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Growth rates of modern science: A bibliometric analysis based on the number of publications and cited references
This study looked at the rate at which science has grown since the mid‐1600s and identified three essential growth phases: from less than 1% up to the middle of the 18th century, to 2 to 3%up to the period between the two world wars, and 8 to 9% to 2010.
Do altmetrics point to the broader impact of research? An overview of benefits and disadvantages of altmetrics
- L. Bornmann
- Computer ScienceJ. Informetrics
- 27 June 2014
What do citation counts measure? A review of studies on citing behavior
The general tendency of the results of the empirical studies makes it clear that citing behavior is not motivated solely by the wish to acknowledge intellectual and cognitive influences of colleague scientists, since the individual studies reveal also other, in part non‐scientific, factors that play a part in the decision to cite.
Are there better indices for evaluation purposes than the h index? A comparison of nine different variants of the h index using data from biomedicine
In this study, we examined empirical results on the h index and its most important variants in order to determine whether the variants developed are associated with an incremental contribution for…
What is societal impact of research and how can it be assessed? a literature survey
- L. Bornmann
- BusinessJ. Assoc. Inf. Sci. Technol.
- 1 February 2013
This review intends to present existing research on and practices employed in the assessment of societal impact in the form of a literature survey to serve as a basis for the development of robust and reliable methods of societalimpact measurement.
Citation counts for research evaluation: standards of good practice for analyzing bibliometric data and presenting and interpreting results
Standards of good practice for analyzing bibliometric data and presenting and interpreting the results are presented.
Integrated Impact Indicators (I3) compared with Impact Factors (IFs): An alternative research design with policy implications
I3 is compared with IFs for the journals in two Institute for Scientific Information subject categories (“Information Science & Library Science” and “Multidisciplinary Sciences”), and the library and information science set is additionally decomposed in terms of nations.
What do we know about the h index?
The advantages and disadvantages of the h index are described and the studies on the convergent validity of this index are summarized and corrections and complements as well as single-number alternatives are introduced.