating to peer evaluation. This publication goals at offering such perception.

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Chapter 2 in Part 1 presents basic notions and assumptions underlying the book and its main conclusions as regards the use of citation analysis in research evaluation. Chapter 3 presents short summaries of each of the empirical and theoretical chapters included in Part 2. ’ This part provides an introduction to numerous issues discussed in later chapters. Moreover, it presents advanced citation impact indicators, but refers for technical details to other publications. It focuses on research performance in basic science.

Citation counts to a journal are based on frequency counts per cited journal title. A positive effect is that discrepant citations indicating, for 40 – – – – – – – – – – Part 1: General Introduction and Main Conclusions instance, an erroneous volume or page number, are included in the counts. But a negative point is that important variations in cited journal titles may be overlooked. Publication counts in the JCR impact factor’s denominator include citable items defined as normal articles, notes or reviews.

4 of this book provides further details. It is also crucial to obtain information about the time periods that are taken into account and on the basis of which grounds they are selected. Analyses may involve publications from a single year and thus provide a snapshot only, may relate to a time period of 8–10 years comprising two PhD generations, or to lifetime publication oeuvres. Citations may be counted during shorter or longer time periods. The outcomes of citation analysis depend upon which time windows are applied.

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