Guest Post: Understanding SciVal’s calculation of field-weighted percentile indicators

Marianne Gauffriau (Copenhagen University Library, Denmark) and Yrjö Leino (CSC – IT Center for Science, Finland) explore SciVal's calculation of field-weighted percentile indicators and the lesser-known implications of this method. Introduction This blog post is inspired by a question frequently posed to Marianne in her role as Coordinator of the Bibliometric Service at Copenhagen University …

Elsevier have endorsed the Leiden Manifesto: so what?

Lizzie Gadd speculates as to why Elsevier endorsed the Leiden Manifesto rather than signing DORA, and what the implications might be. If an organisation wants to make a public commitment to responsible research evaluation they have three main options: i) sign DORA, ii) endorse the Leiden Manifesto (LM), or iii) go bespoke - usually with …

Guest Post: Implementing responsible research assessment – monitoring, compliance and beyond DORA

Part three of a three-part blog summary of the ‘Implementing responsible research assessment’ panel at the LIS-Bibliometrics 10th anniversary event: The Future of Research Evaluation in March 2020. Some of the questions put to the panel and their responses have been collected and grouped by theme. The panel comprised of Sarah Slowe (University of Kent), …

Guest Post: Implementing responsible research assessment – governance and rankings

Part two of a three-part blog summary of the discussion at the ‘Implementing responsible research assessment’ panel at the LIS-Bibliometrics 10th anniversary event: The Future of Research Evaluation in March 2020. Some of the questions put to the panel and their responses have been collected and grouped by theme. The panel comprised of Sarah Slowe …

Guest Post: Implementing responsible research assessment – challenges of implementation

Part one of a three-part blog series summarizing the discussion of the ‘Implementing responsible research assessment’ panel, at the LIS-Bibliometrics 10th anniversary event: The Future of Research Evaluation in March 2020. Some of the questions put to the panel and their responses have been collected and grouped by theme. The panel comprised of Sarah Slowe …