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The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) not only criticizes the misuse of Garfield’s impact factor as a tool for the evaluation of scientific activity, but implicitly questions citation analysis in particular and bibliometric practice in general. The work of [...]

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We present and discuss some differential aspects of scientific publications on mathematics in relation to other sciences. This discipline should be treated as a distinct case from the point of view of bibliometrics, information science, and productivity assessment of mathematics r[...]

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With the launch of the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Thomson Reuters has created a set of expectations. The Web of Science has become the most comprehensive research platform of journal evaluation. ESCI acts as the waiting room before Thomson technicians check whether journals [...]

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The use of the impact factor has evolved and it has become the indicator to measure not only the quality of journals but also of authors and research groups, provoking strong reactions from publishers, researchers, librarians and evaluation committees. This paper presents a reflection [...]

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The evaluation of scientific journals with bibliometric indicators has been dominated by the Impact factor since the 70s. However Thomson has recently included in the Journal Citation Reports the Eigen factor and the Article influence score. On the other hand Elsevier has included [...]

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Analysis of the citations received by the journal El profesional de la información (EPI) according to the databases ISI Science Citation Index (WoS) from Thomson Reuters, and Scopus from Elsevier, which index the journal since 2006. There are three main groups (or themes) recognized, [...]

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This is a kind of conceptual document, and at the same time a reflection, but also something more, an act of provocation in the form of a piece of theater that shows a reality, something dramatic and comical at the same time, as is the panorama ofour research. It also includes a good [...]