Counting methods are decisive for rankings based on publication and citation studies


For all rankings of countries research output based on number of publications or citations compared with population, GDP, R&D and public R&D expenses, and other national characteristics the counting method is decisive. Total counting (full credit to a country when at least one of the authors is from this country) and Fractional Counting (a country receives… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11192-005-0239-6


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