The new competencies model for bibliometric work

Barbara S. Lancho Barrantes, Hannelore Vanhaverbeke, Silvia Dobre

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In 2016 the LIS-Bibliometrics Forum commissioned the development of a set of bibliometric competencies (2017 Model). The work, sponsored by a small research grant from Elsevier Research Intelligence Division, was led by Dr. Andrew Cox at the University of Sheffield, and Dr. Sabrina Petersohn of the Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany. The aim of the competency statements was to ensure that bibliometric practitioners were equipped to do their work responsibly and well.

The Competency Model was updated in July 2021 and includes a colour gradient to reflect the Levels and how they build upon one another. In particular, the 2021 competencies can help:

To identify skills gaps
To support progression through career stages for practitioners in the field of bibliometrics
To prepare job descriptions
Original languageEnglish
TypeCompetency Model
Media of outputPDF
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021


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