The Evaluation of Research by Scientometric Indicators

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Elsevier, 20 sty 2010 - 336
Aimed at academics, academic managers and administrators, professionals in scientometrics, information scientists and science policy makers at all levels. This book reviews the principles, methods and indicators of scientometric evaluation of information processes in science and assessment of the publication activity of individuals, teams, institutes and countries. It provides scientists, science officers, librarians and students with basic and advanced knowledge on evaluative scientometrics. Especially great stress is laid on the methods applicable in practice and on the clarification of quantitative aspects of impact of scientific publications measured by citation indicators.
  • Written by a highly knowledgeable and well-respected scientist in the field
  • Provides practical and realistic quantitative methods for evaluating scientific publication activities of individuals, teams, countries and journals
  • Gives standardized descriptions and classification of the main categories of evaluative scientometrics
 

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1 Introduction
1
2 Basic categories of scientometrics
7
3 Classification of the indicators of evaluative scientometrics
11
4 Publication growth in science
23
the Garfield Factor and the Current Contribution Index
35
6 The ageing of scientific information
63
7 Scientometric indicators for the assessment of publications
79
model of manifested communication through publications
125
10 Research contribution and share of credit of individual authors
153
11 Standards in scientometric assessments
161
application of scientometrics for the purposes of science policy
195
a scientometric model ISIS model
243
14 Conclusions
257
References
271
Author index
295
Subject index
301

the Reference Threshold Model
137

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Dr. Peter Vinkler is Scientific Secretary of the Chemical Research Center, Budapest and Director of the Scientific Publication Data Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He worked as Head of the Biocomplex Research Department of the Chemical Research Center for several years. He has published extensively on scientometrics and information science, primarily on the indicators used for the evaluation of publication activities of individuals and teams. He serves as Associate Editor of Scientometrics and regularly reviews publications also for the Journal of Informetrics and Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. In 2009 he was awarded the Derek de Solla Price Medal for his outstanding contributions to the field of quantitative studies of science.

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