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Eigen Factor
The Eigenfactor Metrics
A searchable database of Eigenfactor® and Article
Influence® scores from from 1997 to the 2013.
NEWS
22
July.
Stories from The Times of London (paywalled) and Vice Media's Motherboard on our self-citation study.
5
July.
Nature featured our paper on gender differences in self citation.
27
May.
Our Viziometrics.org labeled as "The First Visual Search Engine for Scientific Diagrams" by MIT Technology Review.
18
May
Modeling Science, Technology and Innovation Conference
Carl Bergstrom presented his work on why scientists chase big problems at the Modeling Science, Technology & Innovation Conference at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. Video of the talk is now available, as are the slides.
25
March
International Symposium on Science of Science at the Library of Congress
Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West each presented work from the Eigenfactor project at the International Symposium on Science of Science this week in Washington, DC. View Carl's slides and Jevin's slides.
11
Feb.
The 2014 Journal Rankings are now available.
The 2014 rankings include the Eigenfactor and Article Influence Scores..
23
Nov.
Jevin West discusses the rise of the megajournal and our open access cost effectiveness tool in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
23
Nov.
The WSDM Cup Challenge asked teams to use 30GB of data from the Microsoft Academic Graph to rank the importance of scholarly articles. Using a variant of the article-level Eigenfactor algorithm, we placed second overall, first in North America. We look forward to presenting our methods at WSDM 2016 in San Francisco.
1
Oct.
Carl Bergstrom will be speaking at Conference on Complex Systems (CCS 2015) in Tempe, Arizona as part of the Quantifying Science workshop. He will discuss "Why scientists chase hot topics," presenting a game-theoretic model of project selection by scientific researchers.
3
Sept.
Science magaizne's career blog describes our collaboration with Molly King, Shelley Correll and Jennifer Jacquet on gender and self-citation.
25
August
Inside Higher Education has published a news story about our collaboration with Molly King, Shelley Correll and Jennifer Jacquet in which we study self-citation patterns by gender in the JSTOR corpus.
5
August
FiveThirtyEight has published a news story that mentions our work with Molly King, Shelley Correll and Jennifer Jacquet in which we study patterns of authorship by gender in the JSTOR corpus.
27
July
Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West will be at the Metaknowledge Network summer retreat at Asilomar in Pacific Grove, CA July 27-31st.
10
July
Carl Bergstrom gave a talk at Microsoft's Workshop on Big Scholarly Data arguing that we rely too much on Google Scholar. Slides can be found here.
23
June
The 2013 Eigenfactor metrics are now available here at eigenfactor.org. New for this year, we are adding the Normalized Eigenfactor score, a more-readable, easily interpretable version of the classic Eigenfactor score.
23
June
Today we are releasing an entirely rebuilt website, highlighting the diversity of tools and research directions we have developed as part of the Eigenfactor Project.
5
June
JSTOR Labs visits the Eigenfactor Team
The folks from JSTOR Labs spent a week visting the University of Washington to develop new features including article recommendations and a timeline of influential articles for JSTOR's Sustainability library, based on the Eigenfactor Recommendation Engine. A demo is coming soon!
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