Measuring Academic Research

Measuring Academic Research

How to Undertake a Bibliometric Study

1st Edition - November 11, 2009

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  • Author: Ana Andres
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780630182
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781843345282

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Measuring Academic Research outlines how to undertake a bibliometric study, a topic of vital importance in academic research today. Scientometrics studies assess scientific productivity and can be applied to all disciplines. Many analyses have been applied in relation to bibliometric studies, but few have shown how to actually carry out the analysis. This book provides a guide on how to develop a bibliometric study, from the first step in which the topic study has to be set, to the analysis and interpretation.

Key Features

  • A practical and easy to read guide on how to carry out a bibliometric study
  • Gives a wide and up-to-date view about the most common scientometric indexes
  • Analyses are illustrated with multiple and practical examples about their application


Researchers who need information about the bibliometric indicators of their area of study; Whoever is interested in carrying out a bibliometric study in their specific area

Table of Contents

  • Descriptive analyses; Author production; Journal productivity; Scientific collaborations; Author citation analysis; Journal citation analysis; Important considerations; Final considerations.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 186
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2009
  • Published: November 11, 2009
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780630182
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781843345282

About the Author

Ana Andres

Ana Andrés teaches psychometrics in the Psychology Faculty at the University of Barcelona. Her research is focused on methodology for health sciences, specifically on the development and adaptation of assessment instruments used in applied psychology. Also, she is working on methods for quantifying and reviewing the literature of health psychology area, like bibliometric studies.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Barcelona, Spain

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