From Signtometrics to Scientometrics: A Cautionary Tale of Our Times
- Author: Cronin Blaise
- Organization: Cronin Blaise
- Publish: Journal of Information Science Theory and Practice Volume 1, Issue4, p6~11, 31 Dec 2013
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.
Citation indexing , bibliometrics , citation analysis , scientometrics , bibliographic references , evaluation , research assessment