A. Scharnhorst, E. Garfield (2010) Tracing scientific influence

Eugene Garfield eugene.garfield at THOMSONREUTERS.COM
Thu May 26 17:29:36 EDT 2011

Andrea: Glad to see this posted. 


Please forgive my delay in sending you the  Idea of Social Structure.  


I haven't been to my office for a long while. We just returned from a
trip to Los Angeles to see my son Alex and then went to Santa Fe for a
seminar on science mapping sponsored by Elsevier. Henk Moed and Henry
Small both gave papers.


Did I tell you the tulips came up? Thanks for that. Love, Gene and Meher



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A. Scharnhorst, E. Garfield (2010) 

Tracing scientific influence. 

International Journal -Dynamics of Socio-Economic Systems 2 (1) 


Available as preprint at arXiv:1010.3525v1 [physics.soc-ph]


Scientometrics is the field of quantitative studies of scholarly
activity. It has been used for systematic studies of the fundamentals of
scholarly practice as well as for evaluation purposes. Although
advocated from the very beginning the use of scientometrics as an
additional method for science history is still under explored. In this
paper we show how a scientometric analysis can be used to shed light on
the reception history of certain outstanding scholars. As a case, we
look into citation patterns of a specific paper by the American
sociologist Robert K. Merton.



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