The Evaluation of Research by Scientometric Indicators

The Evaluation of Research by Scientometric Indicators
Author: Peter Vinkler
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-01-20
ISBN 10: 1780630255
ISBN 13: 9781780630250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Evaluation of Research by Scientometric Indicators Book Review:

Aimed at academics, academic managers and administrators, professionals in scientometrics, information scientists and science policy makers at all levels. This book reviews the principles, methods and indicators of scientometric evaluation of information processes in science and assessment of the publication activity of individuals, teams, institutes and countries. It provides scientists, science officers, librarians and students with basic and advanced knowledge on evaluative scientometrics. Especially great stress is laid on the methods applicable in practice and on the clarification of quantitative aspects of impact of scientific publications measured by citation indicators. Written by a highly knowledgeable and well-respected scientist in the field Provides practical and realistic quantitative methods for evaluating scientific publication activities of individuals, teams, countries and journals Gives standardized descriptions and classification of the main categories of evaluative scientometrics

Scientometric Indicators

Scientometric Indicators
Author: Tibor Braun,Wolfgang Gl„nzel,Andr s Schubert
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 424
Release: 1985
ISBN 10: 9789971966690
ISBN 13: 9971966697
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scientometric Indicators Book Review:

After a brief account of the recent trends in science indicatiors research, the authors propose a coherent system of scientometric indicators. These indicators are based on the publication performance of each country in 8 science fields and reflect the versatility of the impact of the publication activity in the country in question. The special aim of the indicator system is to characterize and compare the contribution of research-intensive, medium-sized and small countries to the world's overall scientific research activity. Indicator values for 32 such countries are reported and evaluated. Relations to other economic, social and science indicators are discussed.This book is intended both as a data source and an analytic tool for specialists engaged in science policy, science management, science indicators research, scientometrics and other areas of science as well as a tool for practising research scientists.

Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Library Science Information Management and Scholarly Inquiry

Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Library Science  Information Management  and Scholarly Inquiry
Author: Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., Mehdi
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 684
Release: 2018-11-02
ISBN 10: 1522576606
ISBN 13: 9781522576600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Library Science Information Management and Scholarly Inquiry Book Review:

As the academic and scholarly landscape are continuously enhanced by the advent of new technology, librarians must be aware and informed to develop and implement best practices. Effective administration of libraries is a crucial part of delivering library services to patrons and ensuring that information resources are disseminated efficiently. Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Library Science, Information Management, and Scholarly Inquiry provides emerging information on modern knowledge management and effective means of sharing research through libraries. While highlighting the importance of digital literacy and information resources, readers will also learn new methods in information retrieval and research methods in quality scholarly inquiry. This book is an important resource for librarians, administrators, information science professionals, information technology specialists, students, and researchers seeking current information on the importance of effective library science technology.

Handbook of Bibliometric Indicators

Handbook of Bibliometric Indicators
Author: Roberto Todeschini,Alberto Baccini
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2016-08-22
ISBN 10: 3527337040
ISBN 13: 9783527337040
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Bibliometric Indicators Book Review:

At last, the first systematic guide to the growing jungle of citation indices and other bibliometric indicators. Written with the aim of providing a complete and unbiased overview of all available statistical measures for scientific productivity, the core of this reference is an alphabetical dictionary of indices and other algorithms used to evaluate the importance and impact of researchers and their institutions. In 150 major articles, the authors describe all indices in strictly mathematical terms without passing judgement on their relative merit. From widely used measures, such as the journal impact factor or the h-index, to highly specialized indices, all indicators currently in use in the sciences and humanities are described, and their application explained. The introductory section and the appendix contain a wealth of valuable supporting information on data sources, tools and techniques for bibliometric and scientometric analysis - for individual researchers as well as their funders and publishers.

Scholarly Content and Its Evolution by Scientometric Indicators Emerging Research and Opportunities

Scholarly Content and Its Evolution by Scientometric Indicators  Emerging Research and Opportunities
Author: Wani, Zahid Ashraf,Zainab, Tazeem
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2018-08-03
ISBN 10: 1522559469
ISBN 13: 9781522559467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scholarly Content and Its Evolution by Scientometric Indicators Emerging Research and Opportunities Book Review:

The twenty-first century brought unique developments in science and technology. Research surged as individuals sought to uncover hidden knowledge, leading to the introduction of research evaluation to ensure precise and fair research output and dissemination. Scholarly Content and Its Evolution by Scientometric Indicators: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the application of research evaluation, specifically through the lens of scientometrics. While highlighting topics such as bibliometrics and the h-index, this publication explores a full range of research indicators available for the evaluation and assessment of scientific literature. This book is ideally designed for scholars, professors, academicians, researchers, and graduate-level students seeking current research on metric science.

Scientometrics

Scientometrics
Author: Mari Jibu,Yoshiyuki Osabe
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2018-07-18
ISBN 10: 1789233062
ISBN 13: 9781789233063
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scientometrics Book Review:

Technological change is one of the greatest issues in the modern world. As the world faces societal challenges, e.g., climate challenges, aging problem, and energy security, technology will contribute to new or better solutions for those problems. New technologies take time to develop and mature; moreover, they tend to be born in the gaps of multiple technology fields; therefore, early detection of emerging technological concepts across multiple disciplines will be a very important issue. Our goal seeks to develop automated methods that aid in the systematic, continuous, and comprehensive assessment of technological emergence using one of the major foresight exercises, scientometrics. There is now a huge flood of scientific and technical information, especially scientific publications and patent information. Using the information patterns of emergence for technological concepts has been discovered and theories of technical emergence have been also developed in several years. We have been developing visualization tools in which thousands of technical areas have been interacted with each other and evolved in time. Several indicators of technical emergence have been improved by universities, international organizations, and funding agencies. This book intends to provide readers with a comprehensive overview of the current state of the art in scientometrics that focuses on the systematic, continuous, and comprehensive assessment of technological emergence.

Research evaluation metrics

Research evaluation metrics
Author: Das, Anup Kumar
Publsiher: UNESCO Publishing
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2015-04-27
ISBN 10: 9231000829
ISBN 13: 9789231000829
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Scientometric Indicators

Scientometric Indicators
Author: T Braun,W Glanzel,A Schubert
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 250
Release: 1985-07-01
ISBN 10: 9814508004
ISBN 13: 9789814508001
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scientometric Indicators Book Review:

After a brief account of the recent trends in science indicatiors research, the authors propose a coherent system of scientometric indicators. These indicators are based on the publication performance of each country in 8 science fields and reflect the versatility of the impact of the publication activity in the country in question. The special aim of the indicator system is to characterize and compare the contribution of research-intensive, medium-sized and small countries to the world's overall scientific research activity. Indicator values for 32 such countries are reported and evaluated. Relations to other economic, social and science indicators are discussed. This book is intended both as a data source and an analytic tool for specialists engaged in science policy, science management, science indicators research, scientometrics and other areas of science as well as a tool for practising research scientists. Contents: Methodological RudimentsIndicators of Scientific Research on National LevelData Sources and Data ProcessingScientometric Indicators for 32 Countries (Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, German Dem. Rep., Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, People's Rep. China, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Yugoslavia) Readership: Scientists in general, information scientists in particular, science policy makers and research managers. Keywords:Bibliometrics;Citation Statistics;Impact Factor;Indicators;Publication Statistics;Research Evaluation;Science Indicators;Scientometrics

Scientometric Indicators and Webometrics and the Polyrepresentation Principle in Information Retrieval

Scientometric Indicators and Webometrics and the Polyrepresentation Principle in Information Retrieval
Author: Peter Ingwersen
Publsiher: Ess Ess Publication
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9788170006572
ISBN 13: 8170006570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scientometric Indicators and Webometrics and the Polyrepresentation Principle in Information Retrieval Book Review:

This book contains the text of three lectures from the 28th Sarada Ranganathan Endowment Lectures, held in Bangalore in December 2010. The lectures were delivered by Dr. Peter Ingwersen, Professor at the Danish School of Library and Information Science, Copenhagen. The first lecture on scientometric indicators presented two fundamental models of scientific communication: the classic one - mainly providing access to document records in library catalogues and bibliographic databases - and the digitized one - relying on open access and diversified document access potentials. The lecture contextualizes, characterizes, and exemplifies the concept of 'scientometrics.' The second lecture on the range of webometrics provided insights into the history of webometrics in context of other research evaluation methods. The lecture exemplified selected cases, both from traditional webometric analyses and new ones based on scientific dataset usage and comparisons of link and download/reading patterns for newspapers. The third lecture on poly-representation provides an integrated and explicitly cognitive framework for understanding the process involved in information retrieval. The lecture outlined the principle of poly-representation with a focus on the kinds of representations involved. The potentials, strengths, and problems of applying the principle are discussed in the light of recent studies. The challenges and opportunities for future research are identified along a poly-representation continuum.

Applied Evaluative Informetrics

Applied Evaluative Informetrics
Author: Henk F. Moed
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2017-09-08
ISBN 10: 3319605224
ISBN 13: 9783319605227
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applied Evaluative Informetrics Book Review:

This book presents an introduction to the field of applied evaluative informetrics, dealing with the use of bibliometric or informetric indicators in research assessment. It sketches the field’s history, recent achievements, and its potential and limits. The book dedicates special attention to the application context of quantitative research assessment. It describes research assessment as an evaluation science, and distinguishes various assessment models, in which the domain of informetrics and the policy sphere are disentangled analytically. It illustrates how external, non-informetric factors influence indicator development, and how the policy context impacts the setup of an assessment process. It also clarifies common misunderstandings in the interpretation of some often used statistics. Addressing the way forward, the book expresses the author’s critical views on a series of fundamental problems in the current use of research performance indicators in research assessment. Highlighting the potential of informetric techniques, a series of new features is proposed that could be implemented in future assessment processes. It sketches a perspective on altmetrics and proposes new lines in longer term, strategic indicator research. It is written for interested scholars from all domains of science and scholarship, and especially for all those subjected to research assessment, research students at advanced master and PhD level, research managers, funders and science policy officials, and to practitioners and students in the field.

Beyond Bibliometrics

Beyond Bibliometrics
Author: Blaise Cronin,Cassidy R. Sugimoto
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2014-05-16
ISBN 10: 0262525518
ISBN 13: 9780262525510
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Bibliometrics Book Review:

A comprehensive, state-of-the-art examination of the changing ways we measure scholarly performance and research impact. Bibliometrics has moved well beyond the mere tracking of bibliographic citations. The web enables new ways to measure scholarly productivity and impact, making available tools and data that can reveal patterns of intellectual activity and impact that were previously invisible: mentions, acknowledgments, endorsements, downloads, recommendations, blog posts, tweets. This book describes recent theoretical and practical advances in metrics-based research, examining a variety of alternative metrics—or “altmetrics”—while also considering the ethical and cultural consequences of relying on metrics to assess the quality of scholarship. Once the domain of information scientists and mathematicians, bibliometrics is now a fast-growing, multidisciplinary field that ranges from webometrics to scientometrics to influmetrics. The contributors to Beyond Bibliometrics discuss the changing environment of scholarly publishing, the effects of open access and Web 2.0 on genres of discourse, novel analytic methods, and the emergence of next-generation metrics in a performance-conscious age. Contributors Mayur Amin, Judit Bar-Ilan, Johann Bauer, Lutz Bornmann, Benjamin F. Bowman, Kevin W. Boyack, Blaise Cronin, Ronald Day, Nicola De Bellis, Jonathan Furner, Yves Gingras, Stefanie Haustein, Edwin Henneken, Peter A. Hook, Judith Kamalski, Richard Klavans, Kayvan Kousha, Michael Kurtz, Mark Largent, Julia Lane, Vincent Larivière, Loet Leydesdorff, Werner Marx, Katherine W. McCain, Margit Palzenberger, Andrew Plume, Jason Priem, Rebecca Rosen, Hermann Schier, Hadas Shema, Cassidy R. Sugimoto, Mike Thelwall, Daril Vilhena, Jevin West, Paul Wouters

Evaluating Science and Scientists

Evaluating Science and Scientists
Author: Mark S. Frankel,Jane Cave
Publsiher: Central European University Press
Total Pages: 238
Release: 1997-01-01
ISBN 10: 9633865662
ISBN 13: 9789633865668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evaluating Science and Scientists Book Review:

The shift to a market economy in post-communist Eastern Europe has had a profound impact on science and scientists across the region, leading to reforms in research management practices and to drastic cuts in funding levels everywhere. Many countries are moving to a system of competitive research grants awarded on the basis of peer review. The introduction of peer review is not simply a technical matter. It signifies a fundamental change in the social structure of science, enhancing profession-al autonomy and giving working scientists a voice in the allocation of resources. This book combines first-hand accounts of the reform process with analyses of the strengths and weaknesses of both peer review and quantitative indicators.

Transforming Research Excellence

Transforming Research Excellence
Author: L. Wallace,Robert Tijssen
Publsiher: African Books Collective
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2020-01-07
ISBN 10: 1928502075
ISBN 13: 9781928502074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming Research Excellence Book Review:

Modern-day science is under great pressure. A potent mix of increasing expectations, limited resources, tensions between competition and cooperation, and the need for evidence-based funding is creating major change in how science is conducted and perceived. Amidst this perfect storm is the allure of research excellence, a concept that drives decisions made by universities and funders, and defines scientists research strategies and career trajectories. But what is excellent science? And how to recognise it? After decades of inquiry and debate there is still no satisfactory answer. Are we asking the wrong question? Is reality more complex, and excellence in science more elusive, than many are willing to admit? And how should excellence be defined in different parts of the world, particularly in lower-income countries of the Global South where science is expected to contribute to pressing development issues, despite often scarce resources? Many wonder whether the Global South is importing, with or without consenting, the flawed tools for research evaluation from North America and Europe that are not fit for purpose. This book takes a critical view of these issues, touching on conceptual issues and practical problems that inevitably emerge when excellence is at the center of science systems. Emerging from the capacity-building work of the Science Granting Councils Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa, it speaks to scholars, as well as to managers and funders of research around the world. Confronting sticky problems and uncomfortable truths, the chapters contain insights and recommendations that point towards new solutions both for the Global South and the Global North.

Handbook of Bibliometric Indicators

Handbook of Bibliometric Indicators
Author: Roberto Todeschini,Alberto Baccini
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2016-05-04
ISBN 10: 3527681949
ISBN 13: 9783527681945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Bibliometric Indicators Book Review:

At last, the first systematic guide to the growing jungle of citation indices and other bibliometric indicators. Written with the aim of providing a complete and unbiased overview of all available statistical measures for scientific productivity, the core of this reference is an alphabetical dictionary of indices and other algorithms used to evaluate the importance and impact of researchers and their institutions. In 150 major articles, the authors describe all indices in strictly mathematical terms without passing judgement on their relative merit. From widely used measures, such as the journal impact factor or the h-index, to highly specialized indices, all indicators currently in use in the sciences and humanities are described, and their application explained. The introductory section and the appendix contain a wealth of valuable supporting information on data sources, tools and techniques for bibliometric and scientometric analysis - for individual researchers as well as their funders and publishers.

Citation Analysis in Research Evaluation

Citation Analysis in Research Evaluation
Author: Henk F. Moed
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2005-07-26
ISBN 10: 9781402037139
ISBN 13: 1402037139
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Citation Analysis in Research Evaluation Book Review:

This book is written for members of the scholarly research community, and for persons involved in research evaluation and research policy. More specifically, it is directed towards the following four main groups of readers: – All scientists and scholars who have been or will be subjected to a quantitative assessment of research performance using citation analysis. – Research policy makers and managers who wish to become conversant with the basic features of citation analysis, and about its potentialities and limitations. – Members of peer review committees and other evaluators, who consider the use of citation analysis as a tool in their assessments. – Practitioners and students in the field of quantitative science and technology studies, informetrics, and library and information science. Citation analysis involves the construction and application of a series of indicators of the ‘impact’, ‘influence’ or ‘quality’ of scholarly work, derived from citation data, i.e. data on references cited in footnotes or bibliographies of scholarly research publications. Such indicators are applied both in the study of scholarly communication and in the assessment of research performance. The term ‘scholarly’ comprises all domains of science and scholarship, including not only those fields that are normally denoted as science – the natural and life sciences, mathematical and technical sciences – but also social sciences and humanities.

Handbook Bibliometrics

Handbook Bibliometrics
Author: Rafael Ball
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 541
Release: 2020-12-07
ISBN 10: 3110646617
ISBN 13: 9783110646610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook Bibliometrics Book Review:

Bibliometrics and altmetrics are increasingly becoming the focus of interest in the context of research evaluation. The Handbook Bibliometrics provides a comprehensive introduction to quantifying scientific output in addition to a historical derivation, individual indicators, institutions, application perspectives and data bases. Furthermore, application scenarios, training and qualification on bibliometrics and their implications are considered.

Evaluative Informetrics The Art of Metrics Based Research Assessment

Evaluative Informetrics  The Art of Metrics Based Research Assessment
Author: Cinzia Daraio,Wolfgang Glänzel
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2020-07-23
ISBN 10: 3030476650
ISBN 13: 9783030476656
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evaluative Informetrics The Art of Metrics Based Research Assessment Book Review:

We intend to edit a Festschrift for Henk Moed combining a “best of” collection of his papers and new contributions (original research papers) by authors having worked and collaborated with him. The outcome of this original combination aims to provide an overview of the advancement of the field in the intersection of bibliometrics, informetrics, science studies and research assessment.

Springer Handbook of Science and Technology Indicators

Springer Handbook of Science and Technology Indicators
Author: Wolfgang Glänzel,Henk F. Moed,Ulrich Schmoch,Mike Thelwall
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1103
Release: 2019-10-30
ISBN 10: 303002511X
ISBN 13: 9783030025113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Springer Handbook of Science and Technology Indicators Book Review:

This handbook presents the state of the art of quantitative methods and models to understand and assess the science and technology system. Focusing on various aspects of the development and application of indicators derived from data on scholarly publications, patents and electronic communications, the individual chapters, written by leading experts, discuss theoretical and methodological issues, illustrate applications, highlight their policy context and relevance, and point to future research directions. A substantial portion of the book is dedicated to detailed descriptions and analyses of data sources, presenting both traditional and advanced approaches. It addresses the main bibliographic metrics and indexes, such as the journal impact factor and the h-index, as well as altmetric and webometric indicators and science mapping techniques on different levels of aggregation and in the context of their value for the assessment of research performance as well as their impact on research policy and society. It also presents and critically discusses various national research evaluation systems. Complementing the sections reflecting on the science system, the technology section includes multiple chapters that explain different aspects of patent statistics, patent classification and database search methods to retrieve patent-related information. In addition, it examines the relevance of trademarks and standards as additional technological indicators. The Springer Handbook of Science and Technology Indicators is an invaluable resource for practitioners, scientists and policy makers wanting a systematic and thorough analysis of the potential and limitations of the various approaches to assess research and research performance.

Innovation Entrepreneurship and Culture

Innovation  Entrepreneurship and Culture
Author: Terrence E. Brown,J. M. Ulijn
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2004-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781845420550
ISBN 13: 1845420551
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovation Entrepreneurship and Culture Book Review:

The purpose of this book is to examine the nature of organizational innovation and change by looking at the complex interplay between entrepreneurship, innovation and culture.

Evaluating R D Impacts Methods and Practice

Evaluating R D Impacts  Methods and Practice
Author: Barry Bozeman,Julia Melkers
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-06-29
ISBN 10: 1475751826
ISBN 13: 9781475751826
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evaluating R D Impacts Methods and Practice Book Review:

A critical issue in research and development (R&D) management is the structure and use of evaluative efforts for R&D programs. The book introduces the different methods that may be used in R&D evaluation and then illustrates these methods by describing actual evaluation in practice using those methods. The book is divided into two sections. The first section provides an introduction and details on several popular methodologies used in the evaluation of research and development activities. The second half of the book focuses on evaluation in practice and is comprised of several chapters offering the perspectives of individuals in different types of organizations. The book concludes with an annotated bibliography of selected R&D evaluation literature, focusing on post-1985 literature, on research evaluation.