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.
Labeling things is hard, but labeling groups of things is harder! At CWTS we automatically group publications and label them with an algorithm, but these labels can be puzzling for human minds. In this post, I find out how the same group of publications can have the labels "queer theory" and "home".