Paul Wouters

Professor of Scientometrics
Director, Centre for Science and Technology Studies
Leiden University
Leiden, the Netherlands

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Prof. Dr. Paul Wouters is director of CWTS and professor of scientometrics at Leiden University. He is member of the editorial boards of Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Social Studies of Science, and Cybermetrics, and of the Steering Committee of the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC).

Selected key publications:

Frandsen, Tove and Paul Wouters. 2009. "Turning working papers into journal articles: An exercise in microbibliometrics." Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 60 (4): 728-739.

Andrea Scharnhorst and Paul Wouters (2006), Webindicators – a new generation of S&T indicators. Cybermetrics, vol. 10, issue 1.

Paul Wouters (2006), “Aux origines de la scientométrie. La naissance du Science Citation Index”, Actes de la recherche en sciences sociale, September 2006, vol. 164, p. 10-21

Publications

Zahedi, Zohreh, Rodrigo Costas, and Paul Wouters. 2014. "How well developed are altmetrics? A cross-disciplinary analysis of the presence of ‘alternative metrics’ in scientific publications." Scientometrics, 1-23.

2012. Virtual Knowledge: Experimenting in the Humanities and the Social Sciences. Edited by Paul Wouters, Anne Beaulieu, Andrea Scharnhorst, and Sally Wyatt MIT Press.

Presentations

Glänzel, Wolfgang and Paul Wouters. 2013. "The Do's and Dont's in Individual Level Bibliometrics." Paper presented at 14th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference (ISSI). 2013 July 15-19. Vienna (AUT).

Tatum, Clifford and Paul Wouters. 2013. "ACUMEN Portfolio: Resources for Evaluation of Individual Researchers." Paper presented at euroCRIS Membership Meeting. 14 November 2013. Porto, Portugal.

Tatum, Clifford and Paul Wouters. 2013. "The ACUMEN Portfolio: Accounting for Alternative Forms of Scholarly Output ." Paper presented at Beyond the PDF 2. 2013 March 19-20 . Amsterdam (NLD) .

Tatum, Clifford and Paul Wouters. 2012. "Researcher Profiles: present trends and questions about the near future." Paper presented at Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) European Association for the Study of Science & Technology (EASST). 2012 October 17-20. Copenhagen (DNK).

Wouters, Paul. 2012. "Keynote - Academic Careers Understood through Measurement and Norms." Paper presented at Academic Career Development Workshop. 2012 July 05. St. Petersburg (RUS).

Tatum, Clifford and Paul Wouters. 2011. "Bibliometrics and the Culture of Open Access." Paper presented at AltMetrics Workshop, ACM Web Sci '11, 3rd International Conference on Web Science. 2011 June 15. Koblenz (GER).

Wouters, Paul, Isidro Aguillo, Judit Bar-Ilan, Frank Havemann, Hildrun Kretschmer, Ülle Must, Andrea Scharnhorst, and Mike Thelwall. 2011. "Academic Careers Understood through Measurement and Norms (ACUMEN)." Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S). 2011 November 2. Cleveland, OH (USA).

Wouters, Paul and Clifford Tatum. 2011. "ACUMEN: Academic Careers Understood through Measurement and Norms." GRDI2020 Co-ordination Workshop on Open Access to Scientific Information. 2011 May 04. Brussels (BEL).

Wouters, Paul. 2011. "The Role of Citation Based Research Assessment in the Crisis of Scholarly Publishing." Paper presented at iCS-OII Symposium, A Decade in Internet Time. 2011 September 23. University of Oxford (GBR).