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Title
R-sequences : relative indicators for the rhythm of science
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Abstract
Like most activities in the world, scientific evolution has its own rhythm. How can this evolutionary rhythm be described and made visible? Do different fields have different rhythms, and how can they be measured? In order to answer these questions a relative indicator, called R-sequence, was designed. This indicator is time dependent, derived from publication and citation data, but independent of the absolute number of publications, as well as the absolute number of citations, and can therefore be used in a comparison of different scientific fields, nations, institutes, or journals. Two calculation methods of the R-sequence-the triangle method and the parallelogram method-are introduced. As a case study JASIS(T)'s R-sequence has been obtained.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. - Washington, D.C., 2001 - 2013
Publication
Washington, D.C. : 2005
ISSN
1532-2882 [print]
1532-2890 [online]
Volume/pages
56:10(2005), p. 1045-1049
ISI
000230603800005
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 03.01.2013
Last edited 25.07.2017
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