The lab is named after the Quantitative Science Studies (QSS) journal, which is the official open access journal of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI)
The lab aims to advance knowledge on the social and informational dynamics of science and its interactions with society.
The goal of this project is to understand what impact the mentor-mentee relationship has on the future publication patterns of LIS doctoral students in North America. Related questions we hope to answer are:
In this project, we compare the different research novelty measures that have been proposed in the literature by applying them to the same set of publications, and to a set of 1200 funding applications submitted for the Villum Experiment and scored by reviewers for their originality.
This project investigates the different ways in which researchers share scholarly works on Twitter using the socio-topical distance approach proposed by Mongeon (2018). The research questions are as follows: What types of Twitter use can be identified using the socio-topical distance approach?
Citizen science (CS) is related to the general public engagement in the scientific research process in which the citizens participate in different ways. This project aims to gain a better understanding of the nature and outcomes of CS projects.
This work is a quantitative exploration of archival scholarship that aims to describe the social and topical structure of the field, its evolution, and its relationship with other disciplines.
This work revisits the relationship between tweets and citations from a new information behavior perspective, where the tweet (and not the tweeted publication) is the unit of analysis. The main question is to determine if, at the individual level, the act of tweeting a given publication is a good predictor of the act of citing that same publication.
The Villum Experiment is a funding program aimed at supporting bold, risky, and truly innovative research ideas that are unlikely to be supported by traditional funding sources. This project aims to provide empirical evidence of the effectiveness of the program by answering the following research questions:
The term “gender homophily” in citations describes an effect whereby the citer disproportionately cites references from authors who are of the same gender. One of the explanations for men’s disproportionate preference for citing men is the Matilda effect—a systematic under-recognition of women’s contribution to science.
The purpose of this paper is to provide a global picture of the current state of OA adoption by countries, using two indicators: publications in OA and references to articles in OA.
The main goal of this project is to build a tool to map and explore the research output of the eight ALA-accredited information schools in Canada, with a focus of the specicific contribution of schools in shaping the Canadian LIS research landscape.
This paper analyses three years (2017-2019) of application and review data from the Villum Experiment to analyze how the applicants are distributed by past performance, gender, age, professional status, and institutional affiliations, and how these distributions compare to the overall Danish research population.
Main goal This project will identify scholarly work that mentions social justice issues and identify trends in the prevalence of these mentions in the literature. Research questions Some of the questions will be:
This study focuses on the cost and profit of OA publishing since 2010 by analyzing the publishing market as well as article processing charges for gold and hybrid open access journal publications.
The goal of this project is to provide insights into the mental health of academic researchers affiliated to universities around the world that are active Twitter users. While surveys and interviews are the most commonly used methods to analyze the mental health of individuals and groups, these approaches have disadvantages such as their limited scale, their reliance on self-reported information, and their inability to measure public disclosure behaviours.
This project investigates how knowledge communities are developed and delineated through scholarly journals. The concept of journal scope is brought to the forefront and measured with a novel indicator that enables to compare the social and topical structures of different journals and seek explanations for the observed differences.
The goal of this research collaboration between the QSS lab and the Environmental Information Use and Influence (EIUI) group is to contribute to the discussion by providing an empirical basis for assessing the unequal representation and attention that different bodies of literature receive in social media specifically.
In this project hosted by the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy (CFA) we use game theory to investigate the use of the golden ticket by reviewers and its effect on the review outcome of the last three iterations (2017-2019) of the Villum Experiment.