Translations and publication counts

Ackermann, Eric egackerma at RADFORD.EDU
Fri May 9 08:37:12 EDT 2003

I am gathering data for a bibliometric study that includes original publications in non-English languages and their translations into English. For the purposes of publication and citation counts, what is the preferred method: treat them as individual documents or as one document, including combining their citations into one count? I have noticed that both the original and the translation tend to exhibit distinct citation histories.

Any suggestions?

Many thanks!

Eric Ackermann
Reference/Instruction Librarian
McConnell Library
Radford University
PO Box 6881
Radford, VA  24142
Email: egackerma at
Phone: 540-831-5688

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