A critical review of measures of research novelty

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. The research questions are:

  • What is research novelty and how can it be measured?
  • How do different measures of novelty relate to each other?
  • How do different measures of novelty related to expert assessment?

This project is hosted at the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy (CFA).

Philippe Mongeon
Philippe Mongeon
Assistant Professor, School of Information Management, Dalhousie University

I am an assistant professor at the School of Information Management at Dalhousie University, director of the Quantitative Science Studies Lab, and associate member of the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie (CIRST).