A recent study by Castro Torres and Alburez-Gutierrez (2022) shows that social sciences studies using data from the global North (Europe and North America)
are less likely to contextualize their title than studies from the global South. The authors conclude that this omission of geo-contextualization from the global North could potentially
constitute an unwarranted claim on universality and may, in turn, lead to lesser recognition and impact of global South studies. However, they did not analyze citations to verify this hypothesis.
The study “On the impact of geo-contextualized and local research in the global North and South” (Mongeon, et al., 2022) investigates the relationship between geographical contextualization in research articles and their scholarly impact. The study analyzed 29,850,298 articles and reviews published between 1997 and 2020. The results showed that less than 17% of the publications mentioned a geographical location in the title or abstract, and less than 7% were considered local research. The study found that publications with affiliations from the global South have a citation disadvantage in all fields, except in Engineering and Technology. Local research on the global South showed a reverse trend, but the global North still dominates in terms of production and impact.
Following a short introduction of the study motivation and results, Named Enity Recognition (NER) as method for information extraction in Scientometric Research will be evaluated and discussed.
Maria Henkel received her PhD in information science from Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf in 2019, where her research covered topics such as information literacy, libraries in informational world cities, and open innovation. She is now a postdoctoral researcher at ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics in Kiel, Germany. Her current project focuses on disinformation, with a particular emphasis on scientific disinformation. In addition to her academic work in Germany, Maria has also served as a visiting researcher at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. During her time there, she further developed her interests in the area of scientometrics and became part of the Quantitative Science Studies Lab (www.qsslab.ca).
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Maria Henkel will give a talk on Friday, March 10, 2023 at 3 PM in the Salon.