Definition of a model based on bibliometric indicators for assessing applicants to academic positions
Article first published online: 7 JAN 2014
© 2014 ASIS&T
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Volume 65, Issue 3, pages 560–577, March 2014
How to Cite
Vieira, E. S., Cabral, J. A.S. and Gomes, J. A.N.F. (2014), Definition of a model based on bibliometric indicators for assessing applicants to academic positions. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 65: 560–577. doi: 10.1002/asi.22981
- Issue published online: 10 FEB 2014
- Article first published online: 7 JAN 2014
- Manuscript Revised: 28 MAR 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 28 MAR 2013
- Manuscript Received: 3 JAN 2013
- Foundation of Science and Technology. Grant Number: SFRH/BD/75190/2010
A model based on a set of bibliometric indicators is proposed for the prediction of the ranking of applicants to an academic position as produced by a committee of peers. The results show that a very small number of indicators may lead to a robust prediction of about 75% of the cases.
We start with 12 indicators to build a few composite indicators by factor analysis. Following a discrete choice model, we arrive at 3 comparatively good predicative models. We conclude that these models have a surprisingly good predictive power and may help peers in their selection process.