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1Bensman, S.J. ; Smolinsky, L.J. ; Pudovkin, A.I.: Mean citation rate per article in mathematics journals : differences from the scientific model.
In: Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 61(2010) no.7, S.14401463.
Abstract: This paper analyzes the applicability of the article mean citation rate measures in the Science Citation Index Journal Citation Reports (SCI JCR) to the five JCR mathematical subject categories. These measures are the traditional 2year impact factor as well as the recently added 5year impact factor and 5year article influence score. Utilizing the 2008 SCI JCR, the paper compares the probability distributions of the measures in the mathematical categories to the probability distribution of a scientific model of impact factor distribution. The scientific model distribution is highly skewed, conforming to the negative binomial type, with much of the variance due to the important role of review articles in science. In contrast, the three article mean citation rate measures' distributions in the mathematical categories conformed to either the binomial or Poisson, indicating a high degree of randomness. Seeking reasons for this, the paper analyzes the bibliometric structure of Mathematics, finding it a disjointed discipline of isolated subfields with a weak central core of journals, reduced review function, and long cited halflife placing most citations beyond the measures' time limits. These combine to reduce the measures' variance to one commensurate with random error. However, the measures were found capable of identifying important journals. Using data from surveys of the Louisiana State University (LSU) faculty, the paper finds a higher level of consensus among mathematicians and others on which are the important mathematics journals than the measures indicate, positing that much of the apparent randomness may be due to the measures' inapplicability to mathematical disciplines. Moreover, tests of the stability of impact factor ranks across a 5year time span suggested that the proper model for Mathematics is the negative binomial.
Themenfeld: Informetrie
Wissenschaftsfach: Mathematik

2Garfield, E. ; Pudovkin, A.I. ; Istomin, V.S.: Why do we need algorithmic historiography?.
In: Journal of the American Society for Information Science and technology. 54(2003) no.5, S.400412.
Abstract: This article discusses the rationale for creating historiographs of scholarly topics using a new program called HistCite(TM), which produces a variety of analyses to aid the historian identify key events (papers), people (authors), and journals in a field. By creating a genealogic profile of the evolution, the program aids the scholar in evaluating the paradigm involved.
Anmerkung: Beitrag innerhalb eines Themenschwerpunkt: Visualizing scientific paradigms
Themenfeld: Informetrie ; Citation indexing
Objekt: HistCite

3Pudovkin, A.I. ; Garfield, E.: Algorithmic procedure for finding semantically related journals.
In: Journal of the American Society for Information Science and technology. 53(2002) no.13, S.11131119.
Abstract: Journal Citation Reports provides a classification of journals most heavily cited by a given journal and which most heavily cite that journal, but size variation is not taken into account. Pudovkin and Garfield suggest a procedure for meeting this difficulty. The relatedness of journal i to journal j is determined by the number of citations from journal i to journal j in a given year normalized by the product of the papers published in the j journal in that year times the number of references cited in the i journal in that year. A multiplier of ten to the sixth is suggested to bring the values into an easily perceptible range. While citations received depend upon the overall cumulative number of papers published by a journal, the current year is utilized since that data is available in JCR. Citations to current year papers would be quite low in most fields and thus not included. To produce the final index, the maximum of the A citing B value, and the B citing A value is chosen and used to indicate the closeness of the journals. The procedure is illustrated for the journal Genetics.
Themenfeld: Informetrie ; Citation indexing
Objekt: Journal Citation Reports