Two decades of "Scientometrics". An interdisciplinary field represented by its leading journal

@article{Schoepflin2001TwoDO,
  title={Two decades of "Scientometrics". An interdisciplinary field represented by its leading journal},
  author={Urs Schoepflin and Wolfgang Gl{\"a}nzel},
  journal={Scientometrics},
  year={2001},
  volume={50},
  pages={301-312}
}
The development of the field of bibliometric and scientometric research is analysed byquantitative methods to answer the following questions: (1) Is bibliometrics evolving from a softscience field towards rather hard (social) sciences (Schubert-Maczelka hypothesis)? (2) Canbibliometrics be characterised as a social science field with stable characteristics(Wouters-Leydesdorff hypothesis)? (3) Is bibliometrics a heterogeneous field, the sub-disciplinesof which have their own characteristics? Are… CONTINUE READING

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