February 13, 2017


I am Nicolas Robinson-Garcia, PhD (International Doctorate) in Social Sciences (University of Granada). I am a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, working under the supervision of Dr. Julia Melkers. I previously worked as 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 currently interested on the development of quantitative methods and indicators which help to better comprehend the different roles researchers play in the science ecosystem and on the effects of research evaluation schemes largely based on quantitative indicators.

 Contact & other info

 Presentations and slides

Latest news

  • September 8, 2017. I have presented the paper ‘Tweeting about journal articles: Engagement, marketing or just gibberish?’ by N. Robinson-Garcia, R. Costas, K. Isett, J. Melkers and D. Hicks at the STI Conference held in Paris. PPT
  • September 8, 2017. I have presented the paper ‘Do altmetrics capture social engagement? A comparison between survey data and social media data” by N. Robinson-Garcia, I. Ramos-Vielba, R. Costas, P. D’Este and I. Ràfols at the STI Conference held in Paris. PPT
  • September 2, 2017. Holly Else, reporter of the Times Higher Education Magazine, publishes a news story about our paper ‘The unbearable emptiness of tweeting – about journal articles’. News story
  • August 30, 2017. The paper ‘DataCite as a novel bibliometric source: Coverage, strengths and limitations’ by N. Robinson-Garcia, P. Mongeon, W. Jeng and R. Costas has been published in Journal of Informetrics. doi:10.1016/j.joi.2017.07.003. OA version

Read more…