Literature review can be tedious and often involves manually checking a paper's references. Two recent web apps, Local Citation Network and Citation Gecko, aid this process by constructing and visualizing citation networks that help to identify the most influential papers in a given topic or field.
Assigning publications to research fields can be a challenge. While the demarcation of fields can be supported by algorithms, labeling fields properly requires to know what holds them together. I investigated this problem and discovered interesting reasons for publications to form a research field.
Madtrics is a portmanteau, a blend of words between mad and metrics. We hope that Leiden Madtrics serves as a way to inspire and educate about topics such as the (mis)use of research metrics, indicators, and rankings in academia. Here are 5 reasons why you should frequent our blog!
How is impact perceived and evaluated in national and regional science systems nowadays? Which stakeholders are involved and what examples exist on a national and international level? In this post, Grischa Fraumann reports on the Impact of Science conference from 5 until 7 June 2019 in Berlin.