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Handbook of Bibliometric Indicators

Quantitative Tools for Studying and Evaluating Research

Handbook of Bibliometric Indicators by Roberto Todeschini
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At last, the first systematic guide to the growing jungle of citation indices and other bibliometric indicators.
Written with the aim of providing a complete and unbiased overview of all available statistical measures for scientific productivity, the core of this reference is an alphabetical dictionary of indices and other algorithms used to evaluate the importance and impact of researchers and their institutions. In 150 major articles, the authors describe all indices in strictly mathematical terms without passing judgement on their relative merit. From widely used measures, such as the journal impact factor or the h-index, to highly specialized indices, all indicators currently in use in the sciences and humanities are described, and their application explained. The introductory section and the appendix contain a wealth of valuable supporting information on data sources, tools and techniques for bibliometric and scientometric analysis - for individual researchers as well as their funders and publishers.
Wiley; May 2016
384 pages; ISBN 9783527681952
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Title: Handbook of Bibliometric Indicators
Author: Roberto Todeschini; Alberto Baccini
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