German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW), Germany
Valeria Aman has been working in the Competence Centre for Bibliometrics at the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW) in Berlin since 2013. She has conducted various bibliometric analyses and evaluations on the basis of an in-house version of Web of Science and Scopus. She is completing her PhD on the exploration of bibliometric methods to detect knowledge transfer inherent to international mobility.
Universita‘ degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Massimo Aria is a full professor in Statistics for Social Sciences at the Department of Economics and Statistics of the University of Naples Federico II and Ph.D. in Computational Statistics.
His main research fields are bibliometrics, science mapping, systematic literature reviews, and machine learning. He led several statistical surveys about economic, social, ethological, and healthcare phenomena.
He is co-founder of the academic spin-off K-Synth and author of four open-source statistical software:
- Bibliometrix R Package
An R-tool for comprehensive science mapping analysis and quantitative research in scientometrics and bibliometrics.
A set of tools to extract bibliographic content from the ‚PubMed‘ database using the ‚NCBI‘ REST API.
A set of tools to extract bibliographic content from ‚Digital Science Dimensions‘ using ‚DSL‘ API.
- PLS-SEM Matlab Toolbox
A Matlab/Octave package to estimate Structural Equation Models with Partial Least Squares algorithm (SEM-PLS, PLS-SEM, or PLS Path Modeling).
Google Scholar page: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Qu66YZQAAAAJ&hl=it
Senior Director of Customer Education, Clarivate
Jeff Clovis has been working in the field of Information Sciences and Technology for the past forty years at Clarivate. He is an expert in editorial content and Clarivate academic & government resources, and was responsible for the development and design of the Web of Science Core Collection, Derwent Innovations Index, BIOSIS resources, CAB Abstracts and Inspec, all on the Web of Science platform. He currently focuses on Research Analytics solutions and management systems, Data Analytics and the use of Clarivate data in international markets, including our core content and metrics.
Università degli Studi della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Italy
Corrado Cuccurullo, Ph.D., is a full professor in Accounting and Corporate Governance at the Department of Management and Economics of the University of Campania – Luigi Vanvitelli.
He has an extensive teaching, research, managerial and consulting experience. He currently is the Chairman of State-Owned enterprise (1.3 billion in turnover) that operates in purchasing, technological infrastructure, and digital innovation in healthcare and public administration.
Together with Massimo Aria, he founded the academic spin-off K-Synth and designed Bibliometrix (2016). He founded, with other colleagues, other digital start-ups and designed other business intelligence and data analytics software.
Google Scholar page: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=it&user=mfW3fRwAAAAJ
Nicola De Bellis
Bibliometric Office (CSBA) – University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Graduated in philosophy at the University of Bari, Italy, De Bellis obtained a PhD in history of science in 1998 with a doctoral dissertation on Renaissance natural history. Seven years later, that job provided the background for an Italian prize-winning manuscript on the role of bibliographic citations in the scientific communication system. Having joined a medical library in 2002, he has been working since then on the boundary line between information science, history and philosophy of science. He is currently contract professor of information science for the Department of Education and Humanities and runs a full time bibliometric office supporting research evaluation activities at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.
Senate Department for Higher Education and Research, Health, Long-Term Care and Gender Equality, Germany
German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW), Germany
Torger Möller is one of the acting heads of the research area “Research System and Science Dynamics” at the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW, Berlin). He received his PhD in Sociology at the Institute of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Bielefeld and worked at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science and Humanities, the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment and the Free University Berlin. Since 2011 Torger Möller is a lead researcher in various research projects at the DZHW. His research interests are research evaluation, bibliometrics, governance, research funding and peer review.
Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft (ZBW), Germany
Isabella Peters is Professor of Web Science at ZBW Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and head of the Web Science research group at Kiel University. She received her PhD in Information Science at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf. Her research focusses on user-generated content and its potential for scholarly communication on the social web, e.g. altmetrics. Professor Peters is active in the Association for Information Science and Technology (in particular European Chapter and SIGMetrics) and in the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0. She was member of the European Expert Group on Altmetrics and she co-chaired the LIBER Working Group on Metrics.
Vice President, Research Evaluation, Elsevier
Dr. Andrew Plume is Vice President of Research Evaluation at Elsevier, and Chair of the ICSR Advisory Board. He holds a PhD in plant molecular biology from the University of Queensland (Australia) and conducted post-doctoral research at Imperial College London. Since 2004 he has specialized in the application of scientometric approaches to understand the dynamics of the world of research, from researchers and articles all the way up to system-wide studies.
NIFU – Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education, Norway
Gunnar Sivertsen is Research Professor and Head of Bibliometric Research at the Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU) in Oslo, Norway. In addition to research on research, Sivertsen has contributed to science-based innovation in the development of research evaluation, research funding, and the use of indicators. He has advised the development of the research evaluation and funding systems in several countries.
Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Peter Sjögårde works as bibliometric analyst at Karolinska Institutet at the University Library. He is also a PhD student at the Health Informatics Centre (HIC) at the Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics (LIME). He works with the in-house versions of Web of Science and PubMed at Karolinska Instutitet, conducting bibliometric analyses of the publication output of Karolinska Institutet, including for example co-publishing analyses, calculation of citation indicators, subject mapping and benchmark. His work also includes structuring and curation of data. In his PhD project he contributes to the development of algorithmic publication-level classifications used for subject mapping.
Centre for R&D Monitoring (ECOOM), KU Leuven, Belgium
Bart Thijs is a research expert in bibliometrics at the Centre for R&D Monitoring (ECOOM) at KU Leuven. His main research focusses on mapping of science through the application of network analysis techniques. In 1999 he graduated at the same university in Psychology with a specialization in Statistics. He spent several years in industry as a statistical consultant, there he gained experience in the application of automated data analysis. In 2002 he joined the newly created policy research centre on R&D statistics at the KU Leuven. In 2010 he received his PhD from the Leiden University. He co-authored more than 60 journal and conference contributions on a broad range of topics in scientometrics. Along his research he also teaches a course on large scale network analysis at the Master of Artificial Intelligence program at KU Leuven.
Director Academic Relations and Consultancy, Digital Science
Jürgen Wastl leads the Digital Science Consultancy, supporting research institutions, funders, governments and other institutions with research capabilities to make better use of data to inform their strategies and decisions. He also currently works on improvements in research classifications, most notably UoA (UK REF) and UN SDG (Sustainable Development goals). Since October 2019 he is also Associate Director at the Research on Research Institute (RoRI).
Before joining Digital Science, he headed the research information team in the Research Strategy Office at the University of Cambridge where he deputised for the PVC Research in national and international committees in all matters Research evaluation, assessment and interoperability. In his role as Deputy REF Manager he has been responsible for the development and advancement of tools and applications to meet a diverse set of research information needs. He supported the University’s extensive Strategic Research Review process with analyses and reports.