A new classification scheme of science fields and subfields designed for scientometric evaluation purposes

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Abstract

A two-level hierarchic system of fields and subfields of the sciences, social sciences and arts & humanities is proposed. The system was specifically designed for scientometric (evaluation) purposes with the ultimate goal of classifying every single document into a well-defined category. This goal was achieved using a three-step iterative process. The basic concepts and some preliminary results are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-367
Number of pages11
JournalScientometrics
Volume56
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2003

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences

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