Publication
Title
Changing publication patterns in the social sciences and humanities, 2000-2009
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Abstract
An analysis of the changing publication patterns in the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in the period 20002009 is presented on the basis of the VABB-SHW, a full coverage database of peer reviewed publication output in SSH developed for the region of Flanders, Belgium. Data collection took place as part of the Flemish performance-based funding system for university research. The development of the database is described and an overview of its contents presented. In terms of coverage of publications by the Web of Science we observe considerable differences across disciplines in the SSH. The overall growth rate in number of publications is over 62.1%, but varies across disciplines between 7.5 and 172.9%. Publication output grew faster in the Social Sciences than in the Humanities. A steady increase in the number and the proportion of publications in English is observed, going hand in hand with a decline in publishing in Dutch and other languages. However, no overall shift away from book publishing is observed. In the Humanities, the share of book publications even seems to be increasing. The study shows that additional full coverage regional databases are needed to be able to characterise publication output in the SSH.
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
93:2(2012), p. 373-390
ISI
000310230400009
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 28.02.2012
Last edited 25.04.2017
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