We call for researchers to help us decide future developmens. Open topics:
- we discuss the option of including Q ranked papers only in section I and II
- 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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2022. January:
- Aggregate data for institutes can now be downloaded from the Database tab.
- Graphical update of the analysis interface.
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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.
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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
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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).
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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.
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2021. August:
- 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