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Research Functionality and Academic Publishing: Gaming with Altmetrics in the Digital Age

Vol. 11, No 4, 2018

Wadim Strielkowski,

 

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, United States

E-mail: strielkowski@berkeley.edu

Research Functionality and Academic Publishing: Gaming with Altmetrics in the Digital Age

 

Oksana Chigisheva,

 

Southern Federal University,

Rostov-on-Don, Russian Federation

e-mail: opchigisheva@sfedu.ru


 


 


 

Abstract. This paper aims at introducing and testing the novel measures of research functionality and efficiency from the point of view of internationalization of academic publishing and introduction of global research career paths in the digital epoch. We analyse the recent trends in research productivity and academic publishing and scrutinize the novelties such as PlumX and Publons. Moreover, we tackle the issue of gaming with altmetrics using new digital technologies. Apart from that, we focus on the world’s two most prestigious journal indexation databases, Scopus and Web of Science, and demonstrate how academic productivity might differ across academic fields and countries using their data and analytical tools.

Our results might be helpful and useful in finding connections and links between research functionality, efficiency and classifications of academic productivity yielded in published research output (such as the number of papers, books, or book chapters calibrated by the impact factor (IF) or Scopus journal ranking (SJR)). The outcomes of our research would be of a special importance for bibliometricians, librarians, research policy specialists, and other global research, education, and academic stakeholders.

 

Received: August, 2018

1st Revision: October, 2018

Accepted: November, 2018

 

DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2018/11-4/20

JEL ClassificationA12, B00, C02

Keywords: research productivity, career development, internationalization, efficiency, academic publishing