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[…]

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?[…]

esss 2017: European Summer School for Scientometrics

Berlin, Germany September 17 – 22, 2017 http://www.esss.info Dear colleagues, We are happy to announce that this year’s registration for the European Summer School for Scientometrics (esss) is open NOW. The event will take place in Berlin, Germany from September 17 – 22, 2017. Like in previous years the programme offers an Introduction to Bibliometrics, Read more about esss 2017: European Summer School for Scientometrics[…]