Scientific and Academic Research

New from the Institute for Scientific Information: Beyond single-point metrics

In the complex matter of assessing research and researchers, simple metrics have their place. For example, when used advisedly in properly limited and matched comparisons, the h-index measurement – which specifies the convergence point of an author’s productivity and citation impact – can identify influential researchers in a precisely defined field. Similarly, the Journal Impact […]

The Latest Fast-Breaking Papers from Essential Science Indicators

In Essential Science Indicators from Clarivate Analytics, we list Highly Cited Papers, which constitute the top 1% of papers in each of 22 broad fields and each year of coverage. The lists, updated every two months to reflect their current citation counts, also include new papers that enter the top percentile. Here, we identify Fast-Breaking Papers, […]

Fast-Breaking Papers from Essential Science Indicators

Highly Cited Papers, which constitute the top 1% of papers in each of 22 broad fields and each year of coverage, are listed in Essential Science Indicators from Clarivate Analytics. The lists are updated every two months to reflect their current citation counts and also include new papers that enter the top percentile. Here, we identify […]

New Hot Papers from Essential Science Indicators

Essential Science Indicators from Clarivate Analytics is updated every two months. At each update, we look at New Hot Papers, which are papers published in the past two years that are in the top one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) for their field and publication period. For the third bimonthly update of 2018, which was published […]

The Latest Fast-Breaking Papers from Essential Science Indicators

Essential Science Indicators from Clarivate Analytics lists Highly Cited Papers, which constitute the top 1% of papers in each of 22 broad fields and each year of coverage. The lists are updated every two months to reflect their current citation counts and also include new papers that enter the top percentile. Here, we identify Fast-Breaking Papers, […]

The Latest New Hot Papers from Essential Science Indicators

Every two months, Essential Science Indicators from Clarivate Analytics is updated. At each update, we look at New Hot Papers, which are papers published in the past two years that are in the top one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) for their field and publication period. For the second bimonthly update of 2018, which was published […]

Fast-Breaking Papers in Essential Science Indicators

Essential Science Indicators from Clarivate Analytics lists Highly Cited Papers, which constitute the top 1% of papers in each of 22 broad fields and each year of coverage. The lists are updated every two months to reflect their current citation counts and also include new papers that enter the top percentile. Here, we identify a subset […]

New Hot Papers in Essential Science Indicators

Essential Science Indicators from Clarivate Analytics is updated every two months. At each update, we look at New Hot Papers, which are papers published in the past two years that are in the top one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) for their field and publication period. For the first bimonthly update of 2018, which was published […]

Metaphor and Metrics

Instead of a basket, or a tide, let’s talk about metrics as mosaic.   Images influence how we think.  That’s why metaphors matter.  They can clarify and improve our understanding of complex concepts.  They can both reflect and shape our attitudes. The metaphors of journal metrics started with “impact.” Impact[1]:       a : to […]