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Introduction

  • Henk F. MoedEmail author
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Part of the Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Scientific and Scholarly Communication book series (QQASSC)

Abstract

This chapter presents an introduction to the book. It starts with on overview of the value and limits the use of informetric indicators in research assessment, and presents a short history of the field. It continues with the book’s main assumptions, scope and structure. Finally, it clarifies the terminology used in the book.

Keywords

Academic research Altmetrics Assessment model Citation analysis  Citation index Constitutive effect Desktop bibliometrics Developing country Document views Evaluative framework Funding formula Google scholar Manipulation Mendeley Metrics obsession Ocular surgery Peer review Performance based funding Price medal ResearchGate Science citation index Scopus Social media Societal impact Usage Value for money Web of science Webometrics 

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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