12-11-2011 01:16 PM - edited 12-11-2011 01:17 PM
After browsing several ReseacherIDs, I found the data from "Citing Articles Network: Years" were possibly underestimated.
It seemed that the inevitable identity of the times cited data between "Citation Metrics" and "Citing Articles Network: Years". But they actually didn't. Is there any detailed description for them about how the times cited is counted.
12-13-2011 10:06 AM
The difference between ResearcherID Citation Metrics and Citing Articles Network is normally one of (respectively) the total number of citations versus the total number of citing articles.
However, because I do not know the details of the ResearcherId profile to which you are referring, it may be better if you created a technical support ticket so that more details can be communicated.
To create a ticket please see the form at:
Hope this helps.
12-13-2011 12:39 PM - edited 12-13-2011 12:40 PM
For example (randomly chosen),
Dr. S. Adam (B-3264-2008) has at least 450 times cited (figure in Citation Metrics) in the years 2010 and 2011, however the figure shown in Citing Articles Network of RID labs displays only 254 and 284 respectively.
Prof. T. Hayashi (A-9889-2008) has at least 1,500 times cited (figure in Citation Metrics) in the years 2010 and 2011, however the figure shown in Citing Articles Network of RID labs displays only 698 and 692 respectively.
Same issue occurred in all ResearcherID. Was this normal or bug?
According to the description stated in Citation Metrics (called CM):
"This graph shows the number of times the articles on the publication list have been cited in each of the last 20 years."
Also in Citing Articles Network (called CAN):
"The graph below displays (up to) the top 20 years for publications that have cited this researcher."
No matter who is cited, the article (in CM) or the researcher (in CAN), the times cited should be the same. In other words, these two figures should also be the same. But they don't.
12-14-2011 11:13 AM
These two features show different data using different rules. In the Citation Metrics graph you will see the total number of citations that a Web of Knowledge loaded article has received in the last 20 years. Here, the numbers may be inflated by a single article citing the paper in question more than one time. However, those same numbers can be decreased if a record was added to the ResearcherID profile from a non-Web of Knowledge source as those citations will not be counted.
The Citing Articles Network, on the other hand, only uses only Web of Science articles. That is, if a ResearcherID profile has non-Web of Science articles (Medline, for example) than those citation metrics will not be calculated. Also, only the top 20 authors, categories, countries/territories, institutions, or years (based on count) are displayed. This, along with showing only the total number of citing articles, may significantly lower the graph metrics in comparison to the Citation Metrics and other Web of Science statistics.