Tuesday, August 12, 2008

"The Use And Misuse Of Bibliometric Indices In Evaluating Scholarly Performance"

Ethics In Science And Enviromental Politics Vol. 8, No. 1, Special Issue: The Use And Misuse Of Bibliometric Indices In Evaluating Scholarly Performance is an extensive set of papers on bibliometric indices. I have as yet to read them, but they look interesting and significant:


  • Browman, H., Stergiou, K. (2008). Factors and indices are one thing, deciding who is scholarly, why they are scholarly, and the relative value of their scholarship is something else entirely. Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics, 8, 1-3. DOI: 10.3354/esep00089

  • Campbell, P. (2008). Escape from the impact factor. Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics, 8, 5-7. DOI: 10.3354/esep00078

  • Lawrence, P. (2008). Lost in publication: how measurement harms science. Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics, 8, 9-11. DOI: 10.3354/esep00079

  • Todd, P., Ladle, R. (2008). Hidden dangers of a "citation culture". Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics, 8, 13-16. DOI: 10.3354/esep00091

  • Taylor, M., Perakakis, P., Trachana, V. (2008). The siege of science. Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics, 8, 17-40. DOI: 10.3354/esep00086

  • Cheung, W. (2008). The economics of post-doc publishing. Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics, 8, 41-44. DOI: 10.3354/esep00083

  • Tsikliras, A. (2008). Chasing after the high impact. Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics, 8, 45-47. DOI: 10.3354/esep00087

  • Zitt, M., Bassecoulard, E. (2008). Challenges for scientometric indicators: data demining, knowledge-flow measurements and diversity issues. Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics, 8, 49-60. DOI: 10.3354/esep00092

  • Harzing, A., van der Wal, R. (2008). Google Scholar as a new source for citation analysis. Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics, 8, 61-73. DOI: 10.3354/esep00076

  • Pauly, D., Stergiou, K. (2008). Re-interpretation of ‘influence weight’ as a citation-based Index of New Knowledge (INK). Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics, 8, 75-78. DOI: 10.3354/esep00090

  • Giske, J. (2008). Benefitting from bibliometry. Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics, 8, 79-81. DOI: 10.3354/esep00075

  • Butler, L. (2008). Using a balanced approach to bibliometrics: quantitative performance measures in the Australian Research Quality Framework. Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics, 8, 83-92. DOI: 10.3354/esep00077

  • Bornmann, L., Mutz, R., Neuhaus, C., Daniel, H. (2008). Citation counts for research evaluation: standards of good practice for analyzing bibliometric data and presenting and interpreting results. Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics, 8, 93-102. DOI: 10.3354/esep00084

  • Harnad, S. (2008). Validating research performance metrics against peer rankings. Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics, 8, 103-107. DOI: 10.3354/esep00088



Thanks to Gerry McKiernan.

1 comment:

MCG Administradora del Blog said...

We are glad to inform that we have included a link to this post. Some positive reactions against abuse and misuse of bibliometrics in research evaluation have arisen in several European countries. We report some of these reactions in the entry of June of 2010 in our Blog "World Development", published by the Euro-American Association of Economic Development Studies:
http://euroamericanassociation.blogspot.com