, Volume 56, Issue 3, pp 357–367

A new classification scheme of science fields and subfields designed for scientometric evaluation purposes

  • Wolfgang Glänzel
  • András Schubert

DOI: 10.1023/A:1022378804087

Cite this article as:
Glänzel, W. & Schubert, A. Scientometrics (2003) 56: 357. doi:10.1023/A:1022378804087


A two-level hierarchic system of fields and subfields of the sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities is proposed. The system was specifically designed for scientometric (evaluation) purposes with the ultimate goal of classifying every single document into a well-defined category. This goal was achieved using a three-step iterative process. The basic concepts and some preliminary results are presented.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers/Akadémiai Kiadó 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Glänzel
    • 1
  • András Schubert
    • 2
  1. 1.Katholieke Universiteit LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Budapest Hungarian Academy of Sciences Institute for Research OrganisationBudapestHungary