Our work can be divided into three fields of expertise: publication issues, bibliometric and scientometric analysis and university ranking. The division has twelve employees with academic backgrounds primarily in library and information science, but also in chemistry, chemical engineering, linguistics, general literary studies, musicology, education and philosophy. Four of us are PhDs, two in bibliometrics.
In the field of publication issues, we provide support and tools, including for Open Access, choice of publication channel and copyright. We are also responsible for the development and maintenance of the research.chalmers.se platform, which creates open access to Chalmers’ researchers and research.
Our bibliometrics analysts carry out quantitative analysis of scientific publications and supply bibliometric indicators for management’s operational planning discussions with departments and Areas of Advance. We measure productivity in terms of the number of publications, the impact of publications in the form of citations, and co-authorship and citations to visualise collaboration patterns and subject structures. Our work makes an important contribution to Chalmers’ management’s strategy work, planning/follow-up and operational development. We also advise departments and Areas of Advance on strategic publication and by compiling and supplying bibliometric data and analyses.
Chalmers has only relatively recently started working on ranking. We monitor developments and maintain expertise in this field in general, focusing on the lists that are most relevant to us: Shanghai, THE and QS. It is our responsibility to compile and supply data to selected ranking lists, and we analyse Chalmers’ position in relation to our ambition and the positions of partners and competitors. The analyses are used as strategic tools by Chalmers’ management and board.
The division also conducts research. Our bibliometrics analysts with PhDs, Tahereh Dehdarirad and Jakaria Rahman, are carrying out studies into research conditions for women at Chalmers in terms of pay and publications, for example, and how to put together the best possible evaluation panel. Read more about their research
Catharina Hiort, Head of Division
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