Currently, there is little exchange between the different communities interested in the domain of bibliometrics. A recent conference aimed to bridge this gap. Peter Kraker, Katrin Weller, Isabella Peters and Elisabeth Lex report on the multitude of topics and viewpoints covered on the quantitative analysis of scientific research. A key theme was the strong need for more openness and transparency: transparency in research evaluation processes to avoid biases, transparency of algorithms that compute new scores and openness of useful technology.
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Quantifying and Analysing Scholarly Communication on the Web (ASCW’15) is the conference workshop that’s discussed in the blog post. ASCW’15 took place in Oxford, UK in July.
Papers from the conference can be accessed here.