Lettera Matematica

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 179–183 | Cite as

S for Scientometrics

Or, how to analyse and measure scientific production
  • Giovanni Paoloni


Scientometrics is assuming a major role in the organisation of scientific research and in science policy in general. This paper aims at presenting its history from the point of view of its relationship with history and sociology of science, and with documentary disciplines, together with some initiatives to minimise the unintended consequences of its improper use.


Scientometrics History of Science Bibliometrics Eugene garfield Derek De Solla Price John D. Bernal National Science policy VINITI V.V. Nalimov 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze documentarie, linguistico-filologiche e geografiche, Facoltà di lettere e filosofiaUniversità “La Sapienza”RomeItaly

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