Proposal of using scaling for calculating field-normalized citation scores

Haunschild, Robin and Bornmann, Lutz Proposal of using scaling for calculating field-normalized citation scores. El profesional de la información, 2016, vol. 25, n. 1, pp. 11-16. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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Since the end of the 1980s, citation impact values –especially for evaluative purposes– are increasingly presented as fieldnormalized citation scores than as bare citation counts or citation rates. In rather popular variants of the scores, the average score over a publication year is not exactly one due to multiple Web of Science subject categories per paper. We propose a scaling method which introduces slight changes in the field-normalized scores of each paper that ensures that the average value of all scores equals one.

Spanish abstract

Propuesta de utilizar escalado para calcular la citación normalizada por disciplina. Desde finales de la década de 1980, los valores de impacto de citación –especialmente para los propósitos de evaluación- se presentan cada vez más como valores de citación normalizada por disciplina más que simplemente como el número de citas o como porcentajes de citación. En las variantes más frecuentes de las puntuaciones, el promedio sobre un año de publicación no es exactamente igual a 1 debido a la posible asignación de un artículo a múltiples categorías temáticas de la Web of Science. Proponemos un método de escalado que introduce pequeños cambios en los valores de citación normalizada por disciplina de cada artículo, pero asegura que la media de todas las puntuaciones sea igual a uno.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Mean normalized citation score; Field normalized citation score; Scaling; Bibliometrics; Citación media normalizada; Citación normalizada por disciplina; Escalado; Bibliometría.
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BA. Use and impact of information.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BB. Bibliometric methods
Depositing user: Elena Marcos-Rodríguez
Date deposited: 18 Nov 2016 16:30
Last modified: 18 Nov 2016 16:30
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/30321

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