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Interdisciplinary Patterns of Highly Cited Papers: An Analysis from Disciplinary Perspective

This content is not available in the selected language. Previous research indicated that highly cited papers’ interdisciplinary patterns exhibit higher variety, lower balance and lower disparity. This paper challenges those finding, and compares the variety, balance and disparity of all papers published in 2000, categorized into six percentile-rank classes of citation rates. Our results demonstrate […] Read more

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Task specialization and its effects on research careers

This content is not available in the selected language. Research careers are typically envisioned as a single path in which a scientist starts as a member of a team working under the guidance of one or more experienced scientists and, if they are successful, ends with the individual leading their own research group and training […] Read more

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Classifications of science and their effects on bibliometric evaluations

This content is not available in the selected language. Disciplinary classification of science is essential to bibliometric analyses. Given the conceptual and technical difficulties in classifying individual papers into disciplines and specialties, most classifications systems are implemented at the journal level, which affects the classification of papers published in multidisciplinary journals. In order to investigate […] Read more

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COVID-19: Where is the data?

This content is not available in the selected language. The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic has led many to argue that scholarly communication and publishing is undergoing a revolution, in terms of not only the wider opening of access to research, but also the data underlying it. In this post Julien Larrègue, Philippe Vincent-Lamarre, Frédéric […] Read more

Newspapers & Blogs

Une année intense pour la recherche scientifique

This content is not available in the selected language. Le Devoir se penche sur l’année intense que la recherche scientifique a vécu avec l’arrivée de la pandémie de COVID-19. Vincent Larivière se prononce quant à lui sur l’essor de la science ouverte afin de mieux diffuser l’information scientifique. Read more

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Collection development in the era of big deals

This content is not available in the selected language. Drawing on an original methodology using citations, downloads, and survey data, this paper analyses journal usage patterns across 28 Canadian universities. Results show that usage levels vary across disciplines, and that different academic platforms varied in their importance to different institutions, with for-profit platforms generally exhibiting […] Read more

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Lancement de «Initiative for Open Abstracts (I4OA)» avec Vincent Larivière

This content is not available in the selected language. C’est cet automne qu’à été lancé le projet Initiative for Open Abstracts (I4OA) qui vise à interpeller les auteurs à rendre disponibles les résumés de leurs travaux (notamment par Crossref), à laquelle participe Vincent Larivière. I4OA a été créée afin de soutenir un libre accès au savoir […] Read more