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Research Bites in July

This month’s theme is Research metrics.

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Sessions

Peer review motivations and measurement

Yesterday’s blogpost by David Crotty on Scholarly Kitchen, outlines the problems with the notion of giving credit for peer review. It is very thought provoking, although I’m personally still keen to see peer review done in the open, and to explore the notion of credit for peer review some more. 836 more words

Bibliometrics

I=PC2 or thinking outside the research impact box

Modern bibliometrics is based on a very simple idea, that scholarly impact can be measured by the number of an author’s publications and citations, the nodes in an author’s impact network. 551 more words

Altmetrics

Our obsession with metrics is corrupting science

The Conversation Mike Calver, Andrew Beattie 1 June 2015

Two international companies, Thomson Reuters and Elsevier, rate the apparent prestige of the journals in which academics’ publications appear, and the frequency with which other authors refer to them, i.e. 26 more words

Leadership / Management

How do we make data count?

Data generated through the course of research is as valuable an asset as research publications. Access to research data enables the validation and verification of published results, allows the data to be reused in different ways, helps to prevent duplication of research effort, enables expansion on prior research and therefore increases the returns from investment. 625 more words

Bibliometrics: The Leiden Manifesto

Data are increasingly used to govern science. Research evaluations that were once bespoke and performed by peers are now routine and reliant on metrics1. The problem is that evaluation is now led by the data rather than by judgement.

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Control

Bibliometrics: The Leiden Manifesto for research metrics

A philosophy of bibliometrics:

Data are increasingly used to govern science. Research evaluations that were once bespoke and performed by peers are now routine and reliant on metrics1.

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Philosophy