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Exploring the ResearchGate score as an academic metric: reflections and implications for practice

Jordan, Katherine (2015). Exploring the ResearchGate score as an academic metric: reflections and implications for practice. In: Quantifying and Analysing Scholarly Communication on the Web (ASCW'15), 30 Jun 2015, Oxford.

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This paper presents a response to the paper ‘A critical look at the ResearchGate score as a measure of scientific reputation’. Following up on arguments presented by the authors, which argue that the ResearchGate score is irreproducible and dependent upon Journal Impact Factors, a small-scale exploratory analysis of ResearchGate scores was undertaken to examine correlations between ResearchGate score and profile metrics. The importance of the Journal Impact Factor in determining ResearchGate score is confirmed, and insights gained into the relationship. A model which significantly predicts ResearchGate score is described. The findings are discussed in terms of the three arguments outlined in the original paper, and in relation to academic practice.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 Katy Jordan
Keywords: bibliometrics; ResearchGate; composite indicators; journal impact factor; reproducibility; digital scholarship
Academic Unit/School: Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
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Item ID: 43538
Depositing User: Katy Jordan
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2015 08:14
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2019 09:10
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