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P. JeanninUniversité de Toulouse III IUT de Tarbes et LERASS 1 rue Lautréamont B.P. 1624 F-65016 Tarbes Cedex (France) 1 rue Lautréamont B.P. 1624 F-65016 Tarbes Cedex (France)

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J. DevillardUniversité de Toulouse III IUT de Toulouse et LERASS 115 route de Narbonne F-31077 Toulouse Cedex (France) 115 route de Narbonne F-31077 Toulouse Cedex (France)

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Abstract  

This paper sheds, through the concepts of demography, a differnet light on the study of scientific journals. Without leaving aside the major role played by scientific journals, such an approach allows for the use of tools which are at the basis of information watch in research. Different key variables are used such as the date of its birth of a journal (resp. its date of death), the migration to other fields of knowledge or to other audiences... A certain number of indicators are exposed such as the rates (gross or net) of new publications or deaths. Some applications are proposed.

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Scientometrics
Language English
Size B5
Year of
Foundation
1978
Volumes
per Year
1
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
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Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
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Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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ISSN 0138-9130 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2861 (Online)

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