bibliometrics


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bibliometrics

The study of publication patterns of individual articles, journals and books to analyse and compare trends within a body of literature.
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In the case of articles written by n authors, following the most usual rule in the bibliometrics literature, 1/n of the article and pages was assigned to each co-author.
In everything related to science, bibliometric and scientometric indicators have become essential to the scientific community to estimate the state-of-the-art of a given topic (MACIAS-CHAPULA, 1998).
The final three chapters exploring digital aspects of information science, including the analysis of social networking, wikis, blogs and virtual worlds; new bibliometrics databases and web-description, were gripping.
Results obtained demonstrate the lack of coherence among the ranking based on different bibliometric indicators, the high variability of results over time and the failure to define ranking that rewards some qualitative journal characteristics.
Bibliometrics is a type of research that uses quantitative analysis and statistics to better understand patterns of publication within a given field or body of literature.
Evidence Ltd (2007) The Use of Bibliometrics to Measure Research Quality in UK Higher Education Institutions, Universities UK, www.
Even in the natural sciences, where bibliometrics are more commonly respected, they are a narrow and limited measure of research quality and impact (Gillies, 2005).
In effect, many new evaluative and predictive techniques, such as bibliometrics, patent analyses, foresight, and roadmapping, have been designed to provide evidence of past and current performance to better inform prospective actions.
The main derivatives of bibliometrics are: publication counts, citation counts, co-citation analysis, scientific 'mapping' and citations in patents (Thanuskodi, 2010).
Eugene Garfield, a founder of bibliometrics, was inspired in part by the U.