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Field normalized citation rates, field normalized journal impact and Norwegian weights for allocation of university research funds
Department of e-Resources, University Library, Stockholm University.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology. (Inforsk)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7653-4004
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology. (Inforsk)
2012 (English)In: Scientometrics, ISSN 0138-9130, E-ISSN 1588-2861, Vol. 92, no 2, 767-780 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We compared three different bibliometric evaluation approaches: two citationbased approaches and one based on manual classification of publishing channels into quality levels. Publication data for two universities was used, and we worked with two levels of analysis: article and department. For the article level, we investigated the predictive power of field normalized citation rates and field normalized journal impact with respect to journal level. The results for the article level show that evaluation of journals based on citation impact correlate rather well with manual classification of journals into quality levels. However, the prediction from field normalized citation rates to journal level was only marginally better than random guessing. At the department level, we studied three different indicators in the context of research fund allocation within universities and the extent to which the three indicators produce different distributions of research funds. It turned out that the three distributions of relative indicator values were very similar, which in turn yields that the corresponding distributions of hypothetical research funds would be very similar.

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Springer, 2012. Vol. 92, no 2, 767-780 p.
Keyword [en]
Field normalized citation rates, Journal impact, Norwegian model, Research fund allocation
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biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-51940DOI: 10.1007/s11192-012-0632-xOAI: diva2:490436
Available from: 2012-02-05 Created: 2012-02-05 Last updated: 2015-04-01Bibliographically approved

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