Author: J. Kidd 1
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  • 1 University of Maryland College of Library and Information Services 20742 College Park Maryland (USA) 20742 College Park Maryland (USA)
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Abstract  

Four pairs of articles provide a framework for the bibliometric analysis of presentations of scientific findings to non-specialist audiences. One member of each pair is a professional-level review article; the other is its counterpart as published inScientific American. Two of the pairs were published in the mid-1960's and two pairs were published in the mid-1980's. The pace and scope of popular reportage improved over the twenty-year span but the readability index for popular treatments suggests that there are stil serious barriers to mass audience consumption. Examination of the personal references in the popular presentations reveals linkage patterns that are analogous to those found by citation and co-citation analyses.

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  • Impact Factor (2019): 2.867
  • Scimago Journal Rank (2019): 1.210
  • SJR Hirsch-Index (2019): 106
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q1 Computer Science Apllications
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q1 Library and Information Sciences
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q1 Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Impact Factor (2018): 2.770
  • Scimago Journal Rank (2018): 1.113
  • SJR Hirsch-Index (2018): 95
  • SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q1 Library and Information Sciences
  • SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q1 Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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Scientometrics
Language English
Size B5
Year of
Foundation
1978
Volumes
per Year
4
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
Founder's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Publisher's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
Responsible
Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 0138-9130 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2861 (Online)