Bibliometric study of journal publications on analytical chemistry 2000–2007: publication productivity and journal preferences by country
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Bibliometric studies allow an understanding of how science is organized at an aggregated level based on journals and their impact. Modern databases, particularly Journal Citation Reports (JCR), compile journal citation counts, allowing studies of the structure of science based on the number and type of publications and the relationships between them. The importance of this information goes beyond the mere quantification of scientific productivity. With the introduction of impact factors, number of cross-citations, and other parameters, competitive selection processes based on the quality of publications are applied on a regular basis to determine the excellence of researchers, institutions and journals.
KeywordsImpact Factor Journal Citation Report Publication Rate Bibliometric Study Publication Productivity
Helena Téllez would like to thank the Spanish Society of Analytical Chemistry (SEQA) for their financial support of her work.