LIS Bibliometrics 2019 Event: Open Metrics and Measuring Openness

The 2019 lis-bibliometric event is coming up very soon!   On Tuesday 29th January 2019, the lis-bibliometric community will gather at the British Library Conference Centre for a jam-packed day of discussions around open metrics and measuring openness. This year’s event (kindly sponsored by Digital Science) will feature two highly anticipated keynote presentations from Catriona …

Citation issues resulting from Canada’s new RDM mandate – a tipping point for Open Science? Guest post by Jeffrey Demaine

In this guest post, Jeffrey Demaine explores some tipping points in Open scholarly communication, and what it means in the context of Canada's research landscape. After more than a decade of incremental progress towards OpenAccess publishing, some national research-funding bodies are ready to engineer disruptive change in the way scholarly communication works. With eleven European …

Mandating responsible research evaluation: the way to go?

Lizzie Gadd considers the practical implications of the responsible research evaluation requirement of the Wellcome Trust's new Open Access Policy. Responsible research evaluation is important. Really important. It’s not only quality-of-life important but life-or-death important to many over-worked, over-evaluated and under-resourced researchers.  And now for the first time a funder is turning round and saying …

Metrics, Research Assessment and League Tables: An Australian perspective – Guest post by Muriel Swijghuisen Reigersberg

In this blog post, Dr Muriel E Swijghuisen Reigersberg (University of Sydney), provides an insight of metrics and research assessment in the Australian research landscape, and how it compares to that of the UK. How are metrics, research assessment, league tables, open access and researcher development interrelated, and how does this vary from one country …

Who will welcome Wellcome? Results of the 2018 responsible metrics state-of-the-art survey

In the light of the Wellcome Trust's new responsible metrics mandate Lizzie Gadd reports on the findings from the Lis-Bibliometrics 2018 Responsible Metrics State-of-the-Art survey.  How many of us will welcome Wellcome's proposal and who will be running to catch up? This week has seen a big announcement from the Wellcome Trust that as part …