17th Nordic Workshop on Bibliometrics and Research Policy

Workshop abstracts

Thursday 11.10.2012

12.30-13.00 Registration

Chair: Maria Forsman

13.00-13.30 Opening the Workshop
Vice Rector Johanna Björkroth, University of Helsinki

13.30-14.15 Keynote speech: The New York Times as a resource for scholarship Diana Hicks, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

14.15-14.45 Coffee break

14.45-17.00 Session 1

Chair: Gunnar Sivertsen

Swedish and Nordic institute collaboration networks over time – between institute ego networks and fields.
Katarina Larsen, KTH – The Royal Institute of Technology, Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment and Peter Sjögårde, KTH – The Royal Institute of Technology, Library Services, Language and Communication, Sweden

Analysis of the ‘volume’ of researchers active across the different scientific fields in the Netherlands.
Rodrigo Costas and Thed van Leeuwen, CWTS-Leiden University, the Netherlands

Visualization of research activities based upon scientific journals that are co-cited in articles published by different organizational units of Wageningen University and Research.
Marco G.P. van Veller, Wageningen UR Library, the Netherlands

Publishing orientations in public research institutes.
Elina Late, University of Tampere, School of Information Sciences, Finland

17-18 Possibility to guided visit in the new library house of Helsinki University Library Photographs of the building

19-22 Dinner at Restaurant Sunn, Senat Square (at own cost)


Friday 12.10.2012

8.30-10.00 Session 2

Chair: Thed van Leeuwen

Using Scaling Exponents for Citation Analysis.
Haiko Lietz, Mathias Riechert and Daniel Sirtes, Institute for Research Information and Quality Assurance, Germany

Do different bibliometric measures for a research center follow the same trend? A case study.
Marianne Gauffriau, Danish National Research Foundation and Jesper W. Schneider, Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, Aarhus University, Denmark

Using Monte Carlo simulations to assess the impact of author name disambiguation accuracy on different bibliometric analyses.
Jan Schulz, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany

10.00-10.30 Coffee break

10.30-12.00 Session 3

Chair: Thed van Leeuwen

The Flemish BOF‐key: further refinement and impact on co‐authorship practices.
Tim C.E. Engels, Centre for R&D Monitoring (ECOOM), University of Antwerp, Belgium

Journal Citation Cartels: Can they be detected?
Clara Calero-Medina and Rodrigo Costas, CWTS-Leiden University, the Netherlands

Size matters – also in scientometric studies and research evaluation.
Jesper W. Schneider, Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, Aarhus University, Denmark

12.00-13.00 Lunch break (at own cost)

13.00-14.30 Session 4

Chair: Jesper Wiborg Schneider

Something old, something new, something borrowed…and a new scientific topic in her shoe?
Carolin Michels, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Germany

The differences between journal articles and monographs in political science. Pei-Shan Chi, iFQ – Institute for Research Information and Quality Assurance, Germany

Bibliometric analysis for information scientists at the University of Tampere in 2012: some results and discussion on information sources.
Merja Hyödynmaa, Eija Poteri and Saija Tapio with the assistance of Esa Hakala, Heli Vanamo and Tarja Wisakanto, Tampere University Library, Finland

14.30-15.00 Coffee break

15.00-16.30 Session 5

Chair: Jesper Wiborg Schneider

Gender, age and scientific publishing. A bibliometric snapshot of the slow process towards gender equality in research.
Ragnar Edgren Pettersen, CRIStin – Current Research Information System In Norway, Agnethe Sidselrud, CRIStin – Current Research Information System In Norway & Gunnar Sivertsen, NIFU – Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education, Norway

Lost in Archives: the role of archival references in the scientific communication. Ülle Must, Estonian Research Council, Estonia

Visibility of scholarly activity in Twitter.
Kim Holmberg, Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group, School of Technology, University of Wolverhampton. United Kingdom

16.30 Closing the Workshop


Call for Papers


17th Nordic Workshop on Bibliometrics and Research Policy

11-12 October, 2012 in Helsinki, Finland

The participants who wish to present a research paper or a research idea are called for a max 200 word abstract of their presentation. The workshop is also open to participants without a presentation.

Abstracts are asked to be submitted by e-mail as a pdf-file to Maria Forsman maria.forsman [at]

Deadline for submission of abstracts is on 24th August 2012. The authors will be notified of acceptance by 10th September 2012.

Costs of participation, travel and accommodation

Participation to the workshop is free. Travel and accommodation have to be arranged and sponsored by the participants themselves.


For further information, please contact the coordinator of the workshop: Maria Forsman maria.forsman [at]