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Author Ball, Rafael, author.

Title An introduction to bibliometrics : new development and trends / Rafael Ball.

Published Cambridge, MA Chandos Publishing, an imprint of Elsevier, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  020.727 BALL    AVAILABLE
Physical description vi, 83 pages : graphs ; 23 cm.
Series Chandos information professional series.
Chandos information professional series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Contents: ch. 1 Preface -- References -- ch. 2 Introduction and History -- References -- ch. 3 Bibliometric Methods: Basic Principles and Indicators -- 3.1.The Number of Scientific Publications: Output Analysis -- 3.2.The Perception of Academic Publications: Resonance Analysis -- 3.3.The Leader Boards: Rankings and Benchmarking Based on Bibliometrics -- 3.4.Bibliometrics as a Trend Scout: Trend Analyses and Forecasts -- 3.5.New and Alternative Bibliometric Methods: Altmetrics -- 3.6.From Causality to Correlation: Big Data in Bibliometrics -- References -- ch. 4 Bibliometrics in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Special Forms and Methods -- 4.1.Introduction -- 4.2.Publication and Citation Cultures in the Humanities and Social Sciences -- 4.3.Forms of Academic Output in Selected Disciplines -- References -- ch. 5 The Data Basis -- 5.1.Web of Science and Science Citation Index by Thomson Reuters (Now Onex and Baring Asia) -- 5.2.Scopus by Elsevier -- 5.3.Google Scholar -- References -- ch. 6 Summary and Outlook -- References.
Summary Summary: An Introduction to Bibliometrics: New Development and Trends provides a comprehensible, readable and easy to read introduction to bibliometrics. Importantly, the book surveys the latest developments of bibliometrics (such as altmetrics, etc.) and how the field is likely to change over the next decade. In the literature, bibliometrics is generally discussed from one of two perspectives: (1) Purely mathematical/statistical or (2) Its sociological implications. Both approaches are very far from how most users want to apply bibliometrics. This book fills that need by providing tactics on how bibliometrics can be applied to their sphere of scientific activity.
Subject Bibliometrics.
Information science -- Statistical methods.
ISBN 9780081021507