Citation Counts Snowball Metrics Agreement v1
This standard information agreement specifies the information elements needed to calculate and communicate the total citations received by the institution's scholarly output.
It is likely that citation data will not be available for all elements that constitute an institution’s Scholarly Output. A partial reflection of an institution’s activity is still valuable in providing an evidence-based support for decision making through bench-marking, since this limitation is likely to affect all comparators equally.
The original input reference to this standard information agreement is the Snowball Metrics Recipe Book, page 69.
See input reference.
The following specifies the expected contents of a data report compliant with this standard information agreement.
The following table outlines the agreed information elements need to produce a standard report on Citations at the institution. For each record of a citation the following elements are included.
|Output/ID Type||http://dictionary.casrai.org/Output_ID_Types||List (Output ID Types)||Should|
|Output/ID||A unique identifier for the output.||Text||Should|
|Output/Type||http://dictionary.casrai.org/Output_Types||List (Output Types)||Must|
|Output/Date||The date when a specific output was published.||Date||Must|
|Citation Count||A time-period count of citations for a specific output.|
|Citation Count/Total||The total count of citations for this output during this time period.||Number||Must|
|Citation Count/Period Stard||The start of the time period for this citation count.||Date||Must|
|Citation Count/Period End||The end of the time period for this citation count.||Date||Must|
|Institution||An organization with a primary role of performing research.|
|Institution/ID Type||The nominal type of unique ID used for a research-performing organization.||List (Org ID Types)||Should|
|Institution/Other ID Type||A keyword for a type of organization identifier not covered in a standard classification.||Text||Should|
|Institution/ID||The unique identifier of a research-performing organization.||Text||Should|
|Institution/Name||The full name of a research-performing organization.||Text||Must|
|Institution/Country||The country of a research-performing organization.||List (Countries)||Must|
|Institution/FTE Count||Number of Full Time Equivalents at the Institution in the referenced financial year.||Number||Must|
The following agreed vocabularies (or Lists) are used in the above information elements.
|Org ID Types|
A formal CASRAI XSD schema for this standard information agreement is available here.