learning outcomes. Based on OKM 2016 database, our study examines the relationship between the popularity of foreign languages and the learning effectiveness in order to demonstrate a relationship between these two factors. Foreign language competences are
Authors:M. Angeles Zulueta, Gisela Cantos-Mateos, Benjamín Vargas-Quesada and Carmen Sánchez
, where multidisciplinarity can be considered a strong point rather than an obstacle.
Materials and methods
We chose Medline as the informational source. This database contains some 16 million
Knowing how records on a particular topic are distributed over databases is useful for both practical and theoretical reasons;
however little work in this area appears to have been done. This paper examines the distribution of records on the topic of
“Fuzzy Set Theory” in over 100 bibliographic databases and determines whether the distribution of records over databases is
similar to the traditional Bradford hyperbolic distribution of records over journals. Different methods for counting duplicate
records between and within databases have been developed. A comparison of the various distributions based on these counting
methods is presented; and the distributions are compared to results of earlier studies. The results also give an indication
of the number of databases necessary to search for coverage of a literature to specified percentages using the different counting
techniques developed in this study.
Authors:Éric Archambault, Étienne Vignola-Gagné, Grégoire Côté, Vincent Larivi?re and Yves Gingrasb
The goal of this paper is to examine the impact of linguistic coverage of databases used by bibliometricians on the capacity
to effectively benchmark the work of researchers in social sciences and humanities. We examine the strong link between bibliometrics
and the Thomson Scientific's database and review the differences in the production and diffusion of knowledge in the social
sciences and humanities (SSH) and the natural sciences and engineering (NSE). This leads to a re-examination of the debate
on the coverage of these databases, more specifically in the SSH. The methods section explains how we have compared the coverage
of Thomson Scientific databases in the NSE and SSH to the Ulrich extensive database of journals. Our results show that there
is a 20 to 25% overrepresentation of English-language journals in Thomson Scientific's databases compared to the list of journals
presented in Ulrich. This paper concludes that because of this bias, Thomson Scientific databases cannot be used in isolation
to benchmark the output of countries in the SSH.
Authors:Jin-kun Wan, Ping-huan Hua, Ronald Rousseau and Xiu-kun Sun
Relationships between the journal download immediacy index (DII) and some citation indicators are studied. The Chinese full-text
database CNKI is used for data collection. Results suggest that the DII can be considered as an independent indicator, but
that it also has predictive value for other indicators, such as a journal’s h-index. In case a journal cannot yet have an impact factor—because its citation history within the database is too short—the
DII can be used for a preliminary evaluation. The article provides results related to the CNKI database as a whole and additionally,
some detailed information about agricultural and forestry journals.
Authors:Juan A. Araujo Ruiz, Guido van Hooydonk, Raul G. Torricella Morales and Ricardo Arencibia Jorge
Summary This comparative study covers the period 1988-2003 of the Institute for Scientific Information Databases (ISI-DBs), CD-ROM edition: Science Citation Index (SCI), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI) as international databases and from the CubaCiencias (CubaCiencias) as an internal database. The number of articles published in Cuban journals, ISI-DBs, the author associativeness trend, the most important institutions and other indicators are collected. However, it is observed that CubaCiencias and ISI-DBs are not perfectly suitable for a study of the productivity of Cuban authors. It is necessary to properly standardize the author fields. For bibliometric studies, Cuba needs a database not only for the published papers in Cuban journals, but also for all the papers published by Cuban authors.
A magyar egészségügyről jelenleg egyetlen országos adatbázis, az Országos Egészségbiztosítási Pénztár finanszírozási adatai állnak rendelkezésre. Ez tartalmazza az összes, állam által finanszírozott szolgáltatónál 2000 óta megfordult beteg adatait, a gyógyszerkiváltások, gyógyfürdők, betegszállítók forgalmát. Bármilyen tudományos kutatáshoz innen nyerhetők adatok. A fekvőbeteg-adatok nyilvántartásának rendszere bonyolult, így nehezen lekérdezhető. A szerző tízéves tapasztalata alapján felvázolja az adatbázis tipikus hibáit, amelyek akadályozzák a korrekt lekérdezést. Orv. Hetil., 2012, 153, 1234–1239.
A database has been designed for storing, retrieving and analyzing information about samples, experimental conditions and
results obtained by neutron activation analysis and gamma-ray spectrometry. It has been created using Microsoft ACCESS 2002
under a Windows operating system. The database has been designed not only for saving information but also for quality assurance
and quality control purposes. The structure of the relational design has been discussed and demonstrated with a new graphical
feature of ACCESS 2002 called PIVOTCHART.
Summary The aim is to investigate the cities based on the author-affiliation data from Web of Science, Biosis Previews, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts, Compendex/Inspec, Francis, Medline, Pascal, and Sociological Abstracts databases. Specifics of particular cities and publishing patterns and trends with reference to particular disciplines are studied. Characteristics of city-data collection with regard to retrieval accuracy are investigated. Databases are compared regarding document coverage and input consistency. A city as an emerging supranational unit is proposed as a scientometric object and indicator in its own right as a complement to the traditional notion of a country or a nation-state.