Meet the Scholarometer Sidebar Developer

Why was Scholarometer Sidebar created?

The add-on was created to "free" publication metadata so that it can be openly shared. Google Scholar search results are crawled from bibliographic data that authors post on public Web pages. However, due to agreements with publishers, Google does not given open access to the public bibliographic metadata through an API. By using Scholarometer, users are participating in making these valuable bibliographic metadata available to the public again.

Furthermore, when working with the tool, users annotate authors with discipline labels (chosen from predefined ISI subject categories or arbitrary tags). These annotations are stored in a database, which collects discipline statistics such as average number of citations per paper and average number of papers per author. The resulting metadata will be shared with the research community.

What's next for Scholarometer Sidebar

As an outcome of our crowdsourcing approach, we envision various goals:

(1) We can compute for the first time the universal h-index by leveraging socially collected discipline statistics.

(2) We can study other impact measures that compare citation performance across disciplines, such as those based on percentiles.

(3) We can look at trends in scientific fields and track the spikes in the popularity of certain disciplines.

(4) We can also analyze networks of disciplines and how new disciplines emerge and evolve over time.

About the Developer

Developer Information
Name Scholarometer Team
User since February 12, 2010
Number of add-ons developed 1 add-on
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Who is Scholarometer Team?

Scholarometer Team |<br/>Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research |<br/>School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA