In July 2019, I joined CWTS for a one-year research stay. The lockdown due to COVID-19 changed my situation as a visiting researcher quite a bit. While virtual ways of working could make up for some of the constraints experienced, I had to think: what might be the effects on academic networking?
The current pandemic has revealed a pressing demand for accessible and reliable science communication. Platforms such as “The Conversation” can help by enabling experts to communicate research to the public. Here, we explore the topics that became prevalent in this medium in the context of COVID-19.
Last week CWTS researchers Martijn Visser, Nees Jan van Eck, and Ludo Waltman published the paper 'Large-scale comparison of bibliographic data sources: Scopus, Web of Science, Dimensions, Crossref, and Microsoft Academic'. In this post, the authors answer ten questions about their work.