Conventional research metrics such as journal impact factor, citation count and H-index are common ways to assess quality of research outputs. However, the use of these metrics as a standalone measure can result in misleading conclusions.
Beamplot is a new tool that presents citation impact. It shows a richer picture of one's publication portfolio than single-point metrics such as citation counts and h-index. This post takes 4 HKUST professors as examples to explore beamplots.
Data is the foundation of information and knowledge. Making data openly accessible and free to use can support governments, businesses and individuals to create new value that can benefit the society, economy, and environment.
How do we measure quality of scholarship? When it is common to evaluate research and researchers by where papers are published, finding good ways to rate journals becomes crucial for the global research ecosystem.
To regulate the excessive pursuit of Science Citation Index indicators, China seeks to establish evaluation systems that based on scientific value other than just counting number of papers and citations.
For the first time, NSF S&E Indicator 2018 report showed that China has overtaken the U.S. in the total number of S&E research publications in 2016. The State of U.S. Science and Engineering 2020 report reveals an even bigger gap.