The Bibliometric Research Indicator awards research output published in the most prestigious publication channels within the research subject in question. The BFI system is maintained by The Ministry of Higher Education and Science but The University Library of Southern Denmark offers to answer the most common questions regarding BFI and how BFI affects your work as a researcher.
The BFI model
Every year all Danish universities' research output is harvested. Following this harvest the research output is awarded BFI points corresponding to what extent certain parameters set forth by the BFI model are met.
BFI points are calculated backwards. The annual BFI harvest is based on the university's research registrations in Pure the previous spring. The final BFI points will be distributed in the autumn.
On the BFI lists publication series are divided into three levels and publishers are divided into two levels. The higher the level of the publication channel, the more BFI points the publication are awarded. Publications meeting the requirements for being a BFI publication are awarded BFI points according to publication type:
|Publication type||Niveau 1||Niveau 2||Niveau 3|
|Monograph awarded on publisher||5||8||-|
|Monograph awarded on book series||5||8||-|
|Contribution in anthology awarded on publisher||0,5||2||-|
|Article in journal, book series, or conference contribution||1||3||5|
- It is registered in Pure within the year is it published or early spring in the following year.
- At least one author on the publication is affiliated to SDU.
- It belongs to one of the categories in Pure the ministry regard as being research. These categories are 'Research' and 'Commissioned'.
The lists are dynamics since they can be revised every year of the designated expert committees. The current lists can always be found on the web page of the ministry.
You can read them in this pdf.