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Scientometrics

, Volume 52, Issue 2, pp 111–126 | Cite as

Scientometrics in the Context of Probabilistic Philosophy

  • Lyubov G. Gurjeva
  • Paul Wouters
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Abstract

Although the word “naukometriya” (first translated as sciencemetrics) was coined by V. V. Nalimov (1910–1997) in 1969, this field was not his main concern. In the work of this multifaceted and intriguing scientist and scholar, scientometrics was only of central concern for a short period of time. Nevertheless, it is no coincidence that Nalimov is regarded as one of the founding fathers of scientometrics. In this article, we discuss the development of Nalimov's style of scientometric research within the context of his distinctive approach to the sciences, social sciences and humanities in their entirety: his probabilistic philosophy of science and the world.

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Science Citation Index Citation Analysis Typhus Industrial Laboratory Invisible College 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lyubov G. Gurjeva
    • 1
  • Paul Wouters
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for the History of Science, Technology and MedicineThe University of ManchesterManchesterUK
  2. 2.Netherlands Institute of Scientific Information ServicesNetherlands Royal Academy of Arts and SciencesAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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