Benchmarking scientific output in the social sciences and humanities: The limits of existing databases

@article{Archambault2006BenchmarkingSO,
  title={Benchmarking scientific output in the social sciences and humanities: The limits of existing databases},
  author={{\'E}ric Archambault and {\'E}tienne Vignola-Gagn{\'e} and Gr{\'e}goire C{\^o}t{\'e} and Vincent Larivi{\`e}re and Yves Gingras},
  journal={Scientometrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={68},
  pages={329-342}
}
  • Éric Archambault, Étienne Vignola-Gagné, +2 authors Yves Gingras
  • Published in Scientometrics 2006
  • Computer Science
  • SummaryThe goal of this paper is to examine the impact of linguistic coverage of databases used by bibliometricians on the capacity to effectively benchmark the work of researchers in social sciences and humanities. We examine the strong link between bibliometrics and the Thomson Scientific's database and review the differences in the production and diffusion of knowledge in the social sciences and humanities (SSH) and the natural sciences and engineering (NSE). This leads to a re-examination… CONTINUE READING

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