The 2016 Google Scholar metrics are out and show that 7 papers published by our faculty and students are among the top-10 most cited papers over the past 5 years in leading GIScience journals. More specifically, GGS faculty had extremely highly cited papers in the following journals:
- Transactions in GIS (http://bit.ly/2az370B), with a Mason GGS paper at the #1 spot, with 135 citations so far: Crooks, A., Croitoru, A., Stefanidis, A., & Radzikowski, J. (2013). # Earthquake: Twitter as a distributed sensor system. Transactions in GIS, 17(1), 124-147.
- Geojournal (http://bit.ly/2a1D29q), with a Mason GGS paper at the #3 spot, also with 135 citations: Stefanidis, A., Crooks, A., & Radzikowski, J. (2013). Harvesting ambient geospatial information from social media feeds. GeoJournal, 78(2), 319-338.
- Computers and Electronics in Agriculture (http://bit.ly/2a2EQPL) with a Mason GGS paper at the #8 spot, with 82 citations: Han, W., Yang, Z., Di, L., & Mueller, R. (2012). CropScape: A Web service based application for exploring and disseminating US conterminous geospatial cropland data products for decision support. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 84, 111-123.
- International Journal of Digital Earth (http://bit.ly/2azTU54) with a Mason GGS paper at the #9 spot with 41 citations: Yang, C., Xu, Y., & Nebert, D. (2013). Redefining the possibility of digital Earth and geosciences with spatial cloud computing. International Journal of Digital Earth, 6(4), 297-312.
- ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (http://bit.ly/2az44G0), with a Mason GGS paper at the #3 spot with 28 citations so far: Jackson, S. P., Mullen, W., Agouris, P., Crooks, A., Croitoru, A., & Stefanidis, A. (2013). Assessing completeness and spatial error of features in volunteered geographic information. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 2(2), 507-530.
- Cartography and Geoinformation Science (http://bit.ly/2apuVU2), with two Mason GGS paper at the top-10! One at the #7 spot with 31 citations: Stefanidis, A., Cotnoir, A., Croitoru, A., Crooks, A., Rice, M., & Radzikowski, J. (2013). Demarcating new boundaries: mapping virtual polycentric communities through social media content. Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 40(2), 116-129; and another at the #9 spot, with 28 citations: Xu, C., Wong, D. W., & Yang, C. (2013). Evaluating the “geographical awareness” of individuals: An exploratory analysis of Twitter data. Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 40(2), 103-115.
We are very proud to be a leading force in shaping tomorrow’s geoinformation science!