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What is Bibliometric Indexes

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition
Indexes calculated on the basis of the number of citations and other factors, applied to scientific journals, and gradually also to other types of scientific production, such as conference abstracts and books. Among the main bibliometric indexes: Impact Factor (Isi-web of Science by Thomson and Reuters) and SJR (Scopus-Elsevier).
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The Impact of the Impact of Meta-Data Mining From the SoReCom “A.S. de Rosa” @-Library
Annamaria Silvana de Rosa (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy), Laura Dryjanska (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy), and Elena Bocci (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch383
The objective of this chapter is to address the following question: what is the value of the scientific networking, training and documentation activities in the new academic scenario dominated by the bibliometric assessment culture and by the impact of the technology to the science production and sharing (data-driven science, big data, open data, open access, etc.). In order to discuss the “impact of the impact” of the social representations theory in the bibliometric culture era, we will present a selection of results on the dissemination of the theory across the continents based on data and meta-data concerning authors' countries and institutional affiliations, and publications related to the various bibliometric indexes (Impact Factor and SJR) as derived from the two largest bibliometric databases: Isi-web of Science Thomson and Reuters and Scopus-Elsevier.
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