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A Review of Theory and Practice in Scientometrics

Mingers, John, Leydesdorff, Loet (2015) A Review of Theory and Practice in Scientometrics. European Journal of Operational Research, 246 (1). pp. 1-19. ISSN 0377-2217. (KAR id:46884)

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Abstract

Scientometrics is the study of the quantitative aspects of the process of science as a communication system. It is centrally, but not only, concerned with the analysis of citations in the academic literature. In recent years it has come to play a major role in the measurement and evaluation of research performance. In this review we consider: the historical development of scientometrics, sources of citation data, citation metrics and the “laws" of scientometrics, normalisation, journal impact factors and other journal metrics, visualising and mapping science, evaluation and policy, and future developments.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: altmetrics, bibliometrics, citations, h-index, impact factor, normalisation, scientometrics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Management Science
Depositing User: John Mingers
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2015 13:13 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 14:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/46884 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Mingers, John: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4102-4696
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