- Bibliometrics is form of analysis which focuses on scientific publishing in terms of both quantity and quality. Such analysis can be used to indicate different levels of research performance, both nationally and locally.
- During recent years, bibliometrics has been used in research evaluation. Different methods can be applied, for example, citation analysis where publications from a single unit, e.g. a research group, department or university, are subjected to citation by other authors. Another method is to study the publishing channels, i.e. scientific journals or publishing houses. An example of this can be found in the so-called Norwegian Model.
- Bibliometric analysis was used in both research evaluations at Uppsala University (Quality and Renewal 07 and Quality and Renewal 11). Publishing is also an indicator in the performance-based models which are used for allocating funding between the scientific domains, the faculties, and in some cases, the departments.
- The foundation for the analyses is DiVA, i.e. the in-house publishing database at the University. Data is collected from DiVA for the performance-based models, the annual report as well as different evaluation purposes.
- Uppsala University Annual Bibliometric Monitoring 2019 is the most current bibliometrics report from Uppsala University.