February 13, 2017


I am Nicolas Robinson-Garcia, PhD (International Doctorate) in Social Sciences. I am a Juan de la Cierva-Formación Fellow researcher at Ingenio (CSIC-Universidad Politècnica de Valencia) under the supervision of Ismael Rafols. During my PhD I was visiting researcher at the CWTS at Leiden University. I was also member of the Department of Library Studies of the University of Granada where I did some teaching. Since 2017 I am a member of the Steering Committee of the European Summer School for Scientometrics representing EC3metrics SL where I collaborate as an external consultant.

I am specialised in the field of bibliometrics. The main research lines I have worked on are: 1) disciplinary biases of university rankings, 2) the development of indicators for assessing the SSH and 3) the study of new metrics and data sources. I am currently interested on the understanding of the different roles of researchers and on the analysis of research evaluation schemes largely based on quantitative indicators.

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  • June 08, 2017. I have given a training session to new interns working at the Vicerrectorado de Investigación from the University of Granada on the topic of Open Access and the use of social media to trace social engagement of researchers with local stakeholders.
  • May 26, 2017. The paper ‘Incorporating data sharing into the reward system of science: Linking DataCite records to authors in the Web of Science’ by P. Mongeon, N. Robinson-Garcia, W. Jeng and R. Costas has been accepted for publication in Aslib Proceedings.
  • May 22, 2017. The paper ‘Do altmetrics capture social engagement? A comparison between survey and social media data’ by N. Robinson-Garcia, I. Ramos-Vielba, R. Costas, P. D’Este and I. Rafols has been accepted for oral presentation at the Atlanta Conference, October, 2017, Atlanta (US).
  • April 25, 2017. The paper ‘Using altmetrics for contextualised mapping of societal impact: From hits to networks’ by N. Robinson-Garcia, T.N. van Leeuwen and I. Rafols has been accepted for publication in Science and Public Policy.

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