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Bibliometric data are being used by leading and fast-growing countries in science for research evaluation purposes. In UK the allocation of public funds to the universities will be mainly carried out according to these data. “The Government

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. A. (1998) Concepts: Where Cognitive Science Went Wrong . Oxford University Press, London Jackson , F. (1982) Epiphenomenal Qualia. Philosophical Quarterly, 32, 127

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exponential (Price 1963 ). Recent analyses show that the science system continues to grow, stoked by national investments in research and development (R&D) spending and human capital creation. The rapidly developing countries have been the leaders in this

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Introduction Information science (IS) and library science (LS) are two interrelated disciplines which both address issues related to information. In response to the impact of information technology, the discipline of LS has

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Scientometrics
Authors: Carlo Caputo, Jaime Requena, and Domingo Vargas

experimental life sciences, was the creation of the Faculties of Sciences (1958) within the university system, and the establishment of the ‘Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas’ (or IVIC 1 ) (Roche and Freites 1992 ). A survey of the scientific

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Scientometrics
Authors: Richard J. Ladle, Peter A. Todd, and Ana. C. M. Malhado

predicted to be poorly cited. In this short note we assess pattern and consequences of insularity in global science through: (1) the creation of a simple metric of insularity based on national self-citation statistics, and (2) an assessment of the

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The relation of science indicators to science policy raises several questions. First is the definition of the system, whether just academic science or the entire system of technical innovation from research through manufacturing and marketing or government policy and operations. Second is society's expectations whose realization depends more on political social factors than on science itself. Third is how the output of research can be compared with the imputs into it if there is no norm other than comparative international performance.

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Notes and References 1. Gieryn , T. F. 1982 Relativist/constructivist programmes in the sociology of science Social Studies of

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Schubert, A.: The significance of subfield differences in scientometric analysis (with special regard to social sciences and humanities). [A szakterületi különbségek jelentősége a tudománymetriai elemzésekben

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(Donath et al 1999 ; Welser et al 2007 ; Xiong and Donath, 1999 ) and begins the work of mapping the emerging field of Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP) research by combining traditional bibliometric methods with content analysis of a

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