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Bibliometrics and peer review – the Italian view

A very interesting new article has just been published by researchers in Italy, who have analysed data from the first Italian national research evaluation to see whether there is a correlation between bibliometric indicators and peer review.

The questions they posed were:

  1. Are peer review judgements and (article and journal) bibliometric indicators independent variables?
  2. What is the strength of the association?
  3. Is the association between peer judgement and article citation rating significantly stronger than the association between peer judgement and journal citation rating?

They found “a compelling body of evidence that judgements given by domain experts and bibliometric indicators are significantly positively correlated” and in their conclusions, they suggest:

Bibliometrics are not independent of peer review assessment. right triangle, filled The correlation between peer assessment and bibliometric indicators is significant but not perfect. right triangle, filled Peer review should be integrated with bibliometric indicators in national assessment exercises.

Franceschet, M & Constantini, A (2010) “The first Italian research assessment exercise: A bibliometric perspective“, Journal of Informetrics, in press, corrected proof Science Direct [Online].



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Making an impact: using Journal Citation Reports and other tools to measure the impact of your research

Making an impact: using Journal Citation Reports and other tools to measure the impact of your research.

 Thursday 10th June, 11 am-12, PC Room 3 in the Library

This session will look at the ways you can monitor the impact your publications are having, especially useful when considering the REF. We will also look at Researcher ID as a way of raising your own profile, Journal citation reports, Web of Science facilities such as cited reference searching , citation mapping, times cited, citation alerts and amending your own author name entry if necessary.

To book a place please e-mail  Michele.Davies@swansea.ac.uk

If you are interested in this topic but unable to make this session your subject librarian would be happy to arrange something for you http://www.swansea.ac.uk/lis/HelpandGuides/SubjectTeams/

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