Scientometrics

, Volume 11, Issue 5–6, pp 325–331 | Cite as

The comparative impact of scientific publications and journals: Methods of measurement and graphical display

  • A. F. J. van Raan
  • D. Hartmann
Article

Abstract

A method is presented to display the comparative impact of scientific publications relative to their ‘environment’ (e.g., journals). Furthermore, the method gives a new approach to the establishment of a journal's impact as measured by received citations. Moreover, in this impact measurement a differentiation between various types of publications (editorials and letters, ‘normal’ papers, reviews, etc.) can be made. It is argued that the method presented is more useful for library and research evaluation policies than the ISI impact factor.

Keywords

Scientific Publication Impact Factor Evaluation Policy Research Evaluation Graphical Display 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. F. J. van Raan
    • 1
  • D. Hartmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Science Studies Unit, LISBON InstituteUniversity of LeidenLeiden(The Netherlands)

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