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Bibliometrics at KTH

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.

Bibliometrics Qi and Tobias in a conversation at KTH Library.


The tasks of the operation consist of producing publishing statistics for KTH and to perform bibliometric analyses to be used as a basis for decision-makers at different levels. The group produces, among other things, the following:

  • KTH Annual Bibliometric Monitoring  – Bibliometric statistics for KTH, its schools, departments and researchers.
  • 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 analyses for other higher education units, institutes etc.

Bibliometric database Bibmet

KTH has a bibliometric database, Bibmet, which contains the same dataset as Web of Science core collection  Web of Science core collection. Besides KTH, it is only Karolinska Insitutet among the Swedish higher education units that has a database of this kind. The database contains currently 56.3 million publications indexed in the database, and 1200 million references. Thereby, the database covers a large part of the scholarly publishing.

Bibmet makes advanced analyses of the scholarly publishing possible. For example, Bibmet makes calculation of normalized citation indicators, analysis of the dynamics and changes of publishing and production of co-publishing patterns possible.

The local publication database of KTH, DiVA, is used for some of the analyses performed by the bibliometric group.

External analyses

The bibliometric group also performs analyses upon request from other higher education units or organizations with research. The group can perform more comprehensive analyses with statistical compilations or produce indicator values for a set of publications regarding, for instance, field normalized citation indicators.


Bibmet creates good conditions for research in bibliometrics and there is some research within the bibliometrics group.

Staff at the bibliometric group


If you have questions on bibliometrics, you are welcome to contact us: