An interview with Juan Gorraiz

An interview with Juan Gorraiz, director of the Bibliometrics and Publications Strategies department at Vienna University Library Nicolas Robinson interviews Juan Gorraiz, who works at Vienna University Library as a professional bibliometrician. Juan is editing a special issue for Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics on best practices in bibliometrics. Along with his professional activity …

Community responses to commercial metrics tools: the responsible use guides

Robyn Price and Andrew Gray introduce the InCites and SciVal responsible use guides, a new series from the LIS Bibliometric Committee to promote informed use of commercial metrics products. InCites, owned by Clarivate Analytics, and SciVal, owned by Elsevier, are popular commercial analytics subscription tools used by institutions to report on research publication data. Many …

Wrong question?

Lizzie Gadd argues that good research evaluation starts with good questions. The 2019 Ig Nobel Prize winners were announced in September.  Among my favourites was some research into the pleasurability of scratching an itch. Contrary to what the name suggests, winning an Ig Nobel prize is not an indictment of your research design or methods. …

Introducing SCOPE – a process for evaluating  responsibly

Laura Himanen and Lizzie Gadd introduce a step-by-step process developed by the INORMS Research Evaluation Working Group for evaluating responsibly. We’ve got a shed load of principles now for responsible research metrics. We have DORA, the Leiden Manifesto and the Metric Tide. We also have the many bespoke sets of principles being developed by individual …