Bibliometrics, Altmetrics, Scholarly Communication, Publishing, Citation Metrics


Measuring the impact of research and publications (bibliometrics) has become increasingly common for libraries, academic institutions, and scholars. Libraries use bibliometric measures, such as citation analysis, when considering which journals to acquire and retain. Faculty use them to demonstrate the value of their research in the tenure process. Academic institutions are beginning to use them to demonstrate institutional ranking and prestige (Pagell, 2014; Chen & Liao, 2012). In today’s data driven environment, bibliometrics play a critical role. As with any type of metric, bibliometrics are not without their challenges and issues. Bibliometrics and Research Evaluation: Uses and Abuses aims to explore this topic in detail

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Norris, S., 2019. Bibliometrics and Research Evaluation: Uses and Abuses. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 7(1). DOI:

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Book Review



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