Citation analyses were performed for Australian social science journals to determine the differences between data drawn from
Web of Science and Scopus. These data were compared with the tier rankings assigned by disciplinary groups to the journals
for the purposes of a new research assessment model, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), due to be implemented in
2010. In addition, citation-based indicators including an extended journal impact factor, the h-index, and a modified journal diffusion factor, were calculated to assess whether subsequent analyses influence the ranking
of journals. The findings suggest that the Scopus database provides higher number of citations for more of the journals. However,
there appears to be very little association between the assigned tier ranking of journals and their rank derived from citations
data. The implications for Australian social science researchers are discussed in relation to the use of citation analysis
in the ERA.
Authors:P. S. Thomas, B. H. Stuart, N. McGowan, J. P. Guerbois, M. Berkahn, and V. Daniel
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This paper describes the brief history of forensic activation analysis in Australia, together with a description of techniques
and equipment employed. Forensic activation analysis began in 1967 and since that time, many cases have been handled; these
include arsenic determinations in hair, glass, metal, hair and drug comparions together with gunshot residue determinations
from the hands of suspects. The paper discusses irradiation facilities and equipment available for providing an activation
analysis to police forces throughout Australia and the types of analyses carried out, and the reception of these analyses
in Australian Law Courts.
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