The conference “Scientometrics Tools: What Do We Know About Them and How Do We Use Them?” organized by The Association of Lithuanian Serials and The Lithuanian Research Library Consortium on 29 April (Friday).
You must have heard about rankings of universities and you know that the evaluation of institutions is carried out in accordance with complex formulas which depend on the indicators of your publications. You must have come across the fact that h-index has become well-known among researchers. At the conference, you will find out more about methods, indicators, tools of research metrics and their practical usage in day-to-day researcher activities.

The aim of the conference is to familiarize the Lithuanian academic society with well-known tools of research metrics abroad, demonstrate their practical usage in day-to-day researcher activities.

The target audience is researchers, establishers of science politics, research evaluators, rectors for research, employees of institution research departments and all interested in this topic.

Conference programme:

Welcome Speech. Chairman of the Conference  Prof. Gintautas Tamulaitis, Head of Semiconductor Physics Department at Vilnius University

Scientometrics: Theory, Sources and Methods. Audrė Trumpienė, Nature Research Centre
Scientometrics is a mirror of research activities, the topic which is quite controversial. What is scientometrics, their methods and diversity? How is the application of indicators evaluated by researchers themselves? – Research by journal Nature.

Journal Citation Index and Academic Ethics. Dr Rimas Norvaiša, Lithuanian Scientific Society, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics of Vilnius University
Problems related to the usage of scientometrics indicators based on citation when evaluating the quality of research. Implementation of principles of good research practice. Experience of the worldwide mathematics journal publishing and the latest research results in this field.

Graphic Representation of the Types of Citation at Thomson Reuters Web of Science (WoS) Database. Eglė Šegždienė, The Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences
Citation of research publications is a topical indicator of the evaluation of quantitative research activity. Citation rate calculations are made by more and more prominent research databases. The analysis and ways of presentation of this indicator differ. Ways of graphic representation of citation connections at WoS database and their benefit for a specific author.

Graphic Representation of Researchers Communication Using Pajek System. Dr Gintarė Tautkevičienė, Kaunas University of Technology
Pajek programme is designed for the analysis and graphic representation of huge social networks. Data on scientific cooperation, co-authorship, citation, etc. could also be analyzed by means of this programme. Pajek programme is used in the library metrics analysis of research publications at Ljubljana, Likiöping, Stanford, Rotterdam and other universities.

Influence of Evaluation of the Lithuanian Research Publications on the Lithuanian Research Journal Publishing. Dr Saulius Maskeliūnas, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics of Vilnius University
Positive changes of the Lithuanian research journals encouraged by the change of evaluation methods of research publications of the Lithuanian research and studies institutions. Journal changes since 2002.

Publish or Perish Software. Eleonora Dagienė, The Association of Lithuanian Serials, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Publish or Perish is a software program that retrieves and analyzes academic citations based on GoogleScholar. The speech presents a research that compares the Lithuanian researchers’ indicators collected from the Web of Science with those retrieved with the help of Pu­blish or Perish software


Science Metrics in the Portfolio of Today’s Researcher: Search for Good Practice in Research Institutions. Jūratė Stanaitytė, Södertörn University, Sweden
A short review of the experience of Swedish research institutions. Discussion on when, why and how research metrics will become an integral part of the activities of news organizations.

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