This article reports findings from a study of the relationship between citation measures (impact factor and its quartile)
among international composition of editorial board and foreign authorship in 17 Korean SCI journals for the three 5-year periods,
1995, 2000, and 2005. With few exceptions, the relationship between international editorial board composition and foreign
authorship and citation measures was non-existent, at p > 0.05. However, the international members on editorial boards and foreign authorship of papers in Korean journals have increased
greatly over the three 5-year periods, and there has been to a certain degree growth in the visibility and performance of
Korean SCI journals in terms of impact factors, but not their quartiles.
university rankings), there has been a growing recognition of the importance of web visibility (i.e., structure of web links) of universities that may critically shape people's perceptions of university reputations and images.
In particular, with the
’ databases (Jasco 2005 ).
Content that is available online is used more than those that are not (Borgmann 2007 ). As Heimeriks and Vasileiadou ( 2008 ) point out, a scientist's visibility does not rely exclusively on the number of publications and
The main purpose of this study was to analyze the Italian journals indexed in the 2000 edition of the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) published by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) (Philadelphia, USA). The performance and the visibility
of these journals were evaluated in terms of Impact Factor (IF), mean IF from citing journals and cited journals, and self-citing
and self-cited rates.
Seventy-three Italian journals were indexed in the JCR, 14 of which achieved an IF equal to or higher than one. Most citing
journals were European and American, thus showing a fairly good visibility of the articles published in the 14 journals analyzed.
The self-citing and self-cited rates showed a wide variation. The journal that appeared to perform best was theJournal of High Energy Physics, an electronic publication whose success seemingly confirms Internet circulation as an effective means to enhance the visibility
and consequently the quality, in term of citations, of a journal.
Italy's low overall expenditure on research & development (R&D) and low number of researchers compared to countries with longstanding
high publishing standards and traditions are no doubt partly to blame for its poor performance in scientific publishing.
Authors:Daniel De Filippo, Fernando Casani, Carlos García-Zorita, Preiddy Efraín-García, and Elías Sanz-Casado
institutional strategies to gain greater international visibility.
“ University characteristics and rankings ” section therefore addresses the relationship between universities’ positions in international rankings and their mission, analysing the various
We discuss the internationalisation and the visibility of Chinese journals covered by the Institute for Scientific Information
(ISI). Attention is focused on physics and chemistry journals. For these journals the country of origin of published papers
and their citation patterns are analysed. As an indicator of internationality we further consider the composition of their
editorial boards. It is concluded that even those Chinese journals that are covered by ISI are still rather "local" and suffer
from a low visibility in the world. Yet we are optimistic about the future of Chinese science and its scientific journals.
The emerging influence of new information and communication technologies (ICT) on collaboration in science and technology
has to be considered. In particular, the question of the extent to which collaboration in science and in technology is visible
on the Web needs examining. Thus the purpose of this study is to examine whether broadly similar results would occur if solely
Web data was used rather than all available bibliometric co-authorship data. For this purpose a new approach of Web visibility
indicators of collaboration is examined. The ensemble of COLLNET members is used to compare co-authorship patterns in traditional
bibliometric databases and the network visible on the Web. One of the general empirical results is a high percentage (78%)
of all bibliographic multi- authored publications become visible through search of engines in the Web. One of the special
studies has shown Web visibility of collaboration is dependent on the type of bibliographic multi-authored papers. The social
network analysis (SNA) is applied to comparisons between bibliographic and Web collaboration networks. Structure formation
processes in bibliographic and Web networks are studied. The research question posed is to which extent collaboration structures
visible in the Web change their shape in the same way as bibliographic collaboration networks over time. A number of special
types of changes in bibliographic and Web structures are explained.
Authors:Gertrude Buehring, Jessica Buehring, and Patrick Gerard
The senior author is usually last on the byline of scientific publications, yet generally has made the second most important
contribution. The explosion in author number per scientific paper, has necessitated limits on the number of authors allowed
in cited references, frequently resulting in senior author truncation. Would potential visibility gained from citations in
top-tier journals be offset by senior author omission? We found evidence for this in a sample of 208 journals, showing significant
associations between author limits in cited references and various measures of journal quality. These associations, however,
differed among biological science, physical science, and interdisciplinary journals.
Authors:Paula Leite, Rogério Mugnaini, and Jacqueline Leta
visibility within the international audience. Hence, what is the actual weight of international publications to the whole Brazilian productivity?
In order to get a response for this question, we have elaborated a new indicator, the International