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What do citation counts measure? A review of studies on citing behavior
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present a narrative review of studies on the citing behavior of scientists, covering mainly research published in the last 15 years. Based on the results ofExpand
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Growth rates of modern science: A bibliometric analysis based on the number of publications and cited references
  • L. Bornmann, R. Mutz
  • Computer Science, Geography
  • J. Assoc. Inf. Sci. Technol.
  • 19 February 2014
Many studies (in information science) have looked at the growth of science. In this study, we reexamine the question of the growth of science. To do this we (a) use current data up to publicationExpand
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Do altmetrics point to the broader impact of research? An overview of benefits and disadvantages of altmetrics
  • L. Bornmann
  • Computer Science, Physics
  • J. Informetrics
  • 27 June 2014
Today, it is not clear how the impact of research on other areas of society than science should be measured. While peer review and bibliometrics have become standard methods for measuring the impactExpand
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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
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 forExpand
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Scientific peer review
  • L. Bornmann
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • Annu. Rev. Inf. Sci. Technol.
  • 2011
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What is societal impact of research and how can it be assessed? a literature survey
  • L. Bornmann
  • Computer Science, Political Science
  • J. Assoc. Inf. Sci. Technol.
  • 1 February 2013
Since the 1990s, the scope of research evaluations becomes broader as the societal products outputs, societal use societal references, and societal benefits changes in society of research come intoExpand
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Integrated Impact Indicators (I3) compared with Impact Factors (IFs): An alternative research design with policy implications
In bibliometrics, the association of “impact” with central-tendency statistics is mistaken. Impacts add up, and citation curves therefore should be integrated instead of averaged. For example, theExpand
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Citation counts for research evaluation: standards of good practice for analyzing bibliometric data and presenting and interpreting results
With the ready accessibility of bibliometric data and the availability of ready-to-use tools for generating bibliometric indicators for evaluation purposes, there is the danger of inappropri- ateExpand
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Validity of altmetrics data for measuring societal impact: A study using data from Altmetric and F1000Prime
  • L. Bornmann
  • Computer Science, Physics
  • J. Informetrics
  • 29 June 2014
Can altmetric data be validly used for the measurement of societal impact? The current study seeks to answer this question with a comprehensive dataset (about 100,000 records) from very disparateExpand
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Detecting the historical roots of research fields by reference publication year spectroscopy (RPYS)
We introduce the quantitative method named “Reference Publication Year Spectroscopy” (RPYS). With this method one can determine the historical roots of research fields and quantify their impact onExpand
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