Loet Leydesdorff loet at LEYDESDORFF.NET
Thu Nov 26 01:45:47 EST 2009

Dear Fil, 
It seems that there is a limit for 300 articles? (Thanks for doing this.)
Best wishes, 

Loet Leydesdorff 
Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR), 
Kloveniersburgwal 48, 1012 CX Amsterdam. 
Tel.: +31-20- 525 6598; fax: +31-20- 525 3681 
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From: ASIS&T Special Interest Group on Metrics
[mailto:SIGMETRICS at LISTSERV.UTK.EDU] On Behalf Of Fil Menczer
Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2009 3:19 AM
Subject: [SIGMETRICS] Introducing

Please forgive the wide distribution of this announcement. We write to
introduce a new social tool to facilitate citation analysis and help
evaluate the impact of an author's publications:

Tenurometer <>  provides a smart interface to
make Google Scholar more powerful, convenient, and easy to use. Unlike
Publish or Perish, Tenurometer is not a standalone application; it is a
browser extension, so it can be used on any computer with a Firefox browser.

There is a twist. By using Tenurometer <>
you help tag authors and contribute to a social database of annotations,
associating authors, papers, and disciplines. We plan to make this data
publicly available for research purposes. All you do is use Tenurometer
<>  for your own purposes, and submit one or
more discipline tags when you query. Statistics
<> from the annotations are
available on the Tenurometer website.

In addition to providing various established impact measures such as the
h-index, Tenurometer <>  leverages the
statistics collected from user annotations to make it possible for the first
time to compute the "universal h-index" (Radicchi
<>  & al, PNAS 2008). This measure
is designed to quantitatively compare the impact of authors in different
disciplines, with different citation patterns. While citation analysis has
its well-known limitations and must be used with care, the universal h-index
and its Tenurometer <>  implementation may
represent an important step toward meaningful comparative evaluation of
research impact across diverse disciplines in science, the social sciences,
arts and humanities.

Please download the  <>
Tenurometer add-on. Once you install it in your Firefox browser, you can
access the extension from the View > Sidebar menu, and start querying. On
the Tenurometer website you can learn more
<> about the tool, read frequently
asked questions <> , consult a help
screen <> , and find out how to
provide feedback <> . We look
forward to your suggestions! And if you find the tool useful, please feel
free to forward this note to your colleagues.

Filippo Menczer <>  & Diep Thi Hoang
Tenurometer Team
School of Informatics & Computing
Indiana University, Bloomington

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