CSIndexbr is maintained by the Applied Software Engineering Research Group, from Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. However, the project results are not endorsed by UFMG or any Brazilian research agency.
Just as importantly, we cannot assure the absence of flaws, errors, inconsitencies, and missing entries in the data provided by CSIndexbr. For this reason, the use of our data is at your own risk.
Papers are collected from DBLP. In the case of conferences, we only collect full papers, accepted in the main research track of the event. We also collect citations from CrossRef and links to preprints from arXiv (see figure).
Our code is available under a MIT license and our data is available under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license. This license grants free and non-commercial usage of our data, including adaptations. However, proper credit should be granted, by linking to CSIndexbr site and/or citing this paper. We also recommend to mention DBLP, since it is the primary source of the data collected by CSIndexbr.
It is a paper presented in the main track of a conference. We also apply a minimum page size threshold, such as:
No, in the case of conferences, we only collect full papers, describing mature and carefully evaluated work; these papers should be viewed as journal-quality papers.
In the case of conferences, check if it is a full paper, published in the main track of the event, in the period 2013-2018. If this the case, please use this form and provide data about your paper.
We do not intend to cover all CS conferences. Our interest is on high-quality conferences, with good metrics and well-known sponsors (ACM SIGs, IEEE CS, etc). Particularly, conferences should attend the following thresholds:
First, journals must be indexed by Journal Citation Reports (JCR). Second, we look for journals attending the following thresholds:
These journals are scored as conferences (weight 0.33, instead of 0.40). The following journals are classified in this category:
Because JCR has a restrict license; for example "sharing of JCR data outside a subscriber’s institution is strictly prohibited".
We accept suggestions to track other conferences or journals. However, please check if they attend the thresholds defined in the previous questions. If you think this is the case, please use this form to inform the metrics about [Conf] or [Journal].
Using this formula:
We combine an initial metric-based assessment with a qualitative judgment. First, top conferences should have:
We collect citations using Crossref API. Crossref is an official DOI registration agency. Whenever a publisher asks Crossref for a DOI, it must provide several meta-data about the paper being registered, such as title, authors, date of publication, etc. Publishers can also provide the DOIs of each reference contained in the paper. In this way, Crossref is creating a database of citations; given a DOI, this database stores other DOIs that cite it.
Other questions related to citations: