Bibliometric tools. Evaluation, mapping
Rovira-Esteva, Sara (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Traducció i d'Interpretació i d'Estudis de l'Àsia Oriental)
Franco Aixelá, Javier (Universitat d'Alacant. Departament de Traducció i Interpretació)

Imprint: John Benjamins, 2018
Description: 9 pàg.
Abstract: Bibliometrics is a relatively young discipline, with clear antecedents in the 1920s and a boom since the 1960s, when the name was first coined. There is a constellation of terms denoting the statistical study of (the flux of) information, most of which are used in an indiscriminate manner, as virtual synonyms. Terms such as informetrics, bibliometrics, scientometrics, webometrics, altmetrics, netometrics or cybermetrics place the focus on different approaches and/or (sub)domains of this huge research field. Thus, informetrics might be considered the umbrella term that refers to the flow of any sort of information in any mode, whereas bibliometrics restricts its interest to published information, and scientometrics focuses on the way academic/scientific information flows. Webometrics, netometrics and cybermetrics obviously study the particular conditions of exchange of information on the Internet. Altmetrics, finally, focuses on the potentialities of social media and academic social networks and tries to downplay the role played by international indexes and citation counting. Here we will use bibliometrics as our blanket term due to its focus on published information and its broad usage.
Rights: Tots els drets reservats
Language: Anglès.
Document: bookPart
Subject: Translation studies ; History of science ; Bibliography ; Bibliometrics
ISBN: 9789027200990
Published in: A History of Modern Translation Knowledge. Sources, concepts, effects, 2018, p. 117-122

DOI: 10.1075/btl.142.15rov


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