A Descriptive and Historical Review of Bibliometrics with Applications to Medical Sciences

@article{Thompson2015ADA,
  title={A Descriptive and Historical Review of Bibliometrics with Applications to Medical Sciences},
  author={Dennis F. Thompson and Cheri K Walker},
  journal={Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy},
  year={2015},
  volume={35}
}
The discipline of bibliometrics involves the application of mathematical and statistical methods to scholarly publications. The first attempts at systematic data collection were provided by Alfred Lotka and Samuel Bradford, who subsequently established the foundational laws of bibliometrics. Eugene Garfield ushered in the modern era of bibliometrics with the routine use of citation analysis and systematized processing. Key elements of bibliometric analysis include database coverage, consistency… 

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