, Volume 9, Issue 5–6, pp 281–291 | Cite as

Relative indicators and relational charts for comparative assessment of publication output and citation impact

  • A. Schubert
  • T. Braun


Cross-field comparison ofscientometric indicators1 is severely hindered by the differences in publication and citation habits of science fields. However, relating publication and citation indicators to proper field-specific reference standards,relative indicators can be built, which may prove rather useful in the comparative assessment of scientists, groups, institutions or countries. The use ofrelational charts in displaying the indicators broadens the scope of such assessments. Relative indicators of chemistry research in 25 countries are presented as an illustrative example.


Science Field Chemistry Research Comparative Assessment Citation Impact Publication Output 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Schubert
    • 1
  • T. Braun
    • 1
  1. 1.Information Science and Scientometrics Research UnitLibrary of the Hungarian Academy of SciencesBudapest(Hungary)

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