I'll just add the JISC bibliometrics listserv ( ). Unfortunately ASIST more or less killed the SIGMETRICS list with their shenanigans. 


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From: Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Jodi Schneider
Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 9:37 PM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Systematic / Systemic bias in bibliometics

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 JASIST


Journal of Informetrics

And, emerging:
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) ( , odd-numbered years),ASIST SIGMET and their workshops (e.g. ( ) and conferences like

COLLNET/International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics ( ), Nordic 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:
> isparities-in-Larivi%C3%A8re-Ni/73068e44373215a447d0a646446e73b9455061
> 0c
> arities-in-science-if-only-it-were-true
> good
> Marijane White, M.S.L.I.S.
> Data Librarian, Assistant Professor
> Oregon Health & Science University Library
> Phone: 503.494.3484
> Email: [log in to unmask]
> ORCiD:
> 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.
>     cheers
>     stuart
>     --
>     ...let us be heard from red core to black sky