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  • Evaluation of technical-industrial institutes – Publication and citation analysis

    Dag W. Aksnes

    April 2015

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    Preface

    This report presents a bibliometric analysis of the technical-industrial institutes in Norway

    and is a background report for the evaluation of the institutes. It was commissioned by the

    Research Council of Norway and was written by Research Professor Dag W. Aksnes (project

    leader) at the Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU).

    Oslo, 30.04.15

    Sveinung Skule Espen Solberg

    Director Head of research

  • © The Research Council of Norway 2016

    The Research Council of Norway

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    Oslo, February 2016

    ISBN 978-82-12-03474-7 (pdf)

    The report can be ordered and downloaded at

    www.forskningsradet.no/publikasjoner

    http://www.forskningsradet.no/publikasjoner

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    Contents Preface ..................................................................................................................................................... 2

    Summary ................................................................................................................................................. 5

    1 Introduction .......................................................................................................................................... 8

    1.1 Panel evaluation of the Norwegian technical-industrial research institutes ............................ 8

    1.2 Supporting documentation for the evaluation ......................................................................... 9

    1.3 The bibliometric analysis assignment ...................................................................................... 10

    1.4 Report structure ..................................................................................................................... 10

    2 Data and methods .............................................................................................................................. 11

    2.1 Data sources ............................................................................................................................ 11

    2.2 Methods .................................................................................................................................. 14

    2.3 Citation analyses ...................................................................................................................... 15

    3 Overall analysis of the institutes ........................................................................................................ 19

    3.1 Scientific publishing ................................................................................................................. 19

    3.1.1 Scientific publishing measured by publication points .................................................. 19

    3.1.2 Scientific publishing by publication channels ............................................................... 24

    3.1.3 Scientific publishing by subfields .................................................................................. 27

    3.2 Citation indicators ................................................................................................................... 30

    3.3 Scientific collaboration indicators ........................................................................................... 33

    4 Reflections .......................................................................................................................................... 37

    Appendix 1 Analysis of individual institutes .......................................................................................... 40

    A1.1 Christian Michelsen Research AS (CMR) ............................................................................... 40

    A1.2 Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) – nuclear research ..................................................... 44

    A1.3 Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) – other research ........................................................ 48

    A1.4 International Research Institute of Stavanger AS (IRIS) ........................................................ 53

    A1.5 Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute AS (MARINTEK) ..................................... 57

    A1.6 Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) ............................................................................... 61

    A1.7 NORSAR ................................................................................................................................. 65

    A1.8 Norut Narvik .......................................................................................................................... 69

    A1.9 Norut Tromsø ........................................................................................................................ 73

    A1.10 Norwegian Computing Center (NR) .................................................................................... 77

    A1.11 SINTEF Energy Research AS ................................................................................................. 81

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    A1.12 SINTEF Petroleum Research AS ........................................................................................... 85

    A1.13 SINTEF Building and Infrastructure ..................................................................................... 89

    A1.14 SINTEF ICT............................................................................................................................ 93

    A1.15 SINTEF Materials and Chemistry ......................................................................................... 98

    A1.16 SINTEF Technology and Society ........................................................................................ 104

    A1.17 Tel-Tek ............................................................................................................................... 108

    A1.18 Uni Research AS ................................................................................................................ 112

    Appendix 2 Norwegian engineering science in an international context ........................................... 118

    A2.1 Scientific publishing............................................................................................................. 118

    A2.2 Citation indicators ............................................................................................................... 132

    A2.3 Collaboration indicators ...................................................................................................... 136

    Appendix 3 General introduction to bibliometric indicators .............................................................. 142

    A3.1 The Web of Science database ................................................................................................. 142

    A3.2 Citation indicators ................................................................................................................... 143

    A3.3 What is measured through citations? ..................................................................................... 143

    A3.4 Some basic citation patterns ................................................................................................... 144

    A3.5 Limitations ............................................................................................................................... 145

    A3.6 Bibliometric indicators versus peer reviews ........................................................................... 146

    A3.7 Co-authorship as an indicator of collaboration ...................................................................... 148

    References ........................................................................................................................................... 150

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    Summary

    This report provides a bibliometric analysis of the output of the technical-industrial (TI)

    institutes in terms of scientific publications. It focuses on the productivity of the institutes,

    their publication profiles, the scientific impact of their research as reflected in citation

    indictors as well as their collaboration patterns, analysed through co-authorship. It covers

    publications by the institutes’ staff during the period 2009–2013, which are registered in the

    national Research Information System (CRIStin) and attributed to the institutes. This means

    that the analysis covers publications in officially recognised scientific publication channels

    but not other types of output such as grey literature and reports. Different categories of

    entry in the CRIStin database generate different numbers of ‘publication points’ and

    therefore amounts of funding in the Norwegian performance-based funding system.

    Large differences in the volume of scientific publishing

    The volume of scientific publishing varies greatly among the institutes. The SINTEF

    Foundation is the largest and accounts for 41 per cent of the scientific publishing of the TI

    institute

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