Metrics Toolkit Editorial Board

The Metrics Toolkit Editorial Board is comprised of scientometrics experts well-versed in research impact metrics and their real-world applications.  Editors make a one-year commitment to maintain and develop new Toolkit content by staying abreast of the relevant literature and joining monthly Editorial Board calls.  In collaboration with the Toolkit's co-founders, Editorial Board members work to ensure the Metrics Toolkit provides current and evidence driven information about research metrics.

Isidro F. Aguillo is the head of the Cybermetrics Lab, at the Institute de Public Goods and Policies (IPP) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).  He is the editor of the Rankings Web (Webometrics) and is the founder and editor of the journal "Cybermetrics".  Isidro publishes extensively on such research topics as the evaluation of scientific activity, electronic journals, open access initiatives and webometrics and web indicators. In 2000 he was appointed to the Spanish Office for Science and Technology in Brussels, Belgium, and in 2015 he was recognized Doctor Honoris Causa by the National Research Nuclear University Moscow.  Isidro has a MS in Biology and an MS in Information Science.

Robin Chin Roemer is the Head of Instructional Design & Outreach Services at the University of Washington Libraries in Seattle. She is the author of numerous works related to research impact, including the 2015 handbook Meaningful Metrics: A 21st Century Librarian's Guide to Research Impact, Bibliometrics, and Altmetrics (ACRL Press).

Rodrigo Costas is a senior researcher at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University, and an Extraordinary Associate Professor at the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST) of Stellenbosch University.  His areas of expertise include the fields of information science, scientometrics, and social media metrics. At CWTS he leads research in ‘altmetrics’, focused on developing new approaches to studying the interactions between social media and science. Rodrigo's interests also include the development of advanced scientometric studies of individual scholars and the study of funding acknowledgments as a new source of scientometric data.  He holds a PhD in Library and Information Science

Andréa Gonçalves do Nascimento is a librarian and independent consultant in scholarly publishing and academic impact. She holds a master's degree in Library Science from UNIRIO in Brazil, a graduate certificate in Information Technologies from New York University and a Bachelor's degree in Library Science from University of São Paulo, Brazil. Previously, she was a librarian and publications manager at the United Nations in New York and also worked on SciELO and Redalyc projects and database vendor ProQuest. Her areas of expertise includes scholarly communication, electronic publishing and citation metrics. She is the author of the book "Altmetrics for librarians: practical guide to alternative metrics for the assessment of scientific output".

Karen Gutzman is the Digital Innovations Specialist at Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center at Northwestern University, where she supports and implements programs that increase awareness about digital scholarship and issues in the digital environment among faculty, researchers, and students at Feinberg School of Medicine. Previously, Karen was the Impact and Evaluation Librarian where she supported the understanding, assessment, visualization, and reporting of impactful outcomes of research and clinical care efforts. Karen is particularly interested in using information visualization to facilitate stronger comprehension of data in the assessment process. She keeps an updated collection of her works in DigitalHub, the institutional repository for Northwestern Medicine. 

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