, Volume 51, Issue 1, pp 203–222 | Cite as

An approach to interdisciplinarity through bibliometric indicators

  • Fernanda Morillo
  • María Bordons
  • Isabel Gómez


Interdisciplinarity has become of increasing interest in science in the past few years. Thispaper is a case study in the area of Chemistry, in which a series of different bibliometric indicatorsfor measuring interdisciplinarity are presented. The following indicators are analysed: a) ISI multiclassificationof journals in categories, b) patterns of citations and references outside category andc) multi-assignation of documents in Chemical Abstracts sections. Convergence between thedifferent indicators is studied. Depending on the size of the unit analysed (area, category orjournal) the most appropriate indicators are determined.


Abstract Section Bibliometric Indicator Chemical Abstract Measuring Interdisciplinarity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fernanda Morillo
    • 1
  • María Bordons
    • 1
  • Isabel Gómez
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro de Información y Documentación Científica(CINDOC) Consejo Superiorde Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)Madrid(Spain)

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