Online service for analyzing research profiles of scientists and conferences
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README.md

MetaScience

MetaScience is an online service we have developed to help researchers analyze their research profile and that of the conferences/journals where they publish. We rely on the data provided by DBLP, to derive some useful metrics for conferences, journals and authors.

The conference metrics include:

  • Top 5 authors and Top 5 regular authors
  • Conference activity. It provides the overall number of authors and papers for each conference edition.
  • Conference ratios. It presents the number of authors per paper and papers per author for each edition.
  • Community turnover. Following the popular expression publish or perish, it calculates the percentage of authors that survived/perished between the editions of the conference.
  • Openness. It measures how much the community underlying a conference is open towards newcomers. Thus, for each edition it presents the ratio between papers coming from authors that have never published in the conference before (outsiders) as well as the papers with all authors having published there already (community member).
  • Co-author connections. It shows a graph where nodes represent authors and edges connect co-authors. It helps to identify group of people usually working together.

The journal metrics include:

  • Top 5 authors and Top 5 regular authors
  • Journal activity. It provides the overall number of authors and papers for each journal issue.
  • Journal ratios. It presents the number of authors per paper and papers per author for each journal issue.
  • Co-author connections. It shows a graph where nodes represent authors and edges connect co-authors. It helps to identify group of people usually working together.

The author metrics include:

  • Author activity. It provides the overall number of papers published classified by type, and the number of pages written.
  • Collaboration evolution. It presents the average number of co-authored papers and the average number of papers co-authored.
  • Co-author network. It shows the group of people with whom the author has worked.
  • Venues network. It provides an overview of the venues where the author has published on.

What is coming next?

The service is under development and we are currently working on many other visualizations/metrics involving:

  • Variation of conferences’ locations and dates, evolution of conference topics,...

Of course if you would like MetaScience to show something you have in mind, do not hesitate to contact us or open an issue in our GitHub repository

Who is behind this project?

Javier, Valerio and Jordi are currently members of SOM, a research team of IN3-UOC. Robin is a former member of Atlanmod, a research team of Inria.

How can I follow the latest news about the project?

All major announcements will be posted in the modeling-languages.com portal. You can also follow our @softmodeling and @jlcanovas twitter accounts for updates whenever you want.