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Thursday, 22 January 2015

Bibliometric study of "Profesorado. Journal of curriculum and Teacher Education"

Volume 18, Issue 3, 1 September 2014, Pages 191-212

Bibliometric study of "Profesorado. Journal of curriculum and Teacher Education" (1997-2013)  (Article)

[Estudio bibliométrico de "profesorado. Revista de currículum y formación del profesorado" (1997-2013)]

Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain

Universidad de Sevilla, Spain


This article presents a bibliometric
analysis of the Journal Profesorado. Revista de currículum y formación
del profesorado since its founding in 1997 until the last issue of 2013.
We analyzed 553 articles corresponding to volumes ranging between 1.1
and 17.3. The information was obtained from the electronic version of
the journal and the following bibliometric indicators were established:
number of articles according to publication year, methodology, topic,
authorship index, authors' institutional affiliation, and productivity
by country. For the development of this research, data were categorized
and filtered from Google Scholar and the Journal Citations Report.

Author keywords

Bibliometric analysis; Education; Impact index; Scientific production

ISSN: 1138414X
Source Type: Journal
Original language: Spanish

Document Type: Article
Publisher: Grupo de Investigacion FORCE

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Sunday, 11 January 2015

Citation: What’s the big deal?

Citation: What’s the big deal?

The distribution of scientific, scholarly, and professional
information has changed due to the advent of digital publishing forms.
Previously, most journals and data were distributed via analog methods
such as paper. However, that changed during the 1990s as digital forms
of scholarly papers and journals became available. Just as soon as these
digital forms became available, problems and questions arose in the
library community about their use and comparative effectiveness. Some
problems were more particularly focused on the distribution of scholarly
information, and others with such issues as cost, ownership and access,
and determination of quality.

Although there have been many problems with this new method for the
distribution of information, it can be argued that these innovations
have done more good than they have harm. Innovations in digital
publishing have enhanced the “value chain of scholarship” by allowing
more data to be available easier and inexpensively. Many more articles
can be accessed than ever before. However, there are negatives, in one
study it was reported that it took twice as long to browse, search for,
and locate articles in the digital era (Borgman 2007).

It cannot be denied that digital changes to scholarly publishing over
the last twenty years have made the job of libraries and librarians
more complex. For example, instead of buying print versions of journals,
most libraries pay for digital databases. In turn, scholars and
students are dependent upon these databases and do not purchase their
own subscriptions to journals (Borgman 2007). In the past, when
libraries paid for items, they retained them in their collections, but
with the license database model, this is not the case. Does paying for
access mean that libraries are dependent on third party companies? Some
might say that libraries have been dependent on companies for services
such as cataloguing well before the digital era. We are certainly more
dependent on external services due to their breadth and depth of
content. It seems too early to say if the changes to database services
are positive or negative overall.

These complications merely keep pace with the complication that has
consumed the rest of the world. Although technologies change at a rapid
pace, often the institutions that use them do not change as quickly
(Borgman 2007). We cannot expect our profession to remain isolated among
changes in related industries and at the world at large.

One of the more interesting changes in scholarly publication has been
the emergence of papers that are published in lesser-known journals
being more widely cited. Before the advent of digital journal databases,
scholarly information was more restricted because by default it needed
to go through several gates of control before publication and
distribution. Journals gained prestige and articles published in highly
rated journals were often articles that became highly rated themselves.
What does it mean for relatively independent articles and journals to
become more highly cited? To what degree does citation matter in
determining the importance of an article? Often times, an article that
has been peer reviewed is considered better. Peer review as a gold
standard in academic publication could perhaps be changing due to the
widening of the market, resulting in easier discovery for documents that
are given keywords or tags in digital databases. The ‘impact factor’ of
specific journals is declining as the citations are spread more widely
across the field. It is interesting to note some articles that not
published in peer-reviewed journals, ones that would not have wide
circulation were it not for these digital repositories, are actually
being cited just as frequently as ones that were peer-reviewed (Lozano
2012). This, in turn, brings up the question of the value of the
peer-review process.

Citation, on its own, has long been viewed as a marker of quality.
Many frequently cited articles reference frequently cited articles of
the past, creating a chain effect (Corbyn 2010). Another aspect of the
citation chain has been the finding that the more references a paper
has, the more likely it is to be cited by other papers (Corbyn 2010). It
has also been made clear that there are other ways to influence
citation rankings, especially when the articles are searchable within
digital databases (Ale Ebrahim 2013). Some current authors have
contended that including citation information is a burden and
unnecessary when one can Google the necessary information (Parks 2014).
However, some have also lamented the trend of leaving back matter off
printed material, with a note for the reader to go online for a list of
the sources (Heller 2014).

Born-digital documents, and eBooks that do not have page numbers are
creating citation as well as indexing problems. The structures of
digital documents can in theory be very different from analog documents,
although they commonly emulate standards of printed documents.
Libraries must prepare for a shift towards complex digital documents
instead of facsimiles of printed material in databases. The lack of page
numbers and other document segmentation elements have required the
creation of new methods of annotation (Prator 2013). Along with the
shift in format comes a shift in the methods of citation. Though these
methods are shifting, citation does not become less necessary. Even in
very modern contexts, such as rap lyrics, the idea of crediting the
proper author has not become less necessary (Craig 2013).

Does the ability to have articles more widely disseminated improve
scholarly communication? At the very least, we see that it opens access
to those who would not get a chance to see their work widely distributed
otherwise. Could we then argue that the opening up digital scholarship
waters down the content? Instead, we must focus as libraries on
determining the value and quality of content and instructing students
and researchers on these methods. How can we ensure that scholarship in
the digital age is an improvement? We can foster greater collaboration
between libraries and research institutions, and come up with new ways
to mark up digital documents. We can share the cost of digital
publications and realize the value of easy access to data and articles
without taking our current infrastructure for granted.


Ebrahim, Nader, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Farid Habibi Tanha,
Hossein       Gholizadeh, Seyed Mohammad Motahar, and Ali Ordi. 2013.
“Effective Strategies for Increasing Citation Frequency.”
International Education Studies 6 (11): 93–99. doi:10.5539/ies.v6n11p93.

Borgman, Christine. 2007. Scholarship in the Digital Age. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Corbyn, Zoe. 2010. “To Be the Best, Cite the Best.” Nature. doi:10.1038/news.2010.539.

Corbyn, Zoë. 2010. “An Easy Way to Boost a Paper’s Citations.” Nature. doi:10.1038/news.2010.406.

Craig, Todd. 2013. “‘’Jackin’ for Beats’’: DJing for Citation Critique.” Radical Teacher 97: 20.

Heller, Nathan. 2014. “Save Footnotes.” The New Yorker, September.

Lozano, George A. 2012. “The Weakening Relationship Between the Impact Factor and Papers’ Citations in the Digital Age.” American Society for Information Science and Technology 63 (October/11): 2140–45. doi:10.1002/asi.

Parks, Tim. 2014. “References, Please.” The New York Review of Books, NYR Blog.

Prätor, Klaus M. 2013. “Reference and annotation in digital texts:
From citation to “Watson””.   2013 3rd International Symposium
ISKO-Maghreb: 1-7.

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Sunday, 4 January 2015

Navigare nel mare di Scopus, Web of science e Google Scholar: l’avvio di una ricerca sulla vitalità delle discipline archivistiche e biblioteconomiche italiane

Navigare nel mare di Scopus, Web of science e
Google Scholar: l’avvio di una ricerca sulla vitalità delle discipline
archivistiche e biblioteconomiche italiane

Simona Turbanti


Il contributo nasce parallelamente all’avvio di una ricerca
all’interno del 29. ciclo di dottorato in Scienze documentarie,
linguistiche e letterarie dell’Università La Sapienza di Roma, che si
propone di analizzare il livello di salute degli studi del settore
M-STO/08, inteso come capacità di uscire fuori dalla propria nicchia ed
essere presenti in aree disciplinari e/o linguistiche esterne alla
Si descrive la ricerca – effettuata nei due grandi database
citazionali, Web of science e Scopus, e in Google Scholar – dei lavori
scientifici dei docenti e ricercatori del settore M-STO/08, illustrando
il metodo seguito, le principali differenze d'uso nonché i limiti dei
database interrogati. Si analizzano in particolare i criteri adottati
per l’organizzazione del lavoro in Scholar, il problema della corretta
identificazione dell'autore e la successiva pulizia delle informazioni
ottenute. Vengono quindi esposti i risultati raggiunti
nell’interrogazione delle banche dati di Thomson Reuters e Elsevier e le
difficoltà incontrate nell’ambiente Google.
Il quadro che emerge,
oltre a confermare la complessità di uso degli strumenti citazionali,
mostra come sia difficile ricavare risultati quantitativi rilevanti in
contesti come quelli delle discipline LIS italiane, poco rappresentati
nel panorama citazionale. La priorità emersa al termine di questa prima
fase della ricerca è dunque quella della collocazione dei dati
quantitativi all’interno di un corretta cornice di riferimento; solo in
tal modo, infatti, si potrà cercare di rappresentare nel modo più
oggettivo possibile i fenomeni di presenza e impatto – in altre parole,
di internazionalizzazione e vitalità – delle discipline LIS italiane.


bibliometric methods; google scholar; citation culture

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Thursday, 1 January 2015

SSRN Top Downloads SSRN Top Downloads For Telecommunications & Network Models eJournal



Effects of Advertising and Product Placement on Television Audiences
Kenneth C. Wilbur,
Michelle Sovinsky Goeree and
Geert Ridder

University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Rady
School of Management, University of Southern California - Department of
Economics and University of Southern California

Date posted to database: 26 Jun 2008

Last Revised: 3 Oct 2012



Loopholes for Circumventing the Constitution: Unrestrained Bulk Surveillance on Americans by Collecting Network Traffic Abroad
Axel Arnbak and
Sharon Goldberg

 University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information
Law (IViR) and Boston University - Department of Computer Science

Date posted to database: 30 Jun 2014

Last Revised: 27 Dec 2014



Cloud Computing: Architectural and Policy Implications

Christopher S. Yoo

 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Date posted to database: 30 Apr 2011

Last Revised: 31 Jan 2014



Shaping the Competition and Building Competitive Advantage in the Global Telecommunication Industry: The Case of British Telecom
Emanuela Todeva and
Robin John

University of Surrey and London South Bank University

Date posted to database: 25 Aug 2009

Last Revised: 4 Oct 2009



Free Speech and the Myth of the Internet as an Unintermediated Experience

Christopher S. Yoo

University of Pennsylvania Law School

Date posted to database: 22 Sep 2009

Last Revised: 21 Apr 2013



A Conceptual Model for the Use of Social Media in Companies

Cristian Nistor

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date posted to database: 30 Jul 2011

Last Revised: 2 Aug 2011



Investment in Next Generation Networks and the Role of Regulation: A Real Option Approach
Andrea Gavosto,
Guido Giacomo Ponte and
Carla Scaglioni
Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli, Telecom Italia and IUBH School of Business and Management

Date posted to database: 6 Jan 2008

Last Revised: 20 Jan 2008



Determinants of Customer Satisfaction in Telecom Industry - A Study of Indian Telecom Industry

G. S. Popli and
Dr Manish Madan

Delhi School of Business and Rukmini Devi Institute of Advanced Studies

Date posted to database: 4 Jul 2013

Last Revised: 4 Jul 2013



From Crowds to Collaborators: Initiating Effort & Catalyzing Interactions Among Online Creative Workers
Kevin J. Boudreau,
Patrick Gaule,
Karim Lakhani,
Christoph Riedl and
Anita Williams Woolley

London Business School, CERGE-EI, Harvard Business
School - Technology and Operations Management Group, Northeastern
University - D’Amore-McKim School of Business and Carnegie Mellon

Date posted to database: 24 Jan 2014

Last Revised: 7 Feb 2014



Modified Stage-Gate: A Conceptual Model of Virtual Product Development Process

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Shamsuddin Ahmed and
Zahari Taha

University of Malaya (UM) - Department of
Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of
Malaya (UM) - Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services,
Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP), University of
Malaya (UM) and University of Malaya (UM)

Date posted to database: 16 Dec 2009

Last Revised: 1 Jul 2014

Co-sourcing in software development offshoring - Research - Aalborg University

Co-sourcing in software development offshoring: A case study of risk perception and alleviation

Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceeding
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development projects are increasingly geographical distributed with
offshoring, which introduce complex risks that can lead to project
failure. Co-sourcing is a highly integrative and cohesive approach, seen
successful, to software development offshoring. However, research of
how co-sourcing shapes the perception and alleviation of common
offshoring risks is limited. We present a case study of how a certified
CMMI-level 5 Danish software supplier approaches these risks in offshore
co-sourcing. The paper explains how common offshoring risks are
perceived and alleviated when adopting the co-sourcing strategy in a
mature (CMMI level 5) software development organization. We found that
most of the common offshoring risks were perceived and alleviated in
accordance with previous research, with the exception of the task
distribution risk area. In this case, high task uncertainty,
equivocality, and coupling across sites was perceived more as risk
alleviation than risk taking. This perception of task distribution was
combined with high attention to the closely interrelated structure and
technology components in terms of CMMI and the actors’ cohesion and
integration in terms of Scrum.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationeProceedings of the 8th International Research Workshop on Information Technology Project Management (IRWITPM)
Number of pages10
PublisherAIS Special Interest Group on Information Technology Project Management
Publication date2013


ConferenceInternational Research Workshop on IT Project Management

Co-sourcing in software development offshoring - Research - Aalborg University

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Dec 2014

Equality Of Google Scholar With Web Of Science Citations: Case Of Malaysian Engineering Highly Cited Papers,
Nader Ale Ebrahim, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Mahmoud Danaee,
Marjan Mohammadjafari, Azam Zavvari, Masoud Shakiba, Masoomeh

Aug 2014

Visibility And Citation Impact, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Hadi Salehi, Embi Mohamed Amin, Farid Habibi Tanha, Hossein Gholizadeh, Seyed Mohammad Motahar

Mar 2014

Contribution Of Information And Communication Technology (Ict) In Country’S H-Index, Maryam Farhadi, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Masood Fooladi, Hadi Farhadi, Arezoo Aghaei Chadegani, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nov 2013

Effective Strategies For Increasing Citation Frequency, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Farid Habibi Tanha, Hossein Gholizadeh, Motahar Seyed Mohammad, Ali Ordi

Oct 2013

Maximize Visibility: A Way To Increase Citation Frequency, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Hadi Salehi

May 2013

A Comparison Between Two Main Academic Literature Collections: Web Of Science And Scopus Databases, Arezoo Aghaei Chadegani, Hadi Salehi, Melor Md Yunus, Hadi Farhadi, Masood Fooladi, Maryam Farhadi, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Apr 2013

Does It Matter Which Citation Tool Is Used To Compare The H-Index Of A Group Of Highly Cited Researchers?, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Hadi Farhadi, Hadi Salehi, Melor Md Yunus, Arezoo Aghaei Chadegani, Maryam Farhadi, Masood Fooladi

Mar 2013

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