Two highly distinguished academic experts

Dr. Diana Hicks specializes in metrics for science and technology policy. She is a Professor in the School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology. She was the first author on the Leiden Manifesto for research metrics published in Nature in 2015 that outlines 10 principles to guide research evaluation. This article attracted swift attention. Her work has been supported by and has informed policy makers in the U.S., Europe and Japan. She has advised the OECD and the governments of Flanders, the Czech Republic and Sweden on national research evaluation systems. She co-chairs the international Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy and is an editor of Research Evaluation.

Dr. Cassidy Sugimoto is an Associate Professor in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University Bloomington. She researches within the domain of scholarly communication and scientometrics, examining the formal and informal ways in which knowledge producers consume and disseminate scholarship. She has co-edited two volumes and has published 60 journal articles on this topic. Under her leadership, the Bloomington Faculty Council adopted a policy on responsible metrics in May 2016.