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

In this post, Stacy Konkiel 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 of a patron who was interested in identifying authors’ genders …

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Using The Metrics Toolkit to promote responsible metrics at your institution – Guest post by Stacy Konkiel

Introducing the recently launched The Metrics Toolkit - Stacy Konkiel outlines what it is, why it was created, and how it can be used by practitioners working in research impact management. In January, The Metrics Toolkit launched to much interest from academics in the US and UK. The Metrics Toolkit is an online resource aimed …

What do we value?

The tension between publishing strategically to enhance standing in current academic culture and increasing the openness of scholarly communications is one I see regularly. Lizzie Gadd’s My double life blog post articulating this tension resonated for many Bibliomagician readers. Moving beyond our anecdotal experience, the Knowledge Exchange Approach to Open Scholarship white paper highlights this …

Summary of different institutions’ approach to rolling out SciVal and support services. Guest post by Jenny Coombs.

A few months ago I asked the lis-bibliometrics list how institutions that had purchased SciVal had rolled it out across their respective universities.  We have recently taken out a subscription to SciVal at my own institution (De Montfort University in Leicester, UK) and we are starting to think about the services and support we want …