“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, …

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 …

An interview with Juan Gorraiz

An interview with Juan Gorraiz, director of the Bibliometrics and Publications Strategies department at Vienna University Library Nicolas Robinson interviews Juan Gorraiz, who works at Vienna University Library as a professional bibliometrician. Juan is editing a special issue for Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics on best practices in bibliometrics. Along with his professional activity …

Six weeks is a long time in bibliometrics: Stability and Field-Weighted Citation Percentile

Dr Ian Rowlands, writing in a personal capacity Let’s begin with a self-evident truth: publication counts aside, bibliometric indicators often change each time new material is added to a citation database.  That’s a given, but it begs a couple of interesting questions: how much do indicators change, and how quickly?  We know that even one …

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

In this post, Stacy Konkiel (Director of Research Relations at Altmetric, a Digital Science company)  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 …