AI-based citation evaluation tools: good, bad or ugly?

Lizzie Gadd gets all fancy talking about algorithms, machine learning and artificial intelligence. And how tools using these technologies to make evaluative judgements about publications are making her nervous. A couple of weeks ago, The Bibliomagician posted an interesting piece by Josh Nicholson introducing scite. scite is a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled tool that …

Altmetrics as an Information Evaluation Tool

Rachel Miles, Research Impact Librarian, and Amanda MacDonald, Undergraduate Research Services Librarian, discuss how to use altmetrics as a critical evaluation tool in undergraduate and graduate instruction to trace mentions of research and delve into the context and constructs of the mentions surrounding it.  Alternative metrics (altmetrics) measure the volume of online attention to research, …

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 …

Goodbye journal metrics, hello openness? Investigating Plan-S readiness.

Plan-S based funder Open Access (OA) policies claim that they are process-agnostic, with Green and Gold OA both meeting their requirements, but what proportion of your University’s current publishing outlets are Plan-S compliant via the Green OA route and how easy might the transition to immediate open access be? Lizzie Gadd reports on an investigation …