Zehra Taskin

Zehra Taskin
Adam Mickiewicz University | UAM · Scholarly Communication Research Group

Ph.D.
Faculty member at Hacettepe University (TR), researcher at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (PL)

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This study uses content-based citation analysis to move beyond the simplified category of predatory (or questionable) journals. We present that when we analyze papers not only in terms of the number of their citations but also the content of these citations, we are able to show the much more complicated role of papers published in journals accused...
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This paper aims to investigate the structures of 935 conferences organized by OMICS and 296 conferences organized by WASET from 2015 through 2017. These conferences are characterized in existing literature as so-called predatory or questionable conferences that provide low-quality academic meetings. We analyze 40,224 presenters, focusing on top-ran...
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Publication speed is one of the important aspects of scholarly communication since various research performance evaluation systems are based mostly on published papers. This study aims to reveal the factors affecting the publication speed of journals. In this context, six information science journals: ASLIB Journal of Information Management, Journa...
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Self-citation patterns of 1,104 journals indexed in the 2018 edition of the Journal Citation Reports were examined to assess the possibility of underlying rank manipulations. The journals included in this study were all found to have a self-citation rate of more than 25%. Our research shows that by excluding self-citation rates, the rank of journal...
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The social sciences, as a collection of scholarly fields, have quite different characteristics compared to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and medicine) fields. Still, researchers in the social sciences have been evaluated similarly to researchers in STEM for many years. However, many studies have been published regarding the need to evalua...
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One of the most fundamental issues in academia today is understanding the differences between legitimate and questionable publishing. While decision-makers and managers consider journals indexed in popular citation indexes such as Web of Science or Scopus as legitimate, they use two lists of questionable journals (Beall's and Cabell's), one of whic...
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Publication speed is one of the important aspects of scholarly communication today since a good deal of research performance evaluation systems are based on published articles. This study aims to reveal the factors affecting the publication speed of journals. In this context, six library and information science (LIS) journals, ASLIB Journal of Info...
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Predatory publishing has recently become the most popular and controversial subject in academia. The main reason is the efforts of policymakers to draw a line between predatory and legitimate publishing. While the journals included in the citation indexes are accepted as 'legitimate' by policymakers, the journals in two lists (Beall's and Cabell's)...
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Jednym z problemów współczesnego środowiska akademickiego jest zrozumienie różnic pomiędzy uznanymi czasopismami naukowymi a tzw. czasopismami drapieżnymi. Podczas gdy osoby kształtujące politykę naukową i menedżerowie nauki uważają czasopisma indeksowane w popularnych indeksach cytowań, takich jak Web of Science czy Scopus, za rzetelne, to do iden...
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One of the most fundamental issues in academia today is understanding the differences between legitimate and predatory publishing. While decision-makers and managers consider journals indexed in popular citation indexes such as Web of Science or Scopus as legitimate, they use two blacklists (Beall's and Cabell's), one of which has not been updated...
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Commercial bibliometric databases, and the quantitative indicators presented by them, are widely used for research assessment purposes, which is not fair for the humanities. The humanities are different from all other areas by nature in many aspects. This study aimed to show the extent of the difference in terms of five size-independent bibliometri...
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Forecasting is one of the methods applied in many studies in the Library and Information Science (LIS) field for numerous purposes, from making predictions of the next Nobel laureates to potential technological developments. This study sought to draw a picture for the future of the LIS field and its sub-fields by analysing 97 years of publication a...
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Bilimsel iletişim sürecinin en önemli aktörlerinden biri bilimsel dergilerdir. Bilimsel dergiler araştırma bulgularının sunulduğu en önemli kayıt ortamlarıdır ve bu ortamlar sayesinde bilimsel bilginin tüm dünyayla paylaşılması mümkün hale gelmektedir. Ancak günümüzde çeşitli yayınevlerine ait binlerce dergi yayımlanmakta ve bu dergilerin kalitesi...
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Since COVID-19 first appeared, enormous numbers of scientific articles have been published on this subject every day, and these articles have been brought to the attention of millions of people. People make great efforts to obtain information about COVID-19, however, the public cannot access health information under equal conditions. On the other h...
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Bu araştırma Hacettepe Üniversitesi Bilgi ve Belge Yönetimi Bölümü tarafından Prof. Dr. Nazan Uçak’a armağan niteliğinde hazırlanmakta olan “Bilgi Araştırmaları” başlıklı kitap için kaleme alınmış yazının yayın öncesi (pre-print) sürümüdür. This study is the pre-print version of the chapter written for the book entitled “Information Studies” which...
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Research data management (RDM) is an important topic for funding agencies, universities, and researchers. In this context, the main aim of this study is to collect preliminary information for Aperta, which is being developed by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, to fulfil the following goals: determine the RDM awareness le...
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The use of numbers (publications and citations) to evaluate research/er performances are widespread since ease of use. However, disciplinary differences must be considered to evaluate research/ers accurately without misjudgments in tenures and incentives. The most different filed from others in terms of publications and citation patterns is Arts &...
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50 yılı aşkın süredir bilimsel ve entelektüel üretimi ile Türkiye'de bilime katkı sunan Üniversitemiz yayınları bu kitap aracılığıyla değerlendirilmiş ve elde edilen bulgular sunulmuştur. Bu bağlamda temel bilim alanları bazında konusal bir analiz gerçekleştirilmiştir. Çalışmanın temel amacı köklü bir geçmişi olan Üniversitemizin sahip olduğu araşt...
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Purpose With the recent developments in information technologies, natural language processing (NLP) practices have made tasks in many areas easier and more practical. Nowadays, especially when big data are used in most research, NLP provides fast and easy methods for processing these data. The purpose of this paper is to identify subfields of libra...
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Purpose In this paper, the Libraries for Everyone Project and the studies carried out within the scope of the project are presented; the role of libraries as learning environments is discussed; and the data obtained from the library usage research/survey are shared. The paper aims to discuss these issues. Design/methodology/approach The research...
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This study explores the collaborative nature and interdisciplinarity of the origin(s) of life (OoL) research community. Although OoL research is one of the oldest topics in philosophy, religion, and science; to date there has been no review of the field utilizing bibliometric measures. A dataset of 5647 publications that are tagged as OoL, astrobio...
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Publications and citations are important components for measuring research performance. Academics receive incentives, tenures, or awards from the number of citations they receive; however, the use of citations for research/er evaluation purposes can give rise to unethical practices and manipulation. Consequently, it is necessary to change the curre...
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Purpose The massive increase in research data being produced nowadays has highlighted the importance of research data management (RDM) to science. Research data not only have to be cost effective but also reliable, discoverable, accessible, and reusable. In this regard, the purpose of this paper is to investigate the perceptions and practices of Tu...
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Scholarly communication and ethics are significant concepts for today’s world. It is important to understand the meaning of ethics correctly in order to solve ethical problems in scholarly communication processes. This editorial contains the scholarly communication and ethics rules, the function of scholarly communication processes in our journal,...
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Libraries for Everyone is the most comprehensive project concerning municipal libraries in Turkey. The project aims to improve the quality of life among the Turkish society with a particular emphasis on the disadvantaged segments by turning municipal libraries into attraction centers where citizens get free access to hardware, software and training...
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This paper aims to represent the bibliometric characteristics of the American Historical Review (AHR) in an attempt to highlight the journal’s contribution to the field of History as one of the leading journals in Journal Citation Reports (JCR). AHR has the highest impact factor among the other journals in its field, and has been bringing together...
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Global Libraries as a program takes on an important task by supporting public libraries on an international level. In July 2013, Turkey became a part of this program with the “Librar-e Turkey Planning and Pilot Project.” The project was finalized on December 31, 2015 and as part of the pilot implementation, several works were conducted including tr...
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Introduction Scopus has been one of the main abstract and citation databases introduced by Elsevier in 2004 to the scientific area. With the multidisciplinarity and international coverage aspects, it is one of the largest databases of peer-reviewed literature in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts, and humanities. The...
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This study aims to undertake a bibliometric investigation of the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) funded research that was published between 2008 and 2012 (by teams of Cooperative Agreement Notice Four and Five). For this purpose, the study creates an inventory of publications co-authored through NAI funding and investigates journal preferences, i...
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The level of economic development affects the design of different systems. At the country level, scientific outputs are related to the research and developmentexpenditures.In this study,the relationship between economic development and intellectual production was investigated. In this study following research questions were addressed: 1. Is there a...
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Digital libraries should provide a qualified service in allowing their users to access data within a well-organized format. It is critical to enrich interaction among users and the interface. To measure the level of interaction, common analyses such as usability tests or socio-technical analyses are practiced throughout the literature. The interfac...
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Academic effectiveness of universities is measured with the number of publications and citations. However, accessing all the publications of a university reveals a challenge related to the mistakes and standardization problems in citation indexes. The main aim of this study is to seek a solution for the unstandardized addresses and publication loss...
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World, IMCW 2013, held in Limerick, Ireland, in September 2013. The 12 revised full papers presented together with three keynotes were carefully reviewed and selected from 31 submissions. The papers deal with the following topic...
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Information literacy is one of the emerging topics for many fields in recent years. This paper aims to evaluate the field of information literacy by using bibliometrics and scientific visualization techniques. To achieve this aim, a total of 1.218 papers related to information literacy on Web of Science (Science Citation Index, Social Science Citat...
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This study focuses on Turkish scholars’ information use. Using citation analysis, it investigates a total of 197,687 publications in our main scientific disciplines (pure sciences, engineering, social sciences and arts & humanities) extracted from Web of Science (1928-2009). Authors (at least one of them) of these publications were all affiliated w...
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Effectiveness of academia has usually been evaluated by using the number of publications. However, indexing with natural language on citation indexes makes evaluation process problematic for author affiliation. Affiliation information mistakes made by authors or editors can cause confusion during the indexing period. Consequently, visibility of the...
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Collaboration patterns of scholars have been the subject of many studies. This paper investigates the collaboration patterns of the Turkish scholars’publications within the citation indexes. Turkey’s contribution to the world’s scientifi c literature has increased signifi cantly during the recent years. It is important to understand the collaborati...
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Türkiye’de kütüphanecilik ve bilgibilim alanı literatürünün gelişmesinde Üniversite ve Araştırma Kütüphanecileri Derneği’nin (ÜNAK) resmi yayın organı olan Bilgi Dünyası dergisinin katkısı bilinmektedir. 2000 yılından bu yana Nisan ve Ekim aylarında olmak üzere yılda iki defa yayımlanan Bilgi Dünyası dergisi üniversite ve araştırma kütüphaneleri il...
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This paper addresses the question of whether the Marmara Earthquake of August 17, 1999, has had an impact on the contribution of Turkish scholars to the earthquake literature. We identified a total of 1,098 papers published between 1990 and 2009 by Turkish earthquake scientists. These papers were cited 7,691 times. Both the number of papers and the...
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Open access has been one of the major research trends and hottest topics in electronic publishing. This paper aims to assess the evolution of open access as a research field using bibliometric and scientific visualization techniques. It maps the intellectual structure of open access based on 281 articles that appeared in professional literature on...
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The impact of published works is measured and evaluated quantitatively and qualitatively by bibliometric researches. In addition to this, various findings related to scientific communication are also obtained from bibliometric studies by analyzing certain characteristics of documents or publications. In recent years, as a result of increased intere...
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Because of the quickly changing technology a new term called "computer year" appeared in which a year is equal to seven months. With these technological developments e-learning replaced with traditional teaching/learning methods. E-learning provide users to learn efficiently and in a shorter time. There are various of e-learning tools. using especi...

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The project is funded by NAWA Poland (PPN/ULM/2019/1/00062)
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The proposed study aims to assess EON activities through bibliometric measures. Since “fostering collaborations within the OoL research community” is the motivation behind EON, quantifying and measuring the scholarly outputs of EON researchers and how they are connected to each other are critical.