Presentation on theme: "Getting started with bibliometrics White Rose Research Support Forum Jane Saunders & Marion Tattersall J."— Presentation transcript:
Getting started with bibliometrics White Rose Research Support Forum Jane Saunders & Marion Tattersall J
For exploration … What are bibliometrics? What are the different measures? Where can you find the data? Why do we need to know about them?
What are bibliometrics? Quantify research Often make use of citation counts Different measures Relate to journals Relate to researchers individuals or groups
Where can you find basic data? Web of Science impact factors, citation counts, h- index 9,500 journals 12,000 conferences pa Scopus citation counts, h-index 16,500 journals, 3.6 m conference items (Google Scholar) Publish or Perish h-index, g-index etc coverage????
H-index Examples to try different data sources & subjects Issues to keep in mind NB support Note key reactions & comments Decide on 1 to share with the other groups feedback
More complex data? Benchmarking, analysis etc Journal impact factors by WoS subject area Discussion of normalisation issues arising from REF bibliometric pilot study 9/09_39/09_39c.pdf 9/09_39/09_39c.pdf Research output analysis tools InCites Thomson Reuters SciVal Elsevier Spotlight=performance Funding ???
Research output analysis tools: Analyse, benchmark, showcase Know where your strengths lie Make comparisons with competitors Identify research partners Identify staff to recruit, retain …. InCites Thomson Reuters SciVal Elsevier Spotlight=performance Funding
Bibliometrics summary Measures and data sources Subject variations Taking it further Library support role The debate continues
Bibliometrics and academics? 1989 Times 26 Aug. 4/3 The use of ‘bibliometric’ methods to assess academics' performance by measuring the number of times a person's work is cited by others has caused much controversy in the United States. OED online accessed 19/11/09