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Citation Analysis in Research Evaluation

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  • The use of citation analysis in research evaluation is a most policy relevant, controversial topic that receives much attention in the academic world

  • Written by an expert in the field who has been active for over 20 years and who published dozens of research articles in numerous journals including the journal Nature

  • Does not merely deal with evaluation of basic science, but also of applied and technical sciences, social sciences and humanities

  • Critical, and highlights not merely the potentialities but also the limits and pitfalls of the use of citation analysis in research evaluation

Part of the book series: Information Science and Knowledge Management (ISKM, volume 9)

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About this book

This book is written for members of the scholarly research community, and for persons involved in research evaluation and research policy. More specifically, it is directed towards the following four main groups of readers: – All scientists and scholars who have been or will be subjected to a quantitative assessment of research performance using citation analysis. – Research policy makers and managers who wish to become conversant with the basic features of citation analysis, and about its potentialities and limitations. – Members of peer review committees and other evaluators, who consider the use of citation analysis as a tool in their assessments. – Practitioners and students in the field of quantitative science and technology studies, informetrics, and library and information science. Citation analysis involves the construction and application of a series of indicators of the ‘impact’, ‘influence’ or ‘quality’ of scholarly work, derived from citation data, i.e. data on references cited in footnotes or bibliographies of scholarly research publications. Such indicators are applied both in the study of scholarly communication and in the assessment of research performance. The term ‘scholarly’ comprises all domains of science and scholarship, including not only those fields that are normally denoted as science – the natural and life sciences, mathematical and technical sciences – but also social sciences and humanities.

Keywords

  • Analysis
  • Journal
  • Suchmaschinen
  • database
  • databases

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From the reviews:

"Citation Analysis in Research Evaluation is a valuable book for those interested in research evaluation. Its take-home message is that citation analysis is an interesting additional tool for evaluating research … ." (Toon Taris, European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, Vol. 15 (3), 2006)

"The book is intended for decision-makers in research, for the scientists who are affected by evaluations and the decisions based on them, and for information specialists who generate impact data and/or carry out research in this field. … this book deals with its subject very competently and clearly. The author has succeeded in bridging the gap between the complex methodological background and the prerequisites for the evaluation of research … . The book is unique in its topicality, comprehensiveness, and depth." (Werner Marx, Angewandte Chemie, Vol. 45 (18), 2006)

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USD 139.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4020-3714-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 189.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)