Analysis and Regular Update of Bibliometrics Indicators
Science-Metrix has been selected as the provider of bibliometric indicators for the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG Research), starting in September 2010 and extending to September 2014. This study work involves the collection, analysis and updating of bibliometric data that will be integrated into the European Commission’s evidence based monitoring of progress towards the objectives set forth in the Lisbon framework and the post-Lisbon Strategy for the European Research Area (ERA). The bibliometric component of this monitoring system is part of a package of six complementary studies reporting on the dynamics of research activities along the whole spectrum of knowledge, from R&D investments to publications, patents and licensing. The analyses provided by Science-Metrix to the European Commission focus on the scientific performance — including impact and collaboration patterns — of countries, regions and research performers (such as universities, public research institutes and companies). The statistics produced by Science-Metrix are based on a series of indicators designed to take into account national and sector specificities, as well as to allow for a comprehensive analysis of the evolution, interconnectivity, performance and impact of national research and innovation systems in Europe. They also provide an overall view on Europe’s strengths and weaknesses in knowledge production across fields and subfields of science. In measuring progress towards past and current objectives, this information aims to support the development of research policies for the ERA.