The closed nature of the traditional journal peer review system is often criticized. Over the past two decades, significant efforts have been made to make peer review more open. Ludo Waltman and Nees Jan van Eck use data from Crossref to analyze the growth of open peer review.
The use of bibliometric indicators such as the h-index or the journal impact factor is not limited to academia: from time to time, they make it into the news as well. Our author studied Italian news articles and found that they are used in quite different contexts and cover a variety of functions.
Do mental health research priorities reflect societal needs? This post explores the landscape of mental health research and introduces an interactive visualization that allows to explore research portfolios of specific countries, funders and organisations.
In this blog post we reflect on knowledge infrastructures currently emerging to support organizations that are pursuing research assessment reforms, and call on sociologists of science and research evaluation researchers to study and contribute to these unfolding developments.