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 150 papers in journals covered by Thomson Reuters’ Web of Science with a total of more than 2100 citations. His h index amounts to 26 (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.

 

 

 

 

Web pages

 

Web application which visualizes research excellence worldwide in 17 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):

 

Wray, K. Brad & Bornmann, L. (in press). Philosophy of science viewed through the lense of “References Publication Years spectroscopy” (RPYS). Scientometrics <preprint>

Bornmann, L. & Mutz, R. (in press). How well does a university perform in comparison with other universities? The use of odds, and odds ratios, for the comparison of institutional citation impact using the example of the Leiden Rankings. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology <preprint>

Leydesdorff, L., Feroz Khan, G., & Bornmann, L. (in press). The generation of large networks from Web of Science data. El profesional de la información <preprint>

Bornmann, L. (in press). Do altmetrics point to the broader impact of research? An overview of benefits and disadvantages of altmetrics. Journal of Informetrics <preprint>

Kozak, M., Bornmann, L. & Leydesdorff, L. (in press). How have the Eastern European countries of the former Warsaw Pact developed since 1990? A bibliometric study. Scientometrics <preprint>

Bornmann, L. & Leydesdorff, L. (in press). Topical connections between the institutions within an organisation (institutional co-authorships, direct citation links and co-citations). Scientometrics

Leydesdorff, L. & Bornmann, L. (in press). The Operationalization of “Fields” as WoS Subject Categories (WCs) in Evaluative Bibliometrics: The cases of “Library and Information Science” and “Science & Technology Studies”. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology <preprint>

Zhou, P. & Bornmann, L. (in press). An overview of academic publishing and collaboration between China and Germany. Scientometrics

Mutz, R., Bornmann, L., & Daniel, H.-D. (in press). Cross-disciplinary research: what configurations of fields of science are found in grant proposals today? Research Evaluation

Bornmann, L. & Bauer, J. (in press). Which of the world's institutions employ the most highly cited researchers? An evaluation of the data from highlycited.com. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology <preprint>

Dobrota, M., Bulajic, M., Bornmann, L., & Veljko, J. (in press). A new approach to QS University Ranking using composite I-distance indicator: uncertainty and sensitivity analyses. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology

Bornmann, L., Wagner, C., & Leydesdorff, L. (in press). BRICS countries and scientific excellence: a bibliometric analysis of most frequently-cited papers. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology <preprint>

Bornmann, L. (in press). Inter-rater reliability and convergent validity of F1000Prime peer review. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology <preprint>

Bornmann, L. & Mutz, R. (in press). Growth rates of modern science: a bibliometric analysis based on the number of publications and cited references. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology <preprint>

Barth, A., Marx, W., Bornmann, L., & Mutz, R. (in press). On the origins and the historical roots of the Higgs boson research from a bibliometric perspective. The European Physical Journal – Plus <preprint>

Bornmann, L. (in press). Complex tasks and simple solutions: the use of heuristics in the evaluation of research. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology

Mutz, R., Bornmann, L., &Daniel, H.-D. (in press). Testing for fairness and predictive validity of research funding decisions: a multi-level multiple imputation for missing data approach using ex-ante and ex-post peer evaluation data from the Austrian Science Fund. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology

 

 

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, 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

 

Funding agencies

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

 

Conference

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

 

 

 

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)

 

E-mail

bornmann@gv.mpg.de

lutzbornmann@gmail.com (priv.)

 

 

Member of

INCHER Kassel - International Center for Higher Education Research Kassel