February 18, 2017

BiPublishers – Bibliometric Indicators for Publishers

The BiPublishers portal was commissioned by the firm EC3metrics SL with which a collaborate regularly, as it is a spin-off of the research group EC3 where I did my PhD. It is the culmination of various years working on the analysis of the Book Citation Index1,2 and the citation analysis of books3. After suggesting the development of a Book Publishers Citation Reports4, we decided to develop indicators at the publisher level and by subject areas in order to provide some better understanding on the citation impact of publishers and their relation with other publisher rankings which try to measure the ‘prestige’ of publishers (e.g., Scholarly Publishers Indicators).

Related publications

1.
Rankings of publishers based on citation data from the Book Citation Index. Bibliometric Indicators for Publishers. http://bipublishers.es.
2.
Torres-Salinas D, Robinson-Garcia N, Jiménez-Contreras E, Fuente-Gutiérrez E. The BiPublishers ranking: Main results and methodological problems when constructing rankings of academic publishers. Rev esp doc cient. 2015;38(4):e111. doi: 10.3989/redc.2015.4.1287b
3.
Robinson-Garcia N, Jimenez-Contreras E, Fuente-Rodriguez E, Torres-Salinas D. Bibliometric Indicators for Publishers: Data Processing, Indicators and Interpretation. EC3Metrics Working Papers; 2015:28.

References

1.
Torres-Salinas D, Robinson-Garcia N, Miguel Campanario J, Delgado López-Cózar E. Coverage, field specialisation and the impact of scientific publishers indexed in the Book Citation Index. Online Information Review. 2014;38(1):24-42. doi: 10.1108/oir-10-2012-0169
2.
Torres-Salinas D, Rodríguez-Sánchez R, Robinson-García N, Fdez-Valdivia J, García JA. Mapping citation patterns of book chapters in the Book Citation Index. Journal of Informetrics. 2013;7(2):412-424. doi: 10.1016/j.joi.2013.01.004
3.
Torres-Salinas D, Robinson-García N, Cabezas-Clavijo Á, Jiménez-Contreras E. Analyzing the citation characteristics of books: edited books, book series and publisher types in the book citation index. Scientometrics. 2013;98(3):2113-2127. doi: 10.1007/s11192-013-1168-4
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Torres-Salinas D, Robinson-García N, Jiménez- Contreras E, Delgado López-Cózar E. Towards a “Book Publishers Citation Reports”. First approach using the “ Book Citation Index.” Rev esp doc cient. 2012;35(4):615-624. doi: 10.3989/redc.2012.4.1010