Archive for bibliometrics

Strategies for using Bibliometrics

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 21 February 2011 by Steve

“Evaluation of scientific research is notoriously hard, almost by definition: success means something not done before, but if it was not done before, then how can we evaluate it? We are now seeing everywhere a huge shift in how this is done …” (more)

[Algorithmic Game-Theory/Economics, 20 February]

Article-Level Metrics And The Evolution Of Scientific Impact

Posted in research with tags on 18 November 2009 by Steve

“Formally published papers that have been through a traditional prepublication peer review process remain the most important means of communicating science today. Researchers depend on them to learn about the latest advances in their fields and to report their own findings …” (more)

[Scholarship2.0, 18 November]

Article-Level Metrics (At PLoS And Beyond)

Posted in research with tags on 27 June 2009 by Steve

USA“‘Article-Level Metrics at PLoS’ takes the view that readers need some way to measure, or at least indicate, the ‘worth’ (or ‘impact’ etc) of a journal article. With over a million articles published per year it’s impossible to read everything and so filtering tools are needed. Some journals have been experimenting with providing data on online usage, but PLoS is going further than this. We are at the start of a program to provide citations, usage data, social bookmarking activity …” (more)

[Gerry McKiernan, Scholarship 2.0, 26 June]