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.

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Latest news

  • August 8, 2017. The paper ‘The unbearable emptiness of tweeting – about journal articles’ by N. Robinson-Garcia, R. Costas, K.R. Isett, J. Melkers and D. Hicks has been accepted for publication in Plos One.
  • August 1, 2017. I have joined the School of Public Policy at Georgia Institute of Technology as a postdoctoral researcher working on an NSF-funded project under the supervision of Dr. Julia Melkers.
  • July 19, 2017. The entry ‘What do the 2014 REF result tell use about the relationship between excellent research and societal impact?’ by Richard Woolley and Nicolas Robinson-Garcia was posted at the LSE Impact Blog. Blog post
  • July 17, 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 accepted for publication in Journal of Informetrics.

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