UNAVCO and the National Science Foundation's Geodetic Facility for the Advancement of Geoscience (GAGE) support global and cutting edge science in diverse disciplines. Our publications listing is a compendium of peer-reviewed science and education publications that reflect the far reach of these community resources.
A list of peer-reviewed publications from 2003 through 2018 verified to have used UNAVCO and/or or GAGE resources are available in text (.pdf) and spreadsheet (.xls) formats. These publications were verified to have relied on UNAVCO data, tools, staff experience, or other resources. Note that the reach of UNAVCO and GAGE resources is far broader than what is captured here (see UNAVCO's Publication Database, below).
UNAVCO makes a wide range of scientific endeavors possible. UNAVCO and GAGE Facility support includes project planning as well as geodetic equipment, engineering, data, education, and outreach services. It also includes community GPS/GNSS/meteorology networks such as the Network of the Americas (formerly the EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory (PBO), COCONet, and TLALOCNet), POLENET, Africa Array, and the NASA Global GNSS Network (GGN).
In addition, every global GPS survey relies on fundamental tools like teqc (developed and previously supported at UNAVCO) or the ITRF (supported by UNAVCO upgrades and maintenance of GGN and other key GPS/GNSS stations, by UNAVCO support for coordination of the IGS, etc.). Work that is modeled on UNAVCO-developed technologies is also considered UNAVCO-supported, such as the Crustal Movement Observation Network of China (CMONOC), which included numerous visits and technical exchanges with UNAVCO and was closely modeled on the PBO.
UNAVCO tracks three metrics for publications to measure research impact: “verified” publications, “proxy” publications, and number of journals. These metrics include only peer-reviewed publications.
Verified: Publications referencing UNAVCO or GAGE resources, or which are otherwise verified to have used UNAVCO, GAGE (or any previous UNAVCO facility) resources, are considered verified.
Proxy: Publications that do not explicitly reference or acknowledge UNAVCO or GAGE but match specific search criteria are counted in our proxy metric. Because UNAVCO and GAGE are not always properly or directly acknowledged, the proxy metric is necessary for tracking the true impact of UNAVCO and GAGE resources. The criteria for the proxy search are designed to minimize spurious results by only searching a restricted set of subjects and carefully constructed word associations. We expect that in the thousands of publications identified, some outlier papers are included, and some works are missing. Nonetheless, this metric provides a stable proxy of the reach of UNAVCO work and its growth over time.
UNAVCO maintains this Publication Database internally, for reporting purposes and metrics. The database resuls are shown in the graph below.
Tracking the impact of UNAVCO support and GAGE resources is extremely important, and also challenging. Acknowledging UNAVCO and/or GAGE in your work is very helpful in this process, and is required of anyone utilizing these resources. Please use the following guidance for appropriate citations.
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The chart below shows statistics for both the proxy and the verified peer-reviewed publications, as well as the number of journals in which the verified publications appear.
Numbers of peer-reviewed publications relying on UNAVCO and GAGE resources, and the journals in which they appear, over time. As not all authors specifically reference UNAVCO, GAGE, or the resources supported by each, publication are either Verified (publications referencing UNAVCO or GAGE resources, or which are otherwise verified to have used UNAVCO or GAGE resources) and Proxy (publications which, based on specific search terms, are very likely to have relied on UNAVCO or GAGE resources). The number of journals the Verified peer-reviewed publications appear in is reported annually.
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