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Bibliometrics in glass and other sciences: A Plea for reason

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Author(s):
Montazerian, Maziar ; Zanotto, Edgar Dutra ; Eckert, Hellmut
Total Authors: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF APPLIED GLASS SCIENCE; v. 8, n. 3, SI, p. 352-359, SEP 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 1
Abstract

We show a scientometric analysis for glass researchers and compare it with those for researchers in two fashionable research topics, representing the science-push area graphene and the market-pull area lithium ion battery (LIB). We also present similar statistics for two widely different macro fields, materials science (which contains the other three) and mathematics. While productivity (number of published articles) of a researcher and his/her H-index are found to be correlated, these correlations are very different for different research fields, depending on their size, fragmentation, interdisciplinarity, and on the community's publication and citation culture. We also explore the correlation between citation statistics and scientific quality and find it to be elusive. While certain bibliometric indexes indeed indicate how active, prolific, and visible a researcher (or a research group) is, we argue that qualityevaluated by the originality, strength, reproducibility and relevance of the findings of a researcher's publications (as judged by peer review)is much more important than the number of published articles and citations, and this is where efforts must be concentrated by researchers and evaluating bodies. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/13314-9 - Development and characterization of tough bioactive glass-ceramics
Grantee:Maziar Montazerian
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 13/07793-6 - CEPIV - Center for Teaching, Research and Innovation in Glass
Grantee:Edgar Dutra Zanotto
Support type: Research Grants - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers - RIDC