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 …

“Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow!” – Future Competencies in Bibliometrics

Hannelore Vanhaverbeke, Barbara Lancho Barrantes & Andrew Cox are set to update the “Competency model for bibliometrics work” and after gathering feedback they present their early findings here. A Time for Review In view of the fast-paced changes in bibliometrics, both in terms of new indicators, the ‘next-generation metrics,’ and in terms of new technology, …

Guest post: How do you make bibliometrics fun? Training librarians at the University of Otago, NZ

Librarians Fiona Glasgow and Dr Antje Lübcke discuss how they trained their colleagues in bibliometrics with fun and creative workshops at the University of Otago, NZ. The 11 IATUL Research Impact Things  How do you make bibliometrics fun? That’s the question we set out to answer when our manager told us we had to roll …

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 …