Publication potential-An indicator of scientific strength for cross-national comparisons

A. Schubert, A. Telcs

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Abstract

A new indicator, called the publication potential, is proposed to measure scientific strength of different countries. The indicator is based on SCI author counts and publication frequency distributions. Not depending on national statistical reports, it avoids the ambiguities of statistical definitions and methods, thereby providing a solid ground for cross-national comparisons. Publication based and statistical survey data for 34 countries are compared and some of the most conspicuous discrepancies are pinpointed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-238
Number of pages8
JournalScientometrics
Volume9
Issue number5-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1986

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Publication potential-An indicator of scientific strength for cross-national comparisons. / Schubert, A.; Telcs, A.

In: Scientometrics, Vol. 9, No. 5-6, 05.1986, p. 231-238.

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