martes, enero 29, 2008

Informetrics at the beginning of the 21st century

Para todo aquel que quiera enterarse en menos de una hora de todo lo acontecido en los últimos años en el mundo de la Informetría y derivados aquí tiene una exhaustiva revisión a cargo de Judit Bar-Ilan. Informetrics at the beginning of the 21st century. Journal of Informetrics.2008 [en prensa](doi:10.1016/j.joi.2007.11.001). El trabajo abarca el período 2000-2006 y cubre un total de 598 publicaciones aparecidas en revistas científicas, congresos o cualquier otro medio sometido a peer review. El repaso bibliográfico comprende las siguientes áreas: general, theory, methods and techniques, citation analysis, indicators, webometrics, journals, open access & electronic publications, productivity and publications, collaboration, research policy, patents, and databases.

Como en el apartado de Data Collection la autora ya nos ofrece datos sobre los trabajos más citados, los autores más productivos y las principales revistas me he entretenido en sacar las aportaciones españolas consideradas por Bar-Ilan. Son las siguientes:

Aguillo, I. F., Granadino, B., Ortega, J. L., & Prieto, J. A. (2006). Scientific research activity and communication measured with cybermetrics indicators. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 57(10), 1296–1302. "Use the number of inlinks to a site as a major component in an indicator for measuring the presence of universities on the Web, the other components are size and the number of rich files (pdf, ps, doc, ppt and xls)"

Bailón-Moreno, R., Jurado-Alameda, E., Ruiz-Baños, R. R., & Courtial, J. P. (2005). Bibliometric laws—Empirical flaws of fit. Scientometrics, 63(2), 209–229."Claim that power laws are not adequate to describe informetric phenomena, since to achieve reasonable fit exponential terms need to be included as well"

Baeza-Yates, R., Castillo, C., & López, V. (2005). Characteristics of the Web of Spain. Cybermetrics, 9(1), paper 3. Retrieved July 12, 2007, from http://www.cindoc.csic.es/cybermetrics/articles/v9i1p3.html. "Studied the structure of smaller sets: national academicWebs and theWeb of a country respectively applying the model developed by Broder et al."

● Bordons, M., Fernández, M. T., & Gómez, I. (2002). Advantages and limitations in the use of impact factor measures for the assessment of research performance in a peripheral country. Scientometrics, 5392, 195–206."Discuss the advantages and the disadvantages of using journal impact factors for evaluations in a non-
English speaking country whose national journals are very poorly covered in the JCR
"

● Buela-Casal, G. (2002). Evaluating quality of articles and scientific journals. Proposal of weighted impact factor and a quality index? Psichothema, 15(1), 23–35. "Proposes to take into account the reputation of the journal from which the citation emanates"

● Buela-Casal, G., Carretero-Dios, H., & de los Santos-Riog, R. (2002). Comparative study of the Psychology journals with impact factor written in Spanish. Psichotema, 1494, 837–852. "Carried out a bibliometric study of the four Spanish language psychology journals indexed by the ISI"

● Cothey, V., Aguillo, I., & Arroyo, N. (2006). Operationalising “Websites”—Lexically, semantically or topologically? Cybermetrics, 10(1), paper 3. Retrieved July 12, 2007, from http://www.cindoc.csic.es/cybermetrics/articles/v10i1p3.html. "Suggest several possibilities for operationalizing the concept of a website"

● Kretchmer, H., & Aguillo, I. (2004). Visibility of collaboration on the Web. Scientometrics, 61(3), 405–426. "The relations between coauthorship and Web links were examined"

● Morillo, F., Bordons, M., & Gómez, I. (2001). An approach to interdisciplinarity bibliometric indicators. Scientometrics, 51(1), 203–222. . "Proposed a set of indicators for studying interdisciplinarity. These indicators include: the percentage of multi-assigned journals in the ISI subject categories and pattern of multi-assignation (within the field or outside the field)"

● Morillo, F., Bordons, M., & Gómez, I. (2003). Interdisciplinarity in science—A tentative typology of disciplines and research areas. Journal of theAmerican Society for Information Science and Technology, 54(13), 1237–1249."Bordons and Gómez are also concerned with interdisciplinary research—their aim was to establish a typology of disciplines and research areas according to their degree of interdisciplinarity"

● Ortega, J. L., Aguillo, I.,&Prieto, J. A. (2006). Longitudinal study of content and elements in the scientific web environment. Journal of Information Science, 32(4), 344–351. "Analyzed the changes that occur to web sites over time in terms of web elements"

● Ramos-Rodríguez, A. R., & Ruiz-Navarro, J. (2004). Changes in the intellectual structure of strategic management research—A bibliometric study of the Strategic Management Journal, 1980–2000. Strategic Management Journal, 25(10), 981–1004. "based on the references of papers appearing in the Strategic Management Journal, carried out a citation and cocitation analysis, in order to identify the structure of the field."

Ruiz-Pérez, R., López-Cózar, E. D., & Jiménez-Contreras, E. (2002). Spanish personal name variations in national and international biomedical databases—Implications for information retrieval and bibliometric studies. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 90(4), 411–430."Explored how different bibliographic databases handle Spanish names, where the most frequent Spanish name structure consist of first name, middle name patronymic surname and matronymic surname. For more than 50% of the examined cases several variations occurred even in the same database"
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Judit Bar-Ilan. Informetrics at the beginning of the 21st century. Journal of Informetrics.2008 [en prensa].(doi:10.1016/j.joi.2007.11.001).