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 …

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 …

Truth behind the numbers?

Robyn Price considers how systematic injustices in academia are present in and perpetuate in bibliometrics; and ways that the bibliometric community can address this. Working in bibliometrics is difficult. The part that I, and I think a lot of people in this community, find difficult is the responsibility for data about research outputs and the …