A review of the #AHSSmetrics conference

Stephanie Meece, Scholarly Communications Manager at University of the Arts London, summarised the Bibliometrics in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences conference at the end of the event. Here she offers her reflections on the event. On Friday, 24 March 2017, I attended the meeting of the LIS-Bibliometrics group in London. Although I have been on … Continue reading A review of the #AHSSmetrics conference

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SciVal’s Field weighted citation impact: Sample size matters!

SciVal’s field-weighted citation impact (FWCI) is an article-level metric that takes the form of a simple ratio: actual citations to a given output divided by the expected rate for outputs of similar age, subject and publication type.  FWCI has the dual merits of simplicity and ease of interpretation: a value of 2 indicates that an … Continue reading SciVal’s Field weighted citation impact: Sample size matters!

Measuring the magnificence of monographs

At Loughborough University we have recently been thinking about how we can use bibliometrics responsibly.  Not surprisingly our conversations tended to focus on journal and conference papers where the majority of citation databases focus.  However, as part of this process the question inevitably arose as to whether there were also ways we could measure the … Continue reading Measuring the magnificence of monographs

Outputs from Bibliometrics in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences conference

Here are the links to presentations given at the recent #AHSSmetrics conference at the University of Westminster, 24 March 2017. Many thanks to all the presenters, and to the participants, for a stimulating day. For those who missed the event, Karen Rowlett has helpfully created a Storify of the tweets at https://storify.com/karenanya/bibliometrics-for-the-arts-and-humanities. 10.00 Welcome - Martin … Continue reading Outputs from Bibliometrics in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences conference

Job Opportunity: University of Sheffield is looking for a Library Scholarly Communications Manager!

Job Reference Number: UOS015654 Job Title: Library Scholarly Communications Manager Salary: Grade 8 £39,324-£46,924 per annum with potential to progress to £52,793 through sustained exceptional contribution Closing Date: 31st March 2017 Summary: Copyright advisory and advocacy services form a critical component of the infrastructure necessary in advancing teaching and learning in the digital age. Specialist educative … Continue reading Job Opportunity: University of Sheffield is looking for a Library Scholarly Communications Manager!

HEFCE: The road to the Responsible Research Metrics Forum – Guest post by Ben Johnson

On Wednesday 8th February 2017, Imperial College made headlines by announcing that it has signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment. Meaning that Imperial will no longer consider journal-based metrics, such as journal impact factors, in decisions on the hiring and promotion of academic staff. Their decision followed a long campaign by Stephen Curry, a professor … Continue reading HEFCE: The road to the Responsible Research Metrics Forum – Guest post by Ben Johnson

REF consultation: Lis-Bibliometrics response

The four UK higher education funding bodies are consulting on proposals for the next Research Excellence Framework.  Thank you to all Lis-Bibliometrics members who have contributed their thoughts on this.  Here is a draft response the Lis-Bibliometrics Committee intends to submit on behalf of the group.  If you have any last minute comments please contact … Continue reading REF consultation: Lis-Bibliometrics response