Special Issue "Bibliometrics"

A special issue of Computation (ISSN 2079-3197). This special issue belongs to the section "Computational Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Robin Haunschild
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Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Heisenbergstr. 1, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany
Interests: scientometrics; bibliometrics; altmetrics; social network analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Bibliometric methods are potentially relevant for all other disciplines. Therefore, the field of bibliometrics has a strong interdisciplinary nature. Research within bibliometrics encompasses studies of citation and reference patterns. Normalization procedures are proposed to compare citation scores across fields, and new classification schemes are introduced. With the advent of increasing computer power and availability of large, machine-usable bibliographic databases, bibliometrics has developed in the direction of big data science. Besides research within the field of bibliometrics, bibliometric methods are applied to other disciplines in various ways. The state of the art, significant achievements, and historical roots of scientific fields are analyzed.

In a very closely related subdiscipline, altmetrics (short for alternative metrics), impact assessment of recent publications (one or two years old) is attempted. Such young publications represent a problem for traditional bibliometric methods because citations take a few years, even many years in some disciplines, to accumulate. Altmetrics consist of manifold sources (Mendeley reader information, Twitter data, etc.) that open the possibility to tell the story behind the research rather than performing only impact measurements.

The present Special Issue aims to present the possibilities offered by bibliometrics and altmetrics. Contributions with a connection to computational engineering are especially welcome. In addition to original research papers, review papers and short communications are invited.

Dr. Robin Haunschild
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • bibliometrics
  • scientometrics
  • altmetrics
  • RPYS
  • citation impact
  • research trends
  • historical roots
  • publication classification
  • network analysis

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Field Programmable Gate Array Applications—A Scientometric Review
Computation 2019, 7(4), 63; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/computation7040063 - 11 Nov 2019
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Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) is a general purpose programmable logic device that can be configured by a customer after manufacturing to perform from a simple logic gate operations to complex systems on chip or even artificial intelligence systems. Scientific publications related to [...] Read more.
Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) is a general purpose programmable logic device that can be configured by a customer after manufacturing to perform from a simple logic gate operations to complex systems on chip or even artificial intelligence systems. Scientific publications related to FPGA started in 1992 and, up to now, we found more than 70,000 documents in the two leading scientific databases (Scopus and Clarivative Web of Science). These publications show the vast range of applications based on FPGAs, from the new mechanism that enables the magnetic suspension system for the kilogram redefinition, to the Mars rovers’ navigation systems. This paper reviews the top FPGAs’ applications by a scientometric analysis in ScientoPy, covering publications related to FPGAs from 1992 to 2018. Here we found the top 150 applications that we divided into the following categories: digital control, communication interfaces, networking, computer security, cryptography techniques, machine learning, digital signal processing, image and video processing, big data, computer algorithms and other applications. Also, we present an evolution and trend analysis of the related applications. Full article
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RFID Applications and Security Review
Computation 2021, 9(6), 69; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/computation9060069 - 10 Jun 2021
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Radio frequency identification (RFID) is widely used in several contexts, such as logistics, supply chains, asset tracking, and health, among others, therefore drawing the attention of many researchers. This paper presents a review of the most cited topics regarding RFID focused on applications, [...] Read more.
Radio frequency identification (RFID) is widely used in several contexts, such as logistics, supply chains, asset tracking, and health, among others, therefore drawing the attention of many researchers. This paper presents a review of the most cited topics regarding RFID focused on applications, security, and privacy. A total of 62,685 records were downloaded from the Web of Science (WoS) and Scopus core databases and processed, reconciling the datasets to remove duplicates, resulting in 40,677 unique elements. Fundamental indicators were extracted and are presented, such as the citation number, average growth rate, and average number of documents per year. We extracted the top topics and reviewed the relevant indicators using a free Python tool, ScientoPy. The results are discussed in the following sections: the first is the Applications Section, whose subsections are the Internet of Things (IoT), Supply Chain Management, Localization, Traceability, Logistics, Ubiquitous Computing, Healthcare, and Access Control; the second is the Security and Privacy section, whose subsections are Authentication, Privacy, and Ownership Transfer; finally, we present the Discussion section. This paper intends to provide the reader with a global view of the current status of trending RFID topics and present different analyses from different perspectives depending on motivations or background. Full article
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