Journal of Scientometric Research, 2015, 4, 1, 40-41.
Published: January 2015
Type: Book Review
Information Retrieval Service, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Heisenbergstr 1, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany
The book consists of five parts with in total 21 chapters. The editors as well as the authors of each chapter are well‑known scientists in the field of bibliometrics or in a very closely related area of research. Part I (with two chapters) of the book describes the history of bibliometrics while the second part (with four chapters) presents critiques. Part III (with seven chapters) discusses methods and tools. Alternative metrics are introduced in part IV (with six chapters). Finally, part V (with two chapters) presents perspectives, and the book is finished with a comprehensive Index. Most chapters are well‑sourced, as the substantial lists of references after the chapters show. The main emphasis of the book is on parts III and IV. Another review of this book was published in Information Research, which is mainly concerned with parts I, II, and IV of the book. Here, the focus will be on parts III and IV. Read more . . .