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We analyzed the scientific evaluation systems from 19 Latin American countries for developing a general evaluation model. We compared this model with bibliometric, economic and educational indicators, confirming the importance of supporting science, research, education and innovation
Abstract: This article analyzes the importance of scientific evaluation in Latin America, by identifying the institutions regulating it in each country, reviewing their strategic objectives for recognizing researchers and analyzing the use of diverse evaluation criteria. From a documentary analysis of the models for evaluating researchers in 19 countries, we unified the activities and products that are considered in these countries and we developed a general model for evaluating researchers, which consists of six dimensions and 39 criteria that allow characterizing the ways in which researchers’ activities are evaluated in the region. Finally, we compared the model’s criteria with data from bibliometric, economic and educational indicators.
Recommended reference: Delgado, R.-M., Tarango, J., & Machin-Mastromatteo, J. D. (2020). Scientific evaluation models in Latin America and the criteria for assessing researchers. Information Development, 36(3), 457–467. https://doi.org/10.1177/0266666920943966
Profile of Student Respondents of our Global Student Survey on Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on the Life of Higher Education Students. Find out more: http://www.covidsoclab.org/
Regarding the emotional wellbeing, Mexican students have been among the most frustrated during the pandemic. Comments? Recommendations?
I put together a video we shot in Peru with some notes I took when we spoke in order to publish ‘Open science, open access and Latin America: a short conversation with Jon Tennant’, published as a tribute to him, the smartest ideas are his and as he would say: “it’s published on #OpenAccess, duh!”
Recommended reference: Machin-Mastromatteo, J.D. and Tennant, J. (2020), “Open science, open access and Latin America: a short conversation with Jon Tennant”, Digital Library Perspectives, Vol. 36 No. 2, pp. 207-210. https://doi.org/10.1108/DLP-05-2020-051
9 years after my first participation in QQML as a PhD student, today was the turn of my student Alex Villegas, congratulations!
By request of our master program on Educational Innovation, I’ll be offering this conference on ‘The challenges of scientific publishing’ (English only), as a way for our students to familiarize themselves with the vocabulary and discourse around this topic. Anyone else is most welcome too!
New publication! We analyzed the dynamic role that a bibliometrics research unit can have for boosting any higher-education institution’s scientific production, a case study on Unidad de Investigación en Bibliometría – USIL co-written with my friends Josmel Pacheco-Mendoza and Joe Alway https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0266666920918466
Abstract: In this article, we review the process behind the establishment of the Bibliometrics Research Unit at the San Ignacio de Loyola University (Peru), as a specialized unit that has aided in enhancing its university’s scientific production and research practices. The Unit’s functions and its role as a dynamic engine for scientific production are also presented and discussed under the Peruvian and Latin American contexts.
Recommended citation: Pacheco-Mendoza, J., Alhuay-Quispe, J., & Machin-Mastromatteo, J. D. (2020). Bibliometrics units as dynamic engines for universities’ scientific production. Information Development, 36(2), 301–305. http://doi.org.conricyt.remotexs.co/10.1177/0266666920918466