The course Bibliometrics and Scientometrics for Research Evaluation offers a deep insight into the use of citation analysis, bibliometric visualization, and other related tools for evaluating scientific research. Information on the course, including the course program, is offered below.
The course aims to provide participants with a thorough understanding of citation analysis and bibliometric visualization, focusing on their use in research evaluation. After completing the course, you will be able to:
The course aims to serve a broad audience that includes anyone with a professional interest in citation analysis, bibliometric visualization, and other scientometric tools for research evaluation. The course is most beneficial for participants that already have some basic knowledge on bibliometrics and citation analysis.
In order to have optimal possibilities for interaction with the lecturers, the number of participants in the course is limited to 24. Participants are expected to bring their own laptop with them.
The course is provided by two highly experienced lecturers:
Ludo Waltman PhD: Ludo is deputy director of CWTS and leader of the CWTS research group on Quantitative Science Studies. He is one of the developers of the popular VOSviewer software, and he is also responsible for the CWTS Leiden Ranking. Ludo is editor-in-chief of Journal of Informetrics, one of the most prominent scientific journals in the field of bibliometrics and scientometrics.
Nees Jan van Eck PhD: Nees Jan is a researcher at the CWTS. His research focuses on the development of visualization tools and algorithms, mainly for analyzing the structure and development of science. Nees Jan has published numerous scientific articles on this topic. The VOSviewer tool developed by Nees Jan (together with Ludo Waltman) is widely used by researchers in the field of bibliometrics and scientometrics. In 2010, Nees Jan received his PhD from Erasmus University Rotterdam. Many of the techniques used in the VOSviewer tool were originally introduced in his PhD thesis.
The local organizer of the course is Professor Clive Baldock, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Researcher Development at the University of Tasmania.
To register for the course, please click here. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis.