Introducción y estudio comparativo de los nuevos indicadores de citación sobre revistas científicas en Journal Citation Reports y Scopus

Torres-Salinas, Daniel and Jiménez-Contreras, Evaristo Introducción y estudio comparativo de los nuevos indicadores de citación sobre revistas científicas en Journal Citation Reports y Scopus. El profesional de la información, 2010, vol. 19, n. 2, pp. 201-207. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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English abstract

The evaluation of scientific journals with bibliometric indicators has been dominated by the Impact factor since the 70s. However Thomson has recently included in the Journal Citation Reports the Eigen factor and the Article influence score. On the other hand Elsevier has included in Scopus the Source normalized impact per paper (SNIP) and the SCImago journal rank (SJR). In this paper we introduce and describe these indicators. Secondly, to study the similarities we analyze correlations of the traditional indicators and the new ones, detailing the results across 27 scientific fields. It was noted that some couples of indicators such as Eigen-Citations, Impact factor-ArticleScore, Impact factor–SJR and SJR-ArticleScore do correlate in many areas. Correlations showed different trends in Science and Social science; therefore, in the last section we discuss the need to take into account the scientific area when selecting an indicator.

Spanish abstract

La evaluación de revistas científicas con indicadores bibliométricos ha estado dominada por el Impact factor desde los años 70. Sin embargo recientemente Thomson ha incluido en Journal Citation Reports el Eigen factor y el Article influence score. Por otro lado Elsevier ha apostado por incluir en Scopus el Source normalized impact per paper (SNIP) y el SCImago journal rank (SJR). En este trabajo se introducen y se describen dichos indicadores. Para estudiar las semejanzas se realiza un análisis de correlación entre los indicadores tradicionales y las nuevos, especificándose los resultados en 27 áreas científicas. Se observó cómo existen parejas de indicadores como Eigen-Citas, Impact factor-Article score, Impact factor-SJR o SJR-Article score que se correlacionan en gran parte de las áreas. Como las correlaciones manifestaron comportamientos diferentes en Ciencias y en Ciencias sociales se ecomienda tener en cuenta el área científica a la hora de seleccionar un indicador

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Bibliometric indicators, Indicadores bibliométricos, Thomson-Reuters, Elsevier, Scopus, Scientific journals, Revistas científicas, Rankings, Impact factor, Factor de impacto, Eigen factor, SJR, SNIP.
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HA. Periodicals, Newspapers.
Depositing user: Daniel Torres-Salinas
Date deposited: 26 Mar 2010
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:16


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