Scientometrics


Scientometrics

Scientometrics is the science of measuring and analysing science. In practice, scientometrics is often done using bibliometrics that is measurement of (scientific) publications.

Modern scientometrics is mostly based on the work of Derek J. de Solla Price and Eugene Garfield. The latter founded the Institute for Scientific Information which is heavily used for scientometric analysis.

Related fields are the history of science and technology, philosophy of science and sociology of scientific knowledge.

Journals in the field include "Scientometrics", "Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology" (JASIST) and "Social Studies of Science" as well as the electronic journal "Cybermetrics. International Journal of Scientometrics, Informetrics and Bibliometrics".

The "International Society for Scientometrics and Infometrics" (ISSI) founded in 1993 is an association of professionals in the field.

ee also

* History of science and technology
* Philosophy of science
* Sociology of scientific knowledge

References

External links

* [http://internetlab.cindoc.csic.es/ Cybermetrics Research Group]
* [http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/13804/ Open Access Scientometrics and the UK Research Assessment Exercise]
* " [http://www.kluweronline.com/issn/0138-9130/contents Scientometrics] ", Springer Science+Business Media journal.
* [http://www.scimago.es/ SCImago: Scientometrics Research Group]


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