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Methodological note : Bibliometrics as a tool for the analysis of the scientific production of a country

Friday 27 February 2009 by rigas

This document is a methodological note that accompanies the Country Leaflets: produced by OST in project ESTIME. Country leaflets were produced for the following countries: Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia.

First version July 2007, revised v.4 - Feb. 2009. Paris, France

Table of contents

  1. Brief introduction to bibliometrics
    -  1.a. “Publication” as a practice in science
    -  1.b. The building of bibliographic databases 2
  2. The database: Web of Science 3
  3. From data to indicators 3
    -  3.a. Journals and documents selected 3
    -  3.b. Classifying journals in disciplines 4
    -  3.c. Fractional and integer counts 4
  4. Indicators presented in the leaflets 5
    -  4.a. Scientific production indicators 6
    -  4.b. Visibility indicators 6
    -  4.c. Indicators of scientific cooperation 7
    -  4.d. Variation of the indicators over time 8
  5. Conclusions 9
  6. Annex 1: Definition of the 8 scientific disciplines 10
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