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Bibliometrics means quantitative studies of scientific publications.

 For example, this considers:

  • production and productivity
  • impact
  • 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.


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Last updated: 2014-09-02