The University Library is responsible for gathering all data in relation to this and the analysis it produces. The library also develops measurement methods that are in keeping with digital development.

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What is bibliometrics?

The concept of bibliometrics describes the quantitative study of scientific publications. Using the university’s published researchers work, we study the production of knowledge and use of knowledge use in higher education.

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Application of Bibliometry

Bibliometric measurement is used to evaluate the impact of research in various ways. Data from bibliometric measurements is also used to compare different institutions and teaching disciplines.

Traditionally, bibliometrics is used to measure citations of published research articles. This is done using information from databases that index a selection of journal articles and sometimes book series.

This means that even while measurements are not exhaustive for all publishing channels the researchers use, they can indication something about the impact of global research.

The database most often used to measure citations is Web of Science, and the annual measurement Journal Impact Factor comes from this database. SCOPUS is another database that is used to analyse citations.

Anyone logged into Stockholm University library's webpage can get access to these databases.

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Bibliometrics at Stockholm University

At Stockholm University, bibliometric analysis is measured by the number of articles published by researchers at regular intervals or on request from a particular department. Sometimes the degree of citations is also measured per article.

The publication frequency for the entire university is included in the university's annual report, but other analysis, about such matters as citations or joint publications between universities, is conducted only if required and ordered. Read more about previous analyses here.

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