Citation Analysis in Research Evaluation

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Springer Science & Business Media, 30 mar 2006 - 348
This book is written for members of the scholarly research community, and for persons involved in research evaluation and research policy. More specifically, it is directed towards the following four main groups of readers: – All scientists and scholars who have been or will be subjected to a quantitative assessment of research performance using citation analysis. – Research policy makers and managers who wish to become conversant with the basic features of citation analysis, and about its potentialities and limitations. – Members of peer review committees and other evaluators, who consider the use of citation analysis as a tool in their assessments. – Practitioners and students in the field of quantitative science and technology studies, informetrics, and library and information science. Citation analysis involves the construction and application of a series of indicators of the ‘impact’, ‘influence’ or ‘quality’ of scholarly work, derived from citation data, i.e. data on references cited in footnotes or bibliographies of scholarly research publications. Such indicators are applied both in the study of scholarly communication and in the assessment of research performance. The term ‘scholarly’ comprises all domains of science and scholarship, including not only those fields that are normally denoted as science – the natural and life sciences, mathematical and technical sciences – but also social sciences and humanities.
 

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General Introduction and Main Conclusions
9
2 The ISI Citation Indexes 107
21
Basic Notions and General Conclusions
25
Synopsis
35
Citation Analysis of Basic Science Research Departments 71
70
Citation Analysis of Scientific Journals
91
Basic Principles Citation Links and Terminology
109
ISI Coverage by Discipline 119
118
Some Building Blocks
209
Implications for the Use of Citation Analysis in Research
220
6 Citation Analysis and Peer Review
227
Analysis of Peer Assessments of Research Departments
239
Analysis of a National Research Council 247
246
7 Macro Studies
259
Measuring Trends in National Publication Output
271
Does International Scientific Collaboration Pay?
285

Implications for the Use of the ISI Citation Indexes in Research
137
3 Assessing Social Sciences and Humanities
145
A Case Study in Economics
153
Introductory Notes on Accuracy Issues 169
168
Problems with the Names of Authors and Institutions and with
181
What Do References and Citations Measure?
193
Do US Scientists Overcite Papers from their Own Country?
291
Development of New Indicators 303
302
Electronic Publishing New Databases and Search Engines
313
References
323
Index of Keywords Cited Works and Cited Authors 337
336
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