Monday, April 23, 2012

UKSG Annual Conference 2012 Proceedings

I have attended this year's UKSG Annual Conference held in Glasgow, Scotland (26-28 March 2012). 

The proceedings videos are now available from the Youtube Channel

Read the reports from

With Alan Hopkinson and Dr. Sanjay Kataria during UKSG, Glasgow

Monday, April 16, 2012

Google Scholar Metrics

Introduced on 1 April 2012 and are based on the Google Scholar database, which includes more journals and other publications than that used for the IFs. They are based on the h-index, which is defined on the Google Scholar Metrics page.

Google creates a list of all the articles a journal has published in a specified period of time. The citations to each article are counted in order to determine the publication's h-index, which is the largest number "h" such that each of the set of "h" articles were cited "h" or more times. As an example of how the h-index is calculated, consider a publication that has had six total articles having 2, 18, 11, 3, 22, and 9 citations, respectively. This gives the journal an h-index of four. Articles meeting the h-index criterion constitute the h-core. In the example, the core is the articles with 18, 11, 22 and 9 citations. Within the h-core, the median of the citation counts is used to assess the typical influence among the most highly cited set and is reported as the h-median. In the example, the h-median is 14.5. Read more from here