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Seminar  |  11/14/2017  |  11:00 AM

Brown Bag Seminar: Normalization of Citation Impact

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Lutz Bornmann (Max Planck Society)

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Room 313


Professional bibliometrics is characterized by using field-normalized indicators for research evaluation. Citation rates differ by field (independently of the papers’ quality) and these differences should be considered in cross-field comparisons (e.g. of universities). In the first part of the presentation, the standard field-normalization approaches are explained. Several examples are presented of how field-normalized scores can be used for research evaluation. In the second part of the presentation, some current research projects and recently developed tools in the area of bibliometrics are shown.

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Contact Person: Dr. Fabian Gaessler