UCAM’s Vice-Rector’s Office for Research is essential to the university’s values and structure. Our mission is to provide guidance and assistance to our researchers and students by fostering a great environment for research and knowledge dissemination. We aim to help you create the best resources to promote progress, social welfare and business competition.
Infographics on fostering open Access publications among the research community and on complying with its regulations:
- Articles (Artículos): The number of articles published by a journal in a specific year.
- Cited Half-Life (Vida media de las citas recibidas): median age of the citations received by a journal during the JCR year.
- Citing Half-Life (Vida media de las citas realizadas): median age of the citations produced by a journal during the JCR year..
- Immediacy Index (Índice de inmediatez): The Immediacy Index is the average number of times an article is cited in the year it is published. It is calculated by dividing the number of citations to articles published in a given year by the number of articles published in that year.
- Aggregate Immediacy Index (Índice de inmediatez agregado): it indicates how quickly articles in a subject category are cited.
- Journal Impact factor (Factor de impacto): The Journal Impact Factor is defined as all citations to the journal in the current JCR year to items published in the previous two years, divided by the total number of scholarly items (these comprise articles, reviews, and proceedings papers) published in the journal in the previous two years.
- Aggregate Impact Factor (Factor de impacto agregado): The aggregate Impact Factor for a subject category is calculated the same way as the Impact Factor for a journal, but it takes into account the number of citations to all journals in the category and the number of articles from all journals in the category.
- Quartile (Cuartil): If a list of journals is divided in four equal parts, arranged based on their journal impact factor from highest to lowest, each of those parts is a quartile. Journals with a higher impact index will be in the first quartile, while other journals will appear in the second, third or fourth quartile depending on their impact score. For instance, in a list of 100 publications, Q1 would include the first 25, which will be the most relevant for researchers. Thus, if given a list of publications in JCR, just divide the number of journals by four and find in which quarter your selected journal is. IN-RECS includes the quartile classification on their lists.
- Third quartile (Tercil): If a list of journals is divided in three equal parts, arranged based on their journal impact factor from highest to lowest, each of those parts is a third. Journals with a higher impact index will be in the first third quantile, while other journals will appear in the second or third, depending on their impact score. For instance, in a list of 90 publications, T1 would include the first 30, which will be the most relevant for researchers.
- Total Cites (Total de citas): The total number of times that a journal has been cited by all journals included in the database in the JCR year.
Journal Citation Report (JCR)
This is the main assessment tool for scientific publications and journals. It provides users with publication records, such as Impact factor and 10-year expectancy, immediacy factor, citing and cited half-life.
Hirsch’s h-index is an assessment indicator for the productivity and citation impact of researchers’ publications. It was introduced by Jorge Hirsch at the University of California San Diego in 2005.
This tool is useful for recognising the most outstanding researchers within an area of knowledge, as it measures both the quality (based on the number of citations received) and the amount of publications at the same time. It highlights author’s number of publications, which gives credit to their prolonged scientific effort throughout their academic life.
It is calculated by ordering the publications of a researcher by the number of citations received in descending order and then listing and identifying the point at which the order number coincides with the number of citations received by a publication.
H-index = 7 (there are 7 publications which have been cited at least 7 times each).
For further information, check the following websites:
- H Index (Authors): Web of Science, SCOPUS
- H Index (Journals, countries): SCImago Journal & Country Rank (SJR)
Scimago Journal Rank (SJR)
Based on the journals included in Scopus, this website analyses the bibliometric indices of around 16,000 journals. It provides lists and records with data such as impact factor and its evolution over 10 years, immediacy index, average life of citations and importance within the same scientific field. It is an open access platform for the evaluation of the impact and scientific performance of journals.
Potential Impact Factor of Spanish Medical Journals
This project was developed by Instituto de Historia de la Ciencia y Documentación López Piñero (a University of Valencia and CSIC’s partnership centre) to assess the national and international impact of Spanish biomedical journals.
- ERIH (European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Science): It is the only European reference index developed by European researchers to determine the best journals in the Humanities worldwide.
- DICE. Dissemination and Editorial Quality of Spanish Journals in the Humanities and Social and Legal Sciences (Difusión y Calidad Editorial de las Revistas Españolas de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales y Jurídicas). It is the result of a joint project by CSIC and ANECA. ANECA uses this database for teaching quality assessments, since it gives a score to every publication written in Spanish.
- MIAR: Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals.
- IBRA. This is a bibliometric quality indicator for journals on architecture. This application allows the interested party to know which the first-tier architecture journals are, as well as relevant information when publishing, etc.
- CIRC. Classification of scientific journals.
- RESH. Revistas Españolas de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades. RESH (Revistas Españolas de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades) is an information system that integrates quality indicators for Spanish scientific journals in the Social Sciences and Humanities areas. It has been developed within the framework of the project Valoración integrada de las revistas españolas de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas mediante la aplicación de indicadores múltiples (SEJ2007-68069-C02-02), funded by the Plan Nacional de I+D+i (National R&D&I Plan).
- SPI (Scholarly Publishers Indicators in Humanities and Social Sciences): This is the result of a CSIC research project to obtain quality indicators for scientific books and publishers in the Humanities and Social Sciences areas.
- ORCID: provides users with a unique, persistent identifier to make them stand out from other researchers.
- ResearchID: Provides a digital identifier in the Web of Science - http://www.researcherid.com
- ENDNOTE: A web-based system for managing databases and creating our own bibliography by importing references from text files or other online databases. You can use these references to write documents and automatically format your document and bibliography to the bibliographic style you require in seconds.
To access My EndNote Web directly through this link you first need to register on the web del ISI Web of Knowledge.
PUBLISHING A DOCUMENT
- Course 4th ed, how to publish in high impact scientific journals - tips and rules on scientific publishing -http://www.slideshare.net/torressalinas/curso-4-ed-cmo-publicar-en-revistas-cientficas-de-impacto-consejos-y-reglas-sobre-publicacin-cientfica
- This tutorial is developed by CI2 (Competencias Informáticas e Informacionales), a joint intersectorial commission CRUE-TIC and REBIUN - http://www.ci2.es/objetos-de-aprendizaje/elaborando-referencias-bibliograficas
- Provides an international digital identifier - http://orcid.org/
- Provides a digital identifier in the Web of Science - http://www.researcherid.com
- Google Académico:
- Provides a citation profile - http://scholar.google.es/
- Academic Social Network - https://www.researchgate.net/