Scientometrics and information retrieval: weak-links revitalized

Philipp Mayr, Andrea Scharnhorst

Research output: Contribution to journal/periodicalSpecial issue (editorship)Scientific

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This special issue brings together eight papers from experts of communities which often have been perceived as different once: bibliometrics, scientometrics and in- formetrics on the one side and information retrieval on the other. The idea of this special issue started at the workshop ‘‘Combining Bibliometrics and Information Retrieval’’ held at the 14th International Conference of Scientometrics and Informetrics, Vienna, July 14–19, 2013. Our motivation as guest editors started from the observation that main discourses in both fields are different, that communities are only partly overlapping and from the belief that a knowledge transfer would be profitable for both sides.
Original languageEnglish
Issue number3
Early online date29 Nov 2014
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015


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