Comparing bibliometric tools for research assessment from a CRIS point of view

Ellen Fest, Hilde van Zeeland, J. Booij, T.H. Jetten, Peter van der Togt

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For many years already, the CRIS has played a central role in the research assessment at Wageningen University & Research (WUR) (Van Veller et al., 2010). However, the currently used methodology, based on the Essential Science Indicators (ESI) (Clarivate Analytics), has some major drawbacks. The main limitation is the normalisation of the indicators to 22 very broad categories from ESI. For this reason, an evaluation of alternative bibliometric tools was necessary. WUR Library maintains the CRIS, which is of high quality (Fonderman & Van der Togt, 2016) and therefore a comparison of systems could be done relatively easy. In this study, we look at the methodology of the current system (Staff Publications) and compare it to three available commercial systems (InCites, SciVal, and Dimensions) and what data and quality checks are needed in the CRIS to easily get citation data from these commercial systems.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2018
EventCRIS 2018 - FAIRness of Research Information: 14th International Conference on Current Research Information Systems - Universum, Umeå, Sweden
Duration: 14 Jun 201816 Jun 2018
Conference number: 14


ConferenceCRIS 2018 - FAIRness of Research Information
Abbreviated titleCRIS 2018
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