, Volume 91, Issue 2, pp 527–537

Alone or together: examples from history research


DOI: 10.1007/s11192-011-0596-2

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Must, Ü. Scientometrics (2012) 91: 527. doi:10.1007/s11192-011-0596-2


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.


History Archaeology Humanities Citation analysis 

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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Archimedes FoundationResearch Cooperation CentreTartuEstonia

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