Bibliometrics and Citation Analysis: From the Science by Nicola De Bellis

By Nicola De Bellis

Bibliometrics and quotation research: From the technological know-how quotation Index to Cybermetrics bargains a complete evaluate of theories, options, ideas, and purposes within the interdisciplinary and gradually growing to be box of bibliometrics. This e-book seems at bibliographic quotation and quotation networks via discussing the prior, current, and way forward for bibliometrics, from its foundations within the technological know-how quotation Index to its growth into the realm huge net. it really is worthy to these in each region of scholarship fascinated about the quantitative research of knowledge exchanges, but additionally to basic readers who easily desire to familiarize themselves with a massive zone of data technological know-how.

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For a seminal definition of “Webometrics,” see Tomas C. Almind and Peter Ingwersen, “Informetric Analysis of the World Wide Web: Methodological Approaches to ‘Webometrics’,” Journal of Documentation 53, no. 4 (1997): 404–26. 4. Björneborn and Ingwersen, “Toward a Basic Framework for Webometrics,” Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 55, no. pdf. To get just a broad idea of the shift in content and theoretical focus that has occurred in the field of biblio/sciento/informetrics over the past three decades, contrast the theme issue of Library Trends, “Bibliometrics,” which appeared in summer 1981 (30, no.

In the hands of librarians and information scientists, the idea that the macrocosm of human knowledge is mirrored in the microcosm of the library had to cope with the practical constraints imposed by tightening budgets and lack of physical space against an ever-increasing volume of potentially relevant purchasable documentation. That is why someone started to consider the possible advantages afforded by a quantitative insight into library collections, catalogs, and bibliographies. In 1927, wishing to improve upon the library acquisition policies at Pomona College in Biblio/Sciento/Infor-metrics 9 Southern California, P.

V. Nalimov’s Research in Scientometrics,” Scientometrics 52, no. 2 (2001): 127–50. 24. ” Nalimov and Mulchenko, Measurement of Science, 96. html. 25. S. htm. 26. , Toward a Metric of Science: The Advent of Science Indicators (New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1979). 27. Inna K. net/1942/587; Anthony F. J. , Handbook of Quantitative Studies of Science and Technology (Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1988); Henk F. , Handbook of Quantitative Science and Technology Research: The Use of Publication and Patent Statistics in Studies of S&T Systems (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic, 2004).

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