Evaluative Bibliometrics is on-line

Loet Leydesdorff loet at LEYDESDORFF.NET
Mon Mar 10 06:38:18 EDT 2008

Thank you, Steve, for making this available. 
Thank you, Fran, for noting this to the list. 
Fran: your book has inspired a whole generation of us. 
I always had to work with a photocopy because it was out of print!
Best wishes, 

Loet Leydesdorff 
Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR), 
Kloveniersburgwal 48, 1012 CX Amsterdam. 
Tel.: +31-20- 525 6598; fax: +31-20- 525 3681 
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From: ASIS&T Special Interest Group on Metrics
[mailto:SIGMETRICS at listserv.utk.edu] On Behalf Of Francis Narin
Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2008 6:57 AM
To: SIGMETRICS at listserv.utk.edu
Subject: [SIGMETRICS] Evaluative Bibliometrics is on-line

I have just learned that Steve Morris scanned a copy of my 1976 Monograph "
Evaluative Bibliometrics : The Use of Publication and Citation Analysis in
the Evaluation of Scientific Activity" . It is available at his web site 
In looking over the Monograph after 32 years it is surprising how many of
the topics we dealt with in 1976 are still being actively discussed today,
from adequacy of the SCI, to journal and subfield mapping, to journal
influence, scientific productivity, correlation with non-literature methods,
university rankings and the like.
Most of you are probably not aware that the Influence Methodology, which is
Chapter VII of the monograph, and also found in "Citation Influence for
Journal Aggregates of Scientific Publications: Theory, with Application to
the Literature of Physics,"Gabriel Pinski and Francis Narin.  Information
Process-ing and Management, 12, 5, 297-312, 1976. ,  which Gabe Pinski and I
developed to have a better way of ranking  journals than the Impact Factor,
was cited and used by  Sergey Brin and Lawrence Page at Stanford in
developing the strategy for a new search engine they called  Google. See
Francis Narin

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