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Measuring national self-referencing patterns of major science producers

This content is not available in the selected language. This paper analyzes national self-referencing patterns (i.e. the tendency of researchers to cite from the same country) of six major science producers (China, France, Germany, Japan, UK, and USA). While the results highlight a continuing decline of national references (except for China), all countries’ referencing patterns […] Read more

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On the topicality and research impact of special issues

This content is not available in the selected language. The publication of special issues constitute an important yet underinvestigated phenomenon of scholarly communication. In an attempt to draw attention to the proliferation of special issues, Priem (2006) suggested that their commissioning has an underestimated opportunity cost, given the relative scarcity of publication space: by distorting […] Read more

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On the institutional and intellectual division of labor in epigenetics research: A scientometric analysis

While numerous qualitative social scientific analyses of (environmental) epigenetics have been published, we still lack a macro-level, quantitative assessment of the field of epigenetics as a whole. This article is aimed at filling this gap. Mobilizing an extended version of the Web of Science, we constituted a corpus of 199,484 documents (articles, reviews, editorial material, […] Read more

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The national system of researchers in Mexico: implications of publication incentives for researchers in social sciences

This content is not available in the selected language. This article explores the effects of the Mexican National System of Researchers (SNI) on social science researchers’ scientific output and publication practices. SNI operates as a system of pecuniary bonuses for scientific activity; these are granted monthly and calculated according to a combination of an ex-post […] Read more

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Cartographier l’évolution du contenu de la revue Archives au moyen des techniques de fouille de textes et de bibliométrie

This content is not available in the selected language. À l’occasion du 50e anniversaire de l’Association des archivistes du Québec (AAQ), cinq professionnels de l’archivistique ont réalisé une analyse du contenu de la revue Archives à partir d’une approche basée sur des techniques de fouille de textes, complétée par une analyse bibliométrique. Ces techniques facilitent […] Read more

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Does the Web of Science Accurately Represent Chinese Scientific Performance?

This content is not available in the selected language. With the significant development of China’s economy and scientific activity, its scientific publication activity is experiencing a period of rapid growth. However, measuring China’s research output remains a challenge because Chinese scholars may publish their research in either international or national journals, yet no bibliometric database […] Read more

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The citation advantage of foreign language references for Chinese social science papers

This content is not available in the selected language. Contemporary scientific exchanges are international, yet language continues to be a persistent barrier to scientific communication, particularly for non-native English-speaking scholars. Since the ability to absorb knowledge has a strong impact on how researchers create new scientific knowledge, comprehensive access to and understanding of both domestic […] Read more

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On the development of China’s leadership in international collaborations

This content is not available in the selected language. This paper studies the relationship between leadership, team size, and citation impact in China’s international research output from 1980 to 2016, measured in terms of number of authors, institutions, countries, and citations. Distinction is here made between leading and non-leading Chinese international collaborations, which respectively refer […] Read more

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Mesurer la science

This content is not available in the selected language. L’ensemble de la communauté scientifique réclame depuis plusieurs années des indicateurs fiables permettant de mesurer les répercussions de la recherche. La ferveur inégalée autour de la mesure de l’influence de la recherche, combinée avec les nouveaux modes de diffusion des connaissances à l’ère numérique, a révolu­tionné […] Read more