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Wenner-Gren International Series, volume 87
Bibliometrics: Use and Abuse in the Review of Research Performance



CONTENTS
Preface
Contributors
Abbreviations

Part 1: Basic Considerations

1
Bibliometrics: issues and context
Lars Engwall, Wim Blockmans and Denis Weaire
1-7
2
Science, problem-solving and bibliometrics
Giuseppe Longo
9-15

Part II: Instruments of Measurement

3
Advances in bibliometric analysis: research performance assessment and science mapping
Anthony F.J. van Raan
17-28
4
Measuring research impact: not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted
Jane Grimson
29-41

Part III: Indicators for Rankings

5
Scientific performance indicators: a critical appraisal and a country-by-country analysis
Michel Gevers
43-53
6
Research evaluation: improvisation or science?
Giovanni Abramo and Ciriaco Andrea D'Angelo
55-63
7
How global comparisons matter: the 'truths' of international rankings
Linda Wedlin
65-75

Part IV: Journals, Editors and Publishers

8
Metrics and evaluation in publishing
Nicola Gulley
77-83
9
The value and accuracy of key figures in scientific evaluations
Jan Reedijk
85-93
10
On the quality of quality assessments
Lars Engwall
95-106

Part V: Bibliometrics in the Humanities and Social Sciences

11
Bibliometrics: use and abuse in the humanities
Milena Žic Fuchs
107-116
12
The objectives, design and selection process of the Flemish Academic Bibliographic Database for the Social Sciences and Humanities (VABB-SHW)
Frederik Verleysen, Pol Ghesquiére and Tim Engels
117-127
13
The use of indicators in French universities
Stéphanie Chatelain-Ponroy, Stéphanie Mignot-Gérard, Christine Musselin and Samuel Sponem
129-141

Part VI: Conclusions

14
Science as big business
Wim Blockmans, Lars Engwall and Denis Weaire
143-150
Index
151-154
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