two papers of interest to SIG Metrics readers
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TITLE: Subjective judgements in scientific practice and art
AUTHOR: Regidor, E
SOURCE: JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH 65 (12).
DEC 2011. p.1065-1069 B M J PUBLISHING GROUP, LONDON
SEARCH TERM(S): GARFIELD E rauth; MERTON RK rauth;
MERTON RK SCIENCE 159:56 1968;
GARFIELD E CURR CONTENTS :3 1984
KEYWORDS+: SCIENCE; POPULATION; MORTALITY; ARTICLES; MCKEOWN; TRUTH
ABSTRACT: Since art and science went their separate ways in the
18th century, the purpose of science has been to generate true knowledge based on reason and objectivity. However, during the second half of the 20th century, opinions emerged within science that showed the impossibility of eliminating subjectivity in scientific practice. This paper describes the similarity of the subjective judgements that form part of the peer-review system-the method devised by the scientific community to guarantee truth and objectivity-and the subjective judgements involved in artistic evaluation.
AUTHOR ADDRESS: E Regidor, Univ Complutense Madrid, Dept Prevent Med & Publ
Hlth, Ciudad Univ S-N, E-28040 Madrid, Spain
TITLE: RANKING DISCIPLINARY JOURNALS WITH THE GOOGLE SCHOLAR H-
INDEX: A NEW TOOL FOR CONSTRUCTING CASES FOR TENURE, PROMOTION, AND OTHER
PROFESSIONAL DECISIONS (Article, English)
AUTHOR: Hodge, DR; Lacasse, JR
SOURCE: JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION 47 (3). FAL 2011.
p.579-596 COUNCIL SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION, ALEXANDRIA
SEARCH TERM(S): MACROBERTS MH rauth;
HIRSCH JE P NATL ACAD SCI USA 102:16569 2005;
KEYWORDS+: SOCIAL-WORK JOURNALS; FACULTY PUBLICATION PROJECT; IMPACT
FACTOR; BIBLIOMETRIC DATA; CITATION; SCIENCE; QUALITY;
WEB; PERCEPTIONS; RELIABILITY
ABSTRACT: Given the importance of journal rankings to tenure,
promotion, and other professional decisions, this study examines a new method for ranking social work journals. The Google Scholar h-index correlated highly with the current gold standard for measuring journal quality, Thomson Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) impact factors, but provided data for more than 4 times as many disciplinary journals. Eighty disciplinary periodicals are identified and ranked using the Google Scholar h-index. The vast majority of these were ranked higher than the lowest ranked social work journal indexed by Thomson ISI.
Although the results hold salience for many professional stakeholders, they may be of particular interest to faculty who publish in disciplinary journals not indexed by Thomson ISI. The Google Scholar h-index provides faculty with an additional tool to document the quality of the venues in which they publish.
AUTHOR ADDRESS: DR Hodge, Arizona State Univ, Sch Social Work, Mail Code
3920,411 N Cent,Suite 800, Phoenix, AZ 85007 USA
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