We call for researchers to help us decide future developmens. Open topics:
- we discuss the option of including conference papers in section VI.
- we discuss the option of adding a weight to Q ranked papers in section I and II
- we discuss moving psychology from section II to section V or to VIII.
- we discuss the possibility of accounting for the number of authors on a publication
- we discuss the option of excluding the H-index OR including the S-index as well
- we discuss the option of computing a "self-improvement score" reflecting the individual progress as compared to the score of a previous year
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2021. Sep:
- the S-index has been added to the developmental parameters. S = the H index using dependent citations only.
- the Hm-ndex has been added to the developmental parameters. Hm = the H index modified for multi-authored manuscripts using Schreiber's method.
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2021. Aug:
- the reference database, including the H-index, citation, and publication tables have been updated by re-processing all researchers
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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
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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
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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)
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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
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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
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2021. February:
- the download table in the Ranks tab now also includes the Excellence publications
- RIS files have been added for each cited reference
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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
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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
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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)
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2020. October:
- the reference database was expanded to include 13,700 researchers
- small graphical corrections (e.g. axis titles, text in homepage, downloadable document)
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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