The New Competencies Model for Bibliometrics

LIS-Bibliometrics Committee members Barbara S. Lancho Barrantes, Hannelore Vanhaverbeke and Silvia Dobre discuss the new bibliometrics competencies model, why it was updated, and the changes made to it. The “Competencies for bibliometrics” paper was first published online in the Journal of Librarianship and Information Science in 2017 and informed the original Competencies Model for Bibliometric …

Citation-based search tools: the sky is the limit, but what do we need?

Cecile Janssens, co-developer of the citation-based search tool CoCites, discusses how such a tool can rapidly and accurately identify relevant scientific articles based on citation and co-citation frequency. Janssens also elaborates on how CoCites can improve its efficiency, intuitiveness, accountability, and reproducibility. When you search ‘KL622’ in Google, you get the travel details of the …

Dressing up Irresponsible Metrics as Responsible Metrics

David Whyte from the University of Liverpool thinks his institution is making a mockery of established standards in research metrics. In this post he breaks down why he thinks so and how this could effect the broader research community. University of Liverpool Faculty of Health, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic I’ll begin by putting my cards …

Guest post: Responsible research evaluation starts here

Jonathan Adams from Clarivate Analytics discusses how to responsibly use and interpret bibliometric data through a list of caveats and requirements prior to starting the planning of research evaluations. Ensuring the responsible use of data about research activity has become an increasing problem over the last twenty years. As the owners and champions of the …

Results from the 2020 Responsible Metrics State of the Art Survey

Dr. Nicolas Robinson-Garcia discusses the results of the 2020 Responsible Metrics State of the Art Survey, which has been conducted every year since 2015. With delay we are happy to report the findings of the 2020 Responsible Metrics State of the Art Survey. Being 2020 a difficult year for everyone, we do observe a decrease …