Non-scholarly publications and possibilities of measuring social impact: case of Slovenian Forestry, Wood and Paper Technology

Different methods are being developed to evaluate the impact of research, although they by the rule suffer from drawbacks associated with linking particular research to its subsequent impacts. We used two different ways to tackle impact beyond classical bibliometric scores. This research deals with an analysis of the use of the different channels of information dissemination to the professional and general public, based on the survey on the representative sample by Slovenian researchers in the fields of forestry, wood and paper technology. The other part is the analysis of COBISS.SI and its bibliographic database COBIB.SI. COBISS is in Slovenia providing the complete bibliographical data for all Slovenian researchers and it is also a tool for different measurement and evaluation of research results in connection with Slovenian Current Research Information System (SICRIS). We determinate how much, strictly speaking, non-scientific publications is produced and recorded in bibliographies. It raises the question of research evaluation system and the possibility that other altmetrics data, especially the one measuring possible social impact can be introduced in the present bibliographic system COBISS and possibly used as a part of the evaluation through SICRIS.

Location: Lecture Hall Aula Magna Date: September 24, 2015 Time: 4:20 pm - 4:40 pm Maja Peteh Primož Južnić