Results from the 2021 Responsible Metrics State of the Art Survey

The results of the seventh annual Responsible Metrics State of the Art survey are in! With a little delay on our usual schedule of publishing, please find below the summary of the results of both the 2021 survey and some reflection on the trends since the survey was first begun by the LIS Bibliometrics community …

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Guest Post: Implementing responsible research assessment – challenges of implementation

Part one of a three-part blog series summarizing the discussion of the ‘Implementing responsible research assessment’ panel, at the LIS-Bibliometrics 10th anniversary event: The Future of Research Evaluation in March 2020. Some of the questions put to the panel and their responses have been collected and grouped by theme. The panel comprised of Sarah Slowe …

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 …

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 …