Scientist: Ludo Waltman

Ludo waltman photo profileLudo Waltman is Professor of Quantitative Science Studies and Deputy Director of the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University, The Netherlands. He is also co-developer of the VOSviewer software for scientometric visualization, coordinator of the CWTS Leiden Ranking, a bibliometric ranking of major universities worldwide, and Editor-in-Chief of Quantitative Science Studies. His research group is developing and evaluating tools for measuring and analysing scientific literature, with a special emphasis on applications in research management and science policy.

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An expert’s opinion: An interview with Ludo Waltman on the surge in COVID-19 research papers

We speak with Ludo Waltman, Professor of Quantitative Science Studies and Deputy Director of the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University, on how the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way we assess the quality of scientific literature. What are you working on at the moment? I am looking at how many ...

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Covid-19: What are the consequences of the unprecedented rush for knowledge?

The surge in COVID-19 research papers has put the spotlight on the peer review process and is changing the way we assess the quality of scientific literature.