Clarivate presents a new report on the management of academic publishing credits


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Clarivate presents a new report on the management of academic publishing credits

The Clarivate Institute for Scientific Information released a report, “Making it Matter: Seeking Credit Management in a Collaborative World(registration required), which offers “a new method of analyzing the credit that authors of academic papers receive via citations.” The press release notes, “Credit for the publication of academic research often affects the employment, promotion and funding at the individual level, as well as funding and decision-making for academic research institutions and nations. … [T]he need for informed, data-driven credit analysis that works across research disciplines and geographies is critical. However, existing methods of credit analysis can be distorted by an exceptionally high number of authors.

The report suggests using a new indicator, called Collaborative CNCI (Collab-CNCI), which “complements the existing Category Normalized Citation Impact indicator. … Corn [with Collab-CNCI,] the number of citations accumulated for each article is normalized with respect to other articles of the same year of publication, the same subject category, the same type of document and, above all, the same type of collaboration.

For more information, read the Press release.

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