Their 2018 book 'Measuring research, what everyone needs to know' is a
particularly good read, and an easy starting point for some of the common
critiques/challenges. It's short, cheap, and aimed at practitioners.
For recent research in Scientometrics and related areas, I like
Journal of Informetrics
Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics
Frontiers in... Mapping Science: Resources, Tools, and Benchmarks
In terms of research community, International Society on Scientometrics and
Informetrics (ISSI) (http://www.issi-society.org/news.html , odd-numbered
years),ASIST SIGMET and their workshops (e.g. (
https://www.asist.org/SIG/SIGMET/2018/06/12/sigmet-workshop-2018-cfp/ ) and
COLLNET/International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics and
Scientometrics (http://www.collnet.de http://socio.org.uk/collnet2018/
Workshop on Bibliometrics and Research Policy
may be helpful. (among others; this year's JCDL had a crop of
metrics-related papers for instance)
(with apologies for old links & formatting... on a small touchscreen...)
On Wed, Jul 17, 2019, 8:10 PM Marijane White <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> The work of Cassidy Sugimoto and Vincent Larivière comes to mind, as well
> as some of the work done at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies
> (CWTS) in the Netherlands.
> Some examples:
> Marijane White, M.S.L.I.S.
> Data Librarian, Assistant Professor
> Oregon Health & Science University Library
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> On 2019/07/17, 1:30 PM, "Code for Libraries on behalf of Stuart A.
> Yeates" <[log in to unmask] on behalf of [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I'm looking for work or discussions on systematic bias in
> bibliometrics or appropriate fora where such discussions are likely to
> happen. Even critical analysis of the founding assumptions of
> bibliometrics as a field would be a good place to start
> I have some ideas but they seem obvious and I'm afraid I'm missing a
> community of practice because what I think of as a widget they know as
> a whatzit.
> ...let us be heard from red core to black sky