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Open Access Scientometrics: Doctoral and Postdoctoral Positions

         ** Apologies for cross-posting **

Dear Colleagues,

I am looking for strong candidates to do doctoral and 
postdoctoral research on Open Access Scientomentrics with me and 
Prof. Yves Gingras at University of Quebec in Montreal and would 
be very grateful if you could draw this to the attention of 
qualified candidates, who can contact me at: harnad [AT] uqam.ca

(1) The postdoctoral candidate must have strong programming 
skills, as well as expertise in scientometric and statistical 
analysis -- especially in research impact evaluation. The 
doctoral candidate should have skills and interest in the same 

(2) In particular, the expertise to conduct analyses using the 
ISI citation index database, web-based impact data (google 
scholar, web metrics) alongside ISI analyses is required.

(3) The expertise to conduct download and web-log analyses 
alongside citation analyses is also needed, especially with 
respect to deposit dates and download analysis of papers 
deposited in OAI-compliant Institutional Repositories as well as 
other kinds of websites.

(4) Some demonstrable mastery of French would also be helpful, 
both because this is a French-language university, and to 
facilitate the visa process, but it is not absolutely essential.

We have funding for a major research project in developing new 
scientometric measures for evaluating research impact using the 
ISI database as well as Open Access web content. The project is 
very timely and exciting and the research will have a high 

Here is an article for describing some directions this research 
will take:

     Harnad, S. (2007) Open Access Scientometrics and the UK Research
     Assessment Exercise. Invited Keynote, 11th Annual Meeting of the
     International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics. Madrid,
     Spain, 25 June 2007 http://arxiv.org/abs/cs.IR/0703131

I would be very grateful if you could share this information with 
suitable candidates.

With many thanks

Stevan Harnad
Canada Research Chair
Institute of Cognitive Sciences
Universite du Quebec a Montreal
Montreal, Quebec,  Canada  H3C 3P8
harnad [AT] uqam.ca