The Way Forward in Indicator Development
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This chapter proposes a series of alternative approaches in the development of informetric indicators for research assessment. It starts with a proposal for new indicators of the manuscript peer review process. Next, it presents an approach towards an ontology-based, informetric data management system, and launches the idea of creating informetric self-assessment tools. Finally, it illustrates the important role of models in the analysis of informetric data, by presenting a case study on scientific development.