Dr. Dr. habil. Lutz Bornmann

 

 

works as a sociologist of science at the Division for Science and Innovation Studies in the Administrative Headquarters of the Max Planck Society in Munich (Germany). Since the late 1990s, he has been working on issues in the promotion of young academics and scientists in the sciences and on quality assurance in higher education. His current research interests include research evaluation, peer review, bibliometrics, and altmetrics. He is a member of the editorial board of Journal of Informetrics (Elsevier), PLOS ONE, Scientometrics (Springer), and Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (Wiley). Furthermore, he is senior associate editor at International Journal of Biomedical Science Editing (Kowsar) and advisory editorial board member of EMBO Reports (Nature Publishing group).

Since 2004, he has published more than 220 papers in journals covered by Clarivate Analytics (formerly the IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters) Web of Science with a total of more than 3400 citations. His h index amounts to 32 (the publication list and citation metrics are available at http://www.researcherid.com/rid/A-3926-2008). Thomson Reuters (http://highlycited.com) lists him among the most-highly cited researchers worldwide over the last ten years (since the first release in 2014).

 

 

 

 

Web pages

 

CRExplorer: A program for Reference Publication Year Spectroscopy (RPYS)

 

Web application which visualizes how successful universities or research-focused institutions collaborate

 

Web application which visualizes research excellence worldwide in several subject areas

 

Web application to calculate the single publication h index (and further metrics) based on Google Scholar

 

Which cities produce worldwide more excellent papers than can be expected?

 

The detection of "hot regions" in the geography of science

 

Mapping excellence in the geography of the sciences

 

 

Most recent publications (list of all publications)

 

Bornmann, L. & Leydesdorff, L. (in press). Skewness of citation impact data and covariates of citation distributions: A large-scale empirical analysis based on Web of Science data. Journal of Informetrics <preprint>

 

Bornmann, L. & Haunschild, R. (in press). Does evaluative scientometrics lose its main focus on scientific quality by the new orientation towards societal impact? Scientometrics

 

Ye, F. Y. & Bornmann (in press). “Smart Girls” versus “Sleeping Beauties” in the sciences: the identification of instant and delayed recognition by using the citation angle. Journal of the Association of Information Science and Technology

 

Bornmann, L. & Glänzel, W. (in press). Applying the CSS method to bibliometric indicators used in (university) rankings. Scientometrics

 

Marx, W., Haunschild, R., & Bornmann, L. (in press). Which early works are cited most frequently in climate change research literature? A bibliometric approach based on Reference Publication Year Spectroscopy. Scientometrics <preprint>

 

Bornmann, L. (in press). Measuring impact in research evaluations: A thorough discussion of methods for, effects of, and problems with impact measurements. Higher Education <preprint>

 

Bornmann, L. (in press). Is collaboration among scientists related to the citation impact of papers because their quality increases with collaboration? An analysis based on data from F1000Prime and normalized citation scores. Journal of the Association of Information Science and Technology <preprint>

 

Bornmann, L. & Haunschild, R. (in press). Relative Citation Ratio (RCR): An empirical attempt to study a new field-normalized bibliometric indicator. Journal of the Association of Information Science and Technology <preprint>

 

Bornmann, L. & Haunschild, R. (in press). An Empirical Look at the Nature Index. Journal of the Association of Information Science and Technology <preprint>

 

 

 

Reviewer for journals

 

American Sociological Review, Annals of Occupational Hygiene, Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, Archives of General Psychiatry, Asia Pacific Education Review, Aslib Journal of Information Management, Beiträge zur Hochschulforschung, BioEssays, BMC Medicine, BMC Medical Research Methodology, British Journal of Psychiatry, Chemistry Central Journal, Communications of the ACM, Conservation Biology, Croatian Medical Journal, Desalination and Water Treatment, Earth Science Informatics, EMBO Reports, Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics, European Journal of Neurology, European Science Editing, Europhysics Letters, Higher Education, Higher Education Policy, International Journal of Applied Linguistics, Journal of Chemometrics, Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, Journal of Economic Methodology, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, Journal for Educational Research Online, Journal of Informetrics, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Library & Information Science Research, Minerva, Multivariate Behavioral Research, New Journal of Physics, PLoS ONE, Psychological Methods, Psychologische Rundschau, Research Evaluation, Research Policy, Roars Transactions, a Journal on Research Policy and Evaluation (RT), Science and Engineering Ethics, Science, Technology, and Human Values, Scientometrics, technovation, Zeitschrift für Evaluation, ZOOLOGIA

 

Reviewer for funding agencies

 

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Georgia National Science Foundation, U.S. National Science Foundation, Dutch Technology Foundation (STW)

 

Reviewer for conferences

 

Member of the programme committee for the ISSI 2011 conference in Durban, South Africa

Member of the programme committee for the ISSI 2013 conference in Vienna, Austria

Member of the programme committee for the ECCS'13 Satellite Workshop on Quantifying Success in Barcelona, Spain

Member of the programme committee for the 15th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI 2015) in Istanbul, Turkey

Member of the programme committee for the Science and Technology Indicators Conference 2015 (STI 2015) at the Università della Svizzera italiana in Lugano

 

 

Postal address

 

Division for Science and Innovation Studies

Administrative Headquarters of the Max Planck Society

Hofgartenstr. 8

D-80539 Munich

 

Voice

 

+49-89-2108-1265

+49-170-9183667 (mobile)

 

Email

 

bornmann@gv.mpg.de

lutzbornmann@gmail.com (priv.)

 

Member of

 

INCHER Kassel - International Center for Higher Education Research Kassel