Nordic Workshop on Bibliometrics and Research Policy
September 21-23, 2022 in Turku, Finland


The Nordic Workshop on Bibliometrics and Research Policy has been organized annually since its beginning in 1996. The event alternates between locations in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The purpose of the workshop is to link bibliometric research with research policy, to present the newest bibliometric research in the Nordic countries and beyond, and to create better links between the bibliometric research groups and their PhD students, which is now, in the aftermath of the global pandemic, perhaps more important than ever before. The pandemic has made it impossible for PhD students to meet other researchers and create networks that are so important for their future careers. Therefore, this year’s workshop will have a special focus on creating networking opportunities for PhD students.

The workshop is open to participants from any nation and will be held in English. Participation in the workshop is free of charge, but travel and accommodation have to be arranged and financed by the participants themselves.


NWB2023 website is open:

Book of Abstracts has been published on Figshare: 10.6084/m9.figshare.22632658

Slides from the oral presentations have been published on Figshare.

Links to the keynote talks are now on the Keynotes-page.

Streams from NWB2022: 

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Instructions for presenters: Each presenter has 20 minutes, including questions and discussion. Come to your session 5 minutes before the session starts and upload your presentation (PowerPoint or PDF) to the computer in the lecture hall. In each session the last speaker will also be the chair of the session (so the chair has a good incentive to make sure that nobody takes too much time 🙂 )

New on the social program! September 22 at 18.00-19.00 PhDrinks! Informal get-together and networking event at Bar Varvintori (map link)

September 1: Registration has closed and the workshop is full! See you all soon 🙂

August 18: Workshop program has been published!

July 1, 2022: Registration to the workshop has opened!

June 30, 2022: The two PhD students have been chosen based on the reviews and the discussion in the organising committee. The authors have been notified about winning the grants.

This year PhD students who wish to present at the workshop and that have submitted an exceptionally promising and/or interesting abstract can apply for a travel grant. We are offering two grants of up to 500 euros each to be used against travel and accommodation expenses of two PhD students. The decision will be made based on the submitted abstract by the members of the organising committee. Please indicate in your submission that you are a PhD student and you wish to enter the contest for a travel grant.

The 2022 workshop will be held on September 21-23 in Turku, Finland, in the University of Turku Main Building (in case the embedded map below doesn’t show, see map here).

Important dates

Deadline for submission of abstracts (posters and papers): June 13, 2022 CLOSED!
Notifications of acceptance: June 30, 2022 All authors have been notified.
Registration closes: August 31, 2022
Nordic Workshop: September 21 – 23, 2022

Organising committee

The workshop is organized by Economic Sociology, University of Turku, and Information Studies, Åbo Akademi University.

Kim Holmberg, Senior Research Fellow and Head of Unit, Economic Sociology, University of Turku
Ashraf Maleki, Senior Researcher, Economic Sociology, University of Turku
Kristina Eriksson-Backa, Senior lecturer, Information Studies, Åbo Akademi University
Khadijah Kainat, Doctoral candidate, Information Studies, Åbo Akademi University
Noora Ojala, Economic Sociology, University of Turku


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