Special Issue "Bibliometrics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2020.
Interests: scientometrics; bibliometrics; altmetrics; social network analysis
Bibliometric methods are potentially relevant for all other disciplines. Therefore, the field of bibliometrics has a strong interdisciplinary nature. Research within bibliometrics encompasses studies of citation and reference patterns. Normalization procedures are proposed to compare citation scores across fields, and new classification schemes are introduced. With the advent of increasing computer power and availability of large, machine-usable bibliographic databases, bibliometrics has developed in the direction of big data science. Besides research within the field of bibliometrics, bibliometric methods are applied to other disciplines in various ways. The state of the art, significant achievements, and historical roots of scientific fields are analyzed.
In a very closely related subdiscipline, altmetrics (short for alternative metrics), impact assessment of recent publications (one or two years old) is attempted. Such young publications represent a problem for traditional bibliometric methods because citations take a few years, even many years in some disciplines, to accumulate. Altmetrics consist of manifold sources (Mendeley reader information, Twitter data, etc.) that open the possibility to tell the story behind the research rather than performing only impact measurements.
The present Special Issue aims to present the possibilities offered by bibliometrics and altmetrics. Contributions with a connection to computational engineering are especially welcome. In addition to original research papers, review papers and short communications are invited.
Dr. Robin Haunschild
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- citation impact
- research trends
- historical roots
- publication classification
- network analysis