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Bibliometrics as politics: the case of emerging disciplines.

Authors
  • Traynor, Michael
Type
Published Article
Journal
International nursing review
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2011
Volume
58
Issue
1
Pages
26–27
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1466-7657.2010.00874.x
PMID: 21281289
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Academic nurses are increasingly turning to bibliometrics to assess the state and status of research publication in nursing in countries around the world. Early bibliometric studies were carried out by Cattell as part of a project to advance research in psychology in the early decades of the 20th century. There are some echoes in nursing's moves to increase its standing over the last 40 years. The interpretation of bibliometric studies can reveal embedded values about academic disciplinary activity and normative views of scientific work. Patterns of publishing by nurse academics appear increasingly to resemble those in biomedicine as a whole.

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