Evaluation of research and publications at universities and research departments is increasing; the evaluation is carried out, among others, by university administration, single researchers and external evaluators. Bibliometrics is the scientific field concerned with measuring scholarly publications, authors and citations.
What is being evaluated?
Countries, universities, research groups, scientific fields, connections between researchers, journals, citation practices
How is the evaluation done?
By measuring citations, various indicators (impact factor, h-index), ranking lists, bibliographies
Why is this a hot topic?
In the new funding system for the universities, the importance of the research and publications is even greater than before.
Library offers trainings in an ICT class and webinars on how you will be able to find citation counts and h-index using the Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar databases. The training/ webinar will also give an overview of the Impact Factors and the Publication Forum.
Experts led by Diana Hicks, professor in the School of Public Policy at Georgia Institute of Technology, and Paul Wouters, director of CWTS at Leiden University, have proposed ten principles for the measurement of research performance: the Leiden Manifesto for Research Metrics.
Evaluation based on scientific publishing
- Citation analysis in research evaluation / Henk F. Moed. Dordrecht: Springer, cop. 2005. xiii, 346 s. (Information science and knowledge management; vol. 9)
- The future of the academic journal / edited by Bill Cope and Angus Phillips. Oxford: Chandos, 2009. xxiv, 391 s.
- Measuring academic research : how to undertake a bibliometric study / Ana Andrés. Oxford: Chandos Publishing, 2009. xv, 169 s.
- Colledge, L., de Moya‐Anegón, F., Guerrero‐Bote, V., López‐Illescas, C., El Aisati, M. H., & Moed, H. (2010). SJR and SNIP: two new journal metrics in Elsevier's Scopus. Serials: The Journal for the Serials Community, 23(3), 215-221.
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