Named after the Quantitative Science Studies (QSS) journal, the official open access journal of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI), the lab aims to advance knowledge on the production, dissemination and use of research.
Rémi Toupin and Philippe Mongeon are one of 30 new projects to receive funding awards from the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI) Seed Fund. Their project, entitled, ‘Aligning scholarly and public understanding of ocean knowledge: An assessment based on the UN Second World Ocean Assessment Report’aims to map oceans research synthesized in the UN Second World Ocean Assessment Report, an exhaustive corpus of oceans knowledge. Specifically, they seek to identify scholarly outputs and map the research areas and scientific actors associated with topics and issues in ocean science, and measure attention to research areas from scholarly and non-scholarly audiences and stakeholders. We will assess how attention to research about the oceans is distributed across scholarly communities, policy, news media, and social media. Discrepancies of attention to research areas in relation to social and topical dynamics will be exposed, such as whether certain topics are discussed more because they are deemed more attractive by the media, leveraged by policymakers towards certain ends, or due to imbalance of attention resources in research clusters. This will propel tactical responses to knowledge and capacity-building gaps and key areas of oceans research, the mobilization of resources and knowledge production where it is most needed, and lay the groundwork for more effectively bridging the science-policy-public interface.
The OFI Seed Fund provides financial support and expertise for ocean-related projects that demonstrate a high potential to grow into larger externally funded research projects or to deliver their impact through commercialization.
Learn more about other Dalhousie projects funded by the OFI Seed Fund.
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The 27th International Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators, 2023, was held September 27-29, 2023 in Leiden, The Netherlands. The 2023 edition focused on improving scholarly evaluation practices in the light of cultural change. Several members of the QSSLab also attended the fifth CWTS Scientometrics Summer School before the conference.
The conference program included several presentations and posters by the Quantitative Science Studies Lab.
Philippe Mongeon and Maddie Hare presented the paper “Do you cite what you tweet? Investigating the relationship between tweeting and citing research articles”. Find the preprint here.
Rémi Toupin presented his work “Public attention to research on Twitter through storytelling: making a narrative out of tweets to a scientific article”.
Geoff Krause presented the poster “Measuring Data Re-Use Through Dataset Citations in OpenAlex”. Preprint available here.
Marc-André Simard presented the paper “Worldwide trends in brain research: A bibliometric analysis”.
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Jérémie is a PhD student in Science, Technology and Society at Université du Québec à Montréal, and a member of the Canada Research Chair in Applied Epistemology. He graduated from the Université de Sherbrooke with a bachelor and master’s degree in philosophy. Science funding, expert organizations and academic software development are some of the topics he studies using methods borrowed from social network analysis and natural language processing. In his spare time, Jérémie takes care of two exceptional canine companions and enjoy climbing rocks.
During his visit to the QSS Lab, Jérémie will contribute to the ongoing project regarding to the role of journals in structuring knowledge.
Stay up to date on collaborative projects between Jérémie and the QSSLab here.
Adrián Díaz-Faes is a visiting researcher with the QSSLab during August and September. Adrián is a social scientist interested in understanding collaboration and knowledge co-creation processes in science and innovation. His research brings together theoretical and empirical insights from quantitative science studies, social networks, and innovation studies.
Adrián is a Research Fellow at INGENIO, a joint research institute of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Technical University of Valencia (UPV) where he leads the Spanish R&D funded project titled “SciCoMetrics”, studying science-society interactions captured in news and social media to develop a novel taxonomy of science communication metrics.
Stay up to date on collaborative projects between Adrián and the QSSLab here.
Please join us in congratulating Director of the QSSLab, Philippe Mongeon, for his new position as Editor of the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Science (CJILS/RCSIB)!
The Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science (CJILS/RCSIB) is an open access, refereed, scholarly periodical published three times per year by Western Libraries, University of Western Ontario on behalf of the Canadian Association for Information Science.
Established in 1976, the journal is recognized internationally for its authoritative bilingual contributions to library and information science research. The editorial policy of the journal is to continue the advancement of library and information science in both English and French in Canada by serving as a forum for discussion of theory and research.
Philippe is a former President of CAIS (2019-2021) and its current Awards Coordinator. We are excited that he will be taking on this new role in the CAIS community.
Visit the CJILS website here.