From Signtometrics to Scientometrics: A Cautionary Tale of Our Times

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  • ABSTRACT

    It is but a short journey from citation indexing to citation analysis and thence to evaluative bibliometrics. This paper outlines the path and describes how the time-honored practice of affixing bibliographic references to scholarly articles has paved the way for a culture of accounting to establish itself in contemporary academia.


  • KEYWORD

    Citation indexing , bibliometrics , citation analysis , scientometrics , bibliographic references , evaluation , research assessment

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