CONF : Workshop « Using bibliometric data in demographic research » — Wednesday 29th of June 2022, University of Groningen and online


The IUSSP Panel on Digital Demo­graphy is orga­ni­zing this work­shop as a hybrid event (on site in Groningen and online) at the Euro­pean Popu­la­tion Confe­rence 2022.

Aliakbar Akba­ri­tabar, Max Planck Insti­tute for Demo­gra­phic Research (MPIDR)
Xinyi Zhao, Max Planck Insti­tute for Demo­gra­phic Research (MPIDR)

Target audience
Post­gra­duate students, early career resear­chers, those inter­ested in high-skilled and scho­larly mobility/​migration and those inter­ested in science of science, biblio­me­trics, scien­to­me­trics and informetrics.


Fami­lia­rize them­selves with the avai­la­bi­lity of biblio­me­tric data as a type of digital data and its poten­tials for demo­gra­phic research

Fami­lia­rize them­selves with the most commonly used and avai­lable biblio­me­tric databases

Learn about pre-proces­sing steps and hand­ling biblio­me­tric data, including :

  • Author/​organisation name disambiguation
  • Gender iden­ti­fi­ca­tion
  • Scho­larly mobi­lity and move­ment identification

Learn about prac­tical appli­ca­tions of biblio­me­tric data in demo­gra­phic research, including :

  • Use of some rele­vant scien­to­me­tric indicators
  • Calcu­la­tion and use of demo­gra­phic indi­ca­tors (e.g., Crude Migra­tion Inten­sity, Migra­tion Effec­ti­ve­ness Index and the Aggre­gate Net Migra­tion Rate)
  • Network analysis of scien­tific collaborations
  • Text analysis of biblio­me­tric information

Struc­ture of workshop
3 hours 45 minutes

1. Over­view of lite­ra­ture on using biblio­me­tric data for demo­gra­phic research and poten­tial research projects (30 minutes)

2. Panel discus­sion (90 minutes) - invited speakers :

  • Emilio Zagheni, MPIDR : Bene­fits, strengths, weak­nesses and pitfalls of using biblio­me­tric data for demo­gra­phic research
  • Andrea Miranda Gonzalez, UC-Berkeley : Internal migra­tion in Mexico
  • Asli Ebru Sanlitürk, MPIDR : Brexit’s effect on scho­larly migra­tion to and from the UK
  • Maciej J. Dańko, MPIDR : Deve­lop­ment and inter­na­tional scho­larly migration
  • Tom Theile, MPIDR : Trends of return inter­na­tional migra­tion worldwide
  • Xinyi Zhao, MPIDR : Gender pers­pec­tive in inter­na­tional scho­larly migration
  • Aliakbar Akba­ri­tabar, MPIDR : Inte­gra­ting internal and inter­na­tional scho­larly migra­tion worldwide

Followed by an open discus­sion between spea­kers and Q&A.

3. Intro­duc­tion to avai­lable data sources, espe­cially publicly avai­lable data(30 minutes)

4. Intro­duc­tion to hand­ling biblio­me­tric data for demo­gra­phic research : data retrieval, data pre-proces­sing and repur­po­sing based on research ques­tions (60 minutes)

5. Conclu­sion and discus­sion of poten­tial limi­ta­tions and future direc­tions of using biblio­me­tric data in demo­gra­phic research (15 minutes)

How to attend
The work­shop is offered for free but atten­dees, both online and onsite, must register in advance (It is not neces­sary to register for EPC2022 to attend this work­shop. This regis­tra­tion form is only for this parti­cular work­shop. It does not count as a regis­tra­tion for EPC2022 or any other precon­fe­rence event). 

Register to attend ON SITE (at the Univer­sity of Groningen Heymans buil­ding (address : Grote Kruiss­traat 2/​1) – Maximum capa­city : 70 atten­dees (to be allo­cated on a first come first served basis).

Register to attend ONLINE : link provided to those who register to attend the work­shop online

Refe­rence page