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The use of statistical methods in the analysis of a body of literature to reveal the historical development of subject fields and patterns of authorship, publication, and use. Formerly called statistical bibliography. (from The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
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Hi everyone.
When performing a bibliometric analysis, do you think it is more judicious, for a given theme, to list the works published in two bibliographic databases (WOS & Scopus)?
Could you suggest some references dealing with this?
Thank you in advance
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Hi,
In my opinion, when using these databases to collect data, it is better to adhere to one database. When citing papers from these databases, one could use the two databases. There is an article on this subject, full text on Google Scholar:
[HTML] A tale of two databases: The use of Web of Science and Scopus in academic papers
J Zhu, W Liu - Scientometrics, 2020 - Springer
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It will be kind enough if anyone of you can provide a list of Journals best suited for Bibliometric research.
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Phil Davis, a bibliometric expert wrote when Lancet took the 2021/2022 impact factor lead:
"No discovery or invention in the history of science can come close to the effect COVID-19 papers had on the citation record in 2021. However, because the Impact Factor is so sensitive to highly cited papers, some journal scores will reach stratospheric heights this year, only to collapse next year. Unfortunately, this super-charged cycle of boom and bust is only going to fuel a greater sense of skepticism around the meaning and interpretation of the Impact Factor".
Will this come to pass, or to be construed an opinion that holds no water?
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I agree with the idea that COVID has changed the journals' IFs by a lot and some will have a sharp rise with sharp falls. I think there may be more events in the future that totally change the journals' IFs (with subsequent rebound effect). We cannot conceive of them yet - but I am predicting that is what is going to happen.
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Scopus is the comprehensive citation database and widely use in Scientomterics and Bibliometrics. Scopus has categorized the subject into Four super groups and 334 sub fields. However, the subject groups is overlapping with more than one subjects. My question is that, If a researcher doing a research using Subject categories for instance (Physical Sciences:Material Science, Physics and Astronomy, Mathematics and Engineering, Environmental Science). How, to handle with overlapping subject. How to Exclusion and inclusion of data. Kindly suggest.
With regards,
Lambodara Parabhoi
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I think we have to go to each and every paper details and observe the subject's relevancy and omit the unnecessary or irrelevant publications (not related to the subject) and perform the analysis.
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I have Scopus data of articles. I want to do a citation network analysis s to detect the structure of the community of citation networks in the past literature. I have seen many tutorials. But could not do it in Gephi software. Can someone help me do it in Gephi or any other software?
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1. Use bibexcel to create a .net file;
2. import .net file in Gephi to build network graph
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I am performing a bibliometric analysis of 2200 papers ranging from the year 1741 to 2020 and I wish to separate the network analyses (of collaboration between authors and between institutions) by a few stages from productivity. So far, I am only familiar with the industrial life cycle analysis approach, but it does not seem so relevant to assess productivity from the publication of scientific articles. In this sense, I would like to ask you: What is the best way to separate by a few stages the scientific productivity (ranges of years for subsequent analyses) in a field of knowledge?
Thank you very much
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Jochen Glaser Thank you for your clarification. I am referring to what is the best way to separate a database by year ranges to perform further analysis of collaborative networks (between authors or institutions). The separation by year ranges seeks to show the evolution (from scientific collaboration) of a line of research over time.
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I am wanting to perform a bibliometric analysis of some papers. However, I have generated a text file from the web of science and another one from ScienceDirect. But if I go only for the web of science file or only for the Sciencedirect file; the number of papers is not sufficient. Is there any way to combine them and generate a new file for use on Vosviewer
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I am having the same problem. Some bibliometrics software (such as VOSviewer) accept the data files only from several databases (WoS, Scopus, PubMed, Dimensions, Lens) and I do not now how to trick it to accept data from ScrienceDIrect. Abhijeet, did you dind a solution?
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I have heard researchers mentioning the use of regression in bibliometrics. Could anyone kindly help answer this
Regards
Chithra
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GWR, Geographically Weighted Regression has been used in GIS to understand the relationship between dependent and several independent variables including the geography of the enumeration units. The method provides regression coefficients that vary depending on the Geographical location. One can take spatial autocorrelation into account. GWR can be performed in ArcGIS. If you don't have that software you can download GeoDa free and do a spatial regression. The software was developed by Dr. Luc Anselin
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I'd like to studying knowledge production patterns in the field of Health Communication by using bibliometric approach. My first step is to collect information of literatures. Here I want to collect all the literatures of the two most important jouranls (Health Communication, Journal of Health Communication) in this field. Then I search the rest literatures of other jouranls from Web of SCI core collection by subject"health communication". Is my way of collecting data feasible? or any other suggestion?
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Good morning
I recommended looking at articles and bibliometric analyses
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Ph.D. Ingrid del Valle García Carreno
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My university does not have Scopus subscription. Is there any way that I can get the access to database?
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I agree with dr. Zhentao Liang. Good luck!!
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There are many fastest journals, which published within min. 15 days and max. 45 days.
Many more scientists need to fast publications.
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Dear Hafijull Mondal thanks.
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Kindly clarify my doubt and provide reasoning as I am unable to find proper reasoning for either. And I have seen review papers in both the format as included and not included without reasoning.
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I estimate that your question is, or will be, in the sphere of interest of almost every researcher. Personally, I accept that the scientific interest in a scientific report should include all (if possible) articles covering the area in which the research report is attempted to be designed (of any form) including a review of the literature. As one of the possible answers to your dilemma, you try to ask yourself this question in the form of a contraposition. If You not cited (almost) all the scientific reports related to the chosen phenomenon for observation, then is your report a comprehensive review article?
You can look at your dilemma within the domain of 'ethics of scientific correctness'. How will you feel when, in the near future, another researcher, in an effort to overestimate the paradigm of the observed phenomenon within that chosen scientific domain, omits this Yours report? Will you, politely speaking, feel neglected?
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I am trying to run biblioshiny, but it shows me an error. I tried all the alternatives to fix it but it is not directing me to biblioshiny page. I reinstalled it. The commands I run are as follows:
install.packages("ggforce")
install.packages("bibliometrix")
biblioshiny()
Somebody suggested me to run "ggforce" command, its still shows me the error "Error in biblioshiny() : could not find function "biblioshiny" "
Please suggest a solution to fix it.
Thank you.
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You forgot
library("bibliometrix")
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Hi all,
Hope that you're well.
Please help with the above question. This is specifically within the medical field, however, am sure it will apply irrespective of field.
Should a Bibliometric Analysis study only include original papers OR original papers PLUS all types of review papers OR any type of paper (excluding editorial, note, letter, erratum)?
Thanks
Kind Regards,
Zakia Salod
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I agree with Zaman Javed but will add: If you are conducting a scoping review, the gray literature and nonpeer reviewed can and should be included. In a traditional study? It all depends on your aims; for example, if you are looking for peer reviewed or studies which meet certain standards, then the gray literature would be unacceptable.
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Only empirical studies can be included for conducting bibliometric analysis or review papers can also be added?
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I think it depends on your research question. If you are exploring general research trends in the past literature, there is no harm in including review articles. However, if you aim to conduct a bibliometric analysis of only empirical studies then you need to exclude the review and conceptual articles from the study. It is your research and you have the right to set the objectives as long as they are justifiable.
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I have two files from WOS (eiter in bibtex, either in plaintext) and I want to analyse both as an unique database in Biblioshiny. The commands I applied are as follows:
P1<-c("C:/Users/Clara/Desktop/candidatura fct_Homosapiens/bibliometrics_Homo sapiens/pesquisa1.bib.bib")
P1C<-convert2df(P1, dbsource="wos", format="bibtex")
P2<-c("C:/Users/Clara/Desktop/candidatura fct_Homosapiens/bibliometrics_Homo sapiens/pesquisa2.bib.bib")
P2C<-convert2df(P2, dbsource="wos", format="bibtex")
#Merge two files in one
P=mergeDbSources(P1C, P2C, remove.duplicated=TRUE)
However, P does not come as a bibliometrix file (like P1C and P2C), but as a data.frame, and when I download the information, I cannot apply it in biblioshiny. I could use both raw files in biblioshiny, but the problem is the duplicated articles. How can I solve this issue?
I am not an expert in the topic. Thank you for your consideration.
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Dear Clara,
You have to convert it to a RDS file with the R base as follow:
saveRDS(mydata, "mydata.rds")
Then open this file from the Shiny:
biblioshiny()
# Data -> Import or load files -> Load bibliometrics file(s)
# Choose your file: "mydata.rds"
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What are the various packages required in a freshly installed R program to conduct bibliometric analysis using bibiliometrix package?
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Dear Syama K S
install.packages("bibliometrix") should automatically load the package's dependencies.
For the development version, you should use
install.packages("devtools")
devtools::install_github("massimoaria/bibliometrix")
Best wishes,
Francesco
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Dear Experts in the field,
when it comes to measuring quantitatively the scientific output of the given (co)author by a citation analysis of their work - full counting vs fractional counting vs others? What is the fairest method, in your opinion, and why? Please explain.
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Citation number is an integer never be fractional .
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is there a difference between the Scopus database for bibliometric analysis compared to Web of Science or Pubmed?
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As they say in the previous comments, the coverage of years is broader in WoS, therefore it has more alternatives to retrieve information, but the largest number of publications that WoS includes in this period are focused on those published in the United States. On the other hand, Scopus includes a greater number of journals than WoS, also a greater indexing of years, therefore the number of citations increases and with this a greater visibility is generated. One problem with Scopus is that many of the indexed journals are under an agreement with an institution and with this there is a risk that a significant part of the articles will not be cited. From a particular point of view, Scopus lacks greater elements of metric analysis than WoS already has very well structured.
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  • Bibliometrics, Scientometrics and Informetrics were introduced in twentieth century (later some others). Those years had their values, behaviors and characteristics in the world of higher education. Fraud, misconduct, data fabrication, plagiarism, were not so wide spread as they are now. In recent years we were introduced terms such as gift or ghost in authorship.
  • But we are still using old methods (in new forms) in metric studies E.g. Scientometrics to say who is who in science, or where is where in science... In the age of virtual worlds available to everyone, everywhere, even the meaning of "publish or perish" has changed. Many universities around the globe not only put pressure on their faculty members but also many incentives in different forms, such as cash, to publish more and more... Too many authors have become addicted to see their works published at any costs. They show off their published works, citations, … and "ordinary Scientometrics" with any given names, descriptive or analytic in nature up to now help them. All appear to become "Soft Power" and "Matthew Effect" for those who might not deserve. We have to move to something "Interpretive", "Inferential" or the like to find out or pull back the curtain (please see also my other 2 discussions, related to this one).
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Kindly see also the followingRG link:
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Dear Colleagues,
If you are researcher who is studying or already published on Industry 4.0 or digital transformation topic, what is your hottest issue in this field?
Your answers will guide us in linking the perceptions of experts with bibliometric analysis results.
Thanks in advance for your contribution.
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  1. Reading, working, and researching on the fundamental issues of the Research itself. I , like some others believe that honorary authorship (among other related ideas) is not a healthy act in the world of academia. It is against the goals of higher education. There are too many proofs. But sadly, it is practiced, widely, everywhere, in advanced or developing countries. The negative effects of this phenomenon are mind-blowing.
2. I would like to hear from others. As this (in part) is an outgoing project (added to my RG profile, if you would like to know more).
Thank You
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I agree with you that honorary authorship should not be considered within the realm of academic research because it merely recognizes individuals based on their contributions in other life aspects.
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Proposal: Best publication of a researcher.
Besides the classical bibliometric factor indices h (hirsh index) and i10 (Google scholar index) and many others to estimate the "quality of work" of a scientific researcher, it is proposed here to add an index that "measures" the best publication of a researcher in order to add it to the other indices. This index will give a useful information, namely the "area of excellence" of a given researcher, i.e. the area where the researcher has been the most "useful" to the scientific community.
This index is defined in the following way:
Let's say a researcher has N publications. For each publication, we will calculate the quotient of the number of citations for this publication by the number that defines the ranking (all disciplines) of the journal (in which the publication was made) defined on the basis of the SJR index (SCImago Journal Rank).
For a given researcher, we will then choose the best quotient offered by a publication among all the others. This quotient can be called the Q index.
For example, for a publication ranked 100th and which has 50 citations, the quotient will simply be defined by: quotient=Q(index)=(number of citations/SJR rank)=50/100=0.5.
The larger the quotient, the better the "performance" of the publication. Obviously, a publication in an unclassified journal (according to SJR) cannot have a Q index.
Isn't highlighting the best work of a scientific researcher the best way to know a researcher?
Note: We also can take the inverse quotient, i.e.
(SJR rank / number of citations) but in this case the lower the number the better the performance of the publication. This remains a matter of choice in the definition.
This index favors quality over quality.
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Very good. Thank you
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I have a research-related question to how can I easily read my results off a Co-occurrence network from VOS Viewer. Please provide any links to articles I can relate to.
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Dear Dhvani H Kuntawala,
Related to your query, I suggest you follow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sW893WYvQGM
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I have installed Bibliometrix and Biblioshiny but when I try to import raw files in the Biblioshiny app using the browse button, it seems that it does not work. (no file is loaded). I cannot find the file format when I choose Wos, Scopus, Pubmed. What should I do?
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Hello, the bibliometrics package needs you to export the full data structure (Full Record and Cited References). The authors of the package prepared a step-by-step tutorial which may help you do your analysis by commands, not by the shiny application.
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Dear Researchers,
I have an article on " Research Quality" [Bibliometric analysis] - ready for publication.
Kindly suggest me suitable journals (lower to middle ranked& Free journal].
Thank you for you suggestions.
Warm regards
Dr.G.Yoganandan
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Dear Dr. Ahmed Karmaoui , thank you for your suggestion (Frontiers). Your suggestion is well noted. Let me go through....
Best regards
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I would like to run the Bibliometric Analysis of database from Web of Science. Is there any popular and easy to use software recommended?
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VOSviewer seems to me a very excellent in visual distribution from where you can easily take screenshot of your maps (pictures) and use them in your paper. For statistical analysis like degree, network diameter, modularity or PageRank calculations, I would recommend Gephi, as from Gephi you can easily import the result in CSV file, convert them into Excel and use them into your paper
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Dear scholars,
Bibliometric analysis is a very effective way of analyzing previous literature and development of any research field. But here my question is if I want to figure out the thematic areas which is previously covered by the scholars of any research filed, which one is better and effective? Keyword co-occurrence analysis or Co-citation analysis ? Thanks in Advance
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It's a really interesting question. Keyword co-occurrence analysis should, theoretically, provide a better understanding of the research area; however, the ambiguity often leads to degraded results. Co-citation analysis should provide a better result (bearing in mind that keywords provided in many articles may be ambiguous and generic). This is something I agree with Avishag Gordon on. On a side note, Co-citation analysis, unfortunately, is also prone to bias. A network or heatmap, for example, is very independent of a particular thematic area, but they can influence such an analysis in terms of overestimation. A second reason for using Keyword co-occurrences is that they are direct indicators of the themes. In addition, a good sample size is more likely to eliminate most of the outliers. Having said that, I would like to review both analyses before deciding which one to use and it greatly depends on the dataset I am working on. As an example, I may prefer Keyword co-occurrence analysis when I am working on data from PubMed where I have the opportunity to incorporate Mesh keywords that are curated and scientific. I would go with a co-citation analysis if, however, I knew that the dataset I was working on may have overlapping keywords. Thanks
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Hi, I have three questions.
I need to arrange the institutions according to the total global citation score (TGCS) in bibliometric analysis. I find that the 1st one was Nova Nordisk AS, and Nova Nordisk AS is a pharmacological company, not an institution (according to my knowledge).
First Question
So, If I need to rank the institutions according to TGCS, Should I include Nova Nordisk AS or not?
Second Question
What is the difference between Nova Nordisk AS (1st) and Nova Nordisk (4th)?
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If I will include Nova Nordisk AS (1st) and Nova Nordisk (4th), Should I merge them together in one variable? or not?
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To your first question:
We generally write institutions/organizations as many papers are from practitioners who are affiliation to some organization and not an academic institution. Thus, both of them will be included in the list for sure.
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Need some suggestions for good journals in the transport research/ transport dynamics area (particularly about transport emission models) that publishes an SLR or bibliometric analysis paper. Please suggest some journals with no or low APC.
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Hi Huma!
Please, check this link
There is a list of journals related to transportation. Also, try to check this one
Have a nice day
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Dear fellows,
wanted to know the similarities and difference between the following terms
Metrics
bibliometrics
Altmetric
Informetrics
Webometric
Scientometric
Informetrics
Cybermetric
Plumx Metrics
what are the different ways to measure above all metrics and any good research study/studies to cover all the aspects of metrics.
Kind Regards,
-Yousuf
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Dear Muhammad Yousuf Ali , the future of evaluative metrics is discussed as new publishing formats are available. Scholarly communication through social media enables researchers to gain attention, connect with readers and participate in discussions around their research in real time...
Open scholarship and the availability of data surrounding these artefacts across social platforms, open management systems and recommendation and sharing sites have changed the publishing landscape, including the rise of a new cluster of evaluative metrics generally referred to as ‘alternative metrics’...
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I would like to use VOSviewer for bibliometric analysis and I have used both desktop as well as web versions. However during adding data or creating a map from 'Scopus' or 'Dimensions' on my PC all the options of 'Type of Analysis' remain disabled except 'Co-authorship'. The solution is highly solicited.
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The problem seems to be in the dataset. Your exported records might contain the author's information only. The complete details are missing that's why it is showing the option for just the co-authorship analysis.
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In the field of bibliometrics, the evaluation of researchers is based on two factors that are given a lot of importance: the number of publications and the number of citations. Nevertheless, publishing in a "big" scientific journal or in a "small" journal or even in a "predatory" journal is not the same thing from the point of view of "reliability" and "trust" given a priori to these types of journals. Do you think then that a citation obtained in a "big" scientfic journal has the same value as the one obtained from a "small" journal?
Should we relativize the number of citations of a researcher?
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I absolutely agree with the opinion dear Vadim S. Gorshkov
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I am seeking two to four dedicated researchers to join me on several high-quality papers which will be submitted to SSCI and A journals.
The researcher should at least have a
1. PhD
2. 3 publications (min. Q2) in Scopus Journals.
3. knowledge in Finance preferably in Fintech.
4. committed to complete the tasks within the timeframe.
5. Required tasks will be 6 - 8 pages in terms of length.
The papers will be published later this year.
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Apart from Google Search or Google Scholar, any other way to find a bibliometric analysis paper?
Example for Systematic Review (SR) will be using International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews (PROSPERO).
What about Bibliometric Analysis?
Any search database...
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Hi Amirul,
Other than Google Scholar, you can use Pubmed, Medline, Web of Science, Mendeley or Science Direct to find literature online.
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I have uploaded the RIS file downloaded from Mendeley. However, VOSviewer does not provide the option to select content, country or author for this file. Is there any solution for that? I do not have a subscription to WebofScience or Scopus.
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File > create > create a map based on bibliographic data > read data from reference manager file > choose RIS file
follow the above process
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I wanted to do a bibliometric analysis. Hence, I downloaded the details of the relevant articles from Web of Science database and used VOSviewer for the visualization (for creating various maps).
Right now, I need to remove some articles from the list and analyze again. However, I don't have access to WoS now and currently just have the Endnote file (downloaded from WoS) with all the details.
Is there a way to edit the Endnote file and remove a few articles before sending it to VOSviewer?
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Dear Datta ji,
It will be better to import this file to endnote ( www.endnote.com ); and then remove the refereneces as you wish.
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Context: I want to execute a systematic literature review, and apply bibliometrics/ citation tracking and analysis by creating a citation graph and citation matrix.
Tooling: The toolchain at this moment is manual creation of BibTex files and then automated creation of the graph via bibgraph3. Bibliometrics then can be achieved via Bibliometrix and Biblioshiny.
The library of MIT has curated a nice list of relevant databases containing informaton on publications. This list in combination with Goodreads/ Worldcat would make it possible to create data-richt BibTex objects. MIT list included: arivm, CrossRef, DPLA, IEEE, Scopus, Web of Science and more. https://libraries.mit.edu/scholarly/publishing/apis-for-scholarly-resources/
Question: Does anybody know of a Python Wrapper containing a number of the mentioned API's listed by MIT?
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I am analyzing a set of 424 articles that do not appear in the same database. I have generated bibliographic files from Scopus, Web of Science, and Dimensions to include all articles. Does anyone know a way to combine them into one file so it can be analyzed by VOSviewer? I plan to assess bibliographic coupling and key word co-occurrence. Thank you.
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It may be very late for me to contribute to this thread, but I have something to add. There isn't a perfect solution here due to ambiguity in the data from more than one source, but it is possible to use the R package bibliometrix to do the job. I would be glad to assist if you need me to. Thanks
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How to publish in Sentiment Analysis/Opinion Mining Journal that do not ask for Reviewer name
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The reference section of a submitted article is an excellent place to start when looking for peer reviewers. It’s worth bearing in mind that cited researchers could be particularly appropriate if their article is a broad review on that area of research. But beware of conflicts of interest, as authors may have cited colleagues or collaborators.
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I am conducting a bibliometric study, and I would like to merge Scopus data with Web of science data, if anyone knows the procedure/software then please explain me step by step.
Thank you very much in advance.
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Dear Md Safiqur Rahaman this is certainly a questions of broad general interest to many RG members. In addition to the helpful links which have already been suggested, please also have a look at the following relevant article:
A tale of two databases: the use of Web of Science and Scopus in academic papers
Fortunately this paper has been posted by the authors as public full text on RG, so that you can freely download it as pdf file.
It might also be worth watching the following instructive YouTube videos about this topic:
How to merge scopus and WOS data
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How to identify duplicates in data exported from Scopus or Web of Science for bibliometric analysis
I hope this helps. Good luck with your work and best wishes, Frank Edelmann
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Is Google Scholar Metrics better than JCR and Scopus Rank? Why?
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The problem that I usually face that there are some journals that claim on their sites that they are Scopus-indexed while they aren't. On the other hand, other journals hide the facts by saying some tricks like Scopus (2020) or Scopus (2013).
For instance, one of the journals says at its main portal that it is indexed in Scopus. But I don't find it on the Scopus list. I have written many emails to them, they always ignoring me!
The attached file is an Excel sheet that contains the last updated list. You can download the last version anytime by click on "Scopus source list" from the Scopus portal: https://www.scopus.com
For more information, kindly check the links below:
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I am developing a bibliometric analysis with data from Scopus and Web of Science. Using the mergeDBSources function of the bibliometrix package, I merged the results from both platforms into a single dataset, but I noticed that it's not possible to identify which works are present in these two databases, and which only occur in one of them. How could I find this information in R or Excel?
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I would recommend to ask this Q at Stack Overflow community too:
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I cannot get the .csv file to open on vosviewer ( Error while reading file..... IOException reading next record: java.io.IOexception: (line 182) invalid char between encapsulated token and delimiter" ). I have looked into the file at line 182 but can't see anything special about it. Any other options to consider, will removing this file manually from excel sheet affect my results?
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As we know that the critical review articles (I am not mentioning articles having bibliometric analysis) are a critical synthesis of existing literature/research in a specific research area and that critical synthesis is very much original. There is widespread confusion about the status of such critical review articles. There is widespread discussion in the scientific forums about this and many people believe that the critical reviews cannot be considered as original research articles due to lack of experimentation in the first place. Expert's comments are solicited. Thanks.
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Hi. I hope the following link might help:
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I would like to draw your attention to the "Stop Tracking Science" initiative (https://stoptrackingscience.eu/) and ask your opinion about their demands:
  1. Corporate tracking of academics must stop and can no longer be the subject of negotiations between research institutions and publishers.
  2. Open standards in scholarly communication must take precedence over solutions that promote monopolies of knowledge and provider lock-in.
  3. All actors in science governance must redesign their decision-making and evaluation instruments and overcome their fixation on bibliometric indicators.
It is possible to sign this petition.
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I have read about this petition and decided to sign the petition.
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How anyone could suggest a manner to choose a classical article? Articles crucial to development of a specific topic. Through bibliometrics and altmetrics these articles could but not always, be cited.
I´m thinking in solve this with an online survey through Google Forms and ask to another health professionals.
Anyother idea how to solve this?
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Dear RG members
I frequently use the Web of Science. What‘s your choice? Thank you so much!
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In my opinion WoS and Scopus.
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Please guide me with references that how much minimum sample is required to conduct Bibliometric anaysis.
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It is obvious from basic statistical theory that larger samples lead to analytical outcomes that are likely to be more ‘accurate’ in the sense of providing a result that is closer to the true population mean. However, a sample of 1000 is actually acceptable.
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I would like to have a more formed judgment criterion to decide on one of these two qualitative information analysis tools. Please, I would greatly appreciate your advice and suggestions. Thanks.
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Both are good. That being said, you could go for a free open-source QDA Software, which has plenty of features that could cater to your needs. Here are some recommendations by Illinois University Library (2020).
Illinois University Library. (2020, August 7). LibGuides: Qualitative data analysis software: Free software. https://guides.library.illinois.edu/c.php?g=348074&p=2346107
Good luck,
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VosViwer is a very poferfull tool in bibliometric analysis but When I select the text corpus option, and then Scopus files I get either a run-time  error message or a very sparse density graph, with just few terms analyzed.
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I am also having a similar problem. I have used VOSviewer in around 50 different studies using Scopus data (exclusively). Now, for the first time, I got the error message when trying to load the data file: "Error while reading Scopus file...(line 91): incorrect number of columns.
I have tried numerous solutions including changing the CSV export conditions (e.g., no funding options etc.), restarting VOSviewer, and downloading fresh data files from Scopus. I've looked into the file at line 91 but can't see anything special about it. Any other options to consider?
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I am searching for some user-friendly freeware software for the purpose of bibliometric analysis, content analysis and especially thematic analysis. I found some of software for bibliometric analysis, citation and co-citation analysis, but could not find accurate and reliable software for thematic analysis and content analysis.
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I suggest VOSviewer. It is a software tool for constructing and visualizing bibliometric networks. These networks may for instance include journals, researchers, or individual publications, and they can be constructed based on citation, bibliographic coupling, co-citation, or co-authorship relations. VOSviewer also offers text mining functionality that can be used to construct and visualize co-occurrence networks of important terms extracted from a body of scientific literature. I agree with the researchers
Yaser Gamil
, Maxime Descartes Mbogning Fonkou and Nkosingiphile Zungu
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I merge the files using the r (bibliometrix), but when I analyze the co-citations (whether by author, paper, or journal) the fields are not correct.
When I do the analysis in the biblioshiny of the WoS and Scopus files individually, this problem does not occur, so it is related to how the fields are converted with "convert2df". Has anyone had this problem, how did they manage to solve it?
Thanks,
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I need papers to address this comment of the reviewer. My study is on the bibliometric study of virtual reality although but the reviewer wants me to add about the below:
"There is a divorce between Gamification and Virtual Reality theory when giving way to the bibliometric study".
I will be very thankful if someone can guide me in this regard by sharing the papers related to that.
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Though this is certainly not my expertise I interpretate this comment as something like: make more clear in your review what are the distinct differences between these two terms. I suggest you to Google “Gamification and Virtual Reality theory” and come up with some references that make this distinction clearer. Perhaps the introduction of the following paper might give some ideas:
Experiences of Gamified and Automated Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy for Spider Phobia: Qualitative Study
Best regards.
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The altmetrics score takes into account the interactions between the general public, via social networks, and the research community. It gives another value to scientific research, it allows the research community to measure even with uncertainties the level of societal appreciation. In this context, I would like to know its effectiveness.
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Option-1: A combination of some bibliometric overview and Systematic literature review
Option-2: A straight Systematic literature review with a specific research question
Option-3: A combination of Systematic literature review and meta-analysis tools
Option-4: A combination of Systematic literature review and some part of integrated review
Option-5: A combination of bibliometric, systematic literature review, and meta-analysis tools
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Dear Md Azizur Rahman,
Option 2 has the higher probability of selection, nonetheless, other options are also workable along with option 2 depending on the context of the research topic.
Best wishes/Shab Hundal
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We are all faced with the fact that a large percentage of unattached sources remains in the cited literature of our articles. Although we are properly formatting this part of our article. For all bibliographic requirements. Large publishers pay due attention to this work and draw up a list of literature themselves. I have a question: what should we do in order for the work of colleagues to be evaluated on the Researchgate.net website. I would be grateful for your knowledge.
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Dear Dr. Pushkin Sergey Viktorovich , the software programmes are unique - every one comes with its own share of advantages and limitations. But, you have spotted an important issue. Need more introspection on right & efficient measure. Warm regards Yoganandan
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Recently a very respected and prolific author from my instituition has passed away. Now, a professor has approached me about creating some kind of academic research to honor the author's legacy on the scientific world and evaluate his impact in it. Furthermore, we would probably try to publish the research in a journal said author was well recognized.
I know this is probably unorthodox, but do you think a bibliometric analysis about someone's scientific contributions would be adequate?
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It depends on what you want to achieve. Bibliometric analyses of the oeuvres of individual authors have been published before. The scientific contribution of such an analysis is limited but it might be interesting to readers. I am not sure how far one can go with impact assessment - this is always problematic at the individual level. Validity depends on the kind of generalised statement you want to make on the basis of the analysis, and I would not want to do this anyway.
Kalyane, V. L. and S. S. Munnolli (1995). "Scientometric Portrait of West,T.S." Scientometrics 33(2): 233-256.
We do individual-level bibliometrics to reconstruct intellectual biographies but use this only as input for interviews with researchers.
Gläser, J. and G. Laudel (2015). "A Bibliometric Reconstruction of Research Trails for Qualitative Investigations of Scientific Innovations." Historical Social Research / Historische Sozialforschung 40(3): 299-330.
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I would like to publish bibliometric paper in filed of ageing, could you please help me what is the best journal.?
Thank you
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Agreed with @Amin Erfanmanesh
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Greeting,
Dear Researchers,
What is the advantage of Bibliometric and Scientometrics study of a particular journal profile.
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Shakil Ahmad
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Just know the number of publication, author wise, country wise, collaboration if any, number of citation, h intex etc. Shakil Ahmad
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Greetings,
Dear Researchers,
I want to start a online discussion on Bibliometric and Scientometrics Tools for Learning from you and Sharing my own Experience. We can make a WhatsApp group as well as we can do weekly or monthly meeting on Microsoft Team.
Those who are agree with my idea, please share your number and willingness to create group.
Regards
Shakil Ahmad
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+919436811297 Shakil Ahmad Great sir... Kindly add me in that group. It will help to me become a metrics expert.
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I am trying to do a bibliometric analysis using vos viewer. But in vosviewer "type of analysis options" are not active except for co authors and author options. In addition to that when i am trying to download data from WOS the "full record" option is not visible in the dialog box. Can anyone suggest a solution for this?
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Thilini
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Yes sir.. I agree with Mohammad Javad Mansourzadeh Sourav Mazumder i hope Problem is in data set. Thilini Jayaprada
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Dear All, Can we use software like bibexcel. VoSviewer with the "ris" or "bib" files downloaded from the Journals page. Usually, a database from WoS or Scopus or PubMed is used, but if one does not have access to these databases, then what is the solution?
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You can download databases from both sources in the same format and can use both with different software, however, it is possible that it creates some duplicate references as many journals are in both resource list.
For this, Use Mendeley, first upload your both dataset and can find & remove duplicate entries. Then download single .ris / .bib file that can be used.
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suppose biblioshiny software is used to prepare a bibliometric paper and the data is downloaded from scopus and web of science in bibtex format (as biblioshiny supports bibtex files only) how the files can be merged?
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I'm following also this question, first maybe you can check on youtube a lot tutotial provide them.
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Dear researcher,
I need a research colleague for a mini research in the type of a letter to the editor or short communication. This person must be a professional in searching and know the database to collect the data. She/he should extract the CV of about 60 authors. Her/his name is write as the second author in the paper. If she/he help more, may be selected as the first author (not promised). Let me know if anyone has the desire and time.
LIS
Sincerely
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Dear researcher,
Thanks for the reply.
I am think a person in LIS (library and information science) is better for this project.
Topic is related to authorship+COVID-19.
Please write your E-mail.
Best
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I am planning to compile a systematic literature review. I have downloaded .csv file of a collection of papers and their respective bibliometric information (authors' names and affiliations, year of publication, keywords, references, etc.). To conduct a network analyses of this acquired data in Gephi, I need to import different spreadsheets for making nodes and edges tables. The .csv file downloaded may be used as it is for nodes (if I'm not wrong). However, I am clueless about how to make edges file from this parent .csv file to conduct different types of network analyses (e.g., based on keywords, citations, research areas, etc.). Any guidance in this regard will be highly appreciated.
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As you have already noticed, this cannot be done directly. The Scopus platform provides data as detailed data (notice that the volume of records being downloaded is intentionally limited by them) or as numerical aggregates - but there is no functionality for 'data traversal' by relationships such as co-quoting, co-authorship, etc. So you have two options - the first one is to process these data in some external analytical tool that will able to generate files for Gephi, or, the second one - to use the API provided by Gephi to create a dedicated module.
You can find an example of the first approach in:
An example of the second approach here:
but the last one is based not on Scopus but Crossref services.
But most of all, you have to do a lot of data cleaning first ;)
Good luck!
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I am working on a paper which does Bibliometric Analysis (BA) of Sustainability Reporting (SR) related articles.
Since, this overlaps BA and SR, I am trying to find out a list of the journals which might publish similar paper.
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Connections for Sustainability Journal published by Indrastra
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I am working on a bibliometric analysis. I used bibliometric coupling and co-occurrence analysis of keywords. I have analysed all the results and explored three clusters. I am at the stage of defining future research agenda. I defined some of future research questions based on my own subjective judgement. Is there any method to identify the gaps in current research using content analysis or some keyword analysis. One of my colleague suggested me to use dendogram of keywords and suggest the gap based on keywords from different clusters of keywords. Keywords those are not studied together but can provide important implications if studied together should suggest as future research. Will this worthwhile or should I use some other systematic method.
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Predicting the future by the past is logically impossible. What people do is hoping that the recent past is a predictor for the near future. Yet, one can never predict the really original future contributions.
So, looking at policy documents is a better option. They tell you the problems and questions for which answers are urgently needed (and for which funding is available).
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Quero analisar um data frame com dados da Web of Science e Scopus no programa R, mas quando tento realizar análises de co-ocorrência de palavras-chave com o pacote Bibliometrix o programa retorna a seguinte mensagem:
Erro: não é possível alocar vetor de tamanho 1.2 Gb
Já tentei resolver através da função memory.limit(size=) para aumentar a memória, como indicado em alguns fóruns, mas o erro persiste. Alguém sabe como resolver?
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O comando "memory.limit (9999999999)" resolve este problema
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I need an explanation with example and calculation.
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I think you can apply the following formula:
[Number of articles(final year)/Number of articles(initial year)]^(1/n) - 1
here, n is the number of years.
Example: Lets assume your study period is between 2001 and 2020. The number of articles published in year 2001 is 100 which accumulated to 1500 (cumulative figure) by 2020.
Thus, the CAGR is (1500/100)^(1/20) - 1 =14.50%
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Is there any software which has the functionality to export bibliographic coupling matrix for analysis in SPSS? I know BibExcel can do it but it is very complex.
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Thanks Samy Azer but as far as I know Vosviewer does not let you export matrix for further analysis.
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Dear all,
I have the following problem: I want to run a co-citation analysis of a certain set of publications. However, some of them are not part of the Web of Science database.
Is there a convenient way to include these publications and their cited references into a file downloaded by WoS in order to analyze all publications as a single sample?
So far, I have used VOS viewer for analysis by importing a txt-file that includes the WoS-listed publications. It seems that it is very complicated and error-prone to edit this file in order to include the missing publications and their cited references.
I am happy about any idea!
Thanks in advance and kind regards
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Dear Carolin Auschra,
Kindly use Citespace, there is a section in Citespace which is able to convert the files into WOS format from where ever the literature has been extracted. Although the VOS viewer is quite handy but it is still limited in its capabilities.
Kind Regards,
Syed Saad
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We (3 researchers in different countries) are carrying out a bibliometrics analysis based on Web of Science. There is a problem on allocating the work of screening abstracts/titles of output articles among us.
We tried to export part of the Saved Marked List in Web of Science, into Endnote, and send the endnote file to one researcher. He can screen the file in his computer, delete the irrelevant articles, and save all the relevant articles into a text file.
But this text file can not be used, neighter in HistCite, nor in Citespace, nor Bibliometrix (Shinny). What could be the problem?
Any good way to share the work? We are in different institutes(2 countries), we all have access to Web of Science in our institute's libraries.
many thanks!
Karen
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we are trying to do it in the text files now. there is not a better way.
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When there are so many commercial services and online tools are there for the same, is there any importance of doing research on bibliometric any citation studies.
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Well, it depends on what you want to do with bibliometrics. If you want to use bibliometric methods just to describe science, you would join a huge crowd of commercial and non-commercial, professional, semi-professional and unprofessional people who already do this. If you want to use bibliometrics to answer interesting theoretical questions about the ways in which research functions, you would join an absolute minority whose work is extremely difficult but also fun.