, Volume 56, Issue 3, pp 357-367

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

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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.

This revised version was published online in August 2006 with corrections to the Cover Date.