February 13, 2017

Bio

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.

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

  • December 19, 2017. The working paper ‘Global research collaboration: Networks and partners in South East Asia’ by R. Woolley, N. Robinson-Garcia and R. Costas are now publicly available. OA version
  • December 12, 2017. The entry ‘Los resultados del REF2014 en el Reino Unido marcan el camino a seguir en la evaluación científica’ by N. Robinson-Garcia has been published in the Blok de BiD. Blog post.
  • November 3, 2017. I taught the seminar ‘Disseminating your research. Scientific profiles and tools’ within the ‘Applied Academic English’ course organized by Jane Scarrow at the University of Granada. PPT
  • October 29, 2017. I participated in the I Reunión de Expertos de Evaluación Científica en los Vicerrectorados de Investigación presenting ‘Indicadores de movilidad científica basados en datos bibliométricos’. PPT

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Blog notes

Los resultados del REF2014 del Reino Unido marca el camino a seguir en la evaluación científica

Entrada publicada originalmente en el Blok de BiD el día 13 de diciembre de 2017. Empiezan a aparecer nuevas noticias sobre el REF2021, el ejercicio evaluativo más importante para el sistema científico en el Reino Unido. Se tratará de la segunda ocasión en la que se evalúa a las universidades británicas según el sistema actual. Read more about Los resultados del REF2014 del Reino Unido marca el camino a seguir en la evaluación científica[…]

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Notes on papers I read this week (I)

Cañibano, C. & Bozeman, B. Curriculum vitae method in science policy and research evaluation: the state-of-the-art. Research Evaluation, 18(2), 86-94 This paper reviews the use of CV analysis in science policy. The value of CVs lies in the fact that they serve as personal services advertisement and the fact that researchers are strongly encouraged to Read more about Notes on papers I read this week (I)[…]

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Scientific excellence is just one of the many paths to societal impact

Recently the LSE Impact blog posted and entry by Richard Woolley and I where we comment on the dangers of trying to link scientific excellence and societal impact. Assessing the societal impact of research is now the big challenge in research evaluation. Until recently, evaluative and policy efforts were placed on promoting the so-called ‘excellent Read more about Scientific excellence is just one of the many paths to societal impact[…]

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International collaboration: It is not only a matter of with whom but with how many?

Collaboration through co-authorship is a long studied field of work in scientometrics. The notion of international collaboration has been widely acknowledged through bibliometric data as a positive factor to improve the citation impact and visibility of publications. What is more, the share of international collaboration is an indicator of success used in many evaluation exercises at Read more about International collaboration: It is not only a matter of with whom but with how many?[…]

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