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Evaluations of Individual Scientists and Research Institutions. Part I. Scientometrics Guidebooks Series, Vol. 1 (Scientometrics Guidebook Series,)
Scientometrics, i.e. the field of quantitative studies of science is incontestably coming of age worldwide. However, it is without doubt that evaluative scientometrics is at the forefront of interest of scientists, science managers and science policy people in most countries of the world. Unfortunately, there are lots of confusions and misunderstandings...
Scientometrics, i.e. the field of quantitative studies of science is incontestably coming of age worldwide. However, it is without doubt that evaluative scientometrics is at the forefront of interest of scientists, science managers and science policy people in most countries of the world. Unfortunately, there are lots of confusions and misunderstandings around this topic. In trying to improve this situation the journal begins the publication of a Scientometrics Guidebooks Series to be corollary to the journal Scientometrics. The first volume of the series deals with evaluation at individual and departmental level in the form of a well selected collection of afferent papers from Scientometrics. The aims and scope of the Guidebook is to provide PhD students, research scientists, science managers, committee decision-makers, science and research policy people, granting bodies and any interested person in such topics a detailed, precise and theoretically and practically useful tool.
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