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This paper presents a review of altmetrics or alternative metrics. This concept is defined as the creation and study of new indicators for analysing scientific and academic research activity based on Web 2.0. The underlying premise is that variables such as mentions in blogs, number of tweets or saves of an article by researchers in reference management(More)
Google Scholar has been well received by the research community. Its promises of free, universal and easy access to scientific literature as well as the perception that it covers better than other traditional multidisciplinary databases the areas of the Social Sciences and the Humanities have contributed to the quick expansion of Google Scholar Citations(More)
This paper analyzes Altmetric.com, one of the most important altmetric data providers currently used. We have analyzed a set of publications with DOI number indexed in the Web of Science during the period 2011-2013 and collected their data with the Altmetric API. 19% of the original set of papers was retrieved from Altmetric.com including some altmetric(More)
Purpose: The aim of this study is to analyze the disciplinary coverage of the Thomson Reuters' Book Citation Index database focusing on publisher presence, impact and specialization. Design/Methodology/approach: We conduct a descriptive study in which we examine coverage by discipline, publisher distribution by field and country of publication, and(More)
This paper presents a first approach to analyzing the factors that determine the citation characteristics of books. For this we use the Thomson Reuters’ book citation index, a novel multidisciplinary database launched in 2011 which offers bibliometric data on books. We analyze three possible factors which are considered to affect the citation impact of(More)
Introduction Lately we have witnessed a renewed interest for data sharing and the development of reproducible research (Anon, 2008). Although the claim for transparency in research is not new (King, 1995), in the last few years researchers have been challenged with the management and processing of huge amounts of datasets for conducting large-scale studies(More)
Catalog. Analysis as a tool in studies of social sciences and humanities: An exploratory study of published book titles in Economics. Abstract: This paper explores the use of Library Catalog Analysis (LCA), defined as the application of bibliometric or informetric techniques to a set of library online catalogs, to describe quantitatively a(More)
The launch of Google Scholar Citations and Google Scholar Metrics may cause a revolution in the research evaluation field as it places within every researcher's reach tools that allow them to measure their output. However, the data and bibliometric indicators offered by Google's products can be easily manipulated. In order to alert the research community,(More)