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
2 Basic categories of scientometrics
3 Classification of the indicators of evaluative scientometrics
4 Publication growth in science
the Garfield Factor and the Current Contribution Index
6 The ageing of scientific information
7 Scientometric indicators for the assessment of publications
model of manifested communication through publications
10 Research contribution and share of credit of individual authors
11 Standards in scientometric assessments
application of scientometrics for the purposes of science policy
a scientometric model ISIS model
14 Conclusions
Author index
Subject index

the Reference Threshold Model

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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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