The State of OA: A Large-Scale Analysis of the Prevalence and Impact of Open Access Articles
At least 28% of the scholarly literature is OA and that this proportion is growing, driven particularly by growth in Gold and Hybrid. Also, OA articles receive 18% more citations than average, an effect driven primarily by Green and Hybrid OA.
Code of Practice for Research Data Usage Metrics Release
The Code of Practice for Research Data Usage Metrics standardizes the generation and distribution of usage metrics for research data, enabling for the first time the consistent and credible reporting of research data usage.
A Novel Method for Depicting Academic Disciplines Through Google Scholar Citations
This research article describes a procedure to generate a snapshot of the structure of a specific scientific community and their outputs based on the information available in Google Scholar Citations (GSC)....
A Brief History, Critique, and Discussion of the Adverse Effects of the Journal Impact Factor
The Journal Impact Factor is, by far, the most discussed bibliometric indicator. Since its introduction over 40 years ago, it has had enormous effects on the scientific ecosystem. This paper by Cassidy R. Sugimoto provides a brief history of the indicator and highlights well-known limitations.
Altmetric Scores, Citations, and Publication of Studies Posted as Preprints
This study describes views, downloads, Altmetric scores, and citations of articles published as preprints and differences in Altmetric scores and citations of published articles by prior preprint status.
Network Effects on Editorial Decisions in Four Computer Science Journals
A study that examines the publication bias due to authors’ reputation shows that more reputed authors were less likely to be rejected with negative reviews, and that journal-specificities were important but never completely reversed this outcome.
Reproducible research includes sharing data and code. The reproducibility policy at the journal Biostatistics rewards articles with badges for data and code sharing. This study investigates the effect of badges at increasing reproducible research, specifically, data and code sharing, at Biostatistics.
Open Access Levels: A Quantitative Exploration Using Web of Science and oaDOI Data
Using newly available open access status data, year-on-year open access levels are explored across research fields, languages, countries, institutions, funders and topics, and the resulting patterns are related to disciplinary, national and institutional contexts.
Modelling Science Trustworthiness Under Publish or Perish Pressure
Analysis suggesting that trustworthiness of published science in a given field is influenced by false positive rate, and pressures for positive results. We find decreasing available funding has negative consequences for resulting trustworthiness, and examine strategies to combat propagation of irreproducible science.
When Evaluating Research, Different Metrics Tell Us Different Things
Metrics from different sources are compared in two studies published as preprints. The research indicated that altmetrics, as currently framed, are significantly weaker indicators of research quality - as measured by expert peers’ assessments - than traditional metrics.
What Makes Academic Careers Less Insecure? The Role of Individual-Level Antecedents
Paper advising universities to provide early-career researchers with temporal space for research and networking, facilitate stays at other universities, inform them about career success factors, and tailor faculty development programmes to the distinct stages of academic careers.