Indexes, impact factors, ranking, peer review
Good introduction from University of Illinois Chicago (UIC).
There are 100.000 or more science journals. There are many metrics to compare both authors and journals, including the Hirsch index (h-index, proposed by Jorge E. Hirsch in 2005) and the
journal impact factor (jif).
The h-index is an index that attempts to measure both the scientific productivity and the apparent scientific impact of a scientist.
The h-index is based on the set of the researcher's most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other people's publications.
The h-index is defined as the maximum value of h such that the given author/journal has published h papers that have each been cited at least h times.
It is calculated by a.o. WOS, Scopus and Google Scholar. Their resulting h-indexes differ:
Many other indexes exist, including the c-, e-, g-, s-index etc.
- Web of Science provides citation counts for articles indexed within it. It indexes over 10,000 journals in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.
- Scopus provide citation counts for articles indexed within it (limited to article written in 1996 and after). It indexes over 15,000 journals from over 4,000 international publishers across the disciplines.
- Google Scholar provides citation counts for articles found within Google Scholar. Depending on the discipline and cited article, it may find more cited references than Web of Science
or Scopus because Google Scholar is indexing more journals and more publication types than other databases.
The impact factor (IF) is a measure of the frequency with which the average article in a journal has been cited in a particular year.
It is used to measure the importance or rank of a journal by calculating the times it's articles are cited.
The calculation is based on a two-year period and involves dividing the number of times articles were cited by the number of articles that are citable.
Service providers for indexes and impact factors
Different service providers calculate their own versions of the indexes and impact factors.
The Science Citation Index (SCI, launched in 1964) has a large coverage. Originally produced by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), created by Eugene Garfield.
The SCI index is made available online through different platforms, such as the Web of Science and SciSearch. There is also an expanded version, SCIE.
- Web of Science (WOS) - current owner of SCI, from Clarivate Analytics, US (previously Thomson-Reuters)
- on-line subscription service
- h-index for authors
- journal impact factor (jif) for journals
- the Web of Science Core Collection is a global citation index curated by an independent team of editors to include the highest quality and most impactful journals across 254 subject areas
- STN SciSearch- for SCIE, from Clarivate Analytics
Clarivate's competitors include Elsevier's Scopus service.
- Elsevier's abstract and citation database launched in 2004
- In 2009, the Content Selection and Advisory Board developed an objective system of evaluation and validation of peer-reviewed journals
- Elsevier uses its own CiteScore to track journal performance
- ScienceDirect - Elsevier, since 1997
- on-line subscription service (RHUL provides access via RHUL Library)
- allows to search for peer-reviewed journals, articles, book chapters and open access content
- areas: physical sciences and engineering, life sciences, health sciences, social sciences and humanities
- CiteseerX - public search engine and digital library for scientific and academic papers,
primarily in the fields of computer and information science
- CiteSeer was the first digital library and search engine to provide automated citation indexing and citation linking by autonomous citation indexing.
- CiteSeerx data and metadata are available for others to use. Data available includes CiteSeerx metadata, databases, data sets of pdf files and text of pdf files.
- CiteSeer was developed in 1997 at the NEC Research Institute, Princeton, New Jersey, by Steve Lawrence, Lee Giles and Kurt Bollacker.
The service transitioned to the Pennsylvania State University's College of Information Sciences and Technology in 2003.
Since then, the project has been led by Professor Lee Giles.
- provides Z39.50-compliant (protocol allowing users to connect between databases) access to the British Library's Electronic Table of Contents (ETOC)
- access to over 29K journals and more than 52M article citations and conference papers
- Cornell University's arXiv - all recent articles in mathematics, physics, computers science etc
- IACR Cryptology ePrint archive
- DBLP - a computer science bibliography website, started in 1993 at the University of Trier, Germany
- Semantic Scholar - developed at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, publicly released in November 2015, designed to be an AI-backed search engine for scientific journal articles
- AMS math sci net - world mathematical literature 1940 onward - subscription only
Publishers and Bodies of Knowledge
OReilly - via RHUL Lib Search
- Springer - access with RHUL credential via RHUL Library OpenAthens Login
- Springer LNCS - Lecture Notes in Computer Science
- International Journal on Information Security - Springer
- Data Encryption
- Computer Communication Networks
- Operating Systems
- Coding and Information Theory
- Management of Computing and Information Systems
- Communications Engineering, Networks
- OpenAlex - a fully open catalog of the global research system
- Created by Arcadiafund - UK
- Agregates data sources: MAG, Crossref, ORCID, ROR, DOAJ, Unpaywall, Pubmed, Pubmed Central, The ISSN International Centre, Web crawls, Subject-area and institutional repositories from arXiv to Zenodo and everywhere in between
- Uses its own OpenAlex ID
- Impactstory - used by WOS to complement own info with Open Access
- Unpaywall - OA content from over 50,000 publishers and repositories
- Impactstory Profiles - Track buzz on Twitter, blogs, news outlets and more
- Depsy - helps build the software-intensive science of the futureby promoting credit for
software as a fundamental building block of science
- Zenodo - operated by CERN, outcome of EC's OpenAIRE project, launched in 2013
- SSRN - Social Sciences Research Network
- much broader than social sciences, includes computer science etc
- bought by Elsevier from Social Science Electronic Publishing in May 2016
- JMLR.org - Journal of Machine Learning Research, publication and open source software
- frontiersin.org - comes with 'Article Processing Charge', used e.g. by Breymann/ZHAW
- UK-SPS - security updates (LWC, PETS, voting, ...)
- collaboration between twenty UK Universities to offer a UK-wide programme of world leading seminars
- steering committee: includes Chris Mitchell
- Newton Gateway - suggestion from Nigel Smart
- Newton Gateway - PETs in Practice - workshops
- AIS - Association for Information Systems
- journals, conference proceeding, chapter journals, ...
- Google Scholar
- Microsoft Academic Research
- IBM Research
- www.researchgate - login with Google
- started in Boston, Massachusetts, and moved to Berlin, Germany, shortly afterwards
- social network for researchers, competitors include Academia.edu, Google Scholar and Elsevier's Mendeley
- company's business strategy is focused on highly targeted advertising based on analysis of the activities of users, saying "Imagine you could click on a microscope mentioned in a paper and buy it"
- www.academia.edu - login with Google
- Oxford Journals
- Oxford Journals - Computer
- Oxford English Dictionary
- JESTR - Journal of Engineering Science and Technology Review (Kavala, GR), suggestion from RUB
- Lecture Notes on Informatics - Gesellschaft fuer Informatik, Bonn
- SWSA - Semantic Web Science Association - International Semantic Web Conference
- TU Delft Moocs - free
- EU Smart University - network for training
IFIP TM - TrustBus
- IFIPSEC.org- IFIP SEC Conferences
- IFIP TC 11- organiser of IFIPSEC
- IFIP Technical Committee 11: Security and Privacy Protection in Information Processing Systems, chair is Steve Furnell
- aims to increase the trustworthiness and general confidence in information processing and to act as a forum for security and privacy protection experts
and others professionally active in the field
- fourteen WGs:
- WG 11.1 Information Security Management (Chair: Karin Hedstroem)
- WG 11.2 Pervasive Systems Security (Chair: Damien Sauveron)
- WG 11.3 Data and Application Security (Chair: Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati)
- WG 11.4 Network & Distributed Systems Security (Chair: Dogan Kesdogan)
- WG 11.5 IT Assurance and Audit (Chair: Abbas Shahim)
- WG 11.6 Identity Management (Chair: Simone Fischer Huebner)
- WG 9.6 / 11.7 IT Mis-Use & the Law (Chair: Ronald Leenes)
- WG 11.8 Information Security Education (Chair: Lynn Futcher)
- WG 11.9 Digital Forensics (Chair: Gilbert Peterson)
- WG 11.10 Critical Infrastructure Protection (Chair: Jonathan Butts)
- WG 11.11 Trust Management (Chair: Theo Dimitrakos)
- WG 11.12 Human Aspects of Information Security and Assurance (Chair: Nathan Clarke)
- WG 8.11 / 11.13 Information Systems Security Research (Chair: Merrill Warkentin
- WG 11.14 Secure Engineering (Chair: Fabio Martinelli)