Bibliometrics and Citation Analysis: From the Science by Nicola De Bellis

By Nicola De Bellis

Can the tools of technological know-how be directed towards technology itself? How did it ensue that scientists, medical records, and their bibliographic hyperlinks got here to be considered as mathematical variables in summary types of medical verbal exchange? what's the position of quantitative analyses of clinical and technical documentation in present technology coverage and administration? Bibliometrics and quotation research: From the Science quotation Index to Cybermetrics solutions those questions via a entire assessment of theories, suggestions, strategies, and functions within the interdisciplinary and progressively becoming box of bibliometrics.

Since quotation indexes got here into the limelight in the course of the mid-1960s, quotation networks became more and more very important for plenty of diversified examine fields. The publication starts via investigating the empirical, philosophical, and mathematical foundations of bibliometrics, together with its beginnings with the technology quotation Index, the theoretical framework at the back of it, and its mathematical underpinnings. It then examines the appliance of bibliometrics and quotation research within the sciences and technology reviews, in particular the sociology of technological know-how and technology coverage. ultimately it presents a view of the way forward for bibliometrics, exploring intimately the continuing extension of bibliometric the right way to the constitution and dynamics of the realm huge internet.

This ebook supplies newbies to the sphere of bibliometrics an obtainable access element to a complete learn culture in a different way scattered via an unlimited quantity of magazine literature. while, it brings to the leading edge the cross-disciplinary linkages among a few of the fields (sociology, philosophy, arithmetic, politics) that intersect on the crossroads of quotation research. as a result of its discursive and interdisciplinary technique, the ebook turns out to be useful to these in each zone of scholarship excited about the quantitative research of knowledge exchanges, but in addition to technological know-how historians and basic readers who easily desire to familiarize them

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