Interactive Seminar on Bibliometric & Scientometric Analysis for Research Management

Interactive Seminar on Bibliometric & Scientometric

Analysis for Research Management

27 – 29th July 2015

Organized by Department of Library & Information Science

University of Kelaniya


Bibliometric and Scientometric analysis is a methodology used for studying growth pattern of publications, citation analysis, calculate the impact factor of a journal title, development of scope and spectrum of any area of research. This methodology is popularly used for ranking of scholarly output of researchers and institutions and identifying the centres of excellence in academia.

Citation analysis and other bibliometric methods and techniques have been in use for research evaluation exercises around the world. Research management has significant effect over the work and carrier of millions of researchers and expenditure spent upon obtaining e- journals and e-resources. It is observed that an awareness, education and training in Bibliometrics & Scientometrics have not been created among Sri Lankan researchers hence this interactive workshop aims to fulfill this knowledge gap.

Objectives of the workshop

This workshop aims the assessment of research performance and focuses on the contribution of scholarly work and scientific publications using IT Tools and Techniques.

It is expected to train the participants in the following areas:

  • Providing an overview of Scientometric Tools & Techniques and scientific productivity

  • Retrieving Data from Indexing Databases available for Sri Lankan academic community and extracting data using HISTCITE, BIBEXCEL and PoP Citation and Indexing.

  • Google Scholar, Emerald, PUBMED and other data bases etc. will be used for the analysis.

  • Mapping of Research Analysis using Open Source Software (Vos Viewer, CiteSpace, Free Mind, Popplet)

  • Citation analysis and Creating Citation Profile

  • Testing of Bibliometric Laws

  • Index Calculation ( H-Index, G-Index, Priority Index, specialization Index, etc.)

The workshop will be conducted by an associate professor of Bharathidasan University, Thiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu. India and by the departmental academic staff.

Target Group:

The workshop especially targets for university academics and researchers all subject areas, statistical officers, librarians, information specialists, research planners, research policy makers etc.

Venue of the Workshop:

Venue of the workshop is Department of Library & Information Science, University of Kelaniya, Dalugama, Kelaniya. Sri Lanka.


For registration to the workshop please contact :

Shalini Dilinika : Mobile – 0767 187990

Dept. of LIS : Tel: +94 11 2917712

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Application process:

Application for the programme is attached herewith. Please fill in the form with necessary details mail to the Department of Library & Information Science, to the address given above OR email the application to the email address mentioned above.

Workshop fee:

Sri Lankan participants : Rs. 10,000.00

SAARC Countries : USD 100.00

Other countries : USD 150.00

The fee is inclusive of stationery, lunch and refreshments for all three days and hands on training facility. Please note that traveling and accommodation expenses should be borne by the participants.

Payment Instructions:

All the cheques and drafts should be ordered to ‘University of Kelaniya”, and should be sent under registered cover to;

Head of the Department, Department of Library & information Science, University of Kelaniya, Dalugama, Kelaniya.

Please mention the name of the workshop, “ Bibliometrics” on top left hand corner of the envelope.

Please send the cheques/ drafts before the workshop date or inform us if you decide to make the payment on the first day of the workshop.

** Participates are encouraged to bring in their laptops.**

Download Application

Prof. W M M K Weerasinghe

Course Coordinator