Estimating article influence scores for open access journals

Information School, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States
Subject Areas
Algorithms and Analysis of Algorithms, Data Mining and Machine Learning, Data Science, Databases
scholarly publishing, bibliometrics
© 2018 Norlander et al.
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Norlander B, Li P, West JD. 2018. Estimating article influence scores for open access journals. PeerJ Preprints 6:e26586v1


Motivated by a desire to curb "predatory" publishing, we created FlourishOA, a one-stop shop for authors, publishers, funders, librarians, and policy makers to find high-quality, cost-effective Open Access (OA) journals. FlourishOA provides Article Processing Charge and Article Influence (AI) score data for OA journals. AI scores are retrieved from InCites Journal Citations Reports (JCR). However, the FlourishOA database contains thousands of journals not indexed in JCR. In order to provide users with more data, our team gathered five years of citation counts from the Microsoft Academic Graph database via Microsoft Cognitive Services Academic Knowledge API and used a log-transformed linear regression to predict over 2,500 additional 2015 AI scores.

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This is a preprint submission to PeerJ Preprints.