Bibliometrics and Citation Analysis: From the Science by Nicola De Bellis

By Nicola De Bellis

Bibliometrics and quotation research: From the technology quotation Index to Cybermetrics deals a complete assessment of theories, thoughts, innovations, and functions within the interdisciplinary and gradually growing to be box of bibliometrics. This publication appears at bibliographic quotation and quotation networks by means of discussing the previous, current, and way forward for bibliometrics, from its foundations within the technological know-how quotation Index to its growth into the area huge internet. it truly is necessary to these in each quarter of scholarship focused on the quantitative research of knowledge exchanges, but additionally to common readers who easily desire to familiarize themselves with a huge quarter of data technological know-how.

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3 Today information is a key concept in several contexts, with a somewhat mystical propensity to ubiquity. In the wake of computers’ and digital networks’ revolution, indeed, scholars have progressively used computers and networks both as a tool and as a metaphor for modeling information flows at whatever scale and level of complexity, from submolecular systems to black holes. 4 Chapter One Of course, pretending to measure information in all of its natural and social manifestations would be senseless.

Braun’s institution played a central part in shaping the field of scientometrics as we currently know it, not only for the journal’s gatekeeping role in separating the sheep from the goats, but also for the ISSRU members’ commitment to the definition of international standards for research evaluation and, more generally, for its ability to connect symbolically and materially the two main tributaries flowing into the newborn scientometric paradigm: the Russian tradition of Nalimov and Dobrov and the Anglo-American tradition of Bernal, Price, Merton, and Garfield.

5. Bloom, The Anxiety of Influence, 2nd ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997), 30. 6. On the uses and misuses of footnotes in modern historical scholarship, see Anthony Grafton, The Footnote: A Curious History (London: Faber and Faber, 1997). 7. Grafton, The Footnote, 65. 8. edu/books/bazerman_shaping/. 9. The first annual edition of the index was Garfield, Science Citation Index. An International Interdisciplinary Index to the Literature of Science (Philadelphia: Institute for Scientific Information, 1963).

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