Workshop on ‘Introduction to Scientometrics’

This event is jointly organized by NASTEC Sri Lanka, Open Science South Asian Network (OSSAN) and DST-CPR, IISc Bangalore
Speaker: Prof. Vivek Kumar Singh, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
Date: 15th November 2022, 2:15 pm


Scientometrics is the study of science, science policy, and communications in science using quantitative methods. It primarily looks into the quantitative features and characteristics of science and scientific research by studying scholarly literature, mainly journal articles, citation, impact factor etc. Databases such as Web of Science, Scopus, and Dimensions are the primary data sources. This lecture will provide the participants a basic understanding of the field and a brief overview of the mentioned databases. It will help them navigate these databases and use certain features to understand the impact of their own research.