Minimum impact and immediacy of citations to physics open archives of Science Citation Index based reports

Prakasan, E. R. and Anil Sagar, * and Kalyane, V. L. Minimum impact and immediacy of citations to physics open archives of Science Citation Index based reports., 2006 [Preprint]


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The present work has calculated the minimum Open Archive Impact Factors and Open Archive Immediacy Index for the Physics Classes of as calculated for traditional journals in Journal Citation Reports of Institute of Scientific Information using Science Citation Index without the citation by the classes itself. The calculated Impact Factors reveal that High-Energy Physics classes of (‘hep-th’, ‘hep-lat’, ‘hep-ex’, and ‘hep-ph’) have made more impact on scientific community than any other classes except for the class ‘nucl-ex’. The Impact Factors for the year 2003 are: ‘hep-th’ (0.999), ‘nucl-ex’ (0.806), ‘hep-lat’ (0.766), ‘hep-ex’ (0.73), ‘hep-ph’ (0.719), ‘nucl-th’ (0.338), ‘quant-ph’ (0.334), ‘cond-mat’ (0.313), ‘astro-ph’ (0.195), ‘math-ph’ (0.162), ‘physics’ (0.061), and ‘gr-qc’ (0.002). It has been found that if the period for getting the citations to the open archive classes is considered one year as against two years for journal articles the rank of the classes are same. The immediacy of citing the Open Archives is also high for the High-Energy Physics classes. The Immediacy Indexes for the year 2003 are: ‘hep-ex’ (0.619), ‘hep-th’ (0.454), ‘hep-ph’ (0.44), ‘hep-lat’ (0.263), ‘nucl-ex’ (0.238), ‘quant-ph’ (0.202), ‘nucl-th’ (0.185), ‘cond-mat’ (0.168), ‘astro-ph’ (0.094), ‘math-ph’ (0.075), ‘physics’ (0.03), and ‘gr-qc’ (0.002). Definitely, the impact is much more than what is concluded from the calculated factors as the self-citations are not taken into the study. The above arguments may be strengthened if the study could use the web-tools like ‘Citebase’, ‘Citeseer’ etc.

Item type: Preprint
Keywords: Open Archives; Citation Impact; Immediacy in Citing; Impact Factor; Immediacy Index; Physics Open Archives;; Open Archive Impact Factor; Open Archive Immediacy Index; Minimum Impact
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BA. Use and impact of information.
I. Information treatment for information services > ID. Knowledge representation.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BB. Bibliometric methods
B. Information use and sociology of information > BG. Information dissemination and diffusion.
Depositing user: E.R. Prakasan
Date deposited: 01 Nov 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:05


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