Bibliometrics means quantitative studies of scientific publications.
For example, this considers:
- production and productivity
- co-publication patterns
- connections between subject areas
Bibliometric analyses are used among other things complementary to internal and external evaluations ("peer review") of research fields and in international ranking of universities.
Databases: the most important bibliographic databases used in bibliometric studies
Terminology and indicators: definitions of central bibliometric concepts and indicators
Ranking lists: description of lists, for example the Shanghai-list, and how they are constructed
Publication networks: examples on how bibliographic data can visualize publication patterns
Applications: examples of problems bibliometrics can answer
Literature: some tips for further readings on bibliometrics
Do you or your research group have questions about bibliometrics?
Send an email to the Bibliometrics group at Linköping University Library for a discussion on how we can help you.
Last updated: 2014-09-02