We call for researchers to help us decide future developments. Open topics:
- we discuss the option of using the end of the university instead of first publication - whichever is later (for this, we need the MTMT to collect this data for the researchers)
- we discuss the option of computing a "self-improvement score" reflecting the individual progress as compared to the score of a previous year
2022. June:
- The system analysis time was reduced by almost 40% by processing the json files instead of xml files.
2022. May:
- The cutoff for old MTMT accounts has been set to 2016-12-31.
- The MTMT data download has been updated.
- A lecture about scientometrics.org was added to the information tab.
2022. February:
- For each publication, the number of pages is now listed in the downloaded tables.
- A permalink has been added to the Ranks tab.
- The Ranks tab was streamlined to focus on the analysis results and the percentages and numbers can be made visible by the "Show details" button.
- The "Download table" export function now automatically renames the file according to the researcher/institute name.
- The apache & shiny server timeouts were increased to avoid preliminary closure of server connections.
- The entire reference database was updated using the MTMT status as of January 1st, 2022.
2022. January:
- ELKH institutes are now available as a separate dropdown list in the Institutes tab.
- The 2021 March snapshot has been replaced by the 2022 January snapshot.
- Institutional data can now be filtered according to year and publication type (Q ranked papers).
- Aggregate data for institutes can now be downloaded from the Database tab.
- Graphical update of the analysis interface.
2021. December:
- The Download table option now lists either Journal or Publisher names for each publication.
- The Options menu now enables to apply a correction to the researcher's age.
- A delay was added to the page load script to solve certain cases when the page got freeze during loading in case the user clicked on pre-loaded buttons.
- A bug of missing the scientific section after using the import values option is now corrected.
2021. November:
- A bug of incorrectly displaying the citation count after adjusting the Options menu has been corrected.
- Career-long percentile of total citation based on an international scale (using data published in Ioannidis et al, PLoS Biology, 2019) has been added to the Ranks page.
- Citation structure analysis is now a user-initiated analysis in the Ranks page
2021. October:
- the 2021 papers (publications in the ongoing calendar year) are now also included in the "Download table".
- the Hm-index has been removed due to confusions about its application.
- the graphical setup of the Ranks page has been updated.
- year has been replaced with "calendar year" to reflect actual computation parameters.
- the self-citation rate has been added to the Developmental parameters. Self-citation rate = n dependent / n independent. With high proportions of self-citations, we advise against using any citation metrics since high rates of self-citation may herald also other spurious features (for more details on self-citation see Ioannidis JPA et al., PLos Biol, 2019).
- the multicitation rate has been added to the Developmental parameters. Multicitation rate = proportion of independent citations citing more than two publications from this author. High values may point to "citation farms" (for more details on multicitation see Ioannidis JPA et al., PLos Biol, 2019).
2021. September:
- the S-index has been added to the developmental parameters. S = the H index using dependent citations only.
- the Hm-index has been added to the developmental parameters. Hm = the H index modified for multi-authored manuscripts using Schreiber's method.
2021. August:
- the reference database, including the H-index, citation, and publication tables have been updated by re-processing all researchers
2021. July:
- a new block for developmental parameters was implemented, showing the mean number of authors, the H-index using independent citations only, and the proportion of citations received for fist/last authored publications (in relevant scientific sections only)
- artcile plot header for section IX was updated to include "Q ranked" publications
- a bug leading to sudden freeze when selecting a researcher with no eligible publication was corrected
2021. June:
- the "Import values for custom search." button has been added enabling the rapid assessment of changes in the investigated values (e.g. what is the effect of a two-year maternity break? how would the ranking change with an additional Q1 ranked paper? how would these values score in another scientific discipline?)
- the publication age is corrected and accounts for complete years only (with the exception of high impact publications)
- a filter has been added to the download table to include only confirmed authorships
- the number of authors is now listed for each publication in the downloadable table
2021. May:
- the first publication is now based on the first scientific publication (non-scientific publications are omitted)
- the Science tab now displays the change of ranking over time
- because of low interest we cancel our project planned to evaluate the effects of maternity (only 15 researchers provided data and there was no single entry for the control group)
2021. April:
- an option was added to load a random researcher for the non-personal visualization of the analysis results
- the downloadable data table has been converted to a CSV file
- the Database tab has been updated to use publication age instead of biological age
- the server idle timeout has been set to 1 hour
- only Q ranked papers are used in section IX, but no filtering is made for Q1 rank
2021. March:
- the scientometrics.org portal has been set up
- the first version using the "Publication age" as stating point has been established
- the "Excellence score" has been renamed to "High impact score"
- a March 2021 snapshot of the entire analysis portal has been established
- the algorithm does not freeze any more because of empty XML files
- the download table now also includes the dependent and independent citation counts
2021. February:
- the download table in the Ranks tab now also includes the Excellence publications
- RIS files have been added for each cited reference
2021. January:
- the data processing is now parallelized, which prevents the bug of incorrectly displaying a different downloadable data file in case another process performs computation at the same time
- the calculation of the Excellence publications has been updated to omit filtering based on authorship position in sections I, II, III, and IX
- the complete list of all eligible publications from the last five years included in the analysis is now available for download in the Ranks tab
- URL based automatic processing added to the analysis platform
2020. December:
- we introduced the "Researcher rank", which assigns researchers to deciles (D1-D10, D1 is the best)
- the weight of Excellence publications can be adjusted in the Options menu (default = 4)
- the Ranks tabs shows visually the composition of the final score
- in sections I, II, and IX the reference to the Q ranked publications has been removed from axis titles
2020. November:
- instead of loading pre-computed data for each researcher, the analysis is run in real time using data directly downloaded from the HSWA site (MTMT)
- the anonymized reference databases can be downloaded from the homepage
- in sections I, II, and IX following publications are included: journal article, book, book chapter, conference proceeding, conference abstract, monograph, reference article, reference guide
- the H-index is computed using all citing publications (dependent and independent)
2020. October:
- the reference database was expanded to include 13,700 researchers
- small graphical corrections (e.g. axis titles, text in homepage, downloadable document)
2020. September:
- in sections IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, X, and XI the corresponding author publications are regarded as first/last author publications
- filtering using the PhD date is discontinued
- in sections I, II, III, and IX weighting using the authorship order (first/last) is discontinued
- for first/last publications the divided authorships are also included
- we introduced the "Excellence publications", which includes publications cited in the top 10% within their discipline
- the H-index uses only the independent citations
- in sections I, II, and IX all publications are included in the analysis