• Corpus ID: 9003390

Scientific impact quantity and quality: Analysis of two sources of bibliographic data

  title={Scientific impact quantity and quality: Analysis of two sources of bibliographic data},
  author={Richard K. Belew},
  • R. Belew
  • Published 11 April 2005
  • Computer Science
  • ArXiv
Attempts to understand the consequence of any individual scientist’s activity within the long-term trajectory of science is one of the most difficult questions within the philosophy of science. Because scientific publications play such as central role in the modern enterprise of science, bibliometric techniques which measure the “impact” of an individual publication as a function of the number of citations it receives from subsequent authors have provided some of the most useful empirical data… 

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