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The strike rate index: a new index for journal quality based on journal size and the h-index of citations

Overview of attention for article published in Biomedical Digital Libraries, April 2007
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Title
The strike rate index: a new index for journal quality based on journal size and the h-index of citations
Published in
Biomedical Digital Libraries, April 2007
DOI 10.1186/1742-5581-4-3
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Authors

William Barendse

Abstract

Quantifying the impact of scientific research is almost always controversial, and there is a need for a uniform method that can be applied across all fields. Increasingly, however, the quantification has been summed up in the impact factor of the journal in which the work is published, which is known to show differences between fields. Here the h-index, a way to summarize an individual's highly cited work, was calculated for journals over a twenty year time span and compared to the size of the journal in four fields, Agriculture, Condensed Matter Physics, Genetics and Heredity and Mathematical Physics. There is a linear log-log relationship between the h-index and the size of the journal: the larger the journal, the more likely it is to have a high h-index. The four fields cannot be separated from each other suggesting that this relationship applies to all fields. A strike rate index (SRI) based on the log relationship of the h-index and the size of the journal shows a similar distribution in the four fields, with similar thresholds for quality, allowing journals across diverse fields to be compared to each other. The SRI explains more than four times the variation in citation counts compared to the impact factor.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 1 2%
Canada 1 2%
Belgium 1 2%
Spain 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Unknown 36 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Librarian 6 15%
Professor > Associate Professor 5 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 12%
Researcher 4 10%
Student > Master 3 7%
Other 6 15%
Unknown 12 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 12%
Social Sciences 5 12%
Computer Science 3 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 5%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 5%
Other 9 22%
Unknown 15 37%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 May 2021.
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#3,314,637
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Outputs from Biomedical Digital Libraries
#4
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#27,073
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Outputs of similar age from Biomedical Digital Libraries
#1
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