Bibliometric features of some scientific subfields and the scientometric consequences therefrom

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In the present work an attempt is made to select journal bases for some subfields in chemistry. Through the modification of the Hirst's discioline impact factor concept, the primary information base for the selected subfields is detenained. Relating impact factors of citing and cited journals, citation strategy indicators are suggested. Determination of the mean impact factors for subfields enables the introduction of subfields factors that bring the impact factors of journals of various subfields on a comparavle level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-474
Number of pages22
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 1988


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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