Open Access Metrics: Use REF2014 to Validate Metrics for REF2020
Gopal T V
gopal at ANNAUNIV.EDU
Thu Dec 25 23:05:16 EST 2014
Merry Christmas and New Year Greetings.
This is further to my mail in the trace.
Duplicate papers are believed to inflate the "Paper Count" close to a
tenure of promotion. In case of authors coming in from different
Institutions, the local conditions on ranking of publications may result
in such an indulgence. Authors may part ways soon after communicating a
There may be more reasons.....I look forward to your inputs...
Translations into multiple languages happens [and is desirable] in the
Domain of Medicine for understandable reasons.
Your thoughts on how to deal with such contexts....
The notion of "problematic papers" was known since 1666.
There is a case study of German anesthesiologist Joachim Boldt whose 88
papers in 18 journals were to be retracted. Nine of the 88 papers were
I aware of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and its
recommendations on the Retraction Process.
Any metrics on "Retraction" of publications ?
Gopal T V
0 98401 21302
Dr. T V Gopal
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
College of Engineering
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On Tue, December 23, 2014 4:15 pm, Gopal T V wrote:
> Dear Prof. Yves Gingras,
> Many thanks.
> I liked the paper. The gospel of St. Mathews is indeed useful.
> I note that you have chosen the definition of duplicate papers given by
Lariviere and Gingras.
> I will read it again more carefully as it also points at a caveat in the
peer - review process and has ethical dimensions.
> Any idea as to "Why" do researchers publish duplicate papers in low -
impact factor journals as well within a span of an year or two ?
> Also, how are duplicate paper pairs in [English, Non-English Language]
journals factored ? [This is the rephrased question that I have asked in
my earlier mail].
> Your thoughts...
> Warmest Regards
> Gopal T V
> 0 98401 21302
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Dr. T V
> Department of Computer Science and Engineering
> College of Engineering
> Anna University
> Chennai - 600 025, INDIA
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> On Mon, December 22, 2014 8:54 pm, Yves Gingras wrote:
>> Adminstrative info for SIGMETRICS (for example unsubscribe):
>> Le 19/12/14 19:40, « Gopal T V » <gopal at ANNAUNIV.EDU> a écrit :
>>> If a paper in "X" language is translated into "Y" language by a
>>> [author(s) are only acknowledged], what will be the difference in the
> rankings of these versions ?
>> We have given an answer to that question in the following paper:
Larivière , Vincent et Yves Gingras, « The impact factor's Matthew
>> a natural experiment in bibliometrics ». Journal of the American
>> Information Science and Technology, vol. 61, no 2, 2010, pp.424-427.
The pdf is here:
>> http://www.chss.uqam.ca/Portals/0/docs/articles/MathhewsEffect.pdf Yves
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