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 and bibliometric indicators. 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 130 papers in journals covered by Thomson Reuters’ Web of Science with a total of more than 1800 citations. His h index amounts to 24 (the publication list and citation metrics are available on http://www.researcherid.com/rid/A-3926-2008). Essential Science Indicators (ESI, Thomson Reuters) lists him in the top 1% of all scientists based on total citations over the last ten years.

 

 

 

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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):

 

Bornmann, L. Stefaner, M., de Moya Anegon, F., & Mutz, R. (in press). What is the effect of country-specific characteristics on the research performance of scientific institutions? Using multi-level statistical models to rank and map universities and research-focused institutions worldwide. Journal of Informetrics <preprint>

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

Bornmann, L. (in press). Handicapped research institutions winning the global research competition: A focus on Croatia. European Science Editing

Bornmann, L. (in press). Ranking institutions by the handicap principle. Scientometrics

Bornmann, L. (in press). How are excellent (highly cited) papers defined in bibliometrics? A quantitative analysis of the literature. Research Evaluation <preprint>

Bornmann, L. (in press). The reception of publications by scientists in the early days of modern science. Journal of the American Society of Information Science and Technology

Marx, W. & Bornmann, L. (in press). Tracing the origin of a scientific legend by Reference Publication Year Spectroscopy (RPYS): the legend of the Darwin finches. Scientometrics. <preprint>

Bornmann, L. & Mutz, R. (in press). From P100 to P100’: Conception and improvement of a new citation-rank approach in bibliometrics. Journal of the American Society of Information Science and Technology. <preprint>

Bornmann, L. & Marx, W. (in press). The Wisdom of citing scientists. Journal of the American Society 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, 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