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Publication date: 18 September 2017

Rodrigo Costas, Antonio Perianes-Rodríguez and Javier Ruiz-Castillo

The introduction of “altmetrics” as new tools to analyze scientific impact within the reward system of science has challenged the hegemony of citations as the predominant…

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Purpose

The introduction of “altmetrics” as new tools to analyze scientific impact within the reward system of science has challenged the hegemony of citations as the predominant source for measuring scientific impact. Mendeley readership has been identified as one of the most important altmetric sources, with several features that are similar to citations. The purpose of this paper is to perform an in-depth analysis of the differences and similarities between the distributions of Mendeley readership and citations across fields.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors analyze two issues by using in each case a common analytical framework for both metrics: the shape of the distributions of readership and citations, and the field normalization problem generated by differences in citation and readership practices across fields. In the first issue the authors use the characteristic scores and scales method, and in the second the measurement framework introduced in Crespo et al. (2013).

Findings

There are three main results. First, the citations and Mendeley readership distributions exhibit a strikingly similar degree of skewness in all fields. Second, the results on “exchange rates (ERs)” for Mendeley readership empirically supports the possibility of comparing readership counts across fields, as well as the field normalization of readership distributions using ERs as normalization factors. Third, field normalization using field mean readerships as normalization factors leads to comparably good results.

Originality/value

These findings open up challenging new questions, particularly regarding the possibility of obtaining conflicting results from field normalized citation and Mendeley readership indicators; this suggests the need for better determining the role of the two metrics in capturing scientific recognition.

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Aslib Journal of Information Management, vol. 69 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2050-3806

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Publication date: 18 September 2017

Philippe Mongeon, Nicolas Robinson-Garcia, Wei Jeng and Rodrigo Costas

It is widely recognized that sharing data is beneficial not only for science but also for the common good, and researchers are increasingly expected to share their data…

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Purpose

It is widely recognized that sharing data is beneficial not only for science but also for the common good, and researchers are increasingly expected to share their data. However, many researchers are still not making their data available, one of the reasons being that this activity is not adequately recognized in the current reward system of science. Since the attribution of data sets to individual researchers is necessary if we are to include them in research evaluation processes, the purpose of this paper is to explore the feasibility of linking data set records from DataCite to the authors of articles indexed in the Web of Science.

Design/methodology/approach

DataCite and WoS records are linked together based on the similarity between the names of the data sets’ creators and the articles’ authors, as well as the similarity between the noun phrases in the titles of the data sets and the titles and abstract of the articles.

Findings

The authors report that a large number of DataCite records can be attributed to specific authors in WoS, and the authors demonstrate that the prevalence of data sharing varies greatly depending on the research discipline.

Originality/value

It is yet unclear how data sharing can provide adequate recognition for individual researchers. Bibliometric indicators are commonly used for research evaluation, but to date no large-scale assessment of individual researchers’ data sharing activities has been carried out.

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Aslib Journal of Information Management, vol. 69 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2050-3806

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Publication date: 4 August 2014

Rodrigo Murillo

This chapter analyzes the tourism industry from national and regional perspectives, in order to understand the past and current trends in Costa Rica’s positioning and…

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This chapter analyzes the tourism industry from national and regional perspectives, in order to understand the past and current trends in Costa Rica’s positioning and branding attributes and strategies for tourism development. The intent here is not to provide an exhaustive comprehensive literature review of academic research on country branding; and so it is by all means a case study as it describes the evolution of the tourism industry in Costa Rica – including the transformative stages the country went through since the 1980s – as planned tourism national management programs evolved toward reaching the target of creating a nature-based tourism brand. The medical industry and then medical tourism industries are analyzed in a global basis and the US market is examined in detail because of its potential to develop a new complementary niche for Costa Rica’s tourism industry. The chapter intends to asses Costa Rica’s potential to become a country brand in medical tourism, leveraged on its natural tourism destination branding status quo.

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Tourists’ Perceptions and Assessments
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78350-618-7

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Publication date: 23 March 2017

Barbara de Lima Voss, David Bernard Carter and Bruno Meirelles Salotti

We present a critical literature review debating Brazilian research on social and environmental accounting (SEA). The aim of this study is to understand the role of…

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We present a critical literature review debating Brazilian research on social and environmental accounting (SEA). The aim of this study is to understand the role of politics in the construction of hegemonies in SEA research in Brazil. In particular, we examine the role of hegemony in relation to the co-option of SEA literature and sustainability in the Brazilian context by the logic of development for economic growth in emerging economies. The methodological approach adopts a post-structural perspective that reflects Laclau and Mouffe’s discourse theory. The study employs a hermeneutical, rhetorical approach to understand and classify 352 Brazilian research articles on SEA. We employ Brown and Fraser’s (2006) categorizations of SEA literature to help in our analysis: the business case, the stakeholder–accountability approach, and the critical case. We argue that the business case is prominent in Brazilian studies. Second-stage analysis suggests that the major themes under discussion include measurement, consulting, and descriptive approach. We argue that these themes illustrate the degree of influence of the hegemonic politics relevant to emerging economics, as these themes predominantly concern economic growth and a capitalist context. This paper discusses trends and practices in the Brazilian literature on SEA and argues that the focus means that SEA avoids critical debates of the role of capitalist logics in an emerging economy concerning sustainability. We urge the Brazilian academy to understand the implications of its reifying agenda and engage, counter-hegemonically, in a social and political agenda beyond the hegemonic support of a particular set of capitalist interests.

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Advances in Environmental Accounting & Management: Social and Environmental Accounting in Brazil
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78635-376-4

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Publication date: 18 May 2015

Rodrigo Costas, Zohreh Zahedi and Paul Wouters

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the disciplinary orientation of scientific publications that were mentioned on different social media platforms, focussing on their…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the disciplinary orientation of scientific publications that were mentioned on different social media platforms, focussing on their differences and similarities with citation counts.

Design/methodology/approach

Social media metrics and readership counts, associated with 500,216 publications and their citation data from the Web of Science database, were collected from Altmetric.com and Mendeley. Results are presented through descriptive statistical analyses together with science maps generated with VOSviewer.

Findings

The results confirm Mendeley as the most prevalent social media source with similar characteristics to citations in their distribution across fields and their density in average values per publication. The humanities, natural sciences, and engineering disciplines have a much lower presence of social media metrics. Twitter has a stronger focus on general medicine and social sciences. Other sources (blog, Facebook, Google+, and news media mentions) are more prominent in regards to multidisciplinary journals.

Originality/value

This paper reinforces the relevance of Mendeley as a social media source for analytical purposes from a disciplinary perspective, being particularly relevant for the social sciences (together with Twitter). Key implications for the use of social media metrics on the evaluation of research performance (e.g. the concentration of some social media metrics, such as blogs, news items, etc., around multidisciplinary journals) are identified.

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Aslib Journal of Information Management, vol. 67 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2050-3806

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Aslib Journal of Information Management, vol. 67 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2050-3806

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Publication date: 18 December 2020

Amaranta Saguar García

More than 20 songs by Spanish and non-Spanish bands about the Castilian lord and epic hero Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, El Cid, account for the topicality of the Hispanic Middle…

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More than 20 songs by Spanish and non-Spanish bands about the Castilian lord and epic hero Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, El Cid, account for the topicality of the Hispanic Middle Ages in heavy metal. This chapter explores how diversely El Cid is addressed in 10 of these songs, in particular, from the perspectives of reception theory and both the cultural background of the band (Spanish or non-Spanish) and the language in which the lyrics are written (Spanish or English). Through detailed textual analysis and contextualisation, I will examine how, for Spanish (and Spanish-American) bands, El Cid serves the purpose of naturalising the stereotypical heavy-metal medieval knight, thereby functioning as a vindication of Hispanic cultural heritage within what is perceived to be an Anglo-American (and Germanic-Nordic) dominated musical scene. By contrast, non-Spanish bands resort primarily to El Cid to refresh the overused motif of the medieval knight, but sometimes in a more connoted manner as well, in which his iconic value as a Moor-slayer and a defender of the Western white Christian principles is highlighted. Moreover, I will discuss the appropriation and re-appropriation of El Cid by, respectively, non-Spanish and Spanish heavy metal bands, from the point of view of cultural appreciation and appropriation, and Islamophobia.

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Multilingual Metal Music: Sociocultural, Linguistic and Literary Perspectives on Heavy Metal Lyrics
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ISBN: 978-1-83909-948-9

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Publication date: 6 September 2019

Amaranta Saguar García

The figure of the Castilian knight Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, better known as El Cid, is progressively becoming a frequent topic in metal music. This growing presence has been…

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The figure of the Castilian knight Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, better known as El Cid, is progressively becoming a frequent topic in metal music. This growing presence has been evident particularly since the explosion of power metal in the late 1990s, and the more recent rise of folk metal, being felt not only in Spanish and Spanish-influenced bands, but also in others with no known links to the Spanish culture. This chapter establishes how the choice of such sources influences the final portrait of El Cid in metal music and the message conveyed to and the effect on the listener. The motivation behind the choices above is explored with a focus on musical, socio-cultural and political–ideological factors.

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Medievalism and Metal Music Studies: Throwing Down the Gauntlet
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ISBN: 978-1-78756-395-7

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Publication date: 16 August 2019

Santiago Ibarreche

This paper aims to share the essence of an interview with Rodrigo Varela Villegas, conducted by Santiago Ibarreche. It highlights his passion for academia, his commitment…

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Purpose

This paper aims to share the essence of an interview with Rodrigo Varela Villegas, conducted by Santiago Ibarreche. It highlights his passion for academia, his commitment to developing responsible entrepreneurs and commitment to forging and disseminating the entrepreneurial spirit in Colombia, Iberoamerica and the world.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper is an interview.

Findings

The interview explores Rodrigo’s career, his achievements and continued search for excellence in terms of teaching, research and service in academia. Of relevance are his contributions to the discipline of entrepreneurship through the development and divulging of the concept of entrepreneurial spirit.

Originality/value

The interview in this special section, A Life in Research, brings out an individual scholar’s experience and history, not only as recognition of scholarly impact but also as recognition of the person.

Objetivo

Este artículo comparte la esencia de una entrevista con Rodrigo Varela Villegas, dirigida por Santiago Ibarreche. Destaca su pasión por el mundo académico, su compromiso con el desarrollo de empresarios responsables y su compromiso con la creación y difusión del espíritu empresarial en Colombia, Iberoamérica y el mundo.

Diseño/metodología/enfoque

Este documento es una entrevista.

Resultados

La entrevista explora la carrera de Rodrigo; Sus logros y la búsqueda continua de la excelencia en términos de enseñanza, investigación y servicio en el mundo académico. De relevancia son sus contribuciones a la disciplina del espíritu empresarial a través del desarrollo y divulgación del concepto de espíritu emprendedor.

Originalidad/valor

la entrevista en esta sección especial, Una vida en investigación, revela la experiencia y la historia de un académico individual, no solo como reconocimiento del impacto académico, sino también como reconocimiento de la persona.

Palabras clave

Educación, Emprendimiento, Colombia, América Latina, Valores familiares

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Objetivo

Este artigo compartilha a essência de uma entrevista com Rodrigo Varela Villegas, conduzida por Santiago Ibarreche. Ele destaca sua paixão pela academia, seu compromisso com o desenvolvimento de empreendedores responsáveis e o compromisso de forjar e disseminar o espírito empreendedor na Colômbia, na Iberoamérica e no mundo.

Design/metodologia/abordagem

Este artigo é uma entrevista.

Resultados

A entrevista explora a carreira de Rodrigo; suas realizações e busca contínua de excelência em termos de ensino, pesquisa e serviço na academia. De relevância são as suas contribuições para a disciplina de empreendedorismo através do desenvolvimento e divulgação do conceito de espírito empreendedor.

Originalidade/valor

A entrevista nesta seção especial, Uma Vida em Pesquisa, traz à tona a experiência e a história de um acadêmico individual, não apenas como reconhecimento do impacto acadêmico, mas também como reconhecimento da pessoa.

Palavras-chave

Educação, Empreendedorismo, Colômbia, América Latina, Valores pamiliares

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Management Research: Journal of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management, vol. 17 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1536-5433

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Publication date: 5 March 2018

Rodrigo Goyannes Gusmão Caiado, Osvaldo Luiz Gonçalves Quelhas, Janice Helena de Oliveira Dias, Maria de Lurdes Costa Domingos, Sergio Luiz Braga França and Marcelo Jasmim Meiriño

This paper aims to analyze the adherence of social responsibility management (SRM) in Brazilian organizations and to identify the driving and the resistance forces to implement it.

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Purpose

This paper aims to analyze the adherence of social responsibility management (SRM) in Brazilian organizations and to identify the driving and the resistance forces to implement it.

Design/methodology/approach

This article presents a deep literature review on SRM, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and stakeholder management, which aim to support a survey research to define, according to experts, the market perception of adherence of SRM.

Findings

The paper presents evidence that there is adherence on the part of the practices of organizations that adhere to the theoretical foundations of SRM in Brazil. It was found that organizations should seek to improve nine areas to implement SRM and can use each of these areas strategically or all together.

Practical implications

This study provides an opportunity for employees whose perceptions are aligned based on educational programs and engagement in CSR, and these gains favor the improvement of their own management and the quality of relationships.

Social implications

The research provides an opportunity to recast actions and the possibility of being recognized by stakeholders as active agents in this process.

Originality/value

This study sheds new light on both SRM and the CSR literature because of its attempt to bridge the theoretical foundations and market practices, which was performed to verify the gaps in corporative SRM process of Brazilian organizations. This study highlights for researchers and practitioners a relevant field of study whose importance is widely recognized but whose results remain scarce and limited.

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Social Responsibility Journal, vol. 14 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1747-1117

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