Cathelijn Waaijer winner of the 2015 Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Award
Cathelijn Waaijer (CWTS) was awarded the 2015 Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Award at the 15th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference at istanbul last month.
After an extensive review process of the submissions for the award, the members of the committee: Birgir Larsen, Kevin Boyack, Cinzia Daraio and Jacqueline Leta decided to grant Cathelijn Waaijer for her submission: 'Academic careers systems: The most important factor in academic research is not infrastructure, but people'.
Honourable mention for Zohreh Zahedi
Because of the high quality of the candidates in 2015 the committee moreover decided to confer this year a honourable mention to Zohreh Zahedi for her submission: 'Possibilities and feasibility of using ‘altmetric’ measurements (social media metrics) in research evaluation'
Both prizes were awarded at the 15th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference held in Istanbul from June 29th–July 2nd by Ronald Rousseau (chairman of the committee).
The purpose of this scholarship is to foster research in informetrics, including bibliometrics, scientometrics, webmetrics and altmetrics by encouraging and assisting doctoral students in the field with their dissertation research. The Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation scholarship consists of an award of $3,000 donated by the Eugene Garfield Foundation to cover any research related expenses.