Scientometrics

, Volume 51, Issue 1, pp 203–222

An approach to interdisciplinarity through bibliometric indicators

  • Fernanda Morillo
  • María Bordons
  • Isabel Gómez
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1010529114941

Cite this article as:
Morillo, F., Bordons, M. & Gómez, I. Scientometrics (2001) 51: 203. doi:10.1023/A:1010529114941

Abstract

Interdisciplinarity has become of increasing interest in science in the past few years. Thispaper is a case study in the area of Chemistry, in which a series of different bibliometric indicatorsfor measuring interdisciplinarity are presented. The following indicators are analysed: a) ISI multiclassificationof journals in categories, b) patterns of citations and references outside category andc) multi-assignation of documents in Chemical Abstracts sections. Convergence between thedifferent indicators is studied. Depending on the size of the unit analysed (area, category orjournal) the most appropriate indicators are determined.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers/Akadémiai Kiadó 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fernanda Morillo
    • 1
  • María Bordons
    • 1
  • Isabel Gómez
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro de Información y Documentación Científica(CINDOC) Consejo Superiorde Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)Madrid(Spain)