Marine social science studies multifaceted relationships between people and oceans, marine and coastal environments. But it is not yet well integrated into ocean science and policy. This blogpost asks how we can use mixed methods to study the way marine social scientists make their research visible.
Last week, CWTS colleagues Nees Jan van Eck and Ludo Waltman published a post in which they announced the launch of VOSviewer Online. Today, they discuss a new update of the regular stand-alone VOSviewer tool, offering additional possibilities for making VOSviewer visualizations available online.
CWTS prepares for a new phase in its organization. In our new strategy, we aim to put our values first. A value-based strategy is the cornerstone of a well-functioning, positive research culture. Through open dialogue sessions we started to further shape this culture.
The contribution of science to technological innovation is subject of ongoing debate. In a recent study, our authors investigated how the value of patents depends on the scientific articles referenced and what role aspects such as basicness, novelty, and interdisciplinarity play in this.
CWTS' Leonie van Drooge has received the Moderna vaccine. She is not an army enthusiast, yet she is grateful to the US Dept. of Defense. Its agency DARPA funded Moderna in 2013 to further develop the then-novel mRNA technology. This blog looks into how DARPA does or doesn't solve challenges.
Using the h-index in research evaluation? Rather not. But why not, actually? Why is using this indicator so problematic? And what are the alternatives anyway? Our authors walk you through an infographic that addresses these questions and aims to highlight some key issues in this discussion.