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Title
A general framework for describing diversity within systems and similarity between systems with applications in informetrics
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Abstract
Building on the ideas of Stirling (J R Soc Interface, 4(15), 707-719, 2007) and Rafols and Meyer (Scientometrics, 82(2), 263-287, 2010), we borrow models of genetic distance based on gene diversity and propose a general conceptual framework to investigate the diversity within and among systems and the similarity between systems. This framework can be used to reveal the relationship of systems weighted by the similarity of the corresponding categories. Application of the framework to scientometrics is explored to evaluate the balance of national disciplinary structures, and the homogeneity of disciplinary structures between countries.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Scientometrics: an international journal for all quantitative aspects of the science of science and science policy. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2012
ISSN
0138-9130
Volume/pages
93:3(2012), p. 787-812
ISI
000310964500013
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 04.02.2013
Last edited 10.06.2017
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