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ResearcherID Labs

Mon, 04 Jan 2010

In a recent editorial at the Journal of Maps I touched upon citation listing of journals and the importance to authors in terms of citation metrics. Thomson-Reuters provide some interesting info on citation analysis, whilst citation services such as Web of Knowledge and Scopus provide journal level information to assess journal performance including the often quoted impact factor.

Thomson-Reuters have "flipped" this idea on it's head to provide author level information through ResearcherID. This free service provides a "virtual CV" of published articles showing the number of citations each has received. It also displays citation metrics including the h-index.

More recently they have add (in a similar vein to Google) a "labs" area showcasing newer developments. Given that they want "you" to purchase access to Web of Knowledge, there is only so much information they want to present. That said they have generated data on two primary areas: the Citing Network and the Collaboration Network. This makes sense and is actually quite interesting. You can view the authors network of collaboration and then the networks created by those that cite them.

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