Handbook of Bibliometric Indicators

Quantitative Tools for Studying and Evaluating Research
Genre: Language Arts
Original Publish Date: May 04, 2016
Product Number: EB00672033
Released: May 26, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9783527681952
Publisher: Wiley-VCH
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At last, the first systematic guide to the growing jungle of citation indices and other bibliometric indicators. Written with the aim of providing a complete and unbiased overview of all available statistical measures for scientific productivity, the core of this reference is an alphabetical dictionary of indices and other algorithms used to evaluate the importance and impact of researchers and their institutions. In 150 major articles, the authors describe all indices in strictly mathematical terms without passing judgement on their relative merit. From widely used measures, such as the journal impact factor or the h-index, to highly specialized indices, all indicators currently in use in the sciences and humanities are described, and their application explained. The introductory section and the appendix contain a wealth of valuable supporting information on data sources, tools and techniques for bibliometric and scientometric analysis - for individual researchers as well as their funders and publishers.

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