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Bibliometrics can be defined as the quantitative study of publication collections and is used as an integral part of KTH's quality work. Bibliometric data also provides input to the various rankings performed at the international level, and is thus an important instrument for KTH's relevance to the outside world.

Go directly to ABM (Annual Bibliometric Monitoring)

The KTH Library carries out bibliometric analyzes  on behalf of KTH's management, but we can also produce tailor-made analyzes based on your specific questions, whether you work in KTH's management or in practical research. If you are curious, contact us and we will discuss with you what you need to know and give suggestions on what kind of analysis we can produce for you.

What is bibliometrics?

Bibliometrics can be defined as the quantitative study of publication collections. The Bibliometric group at KTH produces statistics for the publishing of KTH, impact measured on the basis of citations and co-publishing. Common uses for bibliometric analyzes are follow-up of publishing activity and support for future publishing strategy.

Bibliometrics at KTH

A new version of Annual Bibliometric Monitoring (ABM) 2022 is now available

Every year around December KTH Library releases the Annual Bibliometric Monotoring for the past year.

Read more about ABM 2022

There are many different areas of use for bibliometrics at KTH, and the library's Bibliometics group can help analyzing the results depending on what you need to know. It could, for example, be about management needing to make strategic decisions regarding schools' publishing, or gaining an understanding of how KTH's research is disseminated nationally and internationally. This knowledge can provide important keys in developing core activties at different levels.

Bibliometric analyzes can also be used by the individual researcher who wants to understand how their own research is disseminated. If you as a researcher want help interpreting bibliometrics, contact us and we will help you!

Support and service within bibliometrics

The Bibliometrics group produces and support, among other things, the following:

  • KTH Annual Bibliometric Monitoring (ABM)  – Web service for bibliometric statistics for KTH, its schools, departments and researchers. Log in to see more options. Read more about ABM.
  • Bibliometric indicator for resource allocation.
  • Indicators to the indicator report of KTH.
  • Bibliometric analyses on the behalf of the management of KTH, for instance co-publishing and benchmarking analyses.
  • External analyzes for other universities and institutes.

Are you interested in analyses or want to order an analysis? Read more on how to order analyses .

The bibliometric database

The bibliometric database at KTH, Bibmet, contains publication and citation data from Web of Science, the publication database DiVA , KTH publications from Scopus and Unpaywall. In Bibmet, data are processed and combined, normalized citation indicators are calculated, including and excluding self citations, and addresses are reviewed and unified. The processing makes high quality, advanced bibliometric analyses possible. There is also a classification created from clustering of publications based on citation links.

Bibmet is used internally by the bibliometric group at the library, and is the database that forms the basis of the bibliometric analyzes that can be obtained in the Annual Bibliometric Monitoring (ÅBU) system.

Altmetrics - another way to measure research impact

Another way of measuring publication impact is through altmetrics, ie how research reaches out in news, social media and other channels outside the traditional scientific sphere.

Read more on the page Altmetric - monitor research output

For questions about bibliometrics, altmetrics and ranking , you can always turn to our experts who work at the library.

Contact the Bibliometrics group

If you have any questions concerning bibliometrics, don't hesitate to contact the Bibliometrics group at KTH Library.


Staff in the Bibliometrics group