Re: [xmca] Publish or Perish indices

From: Mike Cole <lchcmike who-is-at>
Date: Sun Nov 04 2007 - 13:07:06 PST

It was interesting looking up Mind, Culture, and Activity to see who is
cited from Google Scholar searches.
We had an inquiry from a potential author today asking about our ISI index
rating. Owing to erratic
production in earlier editorial administrations we are in the process of
re-applying for such august
recognition. And it turns out that
you can help
ISI takes into account the extent to which articles from MCA are referenced
in other journals.

Soooooooooooooooo...... If you wish MCA to flourish and allow people whose
intitutions will not promote them
unless they publish in cherchez journals, cite MCA articles when you write
elsewhere. And if you want to know
what is there to site, the "Publish or Perish site" will give you a great
list to choose from!!

Ain't the careful, contentful, humane methods of real honest to goodness
science wunerful?

On Nov 4, 2007 12:29 PM, Peter Smagorinsky <> wrote:

> I just downloaded and used this free software, and it's unbelievable. When
> I
> went up for tenure a few years back, I had to hand-count cites from the
> Web
> of Science (which was a big improvement over going to the library and
> looking them up in a print directory). With this, I just typed in my name
> and a span of years, and instantly got all of the info you'd ever need for
> your tenure/promotion dossier. Highly recommended. p
> Peter Smagorinsky
> The University of Georgia
> 125 Aderhold Hall
> Athens, GA 30602
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [] On
> Behalf Of Mike Cole
> Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2007 11:16 AM
> To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
> Subject: [xmca] Publish or Perish indices
> An internet research network I subscribe too is worrying about its
> reputation and those who publish in relevant journals. At MCA we get
> various
> requests designed to show assess its academic weightiness. Thought this
> might be of interest to some of you. Check yourselves, or a journal,
> or a nemisis out and tell us all the sordid details!
> :-)
> mike
> Dr Anne-Wil Harzing at the University of Melbourne provides a software
> program called "Publish or Perish" that retrieves and analyzes academic
> citations based on Google Scholar which has better coverage of
> (citations in) books, conference proceedings and a wider range of
> journals and retrieves more citations in Social Sciences, Arts &
> Humanities than ISI
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