Seven Myths in Bibliometrics About facts and fiction in quantitative science studies

  title={Seven Myths in Bibliometrics About facts and fiction in quantitative science studies},
  author={Wolfgang Gl{\"a}nzel},
  journal={COLLNET Journal of Scientometrics and Information Management},
  pages={17 - 9}
  • W. Glänzel
  • Published 1 June 2008
  • Business
  • COLLNET Journal of Scientometrics and Information Management
Seven myths with cognitive and methodological background are analysed for validity. Although, there is always a grain of truth in bibliometrics myths too, the generality of their statements is disproved on the bases of methodological studies and by referring to typical counterexamples. It is shown how and where the logical fallacy lies in the inference from the reality behind the myths leading to the erroneous generalisation of the actual statements. 

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