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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:
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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(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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Scientometrics
Authors:
Cathelijn J. F. Waaijer
,
Cornelis A. van Bochove
, and
Nees Jan van Eck

apply mapping to a body of general, non-specialist documents. The body of documents concerned is the editorials of Nature and Science from 2000 on (Waaijer et al. 2010 ). These documents are important and interesting in their own right, because they

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Since theScience Citation Index emerged within the system of scientific communication in 1964, an intense controversy about its character has been raging: in what sense can citation analysis be trusted? This debate can be characterized as the confrontation of different perspectives on science. In this paper the citation representation of science is discussed: the way the citation creates a new reality of as well as in the world of science; the main features of this reality; and some implications for science and science policy.

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Why aren't the social sciences Darwinian?

Introduction to a special issue of the Journal of Evolutionary Psychology

Journal of Evolutionary Psychology
Authors:
Alex Mesoudi
,
Djuke Veldhuis
, and
Robert A. Foley

The evolution of speech: A comparative review Trends in Cognitive Sciences 4 258 266 . R. Foley

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reproductive success in Gambian women Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, Biological Sciences 271 465 470 . M. S

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A 'Sleeping Beauty in Science' is a publication that goes unnoticed ('sleeps') for a long time and then, almost suddenly, attracts a lot of attention ('is awakened by a prince'). We here report the -to our knowledge- first extensive measurement of the occurrence of Sleeping Beauties in the science literature. We derived from the measurements an 'awakening' probability function and identified the 'most extreme Sleeping Beauty so far'.

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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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Nalimov's relations with Polish scientists date from the sixties. He was present in Polish science owing to his publication — also specially prepared for Polish journals — and for his participation in Polish-Soviet science of science conferences organized alternately in Poland and in (of that time) Soviet Union. He had a high opinion — which he many times expressed — on contemporary condition of Polish science of science as well as on its previous achievements. In such opinion he was not isolated; also John Bernal and Derek de Solla Price referred in their papers to precursory statements of Maria and Stanisław Ossowski formulating already in the thirties of XX century progressive programme for science of science research. Ten years earlier a similar views upon science presented world-famous Polish sociologist Florian Znaniecki. So, in the first part of the paper a common way of thinking and approaching science of science basic problems in Ossowski's, Znaniecki's and Nalimov's works is presented. In the second part the direct contacts of Nalimov with Polish science of science researchers widely described and commentated in Polish journals are discussed. At least using citation analysis the influence of Nalimov's ideas on science of science and scientometrics in Poland is presented. As a base to citation analysis the journal Problems of the Science of Science (1965–1999) and monographs devoted to scientometrics, bibliometrics and informetrics were taken.

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