Library Review, Volume (50), No (8), Year (2010-9) , Pages (80-110)

Title : ( A scientometric model for the assessment of strength and weakness of scientific disciplines: a domain-based analysis )

Authors: Mohammad Reza Davarpanah ,

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Abstract

Abstract Purpose- The purpose of this study is to construct a model for measuring the strength and weakness of individual disciplines. Design/methodology/approach- The model is developed based on balanced approach. The model is tested on Iranian and Malaysian social sciences publication during 1991- 2008 as a case study. Findings- The result indicates that the differences in rankings for measures of publication output, citation distribution, and mean observed citation rate are large, which justifies the use of scientific power index which is introduced in this paper. Originality/value- Scientific power index proposes an objective mode of measuring performance at an aggregate level that will allow a comparison of individual fields within different disciplinary areas like technological sciences, medicine, natural science, social sciences & humanities at national or global levels. The disciplinary characterization of national research efforts identifies the mainstream and dominant scientific fields, thus the developed index can be important tool for science policy.

Keywords

, Keywords: Scientific power index, Social sciences, Iran, Malaysia
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@article{paperid:1021089,
author = {Davarpanah, Mohammad Reza},
title = {A scientometric model for the assessment of strength and weakness of scientific disciplines: a domain-based analysis},
journal = {Library Review},
year = {2010},
volume = {50},
number = {8},
month = {September},
issn = {0024-2535},
pages = {80--110},
numpages = {30},
keywords = {Keywords: Scientific power index; Social sciences; Iran; Malaysia},
}

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%T A scientometric model for the assessment of strength and weakness of scientific disciplines: a domain-based analysis
%A Davarpanah, Mohammad Reza
%J Library Review
%@ 0024-2535
%D 2010

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