esss 2011


lecturers 2011

Jonathan Adams

Director of Research Evaluation, Thomson Reuters

Dr Jonathan Adams was the lead founder of Evidence Ltd, and is now Director of Research Evaluation for Thomson Reuters Scientific. Dr Adams has published over 100 articles in research journals and scholarly books on research policy.
Between 1979 and 1989 he has worked at different universities and colleges in the UK. He was a member of the science policy staff of the Advisory Board for the Research Councils from 1989-1992 and was Leeds University's Director of Research Strategy (1993-1997). Amongst others he recently was a member of the Australian Research Council (ARC), chaired the EC Monitoring Committee for the Evaluation of FP6 and has been invited to be an expert advisor to the interim evaluation of FP7.

Jeffrey Clovis
Senior Director, Customer Education & Sales Support, Scientific & Scholarly Research, Thomson Reuters

Trained as a biologist and then a Germanic language specialist and translator, Jeff Clovis has been working in the field of Information Sciences for the past thirty years at Thomson Reuters (formerly ISI and Thomson Scientific), holding a variety of positions for this period, mainly in Editorial Development, Product Production, Business and Technology Planning, Product Development, Business Development and finally Customer Education & Sales Support. He was jointly responsible for:  the design of the Image based production system used in processing all journals and conference proceedings, the development of Web of Science and the Derwent Innovations Index, as well as responsible for the addition and development of BIOSIS Previews and CAB Abstracts from CABI Publishing on the Web of Knowledge platform. He is currently Senior Director, Customer Education & Sales Support and in this position is responsible for supporting all Web products and content available for Academic & Government markets in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East & Africa – including all new tools and content added to the platform and all customer education activities for the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Jeffrey Demaine

Institute for Research Information and Quality Assurance (iFQ), Germany

Jeffrey Demaine is a research associate at the Institut für Forschungsinformation und Qualitätssicherung (iFQ) in Bonn, Germany. Having worked for more than a dozen years at the National Research Council in Ottawa, Canada, Jeffrey has considerable experience in turning theories of information science into applications for exploring patterns of communication in science.  His past research projects have focussed on the application of Social Network Analysis techniques in digital library interfaces, and the visualization of bibliometric information. His current research at iFQ addresses the problem of author disambiguation and proposes an automated matching of homonymous author names based on their shared metadata.

William Dinkel

GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany

William Dinkel is a researcher at GESIS and a specialist in bibliometric technologies. He has conducted a number of evaluative and descriptive bibliometric analyses for the European Research Council, the German ministry for Education and Research and the German Council of Science and Humanities. His current research at GESIS aims at developing methods and indicators for depicting errors and biases in bibliometric data with a particular focus on the social sciences.

Arthur Eger

Customer Development Manager, Elsevier BV

Arthur Eger is responsible for organizing User Education activities for Academic institutions and Governmental organizations in the German speaking countries. He previously worked in various roles for leading publishers and the University of Utrecht (Holland). Arthur is author of a number of articles on issues on library and information science and bibliometrics and holds a MSc (with distinction) from the University of Glamorgan (UK), where he is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Business Administration.

Jörg Hellwig

Product Sales Manager Databases, Elsevier B.V.

PhD in Chemistry Georg August University, Göttingen, Germany. Several years experience in Pharmaceutical Business. Since three years with Elsevier as Product Sales Manager Databases for Research Focused Institutions in Europe.

Werner Marx
Central Information Service, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Germany

Studied Chemistry at the University of Bonn and prepared his diploma and doctoral thesis in Physical Chemistry, both dealing with atmospheric chemistry (stratospheric ozone depletion). In 1982 he joined the Central Information Service for the institutes of the Chemical Physical Technical Section of the Max Planck Society, located at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart. Since 1994 he is head of this service which offers support with respect to all kinds of scientific information. The target groups are researchers, librarians, administrators and decision-makers of the Max Planck Society. The service provides assistance to access, explore and exploit the wealth of information resources available worldwide. Establishing impact data for research evaluation has become a major subject. Several studies address the need of further background information when using and interpreting citation data for research evaluation. His special interests are the potential of databases and information tools for more comprehensive information demands and the application of bibliometrics to the history of science.

Henk Moed
Senior Scientific Advisor, Elsevier

Henk F. Moed is Senior Scientific Advisor at Elsevier in Amsterdam as from 1 February 2010. He is a former senior staff member, - and during the last few months before his departure, a full professor of research assessment methodologies –  at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), in the Department (Faculty) of Social Sciences at Leiden University, as from 1986. 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 creation of bibliometric databases from raw data from Thomson Scientific’s Web of Science and Elsevier’s Scopus; analysis of inaccuracies in citation matching; assessment of the potentialities and pitfalls of journal impact factors; the development and application of science indicators for the measurement of research performance in the basic natural- and life sciences; the use of bibliometric indicators as a tool to assess peer review procedures; the development and application of performance indicators in social sciences and humanities; studies of the effects of ‘Open Access’ upon research impact and studies of patterns in ‘usage’ (downloading) behaviour of users of electronic scientific publication warehouses; studies of the effects of the use of bibliometric indicators upon scientific authors and journal publishers. He published over 50 research articles, and is editor of several journals in his field. He is a winner of the Derek de Solla Price Award in 1999. He published in 2005 a monograph, Citation Analysis in Research Evaluation (Springer, 346 pp.), which is one of the very few textbooks in the field.

Olle Persson

Sociology Department, Umeå universitet, Sweden

Olle Persson, born in 1949. His main line of research is Scholarly Communication among Scientists and Engineers. He is professor in Library and Information Science and the founder of the Inforsk research group. In 2004-2008 he was Research School Director for NORSLIS, a Nordic research school in library & information science. In the same period he served as head of the sociology department. During the last 25 years he has specialised in the field of science studies and has a leading role in the development of bibliometric research techniques.

Edgar Schiebel
Head of Technology Management, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria

Edgar Schiebel graduated in mechanical engineering at the University Karlsruhe. Afterwards he obtained the PhD at the Vienna University of Technology in management science. Since 1996 he has been the head of the unit Technology Management at Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH,
Austria. He works on bibliometric indicators for strategic management of expert organizations, the monitoring of science, evaluation and science policy. Science mapping and methods to observe science dynamics to identify emerging research issues, networks of scientists and affiliations are in his central research interest. Public  authorities as well as companies are customers for applied research and consultancy. Edgar Schiebel has published journal articles in bibliometrics and scientometrics, book chapters about emerging technology and research issues and numerous research reports, is member of international committees of scientific conferences, guest editor of the journals Scientometrics and Research Evaluation.

András Schubert

Institute for Research Organisation, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

András Schubert holds a PhD in chemistry from the Technical University of Budapest (Hungary). He switched from physical chemistry to library & information science in 1979, when he joined to the Information Science & Scientometrics Research Group (ISSRU) of the Hungarian Academy of Science (Budapest, Hungary). As the Head of the Bibliometrics Service, he lead dozens of research projects, published more than a hundred research papers and held numerous lectures on conferences and courses. His main research interest is the construction and analysis of scientometric indicators (particularly at macro-level) and the study of the network structure of scientific research communities. He is the Editor of the journal Scientometrics; won the Derek John de Solla Price Medal in 1993; is listed in the ISI Highly Cited Researchers database as the only representant of scientometrics.

Bart Thijs
Centre for R&D Monitoring (ECOOM), Dept MSI, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Bart Thijs is a research expert in bibliometrics at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. 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 K.U.Leuven. In 2009 he received his PhD from the Leiden University. Nowadays he is a senior researcher at the Centre for R&D Monitoring (ECOOM). He works on mapping of science based on the application of hybrid techniques.

Anthony van Raan
CWTS - Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands

Ton (Anthony) van Raan is Professor of Quantitative Studies of Science, Leiden University. MSc Physics and PhD physics (1973) University of Utrecht. Lecturer and researcher (physics, astrophysics) in Utrecht, Bielefeld and Leiden. Visiting scientist in several universities and research institutes in the US, UK, and France. Previous work in experimental atomic and molecular physics, ‘field switch’ to science studies. Winner of the Derek de Solla Price Award 1995. Main interests: application of bibliometric indicators in research evaluation, science as a ‘self-organizing’ cognitive ecosystem, statistical properties of bibliometric indicators, ranking and benchmarking of universities.

Matthias Winterhager

Bielefeld University, Institute of Science and Technology Studies (IWT), Germany

Matthias Winterhager is senior researcher and coordinator of bibliometric studies at Bielefeld University, Institute of Science and Technology Studies (IWT), Germany. He studied electrical engineering, education, psychology and sociology at TU Berlin and Bielefeld University. From 1980 he worked together with Peter Weingart on science indicators and quantitative studies of science at Bielefeld University. He is member of steering committee at the German Competence Centre for Bibliometrics (www.bibliometrie.info).