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Many people have same question, how to get inactive/discontinued master journal list of web of science? It is very useful in various studies. I'll very pleased, if anybody can help me to get it.
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You can download the JCF from WOS home page.
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In recent years there has been a growing demand for the recognition of our work as a peer reviewer since this is the most important step to guarantee the quality of scientific publications. Unfortunately, for a long time this work has been anonymous and scarcely recognized in our curriculum and as a criterion for hiring and permanence.
Recently, Publon, the platform of Web of Science, has begun to register, in addition to the metrics of the number of publications and citations, a separate graphic for the peer reviews made in indexed journals. Although this could be still insufficient, I think it is an important step that should have influence on those who evaluate our academic activity.
The Publon website explains how to carry out this process. It's very simple
How do I add peer reviews to Publons?
Modified on: Fri, 12 Apr, 2019 at 1:53 PM
Publons allows you to add reviews performed for journals or conferences to your public profile (with the privacy settings you choose). We can then verify your reviews, which can be used in promotion and funding applications.
There are four simple ways to populate your review record on Publons: 
1. Add reviews performed for partnered journals
Reviews performed for partnered journals can be instantly added to your profile as you do them. Simply follow these steps:
  1. Check the box on the review submission form asking if you want to add a record of the review to Publons*
  2. Follow the link in the confirmation email we send you
  3. Done - the review record will be added to your profile subject to the journal's privacy policy.
We send you a confirmation email on purpose to make sure we never collect review records from people who accidentally checked the box in the review submission form.
We make this two-step process even easier. Simply turn on the 'Automatically add reviews from partnered journals" setting in your profile settings. With this setting enabled, you just need to check the box in the review submission form and you're done!
* This option appears in the peer-review submission system the journal uses, such as ScholarOne or Editorial Manager.
2. Send review receipts to reviews@publons.com
If you've reviewed for journals that are not yet partnered with Publons, you can still add verified records of those reviews to your profile.
  1. Search your inbox for any “Thank you for reviewing” emails that journal editors have sent you.
  2. Forward those emails to reviews@publons.com.
  3. Done!
Publons verifies these emails with the journal and adds the record to your profile (subject to the journal's privacy policy).
You can speed things up by adding the review using the form on your Private Dashboard first, and including the URL of the review in your email to reviews@publons.com.
To see exactly how to add reviews through reviews@publons.com, please watch the video below:
3. Enable auto-updates
Digging up old emails can take some time. So where we can, we’ll do the work for you! We work with our partners to look back at their review records for up to five years and update our users’ review history. Simply turn on the 'Automatically add reviews from partnered journals" setting in your profile settings and whenever we find a review, we'll add it to your profile and let you know. 
4. Add reviews through the forms on the site.
You’ll find the pre-publication review forms here. You can use these forms to add unverified pre-publication reviews which will appear on your profile with the privacy settings you specify.
Note that you are unable to create journal entries on Publons. If you would like to add a review for a journal not in our database through the forms on the site, please contact us with the journal title, URL and ISSN and any other relevant information and we'll add it for you.
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MDPI - Publons joint initiative -
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I am trying to use VOSviewer for analysis. I’ve come across with some difficulties when creating a map for bibliographic data. A set of keywords taken from Web of Science were added to the process. Because of being singular & plural, the keywords do not give the expected quantitative value for me. For example, cities & city were taken into two categories and because of that, the results do not give the expected value. Is there any method to edit them in the verification table or anywhere before going to the map?
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I searched for this issue and found this post. I just found the instruction in the VOSviewer manual. I could merge-common keywords successfully now.
My procedure was
1) try to run the first analysis to get the list of keywords
2) save the node file as a txt file
3) create a new excel file with 2 columns: label and Replace by
4) Import the keywords list from 2) and start sorting
5) Run again, this time choose Thesaurus file with your file from 4)
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I need to know which conference is indexed through web of Science
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Dear RG Members, I am sharing updated list September 2021 of Web of Science (SCI Expanded and Emerging SCI). It will helps all.
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I wonder if it is possible for the same conference, which takes place in different countries for the years with different committees, to have slightly different approaches to evaluation? Does the assessment depend on the reviewer? Could it be that in one country it is easier to pass reviewers than in the other? Please share your experience and knowledge.
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I have participated in several more or less respected conferences indexed in Scopus and / or in Web of Science. Based on my modest experience, I can roughly assess the current state of evaluation of submissions.
In my opinion, scholars from leading countries often apply the same (to manuscripts) or similar criteria in evaluating submissions to a prestigious conference. Perhaps in Eastern countries, such a process is viewed somewhat more liberally.
It seems to me that science should not be too formalized, because grain can germinate even in "dirty" paper.
But the scale used is about the same.
-3 - strong reject
-2 - reject
-1 - weak reject
0 - borderline work
+1 - weak accept
+2 - accept
+3 - strong accept.
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Some journals indexed in SCOPUS and Web of Science were listed by Beall as predatory journal. Should we trust his list over Scopus and Web of Science which both have pool of experts, whose main business is indexing journals based on their credentials and consistency of publications?
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Indeed on numerous occasions it has been discovered (mostly focussed on a particular discipline) that Scopus contains titles that are included in the Beall’s list (either as publisher https://beallslist.net/ or as stand-alone journal https://beallslist.net/standalone-journals/ ). Recently this has been performed in a quantitative manner:Article Predatory publishing in Scopus: evidence on cross-country differencesthey found hundreds of titles indexed in Scopus while also included in the Beall’s list.
In a recent report:Article When it comes to predatory journals, is Scopus doing a good ...it has been established that 2/3 of these tiles indexed in Scopus in 2017 are now no longer indexed. This could mean several things:
-Scopus is doing a pretty good job in identifying ‘suspect’ journals (and publishers)
-and the Beall’s list seems to be right by including the mentioned titles since Scopus agreed and discontinued those titles
-However, 1/3 of the titles are not identified and are either missed by Scopus or Scopus disagrees with the ‘verdict’ of the person (or people) behind the Beall’s list
-and in 1/3 of the identified cases the Beall’s list seems to be wrong or at least Scopus has another conclusion
Personally, I conclude that both lists are pretty good but certainly not flawless. So, ‘judgment’ should be performed in individual case.
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Do you share your research ideas openly with others? Do you make your research process transparent? Do you make your research findings accessible?
If so, which online tools are useful?
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I made a list of open science tools, including data repositories, preprint storage servers, open-access publishing tools, search engines, and more: https://peerrecognized.com/open-science/
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Recently i submitted a paper to the journal. That journal ISSN (print) appears on the web of science list but ISSN (online) does not appear in web of science list. Will there be any problem if that journal issn online is not appeared in Web of Science list?
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Dear scientists,
If the scientific work was done by a team, and some of the team became authors of the publication, the latter are co-authors. When referring to this publication, each of them receives one citation. It does not matter the contribution of each of them. Is this fair? It seems to me that the scientific weight of the contribution of the individual co-author should not be equal to the scientific weight of the publication. In general, it is difficult to assess which of the co-authors worked harder. Maybe someone is a sponsor, and someone is the boss, and the main performer simply decided to please his benefactors. In this case, he sold (or shared) his achievement. This means that the total contribution (for example, a citation) should be divided by the number of co-authors. This will be a fair assessment of the individual collaborator.
Otherwise, an injustice arises in relation to the single author, who took upon himself all the costs. After all, if two publications (1 author and 4 co-authors) turned out to be in the same journal at Scopus or the Web of Science, then it must be assumed that the quality of works is comparable, but the number of beneficiaries is 4 times more for the second article. We must distinguish between the scientific weight of the article and the scientific weight of the contribution of the scientist to this work.
Research Gate conducts work on the evaluation of scientific interest to a separate article. Can the scientific weight of one article be divided by the number of co-authors to estimate the scientific weight of one scientist? Otherwise, each co-author will get 1 unit of impact of the article and the total will be, for example, 4 units. Even if one of the co-authors has not made an effort. But this is a collective contribution! It must be divided by the number of co-authors.
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I agree with you!
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Higher education commission only accept paper with impact factor, and not accept scopus indexed journal, Does HEC accept Emerging Science Citation Indec (Web of Science) for for recruitment and promotion.
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Dear Najeeb Ullah Shah,
HEC, as of now, does not accept articles published in Scopus-indexed journals. For all the journals, which are based outside Pakistan, the only criterion is that publications in only those journals will be accepted which are part of the Journal Citation Report (JCR) of the Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics). These journals are also known as the impact factor journals. Thus, HEC also does not recognize journals in the ISI Master List, where these are indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index. The journal must be published in the annually-published JCR.
One exception to this strict rule is that publications in the ISI Master List, with inclusion in the Emerging Sources Citation Index, are accepted only when these are published as part of the PhD completion requirement, not for promotions/appointments etc.
The category system (W, X, Y) is for journals inside Pakistan. Publication in the above JCR journals is credited in the highest W category.
Things may change towards the inclusion of Scopus as well, but currently, it is not part of any journal recognition policy of HEC.
All the best!
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We have multidisciplinary Journal in the college (St. Joseph's Journal of Humanities and science). We publish Research articles in all the disciplines. Till now we have published 8 issues as four volumes. Can any one tell me the ways and means to index the Journal in the scopus or web of science.
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Please, complete the steps in the following link:
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Hello, is it possible to add a journal : i would want to add : exercer. La revue francophone de médecine générale.
It's now indexed on Emerging Sources Citation Index (Clarivate analytics / Web of science)
thank you for your response
Regards.
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It would be nice if ResearchGate could allow researchers to manually type their journal names in. Limiting to journals only selected by ResearchGate prevents us in getting the full details of our research out there for others to see and reference.
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Anyone help me out if a journal is indexed in MJR (WoS) But not available on the JCR website or in JCR downloaded list? need clarification about this method along with reference?
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Ok,Madam, Thanks.
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Which database repository (e.g. ACM, IEEE, Web of Science, Elsvier, Science Direct , Scopus etc) should be used for systematic literature review?
How can we eliminate the threat to read the same paper exist in different database? I have an observation that there are many papers exist in IEEE and ACM and similarly web of science index many IEEE and ACM papers.
So what database or indexing should we prefer while doing the systematic literature review?
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Hi! Concerning the question which search systems best fit for a systematic review I can contribute a paper we just recently published. It analysies 28 search engines and bibliographic databases on their suitability for systematic reviews:
Hope this helps!
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I'm conducting a systematic literature review about people's pro-environmental behaviour. I'm using Scopus and Google Scholar as my academic databases for searching peer-reviewed articles. Wondering if the two databases are enough or I should add other databases as well? Interestingly, I noticed that most of the papers I found in Web of Science are already included in Scopus too but not vice versa. Any advice or comments appreciated.
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Hi! Concerning the question which search system best fits for a systematic review I can contribute a paper we just recently published. It analysies 28 search engines and bibliographic databases on their suitability for systematic reviews:
Hope this helps.
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I recently came across the term "locus of evaluation". Some searching in known databases did not reveal much of its meaning, Carl Rogers seems to have used it first. Mij question is why there is no current research available in psychologie about this construct. Is it an obsolete construct? Is it replaced by a better to define construct? Or am I a miserable (re)searcher? (I work with PsychInfo and with Web of Science)
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Thanks @Bulcsu Szekely and @C K Gomathy for your answers. Your info makes it possible to complete my research.
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Is there an easy way to trace the origin of a concept better than back tracking cited literature?
For instance, when was first used a term in the literature? Could be a theory, or you just want to access the oldest report on anything.
With google scholar, you can't really sort by date.
Web of Science doesn't go that far back.
JSTOR?
I recently heard of Google Ngrams but you can't have access to the documents behind the stats I am afraid?
Going further, how would you trace the evolution of a concept? The different milestones behind a concept. For instance, I could use the concept of "ecological niche" as I am aware of what I should get as a result.
Best,
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Google Ngrams is useful for looking of the origin of special terms, e.g. "ecology". See https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=ecology&year_start=1800&year_end=2019&corpus=15&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Cecology%3B%2Cc0#t1%3B%2Cecology%3B%2Cc0 for this example. At the bottom of the page, you will find links to Google Books for different intervals of time. You may then narrow the first time span either in Google Ngrams or in Google Books. Sometimes the dating of a book is not correct, and users outside the USA do not have direct access to scanned books after 1875 or so (archives.org helps in these cases). But nevertheless I found this tool helpful.
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Hi, I have downloaded data from Web of Science for a particular topic. My institute probably had access to this web of science but unfortunately we dont have access to SCOPUS data. We need to download data from SCOPUS and Google scholar for same topic. is there any way we can download this data from both of these databases?
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Go to google scholar search for the required article then click on the cite icon below the article then select the BibTeX. You can use this to cite the corresponding article in your paper
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Comparing RG with Google Scholar, Scopus and Publons (WoS)?
RG provides Citations and h-index (including and excluding self-citations).
Google Scholar provides Citations and h-index (all years and last 5 years).
Scopus provides Total Citations and h-index.
Publons provides Total Times Cited and h-index (from Web of Science "Core Collection").
How do they compare?
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What is clear to me is that if a person is a good scholar all the metrics may not have the values but will tend to the same conclusion. That is, RG, Google, and Scopus will be almost trending alike given that they drawing from different databases
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What is the benefit of non paid journals ??
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1- Follow these links to find a suitable journal regarding your manuscript:
2- After adding the title and abstract and/or keywords, if the journal charges status are showed you can exclude when you choose the suitable journal if not you can go to the (Author's guidelines or instructions) and click (Ctrl+F) and then type the word "Charge" and/or "Fee" in the search field to read the possible part of submission, processing or publishing charges (if no words are matched you can submit you paper since that journal is free).
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I want to carry out a research on Machine learning impacts on Customer relationship management, however, i am finding it hard to get relevant previous researches so as to enable me develop my research questions.
I have used web of science and scopus to search on this.
Has anyone got ideas on this as it would help me go a long way in developing my research questions.
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There is no doubt that AI, Machine Learning, and NLP has a lot of practical applications both in the present and future sales worlds
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Journal indexed in web of science JCR 2018 is attached . Can any one tell me any updates in JCR report 2019
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Jahanzeb Khan
your mentioned shared list cant download. please share through email anas@bkuc.edu.pk
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Dear colleagues,
for my current research project I am trying to trace the effects of a CJEU verdict in 2011 via migratory activity of scientists. To do so, I need to obtain data that shows a year-name-affiliation link for scientists working in the respective field. So far I have used Scopus, but the database gives me the information in a format that is impossible to work with. I could do this by hand, but I would rather avoid sorting several thousand entries by hand, so I was hoping that there was a database that would enable me to retrieve the required information in a standardized format. So far I have tried Web of Science, Scopus, JSTOR, PubMed and Publish or Perish, but to no avail.
Thanks in advance!
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You should check out GRID, it might be helpful:
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I need to publish one of my paper in indexed ISI journal in mobile payment filed if anyone knows a good journal that publish with less than a year please help.
Thank you,
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Hi,
journal is indexed & got validated stamp from ISI or web of science,, A full list of the databases that cover one or more of journals is available here. it is a list of the journals covered by Science Citation Index ...
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I'm striving to find the database that contains and able to search and surf the largest number possible of journal papers and other whatever scholar information sources
For instance
Web of Science and ..............
And if you see that there is difference between search engine and database please suggest both
Thank you
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Google Scholar (GS) could be the database with the largest coverage from variety of subject domains with free of access. However, I noticed that most literature criticized GS because of the following reasons: no one knows how and from where GS collects data (i.e. unknown sources), duplicate citation counts, limited search strategies, and indexation of non-scholarly content. One can notice that there are a lot of comparisons among GS, Web of Science (WoS), and Scopus.
Comparisons between WoS and Scopus reveal that Scopus covers more titles than WoS. However, the coverage in terms of time, WoS is ahead of Scopus since it was started several years before starting Scopus. As I remember, the records included in Scopus is limited to the year 1995. Studies also revealed that WoS is somewhat biased towards North American publications, while Scopus is not so. In case of searching, both these databases/services include approximately similar capabilities, but at times certain capabilities exceed the capabilities of the other. This is common for both databases.
The reason for different publication counts observed from GS and Scopus for the same search could be the duplicate records/citations included in GS.
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The Clarivate Analytics list of Highly Cited Researchers identifies scientists who have demonstrated significant influence via the publication of multiple highly cited papers. How the Researchers are selected for their exceptional performance in all fields?
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Hi,
Highly Cited Researchers rank in the top 1% by citations for their field in Web of Science and are making an impact in solving the world's biggest challenges.
Kindly Refer this link:
Best Wishes..
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I would like to hear the opinion of researchers from different parts of the world. In Brazil (in general) the index "h" of the web of science is considered more robust as an indicator of "quality".
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Generally, the Web of Science offers a more comprehensive coverage. The inclusion in JCR is a somewhat rigorous process, and for these reasons it is considered a more robust tool. However, your question is "the best indicator of production QUALITY" - but citations are not are not a reliable indicator of an article's or journal's overall quality. These are different things. Incompetent administrators use and abuse it all the time, but this is just wrong. Each paper should be assessed based on its own merit, and citations are just one of the many factors.
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Finding most citated papers in a given topics by using Web of Science tool
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Dear Friends follow the steps.
Find an Author's Most Highly Cited Papers
  1. Use the "Basic Search" feature to find all the articles by an author. Recommended search: Use the author name with first initial, then add "OR author's name with first and middle initials". Example: smith j or smith jr
  2. On the results page, change the “Sort by” box to (upper right of the list) to “Times Cited-(Highest to Lowest)”; the articles that then appear at the top of the list are the author’s most cited.
Find the Most Highly Cited Papers for a Journal
  1. Select "Basic Search." Enter the journal name (use the journal’s full name) and select "Publication Name" in the pull-down menu. Click "Search."
  2. On the results page, change the "Sort by" box (upper right of the list) to "Times Cited-Highest to Lowest"; the articles that then appear at the top of the list are the journal's most cited.
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Dear colleagues,
I am searching for scientific literature in french, but I am still looking for some kind of search engine (such as "Web of Science") to develop a literature review. Do you have any idea?
Many thanks in advance!
Best,
Ana Paula
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Hi,
you could use Google Scholar and filter the results to keep only results written in French. You can do that either in the user interface or by typing your keywords and then setting the "lr" and "hl" parameters in the URL to "lr=lang_fr" and "hl=fr".
Best
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Rankings of journals in each subject category are divided into quartiles by both JCR (Web Of Science) and SJR (Scopus). These quartiles rank the journals from highest to lowest based on their impact factor or impact index. There are four quartiles: Q1, Q2, Q3 and Q4.
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Moaad - to me this is a useful ranking structure. Using Scimago, for instance, gives the author both the IF listing, in rank order, as well as the Quartile rating. In general, a high IF correlates with a Q.1 ranking - but this is not always the case. Many higher education institutions are favouring the Q-ranking of a journal over the IF - as it is easier to understand and can be presented visually.
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Australian Business deans council publishes a list of journals with categories A to C. On the other hand Clarivate Analytics (Web of Science) publishes Journal Citation Reports (JCR) as per the annual impact factor of the journal. My question is what is actually the difference bw the two? and which one is more Credible and prestigious? As some of journals listed in JCR are not listed in ABDC and vice versa??
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Publishers outside Australia cannot submit their journals for evaluation. They need to find a trustworthy academician from Australia to submit journal to ABDC on their behalf. This is big drawback ABDC have. They should allow submissions from all geographic areas if they want to get worldwide recognition and acceptance.
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I want to study what is hot in my field. Is it logical to check the trend of paper keywords? If yes, how can I do it for example in Scopus or Web of Science?
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please Search with your Research key words with double contentions
in Web of Science choose (Search Field Type= Topic/Title) Ex. "put your research area"
in SCOPUS choose (Search Field Type= Article title, Abstract, Keywords) Ex. "put your research area"
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Can anyone suggest fast processing journals indexed in Web of science database?
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Dear (@Dr. Edwin ) sir,
Thank you for your reply. I work on bio-medical image processing using machine learning algorithms.
Kindly suggest journals on this research area.
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I'm working on a systematic mapping in computer science subject. In the step of "Identification of Research", I choose to work with these digital libraries : IEEE Xplore, Scopus, Web of Science, ACM DL, Science Direct. My problem is that I found in total 60.930 results after doing all possible filters (ACM DL and Science Direct had the big part of this number and do not offer an interesting filters).
Is it normal to work with this number ? Or should I eliminate some libraries ? Or other solution ..? Thank you all.
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Hello,
Anyone knows if the Clarivate uses "All databases" or "Web of Science Core Collection" number of citations to calculate the Impact Factor for particular journal?
Thanks.
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Following .
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Is there any guarantee that the article which you see in the Scopus and the Web of Science databases is useful, relevant and with scientific novelty? Is the quality of English considered the basic requirement and will not any progressive thought be lost due to this? Does the publication’s presence of an eminent scientist in the list of co-authors affect the decision to publish? Can a deeply scientific article of a novice scientist be rejected because of his obscurity in the scientific world? Does not the prestige of the article reduce the presence of someone included in the list of authors without a noticeable contribution to the work? Does the development of science limit the high fees for publishing in a prestigious journal (there are much less free magazines)? Is it bad or good to have some auto-quotes in references? Please add your quality assessment point ...
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Ok,
This question has been clubbed to death, but let's discuss it once more; here are my quick thoughts (though based on 31 years in science):
1. I only discuss articles that have no major errors in the text, and also only those that actually improves something. Hence, I assume that the paper we discuss has no major problems with the language, or has such a bad structure that it is unreadable. (There are however a quite big pile of junk papers, in most fields.)
2. The research problem (call it problem P) addressed must be clearly stated, and motivated. In fact, it must somehow "solve" a new problem that is important, or improve a lot upon an existing one.
3. Problem P must be relevant for the journal, and also be timely in the context of the research area that problem P represents. Hence, we do not want to read papers on, for example, principles or methods that we all know are overshadowed by better methods. (Read: metaheuristics, if you like.)
4. It must improve on *something* in relation to the past - not only in comparison with the papers in the journal that we consider, but in comparison with all of science. Hence you need to write a very good survey on the field that your paper is trying to improve. And if you write a survey with phrases like "see papers [12-34], you are dismissed. Why? Because you are not providing any information. A survey needs to be well-written, such that we will know where the current problem addressed comes from, why it is relevant, and how it will improve what exists today. You have to provide a VERY good and thorough survey of the development of the narrow part of the field that your new contribution represents. Hence, I would expect plenty of journal papers discussed - their pros and cons, their relevance to the topic of your paper, and so on.
5. Your own contribution is then discussed, in detail. Depending on the nature of the contribution you need to cite relevant literature; if you perform some numerical experiments in order to compare something new to the state-of-the-art, you also need to be thorough, and stay away from cheating - of which there are plenty of examples in the literature. If you prove theorems, then the proofs need to be given in detail, such that any reader with similar knowledge as you can assess whether it is right or not.
6. Provide future research opportunities. Be generous - you will be the first in line anyway. :-)
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I am trying to understand how search engines look for search terms when, for example, two terms are placed in a single search field and without boolean operators (unlike using quotation marks to close the concept/search and different from searching each term in an independent search field).
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For Web of Science, the default is AND, so when you include more than one search term, all of them must be present for a potential "hit" to qualify.
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Does anybody know if I can use Web of Science as a source of bibliography even though the institution where I belong hasn't a subscription to it?
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Yes. Web of Science open access publications...
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Could you tell me the journal name which is indexed in Scimago Journal Ranking, Scopus, Web of Science, ERIH plus and have low prices for publication and short period of review?
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All journals having ISSN and learned editorial board
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Dear colleagues and friends, Happy New Year!
Could you recommend me conferences on Social Sciences (such as Sociology, Psychology, Pedagogy, etc.), indexed in Scopus and/or Web of Science.
Thank you in advance for your help!
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I suppose it will be: ISSID in Florence, July 2019; IACCP regional meeting on July 2019, San Jose, and WAPP, Hanoi, April 2019 (Psychology)
all the best in New Year,
Magda
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This discussion is the hot topic nowadays between me and some colleagues. Is one of these databases better than the other? what are the criterion for this preference? are these two are the best? why?
Regards to everyone,
Sarmad.
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From my perspective, web of science (WOS) is better than SCOPUS. WOS journals are more strict in the peer-to-peer review process because they seek to publish high standard research papers. Personally, I have found that all WOS journals in my research field are indexed by SCOPUS but NOT vice versa.
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Is Journal Citation Reports something you use for your research? Do you know about it? Is it essential? Do you expect your library to have it?
Journal Citation Reports (JCR), accessed via Web of Science, includes data that can be used to evaluate and compare over 8000 scholarly journals in the sciences & technology, and 2600 in the social sciences. It can be used to show the:
  • most frequently cited journals in a field
  • highest impact journals in a field
  • related journals in a field
  • citation characteristics for a subject category.
  • detailed citation, impact and ranking data on individual titles
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Journal Citation Reports (JCR) is an annual publication by Clarivate Analytics, which provides information about scholarly journals in the natural sciences and social sciences, selected to have impact factors. Previously, the JCR was published as a part of Science Citation Index. Usually, JCR is accessed from the Web of Science-Core Collections. Journal Impact factors (JIFs) are calculated yearly starting from 1975 for journals listed in the Journal Citation Reports. You can access the latest Journal Citation Reports by searching “JCR on the web”.
A complete list of journal titles covered in the 2018 edition of JCR is available at: https://clarivate.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Crv_JCR_Full-Marketing-List_A4_2018_v4. pdf.
An additional list of journals for the first time listing in the JCR is also available at: https://clarivate.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Crv_JCR_First-Impact-Factor-List_2018_A4_v3.pdf.
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Hello,
How to force Web of Science to interpret asterisk (*) as a regular character? Normally, it is parsed as a wildcard, even within the quotation marks.
Example: how to find the papers dealing with the B3LYP* density functional (and exclude B3LYP, B3LYP-D3, etc. from the search results)?
Zygmunt
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I have just realized that entering {B3LYP*} into the Scopus topic search performs the task that I need.
Zygmunt
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Dear colleagues, I really would like to know your opinion. I am asking specifically for electrical engineering field and related fields.
What value of H-index (Web of Science citations only) is considered as "good enough" for Assistant Professor and Associated Professor job in your country (or university)?
Did anybody ask you for its value when applying for a job?
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The H-index is really only appropriate for mid and late career researchers who have published many papers over time. Citations take time to build up. The indices of individuals vary markedly between sub-areas of research. I worked on my university promotions panel for many years and contributed references to many more. We never used the H-index as a discriminator, only as one of many inputs.
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I would like to publish my research work which deals with assesment of thermal inertia, natural building materials in Scopus/Web of
Science cited journal. My budget is up to 200$. I know that there are several ways to publish my paper, even for free in abovementioned cited journals. Can anybody give me some tips/links/advices about it?
I'll be very grateful for relevant information
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You may go to website of either Elsevier or Springer and search. Those journals are listed in SCOPUS. Only do not touch those which are talking of free open access as these are paid journals.
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Relanzamos este post, con los datos actualizados extraídos del Master List de Web of Science en fecha del 6/12/2015, pensando especialmente en los profesores que tienen que acreditar la calidad de sus revistas en el proceso de sexenios que comienza mañana.
Thomson Reuters lanza un nuevo órdago a la mesa. Si hace un año aumentaba la cobertura de Web of Science con las revistas de Scielo e incluía la base de datos Scielo Citation Index, ahora, crea un nuevo producto, Emerging Source Citation Index, que vió la luz en Noviembre. Emerging Source Citation Index (ESCI) consiste en una base de datos dónde están todas las revistas que en la práctica están siendo evaluadas para entrar a formar parte de las bases de datos de Web of Science Core Collections (Science Citation Index,Social Science Citation Index y Arts & Humanities Citation Index). Por tanto no estamos realmente ante un nuevo producto, sino ante la explotación pública de la base de datos que utilizaban los analistas de Web of Science para realizar el seguimiento de aquellas revistas que optaban a entrar en los productos de evaluación de revistas más exigentes (Core Collections). Esto añade transparencia al proceso y hace públicas las métricas de estas revistas. Thomson se postula como el producto de evaluación de revistas con un mayor número de cabeceras.
Emerging Source Citation Index empieza con  2400 revistas de 82 países, lo que amplía mucho la cobertura, en un claro ejemplo del interés de Thomson Reuters por mejorar la presencia de áreas sub-representadas en el producto. No obstante, los cinco países con mayor presencia en ESCI son anglosajones (Inglaterra, USA, Canadá, Países Bajos e Italia). La presencia Iberoamericana en el producto es secundaria, y sin embargo, porcentualmente es el producto de Thomson Reuters, si obviamente descartamos Scielo Citation Index, donde nuestras revistas tienen una mayor presencia. En presencia se sitúa España la sexta con 165 revistas y Brasil la octava con 81.
Que opinan de esto ante Conacyt para el SNI??????
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Emerging Sources Citation Index is part of WoS core collection, but without impact factor. Journal Lists for Searchable Databases
  • Web of Science Core Collection
  1. Arts & Humanities Citation Index
  2. Science Citation Index Expanded
  3. Social Sciences Citation Index
  4. Emerging Sources Citation Index
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Hello,
in the bibliometric analysis usually authors show that the number of records in WoS rise across given time. Still it might happen that the total number of records rise as well. In order to avoid this bias those two dynamics should be compared.
Anyone knows where to find the total number of records in WoS across last ten years?
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The following steps might help you.
1. Go to Advanced Search Option of Web of Science.
2. In the search box write PY=(2008-2017)
3. Click Search
4. The total records from the year 2008 to 2017 will be displayed.
5. You can use this search option for different years you want explore.
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The following special issue of which I am the guest editor will be published in Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220, IF 2.475, http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sensors), and is now open to receive submissions of full research articles and comprehensive review papers for peer-review and possible publication:
Special Issue: Sensors Applied to Technology-Enhanced Learning
Guest Editor: Dr. Ruben Gonzalez Crespo, Prof. Dr. Daniel Burgos
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 April 2019
Given your interesting work on the theme and related disciplines, I personally invite you and your colleagues to submit a contribution for this special issue in which some of the leading experts will describe their work, ideas and findings.
The official deadline for submission is 20 April 2019. However, you may send your manuscript at any time before the deadline. We can organize a very fast peer-review. If accepted, the paper will be published very soon.
Sensors is covered by leading indexing services, including the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), PubMed/MEDLINE, Scopus, Chemical Abstracts, INSPEC, and CAB Abstracts. The latest Impact Factor for the year 2017 is 2.475.
In case you need any further information, please never hesitate to contact us (myself or the Editorial Office: sensors@mdpi.com or matthew.han@mdpi.com). Thank you very much in advance for your kind support and cooperation.
We look forward to collaborating with you and to hearing back from you soon.
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Thank you, we will consider.
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Hi all,
I'm going to perform a comprehensive search with a well designed keywords in a specific field.
The keywords are designed using free and mesh terms and Boolean operators employed to cover related clinical trial studies.
I need to repeat the searchs in PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science (wos), Scopus and Cochrane databases.
In PubMed limiting the search results to clinical trials by applying predefined filters is quite easy, but unfortunately I couldn't find same methods for the rest of mentioned databases.
Are there any tricks or tips to limit the search results to only clinical trials in these databases?
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Hi, for EMBASE, on the left side of your search results, there is a drop list where you see "study type". You would see "clinical trial" on the list.
Hope this helps.
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I’m trying to implement semantic similarity based on Normalized Google Distance and i have many problems to obtain correct data. I tried to simulate browser, get data via Google API (PHP, Java, R, Google Docs) and every time i had different results. Is there any proper way to get accurate and current data?
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1) They do not provide in their API the same results as in Google Live.
2) The results are just an estimate of the total. If you navigate through the results pages you will see that for some queries there are actually less results than the number they show you.
3) Another point is that it is very difficult to compute NGD, you can check this thesis (chapter 4 (also 3)) as an alternative (method CBM): http://www.dbd.puc-rio.br/pergamum/tesesabertas/1012681_2014_completo.pdf
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Hi!) I am a university teacher in Russia and looking for an opportunity to gain some research experience. I`ve done Russian bacherlor`s degree in Pedagogical Education, then MSc Education Management and Leadership at the University of Southampton and at the moment doing a PhD in Higher Education at Lancaster University.
I teach English at Perm State National Research University (Russia) and wish I could collaborate with more experienced researchers. I am ready to provide a sample of Russian students and work really, really hard!
Alternatively, there is a conference (with a publication in a research journal included in Web of Science/ Scopus) in December in Nijnii Novgorod (Russia), which I wish I could participate in, if you are interested and ready to provide a sample from your countries, I will be also happy.
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Dear all ,
Sorry for not answering for so long!
1) Norman, they do have research groups. But I wish I could make an international research and, as an english language teacher, I work at the chair of liguistics, so they mostly do research in philology.
2) Jorge and Hassan, I want to offer you to continue discussion either on Facebook, or through email. Could you contact me to confirm what option will be suitable for you!
Kind regards,
Kate
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plz suggest me for bibliometric studies
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Open the RStudio
give the following commands
> library(bibliometrix)
> sanjay_data<-readFiles("/home/mohit/Desktop/bibliodata.bib")
In this command sanjay_data is a variable which will store the data. Be very careful when giving the path where the data is downloaded. /home/mohit/Desktop/bibliodata.bib is the path in my ubuntu system where file is saved. Always use tab.
As R treat data as dataframe, you need to convert the data into dataframe. You can do that by using below command:
sanjay_datadf<-convert2df(sanjay_data,dbsource = "isi",format = "bibtex")
if biliometrix package is not installed , you can install by using the below command
> install.packages(“bibliometrix”, dependencies=TRUE)
this will also install all dependencies to run this library
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Including the predatory Publishers...
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Indexing in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) improve the visibility of a journal, provides a mark of quality. Once indexed in the ESCI , and discoverable via Web of Science will make high Impact factor(reflects the frequency with which the journal's articles are cited in the scientific literature). High impact factor journals are preferred by institutions for subscription.
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Kamal H Karim started the discussion here in RG six month ago: “Why there are too many false citations in research papers published in international and local journals?” My impression is this process is boosted exponentially during the last decades. Many causes reasons and problems have been discussed here by many researchers. Many participants in discussion said: Responsible for a correct citation are primarily the authors, but also the peer-reviewers and the publishers have a share of responsibility. Many participants in discussion united the desire that it should become better again. The implementation, however is difficult for many reasons like: 1. A culture change in universities of the past 2 decades has been; students are expected to start doing research in their first year. In some cases, they are required to have publications before graduating. This puts more pressure on students to do things faster. They feel they don't have the time to spend doing things the 'long' way. 2. In the age of Big Literature we can see knowledge is published in prolific rates. The magnitude and rapid expansion of literature makes it increasingly impossible to conduct comprehensive and transparent assessments. During my study at the university and my first scientific work in the 1980s I have learned by my old professor that I have to read all literature sources entire, not only the summary and I have to read always the primary sources of literature, the original paper, not only the cited extracts in a secondary source. I worked so in this way over all the years and I’m doing it in this way today. But this means, I’ not able to write and publish 10 or more papers in the year as some researchers do. However the evaluation of researchers and the allocation of funds for projects often depend on the quantity of published papers. That’s not a good development and it might contribute to false citation and plagiarism. Somehow, there is often a lack of time to be thorough and conscientious and that’s not good at all. Can modern technology help us with this? Can computer algorithms now make fewer mistakes then we do or make more mistakes? On the one hand at the moment it is often still this: When we use automatic literature search systems like Web of science advanced search or Scopus, we get many hits, but many of them turn out to be useless because they do not really contain what was queried. It is still difficult to rely on it. On the other hand: Innovations in research and assessment practices and tools are needed. We need gig data methods for analyzing literature and making assess urgently. But caution: we also should ensure comprehensiveness. This is a problem really. What do you all mean: In the age of big literature, can new computer-aided methods and procedures reduce or increase the numbers of false citations in research papers?
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dear Petra, thank you very much, I'm waiting for the translation!
I'm glad of the appreciation of the book that you're reading, I completely agree with your opinion.
See you soon,
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Hallo,
in the context of my master thesis I would like to point out that the publications in the area of the topic blockchain in supplychain management have increased enormously in the last two years. For this I would like to make a graphic and compare the results with those of web of science and google scholar. unfortunately it is not possible for me to get a filtered output (research gate) for the years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
kind regards
Fabian
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I suggest you to see a servery in that topic may be it will help you to take an approximation or in some cases it gives an exact values.
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In the Web of Science, there were 13,592 peer reviewed papers (topic: additive manufacturing OR 3D printing as of 7 April 2018) during 2015-2017. This is a fairly large volume of literature and indicates the enthusiastic support of the research funding agencies in this area. How does the volume of research in this area compare with the industrial activity in this area? What is the value of all the 3D printed /AM manufactured products sold per year in recent years?
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Dear Dr. Debroy,
I join to previous recommendations that for such statistical data Wohlers Report is the best choice.
You can find, for example, that according to https://wohlersassociates.com/2018report.htm in last 2017 year, the growth of additive manufacturing industry (products and services) was more than 20%, up to nearly 7.5 $ billion.
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Dear Scholars,
Is there any website beside JCR, where I can check impact factor for Journals. We don't have access to Web of Sciences in my country, therefore searching for alternate
Many Thanks
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I just ran across an excellent paper (Iwahashi et al. 2018) entitled
"Visualization of Temperature Distribution around Focal Area and Near Fields of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Using a 3D Measurement System," in Advanced Biomedical Engineering, and then found out to my surprise that this journal is not indexed by the Web of Science despite it being published by the Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering. It has also been around for several years (since 2012). What would need to happen before they're indexed?
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The selection process depend up on many factors, not limitted to , peer review, publishing standards, Editorial board, Citations.
Please go through the following link.
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Dear friends. Your theme is very interesting. We are engaged in mapping research topics based on methods of text analysis. Although we do not understand anything in the climate, we decided to map one of the directions of your research. Usually this is about a dozen articles with basic information on the topic, about a dozen articles potentially with novelty, subtopics and terms. We limited ourselves to the latter, because the number of articles is not enough, in the hope that this will be useful for one of you. We invite to intellectual cooperation: each of you can send initial data on any topic and will receive a map in return. We really appreciate the feedback and accumulate the experience of analyzing the research topics.
Results are in the topic_report.doc file. The analysis is performed using the Web of Science. Depending on the request of the scientist, we also apply scopus.com and the patent lens.org database. We look forward to collaborating.
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pl look after self organizing maps . there is a chance of getting clue.
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Research area: immunology, dendritic cells, effect of sulfated polysaccharides of brown algae on innate immunity, cytokines.
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Most journals allow you to submit your paper free of charge. Many high-impact medical journals (JAMA, for example) However, a large number of journals (including other medical journals such as Lancet, etc) require you to pay a publication fee or page fees to publish the article after it is formally accepted. Be aware of this so you don't get unpleasantly surprised. Look for these fees on the journal webpages. Some journals charge much larger fees than others. Open Access optional fees are typically in addition to publication fees.
The website links others have pasted above do not appear to include mention of publication or page fees. Such fees tend to run several thousand dollars per accepted article. These fees can be waived by the most publishers under some circumstances, such as if you are a clinician writing up findings that arise from your clinical duties, for junior scientists with limited access to funds, and for scientists from underfunded Otherwise you may go through all the work to get a paper published and get surprised by the cost at the end of the day.
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If I want to remove stop words from text in order to do Sentiment analysis on reviews and classifying it to positive or negative, does it effect ?.. For example :
" This movie is not good."
If I remove (not ) in Pre-processing step the sentence (movie good) indicates that it is positive which is false.
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Yeah, just discovered this while analyzing tweet sentiments. You lose a lot of information by removing stop-words blindly. I'll modify the list.
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Web of Science owner Clarivate Analytics has purchased a start-up company whose web-browser extension tool helps researchers to find and access journal articles they have legal access to, with one click and even when off campus. The tool, created by the firm Kopernio, is already freely available. Clarivate will integrate it into its Web of Science subscription package.
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Hi Abdallah,
I think it will be very useful. Much of my manuscript writing activities and corresponding literature searches are performed away from my office. So, for me, the ability to peruse muliple collections through one access point would be convenient.
Have a great day!
-Adrian
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Hi, All
Recently, I have received one email for a paid peer-review proposals. I am wondering if it is legit and anyone has similar experience. The email is as follows:
Dear Expert,
The National Center of Science and Technology Evaluation (NCSTE) in Kazakhstan regularly organizes peer-review of research proposals from Kazakhstan’s scientific community. The center was founded in 2011 according to Decree of the Republic of Kazakhstan #891.
NCSTE invites you to participate in peer-reviewing process of technical and scientific projects. The payment for assessing a research proposal is $250 (USD). One expert may assess up to 10 research proposals per call. The calls are expected to be announced throughout the year.
If you are interested in cooperation and would like to be a member of our peer-review expertise, please let us know by filling in the “Form for international experts” (see in the attachment). To choose relevant scientific field please refer to the file Scientific Fields (see in the attachment). 
Please note, that NCSTE expects your H-index to be equal 5 or above according to Scopus or Web of Science databases for a particular period 2012-2017. Links are provided below:
In case your H-index is lower than 5, we still include you into our database, however won’t be able to use your service until it reaches 5.
All expenses (postage and bank transfers) will be covered by NCSTE.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. 
P.S.: For more information, please visit our official web site at http://www.ncste.kz/en
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Sincerely ,
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I sent my evaluations at the end of November, the required documentation for the payment at the end of December but I am still waiting a reply from that email. No reply, no payment. I have contacted through Facebook and mailed my officer a dozen of times. More that four months without an answer. This is not serious.
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We are conducting a systematic literature review on KM, we included three Databases;
1) Web of Science,
2) Science Direct,
3) IEEE
What are the other reliable databases related to KM?
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Thank you very much Hamdi, Markus, and Farhad for these useful links and info
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I mean filtering the databased obtained from Web of Science (removing noise information) in a more or less automated way. This is especially important in interdisciplinary field studies where one term can mean different thigns or is used differently across various disciplines.
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First of all, you can limit your search via options provided by WoS; i.e. "subject area" or "WoS category". This will optimize your dataset significantly.
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For a paper, i want to cite meta data from web of science, like the development of citations of a specific subject. What do you think, is it neccessary to cite directly the subset of data i used?
The quote is not a key argument for the paper, just a nice intro.
Thank you for your answers.
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Interesting!
Yes the link suggested by Adriana is most appropriate and imparts the answer of the question raised
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For pub med search strategy development, we can use Mesh term as controlled vocabulary. How about other databases that don't have Mesh term? May I know which types of controlled vocabularies should we use in search strategies development of other databases such as scopus, science direct, Proquest , PEDro and Web of science?
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Hi
One of the most important utilization of MESH for medical searching and literature review is to find the different words for one issue and meaning. If you find it in PubMed, you can search them in any other search engines and databases. Furthermore you can rely on the word definitions provided by PubMed.
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Why flotation kinetics models (phenomenological, mathematical and practical) have not been evaluated based on likelihood ratio test (LRT) and/or information criteria (IC) in order to consider the number of model parameters (complexity of models) and fitness together?
It has been seen for over decades that the sum square error (SSE) or goodness of fit was used as the only criterion for evaluation of the flotation modeling. However, literature shows that selection indices of a model are developed using likelihood ratio test (LRT) and information criteria (IC) (i.e., Bayesian information (BI), low of iterated logarithm (LI) and Akaike information (AI) indices). Why still minerals engineers don’t use these statistical tools for evaluation of molding?
I brought up the discussion shortly in my previous paper (10.1080/12269328.2017.1392900) but I'm going to present it in detail in IMPC 2018 as a proceeding paper entitled:
A NOVEL STATISTICAL INSIGHT TO MODELING OF FLOTATION KINETICS
FYI:
AIC formulated by the statistician Hirotugu Akaike; it was originally named "an information criterion". It was first announced by Akaike at a 1971 symposium, the proceedings of which were published in 1973.
As of October 2014, the 1974 paper had received more than 14000 citations in the Web of Science: making it the 73rd most-cited research paper of all time.
The other paper is the blow one which is cited more than 19000.
Gideon E. Schwarz, Estimating the Dimension of a Model, March 1978, The Annals of Statistics 6(2).
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Dear Vinnett,
I appreciate your consideration, sharing your opinion and introducing the paper “Performance Evaluation of Basic Flotation Kinetic Models Using Advanced Statistical Techniques”.
Yes. In addition to evaluation of gof and complexity of models by means of different statistical techniques such as AIC, LRT, AICc and SC, your concern (estimation of model parameters) is very important, too. Unfortunately, the process of modeling in minerals engineering with respect to some topics (e.g., RTD or flotation kinetics) is on the way of only curve fitting (including some of my own studies) which should be changed. Therefore, in my opinion more critical studies are required to carry out on the flotation kinetics modeling by applying new insights to it.
As you know and even stated in the paper entitled above, there is not any single flotation kinetics model to be uniformly the best for all data sets. However, I do still believe that it is possible to define a UNIQUE flotation model to be valid for majority of ores.
Anyway, I’m always open to cooperation studies with this regard.
Thanks again!
Best wishes,
Ahmad Hassanzadeh
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Which of these or others should be the focus as an international generally accepted ranking metric in this field?
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Larger number of journals to cover does NOT mean a better index to be! In terms of the rigorism of selection the WoS is better. And mention that Scopus has been developed is owned by the publishing Corporation Elsevier; so the owener's claims to objectivity of selection of journals in this case seem rather ridiculous: "the own" publications are covered with less rigorism, while the WoS is owned by an organization independent on any publisher. Finally, developed by Eugene Garfield, the Science Citation Index (now WoS) system was absolutely a pioneer, a revolutionary, while Scopus re-occupied the same niche – a position that not the most encouraging in modern business is .
And if you want to assess the usefulness of non-chrmical journal, the Scopus would be of absolutely no use. And the SCImagoJournal Ranking also will be in no use in this case, only the Journal citation Reports as a part of WoS would be helpful.
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How to calculate H-Index of an University / Institution? Do we have any formula for such? Though its author level metric, but how web of science calculate H Index of the University.
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I paraphrase aand adapt for clarity from the following reference --
The 5 stands for 5 years.
The h-index of a university is the largest number h such that at least h articles from that university were cited at least h times each.
For example, consider a unversity publishing just five articles that were cited, and these were cited 17, 9, 6, 3, and 2 times.
(The 17 citations might have been
Year 1: 2,
Year 2: 5,
Year 3: 5,
Year 4: 5,
Year 5: 0.)
To calculate h, you would look through the university's publications for articles that had been cited. You write down the total number of citations garnered by each of the articles by the university (over the last 5 years, to ensure currency). You then sort the numbers from largest to smallest.
You then start on the right and ask:
Have the five articles by the university garnered at least 5 citations? No. (It's not that good!)
Have 4 of the articles by the university garnered at least 4 citations? No. (Nearly!)
Have 3 of the articles by the university garnered at least 3 citations? YES! Therefore the h-index of the university is 3.
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Hi Respected Senior Scholars & Dear friends
I need your help and guidance. Would you like to recommend some rapid publication journals that are indexed by SSCI (Web of Science), in the field of Economics/Finance? Thanks in Advance.
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This is actually a challenge... I am looking for research journals on architecture, published in English, peer-reviewed, with gold open access policies, and already included in any (or several) of these index/databases: WoS, Scopus, Avery Index.
I guess no more than 25 would be listed, but I hope I'll be wrong.
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This is my own list: Footprint (NE), Brussels Studies (BE), Architectural Histories (EAHN) (BE)... and 3-4 more Spanish ones.
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I could not be able to get citation report of our university from Web of Science since 1974 as records exceeds to greater than 10000. Maximum set size for generating citation report in Web of Science is limited to 10000 records only. Is there any mechanism available for getting citation report of more than 10000 records from Web of Science?
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Dear Jafar
To achieve this goal, you should load all records and then use scientometric tools available on the Web.