Ranking Web of Repositories

Isidro F. Aguillo isidro.aguillo at CCHS.CSIC.ES
Tue Jul 22 17:59:04 EDT 2014

Dear William,

Thanks for the info and the very practical service you describe. That  
is exactly my point, the repositories should try to match the level of  
services offered, for example, by your company.  Obviously Mendeley  
has an important role as global actor in the system, but local action  
is badly needed and the added value of institutional repositories  
should be improved far beyond the current status.

Best regards,

William Gunn <william.gunn at mendeley.com> escribió:

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> I would like to point out re: the suggestion that scientific social
> networks are somehow inhibiting open access that Mendeley has worked with
> Symplectic to facilitate deposit of anything on a researcher's Mendeley
> profile to their local IR. In addition, Mendeley has an Open API, so could
> be a useful service to help identify authors who have new outputs that
> haven't been deposited with their institution. This puts us in an entirely
> separate class from the other sites mentioned.
> Best,
> --
> William Gunn | Head of Academic Outreach, Mendeley | @mrgunn
> http://www.mendeley.com/profiles/william-gunn | (650) 614-1749
> On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 8:34 AM, Isidro F. Aguillo <
> isidro.aguillo at cchs.csic.es> wrote:
>> Adminstrative info for SIGMETRICS (for example unsubscribe):
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>> The new edition (July 2014) of the Ranking Web of Repositories has been
>> just published
>> http://repositories.webometrics.info/
>> The ranking is published since 2008 and its main aim is to promote the
>> Green Road to Open Access supporting and monitoring the evolution of
>> thousands of repositories worldwide. The inclusion criteria are more
>> demanding than those from other directories, as only repositories with
>> their own web domain or subdomain are accepted.
>> Methodological criteria are maintained with minor changes from the
>> previous edition. The Visibility indicator again incorporates altmetrics
>> mentions from the following sources: Academia, Facebook, LinkedIn,
>> Mendeley, ResearchGate, Slideshare, Twitter, Wikipedia (all editions),
>> Wikipedia (English version) and YouTube. And now Scholar indicator is
>> obtained by combining four variables obtained from Google Scholar: number
>> of articles, published between 2009 and 2013, PDF files (with appropriate
>> suffix) and pdf files dating from 2009 to 2013.
>> The most important innovation is the inclusion of ResearchGate, Academia
>> and Mendeley in the Ranking of portals. It has been done to draw attention
>> to a candidate problem, as certain authors are placing their papers on
>> these websites instead of their own institutional repositories. The limited
>> added value provided by the current generation of repository software and
>> the slow implementation by repository managers of services like author
>> profiles, metrics and other customization options are leading to an
>> unfortunate trend that could mean those "competitors" will frustrate the
>> objective of achieving comprehensive deposit of scientific production of
>> the institution.
>> As for results, subject repositories continue to lead the table: Arxiv.org
>> e-Print Archive, Social Science Research Network, Europe PubMed Central
>> Research Papers in Economics. Several of the repositories implemented by
>> HAL (France) and the combination of the various universities into a unique
>> University of California repository are the main institutional highlights.
>> Regarding Portals, the SciELO network shows the now global success of this
>> initiative.
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Isidro F. Aguillo, HonPhD
Cybermetrics Lab (3C1). CCHS - CSIC
Albasanz, 26-28. 28037 Madrid. Spain

isidro.aguillo @ cchs.csic.es
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