Alone or together: examples from history research
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Individualistic nature of research in the humanities is a common fact, as well as the notion that boundaries in humanities are poorly defined. Using citation analysis we have to take into account differences in citation practices not only between humanities and sciences but also within narrower fields of humanities. In the current study we observe differences between publication behaviour of historians and archaeologists, examine some aspects of citation practices in those fields, and show their effect on visibility.
KeywordsHistory Archaeology Humanities Citation analysis
An extended version of a paper presented at the 13th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, Durban (South Africa), 4–7 July 2011 (Must, Ü. Alone or together—examples from history research. Proceedings of the ISSI 2011 Conference. 13th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (Vol. 2, pp. 595–604.), Durban, South Africa, 4–7 July 2011, Leiden University and University of Zululand
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