Aimed at academics, academic managers and administrators, professionals in scientometrics, information scientists and science policy makers at all levels. This book reviews the principles, methods and indicators of scientometric evaluation of information processes in science and assessment of the publication activity of individuals, teams, institutes and countries. It provides scientists, science officers, librarians and students with basic and advanced knowledge on evaluative scientometrics. Especially great stress is laid on the methods applicable in practice and on the clarification of quantitative aspects of impact of scientific publications measured by citation indicators.
Written by a highly knowledgeable and well-respected scientist in the field
Provides practical and realistic quantitative methods for evaluating scientific publication activities of individuals, teams, countries and journals
Gives standardized descriptions and classification of the main categories of evaluative scientometrics