RU ON INTERNET?Scientometrics and Allied Disciplines - Resources
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Lists the important Websites related to scientometrics and allied disciplines with annotations..
KEYWORDS: Scientometrics, Bibliometrics, Informetrics, Cybermetrics.
Cybermetrics (International Journal of Scientometrics, Informetrics and Bibliometrics, ISSN 1137-5019) is an International Peer-reviewed electronic-only journal devoted to the study of the quantitative analysis of scholarly and scientific communications. It is open to world-wide researchers to publish and discuss their findings. Cybermetrics is an irregularly-appearing journal started in 1997 as there is no scheduling for issues.
In addition to methodologies and results of scientometric, bibliometric or informetric research, it also covers some other subjects such as
Application of scientometric methodology to the analysis of scientific communication in the Web and the Usenet, including the development of new Internet R&D indicators.
Uses of citation analyses, including the hypertext linking phenomena, the informetric laws and distributions, and any mathematical model derived. Studies on aging, obsolescence, dispersion and endogamy phenomena of the scientific literature.
Impact of the Internet on scientific co-operation and other aspects related to science organization, information flows and interdisciplinary connections.
Informetric applications to Science policy and R&D management, including questions related to the emergence of national or regional STI systems.
Evaluation of electronic scientific journals and peer-review processes in the World Wide Web.
The editors of Cybermetrics are also organizing annual conferences since 1997 to disseminate results from quantitative analysis of the Internet.Cybermetrics also maintain a series of directories of electronic resources including secondary archives of interesting web papers in pdf format with a aim to provide a reference tool to those researchers involved in the quantitative description and analysis of the Internet as a scholarly communication tool.
Cybermetrics is published in English and distributed FREE on the World Wide Web by the Centro de Información y Documentación Científica (CINDOC) [http://www.cindoc.csic.es/] of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) [http://www.csic.es/] in Madrid (Spain).
Contact: Isidro F. Aguillo, Editor at email@example.com for details.
Scientometrics [ISSN: 0138-9130] is an International Journal for all Quantitative Aspects of the Science of Science, Communication in Science and Science Policy. The journal aims at publishing original studies, short communications, preliminary reports, review papers, letters to the editor and book reviews on scientometrics. The topics covered are results of research concerned with the quantitative features and characteristics of science. Emphasis is placed on investigations in which the development and mechanism of science are studied by means of (statistical) mathematical methods. It is useful to those interested in scientometrics, scientific communication, research policy, science policy, input-output economics of science.
It is available electronically via Kluwer Online and contact them at KluwerOnline@wkap.nl for additional information.
This report gives an introduction to informetrics: the quantitative study of publication and citation pattern; uses of informetrics, history of informetrics, three informetric laws (Lotka's Law, Bradford's Law and Zipf's Law), informetric measures, caveats and bibliography of sites.
A Bibliometric view of Scientometrics
mailto Olle Persson at firstname.lastname@example.org
This site provides a series of bibliometric maps* based on papers published in Scientometrics. They are all based on 1062 papers published in Vol 1: 1978 to Vol 44: 1999 and the records were retrieved from SSCI using the Web of Science interface.
* High impact papers, Documents most cited, Direct citation links among the authors, Similarity of citation behaviour, Direct citation links among countries, Journal co-citation map of Scientometrics
Scientometrics by Hand. The Ups and Down of
Scientometrics in Russia
The article tells about the ups and down of scientometrics in Russia. It is based on 11 interviews with Russian and Ukrainian scientometricians and archival research of original Russian publications.
Contact: Paul Wouters at email@example.com for details.
Bibliometrics Citation Analysis
It is a powerpoint presentation depicting various aspects related with Bibliometrics citation analysis including laws of bibliometrics, citer motivations, problems in citation analysis, Ortega hypothesis.
Bibliometric Toolbox is a set of Turbo Pascal programs, written by Terrence Alan Brooks, that measures the bibliometric aspects of a literature such as Bradfordity, productivity ranks, degree of clustering, and indices of concentration.
Contact: Terrence Alan Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
The first URL provide links of interest for bibliometric researchers and they are categorized as conferences, mailing lists, journals, societies, research groups, people, science & technology indicators, classification schemes, papers, and miscellaneous.
The second URL tells about bibliometrics and provide details on laws of bibliometrics, citation analysis, web application of bibliometrics, and other useful resources with examples of bibliometric research.
The third URL provide links to A Beiginners's Guide to Bibliometrics: Ten Frequently Asked Questions, Lotka's Law, Bradford's Law, Zipf's Law, Garfield's Law, and Glossary of Terms. This resource was created for LIS 380 at Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Time Table of Bibliometrics
mailto Ronald Rousseau at email@example.com
It lists the chronlogical events in the history of bibliometrics from 1913 to 1990.
It provide links to various bibliographic software (commercial, shareware, free) under DOS, Windows, Mac and Unix environment.
It is a discussion group that covers bibliometrics, scientometrics and informetrics, and also metrics as related to the design and operation of Digital Libraries and other information systems interpreted broadly.
To subscribe: send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with text in the message as subscribe sigmetrics your name
Attention ITT Readers
The Internet Edition of ITT, available at http://itt.nissat.tripod.com, comes out much before the publication of its print version. You may also browse the back issues from 1995 onwards.
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