Brace for impact: thoughts on the 2022 THE Impact Ranking

Robyn Price from Imperial College London briefs us on details of the THE Impact Ranking methodology The fourth edition of The Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Ranking is set to publish in April 2022 and will surely be followed by participating institutions communicating successful performance in it and non-participating institutions might be considering whether to …

How (not) to incentivise open research

Lizzie Gadd makes the case for open research being required not rewarded. I recently attended two events: the first was a workshop run by the ON-MERRIT team, a Horizon 2020 project seeking to understand how open research practices might actually worsen existing inequalities. And the second was the UKRI Enhancing Research Culture event at which I …

Why research supporters can sign DORA too

Liam Bullingham from Edge Hill University encourages staff involved in supporting research to sign DORA as individuals. This post considers the adoption of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) by both universities and individuals, specifically research supports such as librarians. The paradox of some institutions signing but doing little to act, and individuals …

The New Competencies Model for Bibliometrics

LIS-Bibliometrics Committee members Barbara S. Lancho Barrantes, Hannelore Vanhaverbeke and Silvia Dobre discuss the new bibliometrics competencies model, why it was updated, and the changes made to it. The “Competencies for bibliometrics” paper was first published online in the Journal of Librarianship and Information Science in 2017 and informed the original Competencies Model for Bibliometric …