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Results from the 2019 Responsible Metrics State of the…

Post originally published in The Bibliomagician on November 12, 2019 by Nicolas Robinson-Garcia and Lizzie Gadd

Since 2015, the LIS-Bibliometrics Committee has run annual Responsible Metrics State-of-the-Art surveys in which we analyse the penetration of responsible metrics awareness and implementation in universities. Every year, the number of participants as well as the number of countries involved has increased, and already last year reported a total of 115 respondents. This year again, we have seen a notable increase with 218 respondents from 42 different countries with 72% of the respondents being from outside of the UK. This increase is partly due to the fact that alongside the Lis-Bibliometrics, ARMA Metrics (SIG) and INORMS Research Evaluation Working Group lists, it was also advertised on the Spanish speaking lists IWETEL (Spanish mailing list for information professionals) and INCYT (Indicadores de Ciencia y Tecnología (Science and Technology Indicators). This has resulted in a high number of Spanish and South American participants which allows for the first time to show comparisons between the UK and other countries. We plan to look at this in a separate blog post. But first let’s have a general overview of what the respondents indicated about the inclusion of responsible metrics practices in their institutions. Read more “Results from the 2019 Responsible Metrics State of the Art Survey”