ABS&Comment: Uzun, A scientometric profile of social sciences research in Turkey (fwd)

Gretchen Whitney gwhitney at UTKUX.UTCC.UTK.EDU
Tue Aug 31 18:16:04 EDT 1999

 TITLE          A scientometric profile of social sciences research in
                                       30: (3) 169-184 SEP 1998

 Document type: Article    Language: English    Cited References: 26
Times Cited: 0

I surveyed the social sciences journal literature for the decade period
1987-1996 looking for papers with authors, or at
least one co-author giving an address from an institution in Turkey. The
number of such papers had nearly tripled from 1987
to 1996. I found that the papers are scattered into 341 journals and almost
one third of all papers went to nine journals, each
of which contained an average of a least one Turkish paper per year. Only
two of these journals, on archaeology and
anthropology, happened to be of high citation impact. Psychology and
psychiatry, combined with business and economics
are found to be the most productive subjects accounting for about half of
the publication output. A vast majority of the
papers were articles in English, and in an average article contained about
24 bibliographic references. The number of
Turkish papers in nine major journals are somewhat correlated with their
availability in local libraries. The number of
co-authors per paper had nearly doubled over the period surveyed, reflecting
increased interaction among scientists. About
half of the authors were affiliated with three universities in Ankara and
Istanbul, indicating a heavier concentration of social
sciences research in the main metropoles of the country. (C) 1998 Academic

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Uzun A, Middle E Tech Univ, Dept Phys, TR-06531 Ankara, Turkey.
Middle E Tech Univ, Dept Phys, TR-06531 Ankara, Turkey.


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                                         Cited References

 Cited Author            Cited Work                Volume      Page

 ABT HA                PUBL ASTRON SOC PAC          105       794      1993
 BEAVER DD             CZECH J PHYS                  36        14      1986
 BRADFORD SC           ENGINEERING LONDON           137        85      1934
 DANIEL HD             SCIENTOMETRICS                19       349      1990
 GARFIELD E            P S TIP AL BIL YAYIN                            1991
 GLAENZEL W            SCIENTOMETRICS                35       291      1995
 LINDSAY D             SCI PUBLICATION SYST                            1978
 MARTIN BR             RES POLICY                    12        61      1983
 MOED HF               SCIENTOMETRICS                33       381      1995
 NARIN F               EVALUATIVE BIBLIOMET                    34      1976
 NUHFER EB             SCIENCE                      251      1410      1991
 PERDEW JP             PHYSICS TODAY    OCT                    96      1996
 PRICE DJD             SCIENCE                      149       510      1965
 SCHWARTZ S            SCIENTOMETRICS                35       119      1996
 TURKER K              P S TIP AL BIL YAYIN                            1991
 ULUSOY O              J INFORM SCI                  21       490      1995
 UMUNC H               MINERVA                       24       433      1986
 UZUN A                SCIENTOMETRICS                37       159      1996
 UZUN A                SCIENTOMETRICS                36       259      1996
 UZUN A                SCIENTOMETRICS                12       143      1995
 UZUN A                SCIENTOMETRICS                28        79      1993
 UZUN A                SCIENTOMETRICS                19        57      1990
 VINKLER P             INFORMETRICS 89 90                     309      1990
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                            Copyright © 1999 Institute for Scientific

The study involved using the CD-ROM version of the SSCI and covers
publication data from 1987-96.  The author refers to a paper I presented in
1991 at a symposium in Istanbul.

The citations include pioneers in citation analysis including Derek de Solla
Price, F. Narin, Martin & Irvine, Jan Vlachy, and numerous papers in the
journal, Scientometrics.

Eugene Garfield, Ph.D.
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