Yves Gingras recently published an open letter in University World News about his book The abuses of research evaluation and the Shangai Academic Ranking of World Universities. 

Vincent Larivière and Yves Gingras, in collaboration with a research team from Indiana University Bloomington (Cassidy R. Sugimoto, Blaise Cronin and Chaoqun Ni), published in the well-known scientific journal Nature. The article presents the gender disparities in the research output and the impact of published research.

Vincent Larivière now holds the Canada Research Chair in the Transformation of Scholarly Communication. This research will improve understanding how digital technologies have changed the scholarly communication process, which will lead to more appropriate public policies on scientific research. The Chair has partnerships with the CIRST, the CHSS and the OST.   

Yves Gingras and Vincent Larivière, in association with a research team from University Toulouse-le-Mirail (Michel Grossetti, Denis Eckert, Laurent Jégou, Béatrice Milard) published their results on the geographic organisation of scientific activity based on the 'world cities'. This article was published in the prestigious journal Urban Studies.

Vincent Larivière published an analysis on the concentration of research funding in the newsletter Re$earch Money

Gingras, Yves
 « Évaluer sans classer » 
 dans Barbara Cassin (dir.)
 Derrière les grilles. 
 Sortons du tout-évaluation

 Éditions Fayard (2014)
 pp. 291-312


Gingras, Yves
Les dérives de l'évaluation de la recherche,
du bon usage de la bibliométrie

Paris, Raisons d'agir Éditions
 (2014) 122p.



The OST has a world-class expertise in research evaluation, through a sustained commitment in four key areas:

  • Implementation and maintenance of databases
  • Development of research and evaluation methodologies
  • Basic research in scientometrics
  • Production of scientometric and technometric evaluative studies