New developments in the use of bibliometrics in research evaluation


  • Datum: 22.10.2021
  • Uhrzeit: 10:30 - 12:00
  • Vortragender: Dr. Lutz Bornmann
  • Lutz Bornmann is a habilitated sociologist of science and works in the Administrative Headquarters of the Max Planck Society (Science Policy and Strategy Department). Besides his service activities for the Max Planck Society, he carries out research on the topic ‘research evaluation’. Here, his research interests include peer review, bibliometrics, and altmetrics. He is recipient of the Derek de Solla Price Memorial Medal in 2019. The medal is periodically awarded by the journal Scientometrics to scientists with outstanding contributions to the fields of quantitative studies of science.
  • Ort: Zoom Meeting Room 1
  • Raum: Zoom Meeting
  • Gastgeber: Dmitry Moseev
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New developments in the use of bibliometrics in research evaluation
Today, bibliometrics is a standard instrument in research evaluation besides peer review. The instrument is used for assessing single researchers, research groups, institutions, countries etc. The presentation will focus on several aspects of the use of bibliometrics in research evaluation. After some basic information on bibliometrics in the first part (e.g., the difference between citizen and professional bibliometrics), the presentation will explain in more detail one of the most important type of indicators: field-normalized citation impact indicators. In the second part of the presentation, it will be shown how field-normalized citation impact indicators can be used to assess research of single researchers, institutions, and countries. In the final part, two web-based tools will be presented that can be used to assess (1) the distribution of institutional performance worldwide (see and (2) the success of institutional collaboration activities worldwide (see

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