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Introduction to bibliometrics
The most common and accepted way to follow-up and evaluate research and its impact is to study publication volumes, types of publications, publication patterns, share of Open Access publication and citations. This field of analysing research output using mathematical and statistical methods is called Bibliometrics.
The Swedish government uses bibliometrics as an indicator in the allocation of faculty funding for research and graduate education to the universities. The Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) calculates a bibliometric index for each university based on the number of articles published by the researchers in a 4-year period and how many times the publications have been cited. The numbers are normalised for differences between research fields. For more information: Bibliometrics – a measure of the quality of research (The Research Council).
Similarly, in the Chalmers faculty model (Fakultetsmodellen) funds are distributed to the departments partly based on statistics of publications and citations, all which is tracked with bibliometrics.
The bibliometric work is performed within two timeframes; (i) analysing research output (post publishing), and (ii) assisting in creation of strategies for future research (prior to publishing).
On demand services
The Bibliometrics team provides on-demand services to Chalmers’ line managers, directors of Areas of Advance (AoAs) and centres, and individual researchers. The aim is to inspire use of our services and resources to promote quality of research output as well as visibility of publications, researchers and Chalmers as a whole.
The bibliometrics team also provides annual bibliometric analyses and follow-ups to be used in strategic dialogues, as performance parameters for distribution of funding, as KPIs for research to the upper management and Chalmers board, and in Chalmers annual report to the government.
When receiving many requests, we prioritise them in the following order:
- Chalmers leadership team (CLG)
- Areas of advance
- Individual researchers
Ranking of universities became increasingly common in the early 2000s and is now a well-established phenomenon within academia. There are many different types of rankings ranging from measuring the overall performance of universities to more specific subject oriented ones. Most are conducted on a yearly basis.
The library offers information about how the below lists are composed and a brief analysis of how Chalmers has ranked the last few years. If you wish to get a deeper insight into our work it is possible to download our annual reports: 2016; 2015; 2014; 2013; 2012
|QS - WUR||128||48||7||4||2018|
|THE - WUR||231||112||16||7||2018|
|Shanghai - ARWU||298||118||16||8||2018|