Metrics in latest REF documents

In July the UK’s four higher education funding bodies published the draft submission guidance and panel criteria for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, for consultation before finalising them. Each makes mention of the use of bibliometrics, so I'd recommend reading them to all those involved in the intersection of REF and bibliometrics. As well …

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DORA, the Leiden Manifesto & a university’s right to choose

In light of rumours that only DORA signatories will have access to UKRI funding in future, Lizzie Gadd explains why Loughborough has chosen an alternative path up the 'responsible metrics mountain', and why she believes all 'mountain-climbers' should be equally supported and rewarded. As one of a small, but seemingly growing, group of UK universities …

Course summary: Statistics for Responsible Bibliometrics

On 26th March 2018, the Lis-Bibliometrics Forum launched a practical course: Statistics for Responsible Metrics aimed to offer a bespoke training that focused exclusively on statistics for bibliometrics. In this post, Dr Abigail McBirnie gives a summary of what happened on the day.  If the growth of the Lis-Bibliometrics forum is anything to go by, …

A guide to identifying author gender for bibliometric analyses – Guest post by Stacy Konkiel

In this post, Stacy Konkiel summaries feedback of a recently posed question in identifying authors' genders based upon names listed on ~2,000 journal articles--too large a corpus for manual analysis. Recently on the LIS-Bibliometrics listserv, Ruth Harrison (Imperial College London) posed a question on behalf of a patron who was interested in identifying authors’ genders …