bibliog. + cit. database [help request]

Franjo Pehar | fpehar at UNIZD.HR
Mon Jan 8 11:14:48 EST 2007

Dear Christina,

Thank you for your answer. I've received a very good suggestion from Loet
Leydersdorff and your problem approach is also very interesting! RefWorks
and EndNote are only citation managers that allow you to import cited/citing
references to some extent. The only problem is that in case of EndNote you
have to import references into the Notes field or you have to create a new
field labeled as "cited and/or cited references". After creating a new field
or using the existing Notes field the imported data is included in wrapped
format. It would be laudably if the vendor would offer integrated record
fields for cited/citing references that use a standard filter for import of
non-wrapped and itemized data. Of course, one would expect ISI to include
the ISI export format into EndNote!

I appreciate your replay.

Best wishes,

-----Original Message-----
From: ASIS&T Special Interest Group on Metrics
[mailto:SIGMETRICS at] On Behalf Of Pikas, Christina K.
Sent: Monday, January 08, 2007 3:35
Subject: Re: [SIGMETRICS] bibliog. + cit. database [help request]

I've been debating this exact thing.  I was considering developing an export
style for a bibliographic manager (either ProCite or RefWorks) that would
basically create an ISI tagged file.  This is mostly fairly straightforward,
with the exception of the cited/citing references.
Scopus doesn't want to export citing references and WoS dumps them in the
note field.  Of course, the citations are probably the exact point of your

I did a co-author matrix by exporting all of my "recent articles by APL
authors" listing from RefWorks to Excel.  I had it convert the ; to columns,
then did a find and replace with a node number for each author (I could have
left the authors but I judged that more error prone).
Yes, this was pretty arduous, but it gave me what I needed. The input file
is then of the form:

*vertices #
1 "Pikas, C.K."

1 26 78 93
25 32 79

Christina K. Pikas, MLS {PhD Student @ University of Maryland} R.E. Gibson
Library & Information Center The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics
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From: ASIS&T Special Interest Group on Metrics
[mailto:SIGMETRICS at LISTSERV.UTK.EDU] On Behalf Of Franjo Pehar |
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 10:27 AM
Subject: [SIGMETRICS] bibliog. + cit. database [help request]


I would be grateful if somebody could provide me with links/information
on free/share/trial-ware software or simple but functional homemade
databases suitable for manually collecting bibliographic data and cited
references from several journals not covered by ISI, suitable for later
bibliometric analysis (standard fields  should be supported, like:
author/s, journal/article title, page, issue, vol. number ... and all
necessary relations to cited ref., authors institutional affiliation

Lately I've found a lot of tools primarily built to carry out
bibliometric analysis on ISI standardized input data (ISI export
format). I've started by storing data from a two journals into my own MS
Access database, but the problem is that in this case I won't be able to
use available tools that require standard ISI data format, like Sitkis,
Bibexcel, Citespace, number of tools developed by Loet Leydesdorff etc..

Maybe a bibliographic conversion tool could solve my problem? Are you
aware of a tool that converts Access supported export formats to ISI
fields tagged format?

Thank you for all suggestions and help in advance,

Franjo Pehar (PhD student)

P.S. it seems to me that a blank version of ISI's citation index or
Scopus would be an ideal solution for my problem :))

Franjo Pehar
University of Zadar, Department of Library and Information Science
Ul. dr. F. Tudjmana 24i
23 000 Zadar | Croatia
Tel. +385 (0)23 300-925 or 300-945
Fax. +385 (0)23 311-540
GSM: +385 (0)98 893-311
Email: fpehar at <mailto:fpehar at>
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