"Informationswissenschaftliche Zeitschriften in szientometrischer Analyse"

Loet Leydesdorff loet at LEYDESDORFF.NET
Sat Dec 21 02:30:57 EST 2002

>[...]  It is also possible that ISI does not know
>these periodicals at all, because they are hardly cited in ISI source
>journals.  This could just be evidence then of poor marketing on the part of
>publishers and publishing companies.  In short, ISI is thoroughly open to
>expert opinions -- and that means in plain talk ''knocking on doors''!

Where does this lead? Is there any evidence for a causal connection between
marketing (by publishers) and the impact factor?


Loet Leydesdorff
Science & Technology Dynamics, University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR)
Kloveniersburgwal 48, 1012 CX  Amsterdam
Tel.: +31-20-525 6598; fax: +31-20-525 3681

http://www.leydesdorff.net/ ; loet at leydesdorff.net

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