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Title
Taking scholarly books into account : current developments in five European countries
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Abstract
For academic book authors and the institutions assessing their research performance, the relevance of books is undisputed. In spite of this, the absence of comprehensive international databases covering the items and information needed for the assessment of this type of publication has urged several European countries to develop custom-built information systems for the registration of scholarly books, as well as weighting and funding allocation procedures. For the first time, these systems make the assessment of books as a research output feasible. The present paper summarizes the main features of the registration and/or assessment systems developed in five European countries/regions (Spain, Denmark, Flanders, Finland and Norway), focusing on the processes involved in the collection and processing of data on book publications, their weighting, as well as the application in the context of research assessment and funding.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Scientometrics: an international journal for all quantitative aspects of the science of science and science policy. - Amsterdam
Publication
Dordrecht : Springer, 2016
ISSN
0138-9130
Volume/pages
107:2(2016), p. 685-699
ISI
000376273600020
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 23.02.2016
Last edited 14.08.2017
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