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.

We're looking for people passionate about responsible metrics to join our ranks. Learn more about applying to join the Metrics Toolkit Editorial Board.

Robin Champieux is the Director of Digital Scholarship and Research Engagement at Oregon Health Sciences University, where she leads the Library's scholarly communication and research data services.  Her work and research is focused on enabling the creation, reproducibility, accessibility, and impact of digital scientific materials. She is a co-founder of the Metrics Toolkit and Awesome Libraries.  Robin was a 2018 NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellow, and is a graduate of the Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians. You can find Robin on Twitter or Github.

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).

Heather Coates is the Digital Scholarship & Data Management Librarian in the IUPUI University Library, Interim Co-Director of the Center for Digital Scholarship, and a co-founder of the Metrics Toolkit. In her work, Heather supports open dissemination of scholarship in many forms and the responsible use of research metrics as evidence for career advancement. Heather’s research interests include open science, open data, and open access as a means to improve the integrity of the scholarly record and advance our understanding of the world. You can find Heather on Twitter, Github, ORCID, or

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.

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. 

Stacy Konkiel is the Director of Research Relations at Altmetric and Dimensions, and a co-founder of the Metrics Toolkit. Stacy’s research interests include incentives systems in academia and informetrics, and she has written and presented widely about altmetrics, Open Science, and library services. Stacy was a co-founder of the HuMetricsHSS initiative and serves on the Library Pipeline Board of Directors. Previously, Stacy worked with teams at Impactstory, Indiana University & PLOS. You can learn more about Stacy at or on Github.

Past Metrics Toolkit Board Members

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 served on the Metrics Toolkit's inaugural board, 2018-2019.

Andréa Gonçalves do Nascimento is a librarian and independent consultant in scholarly publishing and academic impact. She is the author of the book "Altmetrics for librarians: practical guide to alternative metrics for the assessment of scientific output". Andréa served on the Metrics Toolkit's inaugural board, 2018-2019.

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