Blogs selected for Week March 20 to March 26, 2017

1. How to make altmetrics useful in societal impact assessments: shifting from citation to interaction approaches The suitability of altmetrics for use in assessments of societal impact has been questioned by certain recent studies. In their post in The Impact Blog, Ismael Ràfols, Nicolas Robinson-García and Thed N. van Leeuwen propose that, rather than mimicking […]

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Blogs selected for Week March 13 to March 19, 2017

1. Google Scholar is a serious alternative to Web of Science Many bibliometricians and university administrators remain wary of Google Scholar citation data, preferring “the gold standard” of Web of Science instead. In her post in The Impact Blog, Anne-Wil Harzing, who developed the Publish or Perish software that uses Google Scholar data, sets out […]

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Blogs selected for Week March 6 to March 12, 2017

1. Citation Cartel Or Editor Gone Rogue? How much can a single editor distort the citation record? Investigation documents rogue editor’s coercion of authors to cite his journal, papers, notes Phil Davis, in his post in the Scholarly Kitchen Blog. The blog post says (quote): While the European Geosciences Union could not identify more than […]

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Blogs selected for Week February 27 to March 5, 2017

1. What Scholarly Journals Are Researchers Importing Most? Researchers can use RefWorks as a search interface for a number of online resources. Hundreds of databases provided by numerous data vendors are supported by RefWorks. Import filter development is ongoing and new filters are continuously being added, connecting students and scholars to an extensive body of […]

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