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The Diverse Niches of Megajournals: Specialism within Generalism

This content is not available in the selected language. Over the past decade, megajournals have expanded in popularity and established a legitimate niche in academic publishing. Leveraging advantages of digital publishing, megajournals are characterized by large publication volume, broad interdisciplinary scope, and peer‐review filters that select primarily for scientific soundness as opposed to novelty or […] Read more

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The ecosystem of peatland research: a bibliometric analysis

This content is not available in the selected language. Peatlands provide a range of services to societies, such as sequestration of organic carbon, biodiversity protection, attenuation of water flow, and the provision of fuel, wood and fruit, among others. Despite their global importance, no study has yet characterised peatland research on a global scale. This […] Read more

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Who are the acknowledgees? An analysis of gender and academic status

This content is not available in the selected language. Acknowledgements found in scholarly papers allow for credit attribution of nonauthor contributors. As such, they are associated with a different kind of recognition than authorship. While several studies have shown that social factors affect authorship and citation practices, few analyses have been performed on acknowledgements. Based […] Read more

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Measuring national self-referencing patterns of major science producers

This content is not available in the selected language. This paper analyzes national self-referencing patterns (i.e. the tendency of researchers to cite from the same country) of six major science producers (China, France, Germany, Japan, UK, and USA). While the results highlight a continuing decline of national references (except for China), all countries’ referencing patterns […] Read more

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On the topicality and research impact of special issues

This content is not available in the selected language. The publication of special issues constitute an important yet underinvestigated phenomenon of scholarly communication. In an attempt to draw attention to the proliferation of special issues, Priem (2006) suggested that their commissioning has an underestimated opportunity cost, given the relative scarcity of publication space: by distorting […] Read more

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On the institutional and intellectual division of labor in epigenetics research: A scientometric analysis

While numerous qualitative social scientific analyses of (environmental) epigenetics have been published, we still lack a macro-level, quantitative assessment of the field of epigenetics as a whole. This article is aimed at filling this gap. Mobilizing an extended version of the Web of Science, we constituted a corpus of 199,484 documents (articles, reviews, editorial material, […] Read more

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The national system of researchers in Mexico: implications of publication incentives for researchers in social sciences

This content is not available in the selected language. This article explores the effects of the Mexican National System of Researchers (SNI) on social science researchers’ scientific output and publication practices. SNI operates as a system of pecuniary bonuses for scientific activity; these are granted monthly and calculated according to a combination of an ex-post […] Read more

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Cartographier l’évolution du contenu de la revue Archives au moyen des techniques de fouille de textes et de bibliométrie

This content is not available in the selected language. À l’occasion du 50e anniversaire de l’Association des archivistes du Québec (AAQ), cinq professionnels de l’archivistique ont réalisé une analyse du contenu de la revue Archives à partir d’une approche basée sur des techniques de fouille de textes, complétée par une analyse bibliométrique. Ces techniques facilitent […] Read more