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Open Evaluation

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Open Evaluation

Openness in bibliometric analyses

What is Open Evaluation/ Bibliometrics?

Bibliometrics is the measurement of scientific output, mostly publications, the impact of which is determined, quantitatively, by citations or downloads. Open Evaluation signals openness of the used data, methods and results of bibliometric analyses. These data should enable a more objective science planning and evaluation.

Services of the University Library

As part of Open Science, we as a library not only make our bibliometric analyses freely available, but also endeavour to use free citation data as the basis for our analyses. This not only facilitates subsequent use, but also improves the quality of the analyses as they become more comprehensible and transparent.

More information on bibliometrics can be found here:

Free and replicable evaluation of science

Free analysis tools are used to clean up or graphically display bibliometric data.

Bibliometrics service - analyse tools
Open Source Analyse Tools

Free citation data are data sources that are not subject to licensing, such as Google Scholar,Crossref, CiteSeer, or OpenCitations.

Bibliometrics service - data sources
Open Citation Data

Are evaluation methods based on open indicators. Examples are Google Scholar Metrics,Eigenfactor or alternative metrics, which gain increasing importance, as the following video shows

Altmetrics: a fair evaluation of quality
Open Metrics

To improve your visibility there are free offers available, like ORCID. Here, your publications can be maintained and linked to other data sources, which enables an exact allocation of publications - so that the H index can be stated correctly within the next application for funding.

ORCID Open Research