Advanced Citation Analysis

The CWTS Advanced Citation Analysis course offers a deep insight into advanced approaches to citation analysis. The next edition of this course will take place in April 2017. Information on the course, including the course program, is offered below. CWTS also runs the course Bibliometric Network Analysis and Science Mapping using VOSviewer. In combination the two courses can be booked together at a 15% reduction on the overall costs.

Aim

The course aims to provide participants with a thorough understanding and insight into advanced citation analysis, reaching far beyond our popular introductory course on Measuring Science and Research Performance. Attending the Advanced Citation Analysis course therefore is an excellent next step after following the basic course. The Advanced Citation Analysis course deals with all important aspects of calculating and interpreting advanced citation statistics, including field normalization, counting methods (full and fractional counting), and journal impact metrics (impact factor, Eigenfactor, SNIP). The course also offers an in-depth insight, based on extensive experience of CWTS researchers, into the differences between Web of Science and Scopus, the two most important bibliographic databases.

In addition to these technical topics, the course further pays attention to the uses of citation analysis in research assessment contexts and to the intended and unintended consequences that the use of citation analysis may have. The focus will be in particular on university rankings and on citation analysis at the level of individual researchers.

After attending the Advanced Citation Analysis course, participants will have a solid knowledge on the use and interpretation of advanced citation statistics, for instance the statistics provided in the well-known CWTS Leiden Ranking  or in bibliometric reports produced by CWTS.

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Lecturers

The course is provided by our well-known academic staff. The following CWTS staff members offer lectures in the course:

  • Ludo Waltman PhD: Ludo is managing the CWTS research program on Advanced Bibliometric Methods. He is also responsible for the calculation of the bibliometric indicators in the CWTS Leiden Ranking.
  • Martijn Visser MSc: Martijn has a broad expertise on bibliographic databases. He also has a longstanding experience in bibliometric performance studies.
  • Alex Rushforth PhD: Alex is an expert on evaluation practices in science.

The lecturers have substantial teaching experience and are all professionally trained in the use of interactive instruction methods. The Advanced Citation Analysis course offers ample opportunities for discussion between participants and lecturers.

Audience

The course is a perfect match for anyone with an advanced interest in professional citation analyses or the ins and outs of the CWTS Leiden Ranking. We advise participants that the course is most beneficial if they already have some basic knowledge on bibliometrics and citation analysis (for instance by having followed our introductory course Measuring Science and Research Performance).

In order to have optimal possibilities for interaction with the lecturers, the number of participants in the course is limited to 16. Participants are expected to bring their own laptop with them.

Venue

The course will take place in the Willem Einthoven Building of Leiden University in the Netherlands.

Schedule

The course takes two days. The next edition of the course will take place on 4 and 5 April 2017. 

Course program

The provisional course program is provided below.

Day 1

09.00-09.45 Welcome and general introduction
09.45-11.00 Citation analysis: Basic field-normalized indicators
11.00-11.15 Coffee break
11.15-12.30 Citation analysis: Basic field-normalized indicators
12.30-13.30 Lunch break
13.30-15.30 Citation analysis: Advanced field-normalized indicators
15.30-16.00 Coffee break
16.00-16.45 Citation analysis: Advanced field-normalized indicators
16.45-17.30 Effects of performance indicators on scientific practice

 

Day 2

09.00-10.30 Bibliometric data: Databases and coverage
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-11.45 Bibliometric data: Core publications
11.45-12.30 Bibliometric data: Object identification
12.30-13.30 Lunch break
13.30-14.00 Bibliometric data: Conference proceedings
14.00-15.30 Bibliometric visualization
15.30-16.00 Coffee break
16.00-16.45 Citation analysis: Journal indicators
16.45-17.30 Best practices for the use of scientometric indicators

Course fee

The course fee is € 1350,-. This includes tuition, course material, coffee breaks, lunch, and dinner. CWTS also runs the course Bibliometric Network Analysis and Science Mapping using VOSviewer. In combination the two courses can be booked together at a 15% reduction on the overall costs: € 2295,-.

Registration

To register for the course, please use this booking form. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis.

Contact

Please contact Suze van der Luijt at luijt@cwts.leidenuniv.nl if you have any questions about the course.

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