lecturers

Cinzia Daraio
Sapienza University, Italy

Cinzia Daraio is full professor at the Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering „A. Ruberti“ of Sapienza University of Rome, Rome (Italy).
She is specialized in science and technology indicators, data quality and data integration, higher education microdata, methodological and empirical studies in productivity and efficiency analysis . Over the years, she participated in several international and national research projects and expert groups at the European Commission and OECD on these subjects. She is member of the Editorial Board of Scientometrics, Journal of Data and Information Science, Quantitative Science Studies, Journal of Productivity Analysis, International Transactions in Operational Research, Scholarly Metrics and Analytics and others.
She authored more than 200 publications including a monograph an edited book, many articles in international peer-reviewed journals, several chapters and papers presented at conferences and in proceedings. She recently authored two chapters in the prestigious Springer Handbook of Science and Technology Indicators, and edited in 2020, with Wolfgang Glänzel, the Springer book on “Evaluative informetrics – the art of metrics-based research assessment, Festschrift in honour of Henk F. Moed”.

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.

Rodrigo Costas
CWTS – Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands

Rodrigo Costas is an experienced researcher in the field of information science and bibliometrics. With a PhD in Library and Information Science obtained at the CSIC in Spain, Rodrigo has been working at CWTS (Leiden University, the Netherlands) since 2009. His lines of research cover a broad scope of topics, including the development of new bibliometric tools and indicators as well as tools for the study of research activities based on quantitative data, having a particular focus on the analysis of individual scholars through bibliometric methodologies. Rodrigo has recently started some novel research lines at CWTS including the study of ‘altmetrics’ and the possibilities of funding acknowledgments in order to expand the analytical possibilities of scientometrics. At CWTS Rodrigo also coordinates several projects for different scientific organizations worldwide.

Henk F. Moed
Independent researcher and scientific advisor

Between 1981 and 2010 Henk F. Moed was a senior staff member at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University. During 2010-2014 he was a senior scientific advisor with Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in Science Studies at the University of Leiden in 1989. He has been active in numerous research topics, including the development of  bibliometric databases and indicators for the assessment of research performance and scholarly journals; the effects of ‘Open Access’ upon research impact; ‘usage’ (downloading) behaviour; development of a new journal impact measure (SNIP); bibliometric studies of international scientific migration and collaboration; comparisons of Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar; multi-dimensional assessment of research impact; the potential of altmetrics; and ontology-based bibliometric data management. He published over 100 research articles in international, peer reviewed journals, and is editorial board member of several journals in his field. He is a winner of the Derek de Solla Price Award in 1999. Jointly with W. Glanzel and U. Schmoch, he edited in 2004 the Handbook on Quantitative Science and Technology Research (Kluwer, 800 pp), and published in 2005 a monograph, Citation Analysis in Research Evaluation (Springer, 346 pp.), which is one of the very few textbooks in the field, and in 2017 a second monograph, Applied Evaluative Informetrics (Springer, 312 pp.) He is currently an independent scientific advisor, and visiting professor at the Sapienza University of Rome and University of Granada.

Isabella Peters
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.

Bart Thijs
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.

The establishment of esss is very timely. The increasing use of bibliometrics for funding and evaluative purposes, and in international university rankings, makes it essential for more people to develop a detailed understanding of the disciplines strengths and weaknesses. The contributing partners in this new initiative are to be congratulated for putting together an outstanding program.

— Dr. Linda Butler, College of Arts and Social Sciences, The Australian National University, Australia

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