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Bibliometrics and quotation research: From the technology quotation Index to Cybermetrics bargains a accomplished evaluate of theories, innovations, strategies, and purposes within the interdisciplinary and gradually turning out to be box of bibliometrics. This booklet appears at bibliographic quotation and quotation networks through discussing the earlier, current, and way forward for bibliometrics, from its foundations within the technology quotation Index to its enlargement into the area vast internet. it really is beneficial to these in each quarter of scholarship eager about the quantitative research of knowledge exchanges, but additionally to normal readers who easily desire to familiarize themselves with an enormous quarter of data technology.

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Html), spanning back to June 1999, is a valuable resource for professional and aspiring scientometricians who wish to keep abreast of current “hot” topics and new resources in the field of quantitative science studies. Prizes. In 1983, scientometrics started to canonize its heroes with the Derek de Solla Price Medal, awarded to the most prominent scholars in the field. The first awardee was Eugene Garfield in 1984. NOTES 1. Godin, From Eugenics to Scientometrics: Galton, Cattell and Men of Science, Project on the History and Sociology of S&T Statistics.

Nonetheless, given the interdisciplinary character of much bibliometric research and the inherent fuzziness of journals’ subject coverage, relevant materials were increasingly scattered in an imprecisely defined set of sources. In the Western tradition, as far as English-language publications are concerned, they range from strictly discipline-oriented titles, such as Journal of Informetrics and Cybermetrics, to notable portions of leading information science journals, including Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Journal of Documentation, and Journal of Information Science, all the way to sources specializing in particular aspects of information processes (Information Visualization, Webology) and journals covering adjacent areas of scholarship that take often advantage of bibliometric methods, such as sociology (Social Studies of Science, Science Studies, 16 Chapter One American Sociological Review), science policy and management (Research Evaluation, Research Policy), information retrieval (Information Processing & Management), library science (Library Trends, Library Quarterly), and communication studies (Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication).

13 To Hulme, the process of civilization kept pace with scientific specialization. Therefore, by classifying all the books in the world according to some universal criteria and ordering them chronologically within each class, a reliable bibliographic picture of the human mind’s evolution could be worked out. 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.

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