, Volume 13, Issue 5–6, pp 239–259 | Cite as

An attempt of surveying and classifying bibliometric indicators for scientometric purposes

  • P. Vinkler


An attempt is made for the survey and classification of bibliometric indicators applicable for assessment of publication performance of researchers active in natural sciences. Indicators can be classified as publication and citation ones which may refer to impact and quantity of publication activity of researcher(s), teams, institutes or countries. Taking into account the possible reference standards, the indicators are classified as simple, specific, balance, distribution and relative ones. In order to evaluate publication activity both qualitatively and quantitatively, relative citation indicators can be recommended, which relate citations received to the sum of impact factors of the journals, where the papers were published or give the relative measure of the average citedness of papers related to that of papers in journals in a similar subfield.


Impact Factor Natural Science Relative Measure Publication Activity Average Citedness 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Vinkler
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Research Institute for Chemistry of the HungarianAcademy of SciencesBudapestHungary

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