The patron of the conference is  The Committee on Education, Science and Culture of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania.

Partners:  The Research Council of LithuaniaKaunas University of TechnologyMykolas Romeris UniversityVilnius Gediminas Technical University

Date: March 19, 2014 (Wednesday)

Venue: The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania,  Gedimino pr. 53, Vilnius, Lithuania


The Aim of the Conference. Since research performance is more and more regarded as a key factor in economic performance and societal welfare, research assessment has become a major issue for a wide range of stakeholders, and there is an increasing concern for research quality and excellence, for transparency, accountability, comparability and competition. Researchers, their papers, research institutions, universities undergo  evaluation in terms of  all the aspects mentioned above.

Target audience: policy makers of universities, govermental and research institutions;  editors of research journals and anyone interested in the latest trends in scientometrics.

Conference Chair    Prof. Gintautas Tamulaitis


Welcome speeches by

Audronė PITRĖNIENĖ, Chair of the Committee on Education, Science and Culture of the Seimas of Lithuania

Rimantas VAITKUS, Vice-minister of the Ministry of Education and Science of Lithuania

Eleonora DAGIENĖ, President of the Association of Lithuanian Serials


Conference speeches

Henk Moed ‘Metrics-Based Research Assessment’   Abstract, video, PDF

Pero Šipka  ‘Journal quality enforcement: An approach to support publishing in developing, transition, emerging, and small countries’   Abstract, video, PDF 

Ulf  Sandström  ‘Publication Incentives and Rewards   Problems and Opportunities’   Abstract, video, PDF

Răzvan Valentin Florian  ‘Research assessment in Romania’   Abstract, video, PDF

Ülle Must  ‘The Science of the Baltic States in the World’s information market – 20 years later’   Abstract, video, PDF

Rūta Petrauskaitė  ‘Citation Indexes for the Social Sciences and Humanities   Abstract, video, PDF


Organising Committee

Chair  Eleonora Dagienė, The Association of Lithuanian Serials, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Leonas Balaševičius, Kaunas University of Technology
Rūta Petrauskaitė, Lithuanian Research Council
Inga Žalėnienė, Mykolas Romeris University


Conference is free of charge. The organizing committee would like to thank  Elsevier,  initiator of  Scopus,  SciValSnowball Metrics, for handouts for conference participants.


Photos from the conference by Saulius Žiūra.