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Selected Publications

Journal Articles

C. Donovan, L. Butler, A. Butt, T. Jones and S. Hanney, Evaluation of the impact of National Breast Cancer Foundation funded research, The Medical Journal of Australia, 200(4), 214-218, 2014.

L. Butler, The devil is in the detail: Concerns about Vanclay's analysis of Australian journal rankings, Journal of Informetrics, 5(4), 693-694,2011.

L. Butler and I. McAllister, Evaluating University Research Performance Using Metrics, European Political Science, 10, 44-58, 2011.

L. Butler and I McAllister, Metrics or Peer Review? Evaluating the 2001 UK Research Assessment Exercise in Political Science, Political Studies Review, 7(1), 3-17, 2009.

L Butler, Using a balanced approach to bibliometrics: Quantitative performance measures in the Australian Research Quality Framework, Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics, Vol 8(1), 83-92, 2008.

M. Nichol, K. Henadeera, L. Butler, NHMRC grant applications: a comparison of "track record" scores allocated by grant assessors with bibliometric analysis of publications, The Medical Journal of Australia, 187 (6): 348-352, 17 September 2007.

C. Steele, L. Butler and D. Kingsley, The Publishing Imperative, Learned Publishing, 19: 277-90, 2006.

L. Butler and M. Visser, Extending citation analysis to non-source items, Scientometrics, 66(2): 327-343, 2006.

L. Butler, Explaining Australia's increased share of ISI publications: the effects of a funding formula based on publication counts, Research Policy, 2003, 32(1), 143-155.

P. Bourke and L. Butler, Institutions and the Map of Science: Matching University Departments and Fields of Research, Research Policy, 26: 711-718, 1998.

P. Bourke and L. Butler, Publication Types, Citation Rates and Evaluation, Scientometrics, 37(3): 473-494, 1996.

Book Chapters

L. Butler, What Happens when Funding is Linked to Publication Counts? in H.F. Moed, W. Glänzel and U. Schmoch (eds) Handbook of Quantative Science and Technology Research. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht. 2004. Pp. 389-40, 2004.


B. Biglia and L. Butler, ARC-support research: the impact of journal publication output 2001-2005, Australian Research Council, 168pp, 2009. (Available online at http://www.arc.gov.au/general/arc_publications.htm)

L. Butler and K. Henadeera, Measuring up: NHMRC-supported research: The impact of journal publication output 2002-2006, National Health and Medical Research Council, 72pp, 2009. (Available online at http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/guidelines/publications/nh125)

L. Butler with RAND Europe, Likely Impact of Methodological Decisions on the Research Excellence Framework, Report to HEFCE, October 2008. (Available online at http://www.hefce.ac.uk/research/ref/resources/impact.pdf)

L. Butler with RAND Europe, Options for Defining Normalisation Fields, Report to HEFCE, October 2008. (Available online at http://www.hefce.ac.uk/research/ref/resources/Options.pdf)

L. Butler, B. Biglia and K. Henadeera, NHMRC Supported Research: The Impact of Journal Publication Output 1999-2003, National Health and Medical Research Council, 74pp, 2005. (Available online at http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/publications/synopses/nh75syn.htm)

L. Butler, ARC-Supported Research: The Impact of Journal Publication Output 1996-2000. Australian Research Council, Canberra, 199pp, 2004. (Available online at http://www.arc.gov.au/pdf/arc_supported_research.pdf)

L. Butler, Monitoring Australia's Scientific Research, Australian Academy of Science, Canberra. 173pp, 2001.

Literature Review

Quantitative Indicators for Research Assessment - A Literature Review. REPP Discussion Paper 05/1. (Available online at http://repp.anu.edu.au/Literature%20Review3.pdf)

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Impacts of performance-based research funding systems: A review of the concerns and the evidence, in Performance-based Funding for Public Research in Tertiary Education Institutions: Workshop Proceedings, chap 4, OECD, 2010. (Available online at http://www.oecd.org/document/25/0,3746,en_2649_37437_46622745_1_1_1_37437,00.html)

L. Butler and K. Henadeera, Is there a Role for Novel Citation Measures for the Social Sciences and Humanities in a National Research Assessment Exercise?, in Proceedings of the 11th International conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics, Madrid, Spain, June 25-27, Vol 1, pp 170-178, 2007.

L. Butler, In Defence of "Early Career Universities", in Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics, Stockholm, Sweden, July 24-28th, Vol 1, pp. 290-294, 2005.

L. Butler, What is Behind Australia's Increased Share of ISI Publications? in Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, Sydney, Australia, July 16-20th, University of New South Wales, Vol 1, pp. 89-101, 2001.