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Real-Time Bibliometrics

Research Collaboration amongst COVID-19 Researchers
 Research Collaboration among COVID Researchers.

In this paper published in Frontiers Research Metrics and Analytics, Daniel W HookSimon J PorterHélène Draux and Christian T Herzog propose the concept of “real-time” bibliometrics as a new capability for researchers, policymakers and analysts across the sector.

The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted a different set of needs to analyze trends in scholarship as they occur: Real-time bibliometrics. The combination of full-text search, daily data updates, a broad set of scholarly objects including pre-prints and a wider set of data fields for analysis, broadens opportunities for a different style of analysis. A subset of these emerging capabilities is discussed and three basic analyses are presented as illustrations of the potential for real-time bibliometrics.

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