Research Topic on Statistics in Science of Science-Open for submissions

Editors-in-Chief 

Ronald Rousseau, University of Leuven, and University of Antwerp, Belgium 

Liying Yang, National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China 

Topic Editors 

Ronald Rousseau, University of Leuven, and University of Antwerp, Belgium 

Zhesi Shen, National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China 

Submission Deadlines 

Full paper submission: 31 December 2022 


About this Research Topic 

Statistics have been widely used in bibliometric analyses. Yet, it is well-known that not all uses follow best practices, possibly resulting in invalid conclusions or irreproducibility. This Research Topic aims to provide insights into the proper use of statistics in bibliometrics. 


Topics of interest include: 

. Guidelines for using statistics in scientometrics analysis, e.g. simple rules we should follow when using statistics; 

The reproducibility of statistics in bibliometrics (or, more generally, in science); 

Misuse of p-values in scientometrics; 

Current trends in using statistics in the science of science; 

Advanced statistical techniques and their application in bibliometrics, e.g. the difference-in-differences approach; 

Best practice of statistics in responsible research evaluation; 

. Teaching of statistics for bibliometrics students, examples of teaching experiences, the order of teaching concepts and their relatedness; 

Other interesting topics. 


Submission 

Interested scholars are invited to submit full papers in any of the following types: Research Articles, Review Articles, Research Notes, Commentaries, Perspectives, and Opinions. Click www.jdis.org for author guidelines and online submission (Please note “S in S” at the beginning of your manuscript title when submitting.)


Benefits to Authors 

Rapid Peer Review in Only 4 to 6 Weeks 

High-Quality, Rigorous Peer Review

Open Access 

No article processing charges (APC) 

Articles are published within 5 days from acceptance 


Further Informatio

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