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 …

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 …

Knowledge is Global: Expanding the Awareness and Impact of Research from the Global South – Guest post by Monica Ihli

A Panel from the 2019 American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington D.C. Monica Ihli, Librarian and Liaison to Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Data Science, and Energy Science at the University of Tennessee, summarizes the discussion Globe by Andrew A Smith CC BY-SA 2.0 A speaker panel assembled on Saturday, June 22nd 2019 at the …

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 …