Open Access Scientometrics: Doctoral and Postdoctoral Positions Stevan Harnad 28 May 2007 11:05 UTC

        ** Apologies for cross-posting **

Dear Colleagues,

I am looking for strong candidates to do doctoral and postdoctoral
research on Open Access Scientomentrics with me and Prof. Yves Gingras
at University of Quebec in Montreal and would be very grateful if you
could draw this to the attention of qualified candidates, who can contact
me at: harnad   [AT]

(1) The postdoctoral candidate must have strong programming skills, as
well as expertise in scientometric and statistical analysis -- especially
in research impact evaluation. The doctoral candidate should have skills
and interest in the same direction.

(2) In particular, the expertise to conduct analyses using the ISI
citation index database, web-based impact data (google scholar, web
metrics) alongside ISI analyses is required.

(3) The expertise to conduct download and web-log analyses alongside
citation analyses is also needed, especially with respect to deposit dates
and download analysis of papers deposited in OAI-compliant Institutional
Repositories as well as other kinds of websites.

(4) Some demonstrable mastery of French would also be helpful, both
because this is a French-language university, and to facilitate the visa
process, but it is not absolutely essential.

We have funding for a major research project in developing new
scientometric measures for evaluating research impact using the ISI
database as well as Open Access web content. The project is very timely
and exciting and the research will have a high profile.

Here is an article for describing some directions this research will take:

    Harnad, S. (2007) Open Access Scientometrics and the UK Research
    Assessment Exercise. Invited Keynote, 11th Annual Meeting of the
    International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics. Madrid,
    Spain, 25 June 2007

I would be very grateful if you could share this information with suitable

With many thanks

Stevan Harnad
Canada Research Chair
Institute of Cognitive Sciences
Universite du Quebec a Montreal
Montreal, Quebec,  Canada  H3C 3P8
harnad [AT]